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Harris to Provide Radio Systems for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has received a $6 million order to supply Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). The Harris AN/VRC-103  includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio. Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment. The radio features voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield.

General Dynamics to Consolidate Defense Intelligence Agency Help Desks

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $40 million task order under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract to support the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). General Dynamics will provide 24-hour supervision for the Directorate for Information Management's enterprise service desk, which includes a customer call center and managing mission essential services. The company will be responsible for ensuring unresolved service desk requests are routed to the appropriate support organizations, as well as ensuring that all incidents are promptly and accurately documented in the incident tracking system. General Dynamics will consolidate seven regional service/help desks to two enterprise service desks in the Washington, D.C. area and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

AAI to Equip Shadow Unmanned Aircraft with Tactical Data Link

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a more than $12 million contract to provide for the retrofitting of two Shadow unmanned aircraft systems with tactical common data link. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Supply Gunnery Trainers to Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, was recently awarded a nearly $32 million contract to provide for the acquisition of four Mobile Advanced Gunnery Training Systems and eight Deployable Advanced Gunnery Training Systems, with new-equipment training and logistics support, for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Ocean Systems to Support Marine Air-Ground Task Force

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a more than $7 million task order to provide financial management, systems engineering, acquisition and programmatic, life cycle logistics analysis and technical support, and task management and administrative support to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) command and control systems (MC2S) program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness (DFSA) program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. This performance work statement includes MAGTF command and control situational awareness; joint tactical common operational picture workstation; global command and control system-tactical combat operations system; command operations center; joint combat target identification-ground; and science and technology efforts under the MC2S program management office. It also includes advanced field artillery tactical data system, target location, designation and hand-off system, joint battle command platform, and the Blue Force Tracker family of systems programs under the DFSA program management office. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Elbit Receives Urgent Need Contract for Laser Target Designator

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Elbit Systems of America, dba Kollsman, Incorporated, Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $10 million for the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (JTAC LTD). The basic contract will be for three first article units, 150 production units, a lot of initial issue spares and training. The JTAC LTD is being procured to meet the requirements of an urgent universal needs statement. It is a lightweight, man-portable, state-of-the-art laser target designator/marker that permits warfighters to rapidly bring effective fires to bear on hostile targets. The JTAC LTD is intended to provide dismounted Marines with a designation and marking capability that is immediately accessible. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Produce Advanced Mission Computers for Jets

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information System, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a nearly $18 million contract modification for the full-rate production of 68 type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircrafts. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Continues Production of AEGIS Combat System Illuminators

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Charlotte, North Carolina, was awarded an $11 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK82 and MK200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator. This award modifies a contract issued in September 2010 by the Naval Sea Systems Command. General Dynamics will install MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

BAE to Provide V-22 Defensive Weapons Systems Mission Kits

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a more than $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procure 12 interim defensive weapons systems mission kits to support the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Awards Five Small Business Contracts

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently announced the competitive award of five contracts for advisory and assistance services to five small businesses. Each contract has a ceiling of about $861 million. The five companies are: COLSA Corporation, Engineering Research and Consulting Incorporated, and Torch Technologies, all three of Hunstville, Alabama; Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, Arlington, Virginia; and DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. These companies will provide advisory and assistance services to the MDA Directorates for Engineering, Test, Advanced Technology, and Information Management and Technology Operations. The contractors will assist these directorates in providing engineering, technical analysis and support, scientific, systems engineering, test planning, and test execution activities in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

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