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Space Based Infrared System Contract Modified

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, is receiving a more than $24 million modification for the existing engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) high component. This fiscal 2011 contract action will incorporate both hardware and software modifications, which provide the groundwork for the overall SBIRS Survivable/Endurable Evolution (S2E2) program upgrade for fiscal 2012 and beyond. The contractor will perform a fiscal 2011 antenna platform subsystems vendor selection and provide sustainment support to the SBIRS program with a mobile ground system second path radio upgrade and S2E2 fiscal 2011 engineering and labs development. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

FLIR Systems to Support Shipboard Protection Program

July 18, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded more than $7 million for electro-optics sensor (EOS) systems, failure analysis, repairs, upgrades, field repairs, provision item order spares, maintenance training, and data in support of the Naval Shipboard Protection System program. The EOS systems are rugged and ship-mountable to provide surface ships with a day and night, high-resolution, infrared and visible band imaging capability, as well as range finding capability, to augment existing optical and radar sensors for the purpose of detecting and identifying asymmetric threats. The EOS systems will be operated on military maritime crafts exposed to harsh operating and environmental conditions. The EOS systems will be used to detect threats entering into a U.S. Navy exclusion zone. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Stratos Awarded $315 Million Satellite Communications Contract

July 18, 2011
By George Seffers

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded Stratos Government Services Incorporated, Washington D.C., a not-to-exceed $315 million contract for Military Sealift Command's (MSC) next-generation wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service. The contract will replace the current MSC Afloat Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Transport (BEST) commercial satellite communications infrastructure.

U.S. Army Awards $400 Million for Enterprise Infrastructure

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Tantus-OnPoint ATO Systems Support LLC, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $400 million indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity, multiple-award-task-order contract between 16 contractors. The award will provide for the information technology services necessary to support the Army enterprise infrastructure and info structure goals with information technology worldwide. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, National Capital Region, Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Three Firms Receive $362 Million from U.S. Special Forces Command

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Dell Services Federal Government, Perot Systems Government Services Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia; and DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, were each awarded a $362 million, multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus fixed-fee line items for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts (SITEC) specialty services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is the contracting activity. Under the SITEC Specialty Services contract, the contractor will assist the government in performing the daily operations necessary to facilitate the command's ongoing ability to effectively and efficiently optimize delivery and performance of specialty services to sustain and maintain global enterprise information technology specialty services environment.

Neany to Send Helios Unmanned Systems to Afghanistan

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded nearly $10 million to manufacture, test, evaluate, and deliver Helios unmanned aerial systems and ground control stations for the Army. In addition, the contract provides for logistics, training, and in-theater support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, and Hollywood, Maryland. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Pays $50 Million for DIME

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems of Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $50 million contract for sustainment of capabilities of the current order of battle functionality for the Modernized Integrated Data Base (MIDB) Enterprise (DIME), including operational support to all elements of order of battle and related data production, dissemination and maintenance in support of warfighter operations and theater/national production in currently fielded and future baselines through the period of performance of this effort. The contractor will also improve the MIDB enterprise's capabilities for the DIME. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York.

Three Countries Purchase Jam-Resistant Technology

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded more than $27 million for multifunctional information distribution system-low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract delivery order for MIDS-LVT. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. These awards combine purchases for the United States and the governments of Japan and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Troops in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded about $21 million for: a wide-area, multilateration, en-route airway surveillance system for the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in support of the U.S. combatant forces in Afghanistan and the Kyrgyzstan Republic; air traffic control tower construction at Manas International Airport; and relocation of existing Kyrgyz Aero Navigatzia equipment to the new tower. The contracting activity is Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

R4 to Support Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Systems

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

R4 Incorporated, Eatontown, New Jersey, was awarded about $9 million for contractor logistic support on various improvised explosive device defeat/protect force equipment at approximately 60 locations. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

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