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Hensel Phelps to Construct High-Tech Hangar for Unmanned Planes

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $26 million contract for design and construction of a high bay hanger for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The proposed new construction will consist of maintenance operations/administrative spaces, storage and work spaces, communication rooms, lab spaces, offices and administrative spaces, a mission control system, and spaces to support major acquisition and test and evaluation programs, and sensitive compartmented information facility area. The project also includes an aircraft parking apron, taxiway access, line vehicle parking spaces, antenna farm, mobile command ground station, contractor storage building, roadway and on-site parking, and site improvements. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity

NASA Selects Fibertek's Lasers for 2016 Mission

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

NASA has selected Fibertek of Herndon, Virgina, to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems to be used for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission scheduled to launch in 2016. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the ICESat-2 Project. The total estimated value of the contract is $26 million. The contractor will provide four spaceflight lasers and one test laser for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System instrument on the ICESat-2 Observatory. The spaceflight laser systems consist of the optical, electrical, mechanical, material, wire harnessing, thermal control, flight software, flight firmware and support equipment.

U.S. Air Force Procures Riverside Institute's Expertise

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $49 million contract for graduate-level technical services and expertise for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, for the Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and for the Center for Systems Engineering. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy Contract Modified

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Missile Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a nearly $83 million contract modification for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy low rate initial production lot four. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

DSCI to Improve Soldiers' Hunting Abilities

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

D and S Consultants Incorporated, Eatontown, New Jersey, is being awarded just over $7 million for perceptual training systems and tools. The company will conduct applied research and advanced technology development based on requirements and design recommendations for adapting or developing technologies to create a prototype for users that can improve the training of combat hunter-like knowledge, skills and abilities. Specifically these tools will be evaluated for use as performance assessment and training tools to support enhanced observation, combat trafficking (i.e., observing the physical terrain), and tactical profiling (i.e., observing the human terrain). The result will enhance the warfighter's ability to perceive, observe, collect, and share critical information on people, places and insurgent activity to improve situational awareness, and to facilitate collaboration and information analysis. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Support ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a more than $83 million contract for operations and maintenance services in support government-owned ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including:  multiple training courses ranging from system pilot training, maintenance and operations, mission coordinator and payload operator; multiple kits for sustainment, payload and engine module kits; and multiple spare parts for ScanEagle UAS.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Cobham to Provide Advanced Wireless Networks for the Soldier

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for the Advanced Wireless Networks for the Soldier radio platform. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

EDO to Provide Radio Frequency Surveillance Components

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

EDO Corporation, North Amityville, New York, is being awarded a $20 million contract modification for the repair of AN/ALG-161A Radio Frequency Surveillance/Electronic Countermeasures System components; 225 repair contract line items; one contract line item for material; and one contract line item for travel. The 638 Supply Chain Management Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Radio Component Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $33 million contract for radio components and various spare parts. Using service is Army. The Defense Logistics Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Global Positioning System Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation. Boeing will provide personnel and infrastructure, including supplies and services, to specifically perform software maintenance, hardware maintenance, sustainment engineering support and proposal preparation. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

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