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Contract Awards

Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Radars on Swedish Patrol Boats

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit, Charlottesville, Virginia, has won a contract to upgrade the navigation radars on five Swedish navy patrol boats. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will retrofit each ship with two dual-band interswitched chart radar systems with navalized display features. The systems are based on Sperry Marine's advanced VisionMaster FT navigation technology with WideView multifunction displays. The initial contract includes five ships with options for six additional ships, plus a spare system, spare parts, service and maintenance. CA Clase Marinelektronik AB, Sperry Marine's sales and service representative in Sweden, will be responsible for installing, commissioning, testing and technical support for the project.

U.S. Air Force Procures Processors for Predator/Reaper Program

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $13 million contract for the purchase of 8 Linux processors, 41 improved display kits and associated spares for the ground control stations under the Predator/Reaper program. Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Gets Big Bucks to Modify Polar Satellite System

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems of Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a nearly $428 million contract modification, which authorizes Northrop Grumman to perform design and development, including the incorporation of Defense Department mission assurance and compliance requirements, to modify the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System baseline to establish the Defense Weather Satellite System baseline. The contracting activity is Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

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.

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