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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.

BAE to Develop Airborne Processing and Sensor System

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded about $11 million to develop airborne processing and sensor system hardware and software, including storage for real-time on-board detection and tracking of large numbers-20,000-plus-of dismounts and vehicles over a wide area. It will integrate the tracker with the Wide Area Motion Imaging (WAMI) sensor as well as communications links to the ground station and will develop storage, chipping, dissemination, and processing control. Ground processing software will also be developed to support exploitation of WAMI downlink video and ancillary data. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

ISS to Support Web-enabled Tool Kit in Afghanistan

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS)Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded nearly $50 million for Web-enabled Temporal Analysis Systems tool kit on-site technical support and enhancements at the following sites: Regional Command-West, Heart, Afghanistan; Regional Command-North, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan; and International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

FLIR Systems to Provide Hand-Held Thermal Imaging Sensors

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems, North Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded approximately $11 million for RECON III, Hand-Held Long-Range Thermal Imaging Sensor Systems, spares, repairs, shipping cases, and upgrades. The Hand-Held Long-Range Thermal Imaging Sensor Systems are to provide support for the Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System. The mission of this system includes intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and assessment of threats. It also provides situational awareness of close proximity and traveled routes of personnel while conducting missions. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Support E-2C Radar System

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Syracuse, New York, is being awarded more than $37 million to support the APS 145 radar system for the E-2C aircraft. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Satellite Communications Program

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Technical Services, Norfolk, Virginia, was recently awarded more than $51 million for support of the AN/USC-38 extremely high frequency satellite communications program. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

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.

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