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CDW-G to Provide Servers to U.S. Marine Corps

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

CDW-G, Vernon Hills, Illinois, is being awarded more than $10 million to procure 320 high-performance Uniplexed Information and Computing System scalable processor architecture-based servers to enable a technical refresh required for the Global Command and Control System and Tactical Combat Operations Systems of the Marine Corps. Current hardware has been in the field for over six years and is no longer under warranty and is now considered end-of-life. Likewise, the aging equipment is unable to keep pace with changes in operating software and increased technological capabilities and requirements. This purchase is for information technology capabilities that are not available within current Marine Corps enterprise supplies or contracts and are essential to the successful execution of command initiatives that are clearly needed. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marines Move Beyond MILES

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded more than $49 million to incrementally replace the Marine Corps's Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter; (SAT) man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules. The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol; M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles; the M249 squad automatic weapon; and M2 and M240G machine guns. Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities. The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting. The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives More Than $1 Billion for Advanced Hawkeye

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, recently received two contract modifications for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft (AHE). One modification is valued at close to $761 million, the other at $34 million. The first award is for the manufacture and delivery of five low-rate initial production (LRIP), lot three aircraft, including associated non-recurring support. In addition, this modification provides for long lead materials and related support for five LRIP, lot four, E-2D AHE aircraft. The second modification definitizes the previously awarded modification for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production, lot two, aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Aircrew Trainer to Pakistan

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a more than $20 million contract to provide the Pakistan air force one aircrew training system (ATS) to support pilot training. The ATS consists of two F-16 Block 52 aircrew training devices and the mission support systems with 18 panel "simusphere." It also includes a new F-16A Block 15/52 ATS; a new F-16C Block 52 ATS; 21 months contractor logistics support (12 months on-site and nine months on-call); common ATS Block 15 and Block 52 software load; high-fidelity cockpit; 360 horizontal X250; version MMC 7000 hardware and software; geo-specific database with high-resolution inputs; full APG-68 version nine radar with digital radar land mass simulation; full weapons simulation; Maverick missile; targeting pod; joint helmet mounted cueing system; threat environment A-G and spot jamming; emergency procedures and malfunctions; and an instructor-operator station. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards $21 Million for P-8A Aircraft

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a contract modification valued at about $21 million for long lead materials in support of low-rate initial production of seven lot two P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Sonar Technology

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an approximate $15 million contract modification to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Support Maneuver Battle Lab

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded more than $78 million for coordinating, integrating, conducting and executing experiments in support of the Maneuver Battle Lab mission. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

AAI Supports Shadow Unmanned Aircraft

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a more than $9 million contract modification to provide engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams to Receive Mobile Command Centers

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Mobile Concepts by Scotty Incorporated, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, was awarded more than $9 million for the procurement of 55 Tactical Operations Center trailers for the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams. The National Guard Bureau, Operational Contracting, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SRC to Provide Prototypical Weapon Location Radar

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated, North Syracuse, New York, was awarded about $9 million for an omni-directional weapon location radar prototype that is a 360-degree counter-fire prototype that offers full-hemispherical coverage. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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