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Raytheon Receives More than $300 Million for Missile Defense Radar

November 2, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, of Woburn, Massachusetts, under MDA contract HQ0147-12-D-0005. The total ceiling award value is $307,580,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will perform sustainment efforts to maintain software required to operate the X-band family of radars and Ballistic Missile Defense System test planning, execution and analysis. The MDA, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems Program Moves to Phase Three

October 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,007,288 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for phase three engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Topic N03-220, "Extensible After Action Review Acquisition, Retrieval and Storage System." The concept for this SBIR is to identify technologies that can be used to address emerging non-propulsion electronics system network administration training and maintenance support requirements while concurrently supporting test data collection and analysis requirements. This procurement will use the prototype products, processes, and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR phases one and two efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to air, surface, and undersea warfare combatants. Progeny Systems will also procure analogous technology products that result from the engineering studies and engineering development models as needed. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Baltimore Police Department Purchases Eurocopter EC120

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

American Eurocopter announced today that the Baltimore Police Department has ordered four EC120's to replace its current fleet of four aircraft. The new EC120s will be used in part for a homeland security mission and will include advanced avionics and mission equipment, including thermal imager, searchlight, moving map, and video downlink systems. Baltimore PD's EC120s will have both front seat and rear seat consoles for tactical flight officers.

SRI Receives Contract for Language Translation Technology

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,147,416 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activities a), genre-independent translation and information retrieval system; b), human-machine communication system; c), human-human dialogue system; and d), Arabic dialect components. Work will be performed at several U.S. locations; Hong Kong; Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Marseille, France. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Extremely High Frequency Systems

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Communications Systems - East Division, Camden, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,585,657 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for advanced extremely high frequency/special test equipment systems and three interface tester adapters; training course and maintenance manuals; technical data package (Level 3); building and installing one duplicate advanced extremely high frequency/special test equipment tester; and three interface tester adapters; data, and cost-reimbursable travel. Electronic Systems Center, Cryptologic Systems Contracting Division, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Kratos Receives Contract for Eurofighter Microwave Assembly

October 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated announced recently  that its Herley New England subsidiary has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $2.1 million by an International customer to provide a complex integrated microwave assembly (IMA) to be used in the CAPTOR Radar on the Typhoon Eurofighter. Typhoon Eurofighter is the aircraft of choice for air forces of six nations-Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The CAPTOR Radar is a multi-mode pulse Doppler Radar, which provides air-to-air and air-to-surface features.

 

L-3 Awarded F-16 Training System Funds

October 24, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $469,560,000 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract for the F-16 training system (TS), aircrew and maintenance. This effort consists of contractor logistics support (CLS) and change management to include concurrency and trainer-unique changes. There are no training device purchases associated with this procurement. F-16 TS support (183 training devices) is required across 33 locations of the Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and Pacific Air Forces; and Bahrain, Greece, and Jordan, three Foreign Military Sales countries. Training systems support (TSSC) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is also covered. TSSC operations include: training, system configuration control, trouble shooting, maintenance of a logistics data library, on-site engineering liaison support, feasibility studies, and modifications to visual system databases. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Supports Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft

October 21, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, doing business as L-3 Communications Integrated Systems - Waco Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, is being awarded a $112,995,124 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for services in support of the P-3, EP-3, and NP-3 Sustainment Modification and Installation Program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, zone five kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Reapers to Italian Air Force

October 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $15,053,962 firm-fixed-price contract for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper Program providing for two MQ-9 Reaper air vehicles; three LYNX Block 30 radars; and one spare engine. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Advance Passive Electro-Optical Technologies

October 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $25 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to advance passive electro-optical technologies for hyper-spectral target detection and material identification, extended range sensing with polar metric and other non-literal sensors, and persistent surveillance. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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