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Contract Awards

Teledyne to Develop High-Definition Focal Planes

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Teledyne Scientific and Imaging L.L.C., Thousand Oaks, California, was awarded a $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for program development for high-definition focal planes on alternative low-cost substrates to reduce focal plane costs and develop high-definition formats. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Elbit Receives Israeli Digital Army Program Contract

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel, recently announced that it was awarded a $40 million order by the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the follow-on Digital Army Program (DAP). The total value of this phase of the program is approximately $300 million and the additional orders are due to be received subsequently. The DAP enables force coordination at all levels, access to updated situational pictures, improved overall operational capabilities, including survivability and accuracy and more efficient utilization of personnel and other resources. The contract calls for the supply and support of all hardware and software, including command and control stations, data processing and distribution systems.

Two Firms Awarded Unmanned System Contracts

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, and Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, are each being awarded a $45 million maximum cost-plus-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Tapestry Solutions Provides Simulation in Europe and Africa

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Tapestry Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, was awarded an approximate $11 million firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for the managing and operating battle simulation training services for U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Provides Hawkeye Funding to Northrop Grumman

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a more than  $7 million contract modification for maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation and engineering support for the C-2, E-2, Advanced Hawkeye (E-2D), and applicable platforms associated with airborne early warning equipment, rotor dome and vapor cycle system. Additionally, supportability/safety studies on various highly specialized and uniquely configured E-2 and C-2 aircraft and weapon systems maintenance engineering and logistics services will be performed. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Harris Receives Funding for Tactical Air Control Modernization

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded an approximate $29 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for support to the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Modernization Program. The equipment being purchased includes the AN/PRC-117G man-pack radio and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Develops Tactical Targeting Network Technology

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification to develop, demonstrate, and transition Tactical Targeting Network technology and related interoperable technologies such as Quint Network technology to support information exchange between the tactical edge platforms and users within the Defense Department. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

ISS Receives Research Lab Contract

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Intelligent Software Solutions Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a nearly $50 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide software maintenance and enhancements to Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System tool kit baselines. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

RDA Develops Anti-Submarine Warfare Technologies

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

RDA Incorporated, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for continued development of advanced technology products in the field of undersea warfare research and development, and to transition this technology to the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fleet. Applications to be further developed include acoustic and non-acoustic ASW systems, telemetry and recording systems, signal and data processing, algorithm development, mathematical modeling, prototyping, and analysis to predict the performance of the associated ASW systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Receives Another Contract to Replace MILES Systems

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a nearly $28 million firm-fixed-priced delivery order to incrementally replace the Marine Corps' Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter (SAT); man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules.  The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol, M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles, the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and M2 and M240G machine guns.  Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities.  The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting.  The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT Facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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