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Contract Awards

DRS to Meet Urgent Need for Battle Command Systems

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Tactical Systems Incorporated, Melbourne, Florida, was recently awarded an $85 million contract modification for the procurement of urgent and bridging quantities for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below computer systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Extremely High Frequency Development Contract Modified

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a more than $17 million contract modification to extend the capabilities insertion study in the existing Advanced Extremely High Frequency Systems Development and Demonstration Program. This extension includes support for capability/requirements tradeoffs for systems, technology assessments, development of design alternatives, risk assessments, and cost and schedule analysis for development and production of enhancements to be integrated with the current program. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Lex Products to Support Mobile Electric Power System

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Lex Products Corporation, Shelton, Connecticut, is being awarded an approximate $8 million call number under a blanket purchase agreement for the procurement of Mobile Electric Power Distribution System replacement components in support of the Program Manager, Expeditionary Power Systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Provide Pilot Night Vision System

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Corporation, Roanoke, Virginia, is being awarded about $36 million for AN/AVS-9, night vision image intensifier sets. The AN/AVS-9 system is a night vision system consisting of a binocular imaging assembly, a helmet mount, a low profile power pack, a carrying case, and ancillary equipment. The AN/AVS-9 is used by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helicopters as a pilot's visual aid during night operations, low-level, and nape-of-the-earth flight. This system also provides imagery required for takeoff, landing, and hover as well as en-route flight. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Online Parts Store to Supply Troops in Southwest Asia

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Newbegin Enterprises Incorporated, Johnson City, Tennessee, is being awarded a $75 million maximum contract for an Internet-based, contractor-operated parts store, which will provide a venue for personnel in the Southwest Asia area of operations to purchase vehicle parts. The government shall require contractor delivery of specific products by issuance of delivery orders. The 20th Contracting Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada Tapped for Geo-Location Capabilities

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, was awarded about $7 million to provide geo-location training, development and delivery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of June 5, 2012. The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems, Technology Applications Office, Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

GD Receives $876 Million to Move Homeland Security Headquarters

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters. The task order has a ceiling value of $876 million and duration of seven years if all options are exercised. As part of the relocation, General Dynamics will provide a seamless, state-of-the-art information-technology (IT) infrastructure that meets the computer networking, telecommunications, building management and physical-security requirements of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters. General Dynamics will install and maintain components that include: information technology networks and systems, along with data, video and audio/visual equipment; telecommunications, including telephony and accompanying networks and wiring; physical security elements such as video cameras, identification card readers and control access points, all integrated for easy monitoring; and building management systems such as the electronic information boards in parking garages that will need to be operated and maintained.

Battlefield Node Brings Home Bacon for Northrop

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded about $18 million for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10, serial number 9001, and the two engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease in support of overseas contingency operations under contract. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft. Purchase of this aircraft by the government will allow for extension of operations on a more economic basis. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

QinetiQ to Support U.S. Marine Corps Program Offices

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

QinetiQ North America, McLean, Virginia has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded the company a task order valued at about $7 million to provide engineering and scientific support services to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command and Control Systems program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. The task order was awarded under the command's Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services blanket purchase agreement. QinetiQ North America will provide a broad range of engineering, acquisition, logistics, and programmatic support services across virtually all ground combat element and MAGTF level command and control programs fielded by the Marine Corps.

GD to Develop Open Architecture Back-End Processor

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, a nearly $8 million contract to develop an open system architecture (OSA) common back-end digital processor for the entire family of Air Force radio frequency electronic devices, to include radars, signals intelligence sensors, electronic-warfare and communication systems. General Dynamics will use open interface standards to develop modular, plug-and-play, multi-mission electronic back-end processors that leverage technologies developed under other OSA initiatives conducted by the Office of Naval Research. Back-end processors are used to analyze sensor signals-once they have been converted from analog to digital formats-that have been collected by the radio frequency devices.

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