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Missile Defense Agency Adjusts Aegis Ballistic Missile Contract

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is awarding Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, a contract modification with technical and schedule performance incentives for an approximate total value of $34 million for schedule and within scope adjustments to Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Baseline 4.0.1 development and multi-mission signal processor (MMSP) development under two separate contract line items. For 4.0.1, the change accounts for an initial delay in the certification schedule and an adjustment in the test plan originally contained in the 4.0.1 completion contract line item. For MMSP, the increase is associated with an extension to the development schedule to account for alignment with changes to the ACB-12 overall combat system development and integration program plan, and attributable to a delay in delivery of government furnished equipment. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Support Joint Tactical Ground Station

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems, Azuza, California, was recently awarded a $24 million contract for additional direct productive person hours of engineering services in support of the Joint Tactical Ground Station program. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Satellite Internet Protocol Contract

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technologies Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $169 million contract modification for satellite internet protocol services to support morale, welfare and recreation and other non-Global Information Grid operations and programs supported by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, to $497 million. Work will be performed in Southwest Asia (95 percent) and Europe (5 percent), and is expected to be completed December 2011. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Jorge Scientific to Operate Constant Hawk in Iraq

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.

Raytheon Receives Radar Contract Modification

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a $14 million sole-source contract modification to Raytheon Company, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total contract value is nearly $2 billion. Raytheon will perform the engineering and developmental effort required to maintain software required to operate the AN/TPY-2 radars.

Persistent Close Air Support Contract Gets Modified

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded a $7 million contract modification for the Persistent Close Air Support Program to demonstrate a new capability in close air support. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Beyond Line of Sight Terminal Contract

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded a $271 million contract modification for the new estimated cost completion of the family of beyond the line of sight terminals and to provide increment funding aligned with continuing resolution authority. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Receives Additional $460 Million for Space Based Infrared System

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California is being awarded a $460 million contract modification to the engineering, manufacturing, and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The modification revises the ground development and delivery strategy and ultimately implements a more flexible ground infrastructure. It also delivers block 10 of ground systems capability and is built upon a smart architecture that allows the four different mission areas to be segregated to achieve future sustainment efficiencies and enable independent evolution of capability. The block 10 delivery provides an interface for other users as a critical step in ensuring that the SBIRS data is available to a large community of users for both real-time activities as well off-line analysis. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

Northrop Grumman to Support Global Hawk Logistics Under $247 Million Contract

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, of  San Diego, California, is being awarded a $247 million contract to provide logistics support activities required to support Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fielded systems and subsystems used in peacetime operations, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments, and support segments. The contractor shall provide materials and support services to include planning, operations support and maintenance in support of Global Hawk fielded systems used in peacetime continental United States and overseas deployments. The contracting activity is Warner Robins-Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Kaman to Provide Additional Joint Programmable Fuze Systems

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Kaman Precision Products of Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a nearly $20 million contract modification, which will provide the Air Force with an additional quantity of 6,000 of the Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) to meet munitions requirements. The JPF is a state of the art fuze  used with precision weapons systems such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition, and equipped with variable delay capabilities that may be programmed manually or from the cockpit through its in-flight reprogrammability feature.  The contracting activity is Air Armaments Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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