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Contract Awards

AeroVironment to Support Puma Training and Logistics

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, recently received an approximate $13 million contract modification to confirm Puma unmanned aircraft systems training and contractor logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Receives Global Hawk Funds

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $7 million contract modification for advance procurement long lead items associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk air vehicles; two in-line Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload; two Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program sensors; two in-line EISS sensors; and other items and activities required to protect the production schedule for Lot 10. One firm was solicited and one firm submitted a proposal. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Airborne Signals Intelligence Contract

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems Corporation, San Jose, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to continue technical support and additional testing using two Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) 1C sensors; buy replacement ASIP 1C assets; design and build one set of flight line MQ-9 emulator support equipment assets; and support the government program office that is designating and building shipping containers for the ASIP 2C pod, cradle and test stand. One firm was solicited and one firm submitted a proposal. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Aegis Technologies Wins Modeling and Simulation Contract

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Aegis Technologies Group, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded approximately $55 million for the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit. Task orders will be placed to respond to command and control and training environment modification; third party enhancements and integration; and information systems security engineering to incorporate information assurance requirements; system test and evaluation support of the software deliverable; software maintenance; planning and repair of software defects such as deficiency reports; maintenance of the minimum hardware specification(s); development of cost-benefit analysis; and on-site technical support for rapidly fielded baselines at exercises and events. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy C4ISR Contracts Potentially Worth Nearly $100 Million

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia, and STG Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded performance-based contracts potentially valued at nearly $100 million to provide on-site system support services for the Navy command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems located at worldwide shore and ship operational commands, centers and facilities. These two contractors may compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps to Construct F-35B Simulation Facility

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded an approximate $70 million contract for construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter training facility and training hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The proposed new construction will consist of a new training and simulator facility and a new multi-story hangar facility. The new training and simulator facility will include flight simulator spaces, training classrooms, briefing and debriefing rooms, network equipment rooms, administrative offices, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The new training hangar will include an aircraft maintenance bay, shop, administrative areas, data network areas, briefing and debriefing rooms, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity.

U.S. to Build Combat Communications Operations Facility in Guam

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Guam Pacific International LLC, Barrigada, Guam, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification for construction of a combat communications operations facility at Andersen Air Force Base. The work to be performed provides for construction of a reinforced concrete facility that will include a command section, offices, briefing/training rooms, administration area, mechanical and electrical spaces, communications, fire suppression/detection, intrusion detection system, environmental controls, utilities, pavements, parking, associated site improvements, hazardous material abatement, antiterrorism/force protection measures and archeological monitoring and all necessary supporting facilities for a complete and usable facility. Work will be performed in Yigo, Guam, and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Antennas for Patriot Missile System

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $7 million contract for the procurement of 10,500 antenna elements used in the Patriot missile system. The U.S. Army Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Army Procures Simulators to Train Afghan Air Corps

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded a potential $31 million contract to provide simulation training technology and logistics support to assist the U.S. Army as it prepares to transition security responsibilities to the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, based in Orlando, Florida, awarded the contract. Within an 18-month period, Fidelity will deliver four simulators: MI-17 flight training device, G-222 flight training device, G-222 basic aviation training device and G-222 fuselage load trainer. The simulators will help train Afghan warfighters in support of the Combined Security Transition Command, a multinational military formation designed to train and develop security forces, including the Afghan National Army Air Corps, headquartered in Kabul.

Covia Labs to Research Homeland Security Communications

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Covia Labs Incorporated, Mountain View, California, recently announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's Small Business Innovation Research program to research and develop public safety mobile broadband applications for mission critical voice communications. Under the contract, Covia will develop a plan and deliver software technology that leverages long-term evolution (LTE), existing communications systems, and Covia Labs' Connector interoperability platform to address these requirements. In future phases, this software can be used to build a working system that will operate over LTE on selected commercially available off-the-shelf, third-party communications equipment and land mobile radio systems to allow the seamless integration of mobile voice with text, photos, video messaging, Global Positioning System, maps and sensors across a wide range of devices.

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