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Contract Awards

SURVICE Engineering to Support U.S. Marine Network Centers

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

SURVICE Engineering Company, Dumfries, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $12 million task order to provide technical support to the Marine Corps Regional Network Operation Support Centers, Marine Air Ground Task Force Information Technology Support Centers and the Marine Corps Base/Post/Station (garrison) network operations and support sites, and to provide planning, sustainment and transition support during migration of the Marine Corps information technology environment from a contractor-operated to a government-operated domain. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Army Awards Gray Eagle Logistics Support Contract

May 23, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was recently awarded a nearly $9 million contract to provide for the procurement of additional spare hardware support for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle contract logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

MBDA Receives Sea Viper Missile Defense System Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

MBDA has been awarded a £165 million ($268 million) contract to support the Sea Viper area air defence missile system. MBDA will ensure the availability of the complete Sea Viper system for the Type 45 destroyer class for a period of six years. The Project Availability Support Service - Sea Viper (PASS-SV) contract is the first support contract let under the Through Life Enabling Contract signed in April 2010 between the Ministry of Defence and MBDA that established a new partnering approach on complex weapons between both parties.

Navy Modifies EA-6B Flight Simulator Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Chesapeake Technology International, California, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $7 million contract modification to provide additional funding for system engineering services for test support, in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout, and data requirements in support of the Improved Capability III EA-6B flight simulator and USQ-113 communication jamming and receiver simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Ausgar to Research Information Technology

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Ausgar Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, California, was recently awarded more than $10 million to provide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) information operations and information technology system research. This contract will support the efforts of the Command and Control Technology and Experimentation Division of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), San Diego, California. SSC Pacific is the contracting activity.

TCOM Limited Awarded Aerostat Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM Limited Partnership, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the procurement of hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes 22M+ aerostat systems, tether-up spares kits, and line replaceable units/site spares. Quantity is for a total of five aerostat systems; five tether-up kits; and various spares, including five tether up spares. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Harris Corporation to Supply Rugged Encryption Devices

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.

Air Force Awards Three Communications Contracts

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Three companies--KNWEBS Incorporated, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Array Information Technology Incorporated, Greenbelt, Maryland; and Solutions Through Innovative Technologies Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma-are being awarded more than $43 million each for all personnel, supervision, and services necessary for information technology functions considered to be outside the definition of routine help desk support for Aeronautical Systems Center directorates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

University of Texas Awarded Technology Research Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, was recently awarded more than $6 million to provide for the execution of a long-term research effort in pulsed power, electrodynamics and hypervelocity physics to overcome technical barriers, and exploit technical breakthroughs. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi Contracting Division, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SIGA Technologies Awarded Potential $2.8 Billion for Smallpox Treatment

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

SIGA Technologies Incorporated, New York, New York, has signed a contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deliver two million courses of its smallpox antiviral, ST-246(R), to the strategic national stockpile. The contract award is worth $433 million and includes options that would raise the contract's total value to approximately $2.8 billion, if exercised. ST-246(R) is an oral therapeutic agent active against orthopoxviruses, including smallpox. While no longer present naturally in the environment, smallpox is considered a bioterrorism threat, and there is currently no FDA-approved treatment for symptomatic individuals. ST-246(R) works by blocking the ability of the virus to spread to other cells, preventing it from causing disease. The FDA has designated ST-246(R) for "fast-track" status, creating a path for expedited FDA review and eventual regulatory approval.

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