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Contract Awards

General Dynamics Snags NASA Antenna Modernization Contract

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received a $40.7 million contract from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build two additional 34-meter (112-foot wide) beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA's modernization and transformation plan to continue scientific studies of the Earth as well as explore distant bodies in the solar system. The new antennas will be located at the Deep Space Network facility in Canberra, Australia. Originally designed by JPL and built by General Dynamics, the antennas enable the Deep Space Network to communicate with existing flight missions such as the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spitzer Space telescope, Saturn explorer Cassini, as well as support future NASA space missions. Beam waveguide-style antennas house sensitive electronics and systems in a room that is inside of the antenna's ground-based pedestal rather than in the center of the dish or reflector, making it easier for technicians to maintain the equipment as well as implement technology upgrades.

SRC Secures Foliage Penetrating Radar Contracts

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated, Syracuse, New York, recently received two contract awards with a total potential value of up to $12 million for its Foliage Penetrating, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER), an airborne radar system that penetrates through foliage to track people and vehicles on the ground. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Simulation and Training Technology Center awarded SRC more than $1 million for the FORESTER Signal Processing Enhancements Program and another potential $11 million for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Foliage Penetration (FOPEN) Ground Moving Target Indicator Radar Exploitation and Planning program.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Electronic Radio Equipment

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E program, to include 132 each:  MT-4935 mounting bases; MT-7006 amplifier mounts; AM-7526 high-power amplifiers; MX-11745 LNA diplexer with high-power radio frequency switches; satellite communications antennas; and satellite communications antenna gaskets. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Wins Enterprise Resource Planning Support Contract

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $28 million contract to provide the fiscal 2011 Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems integration support services. The Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Logos to Support Surveillance and Threat Detection Projects

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $10 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III small business innovation research project that supports Topic SB072-019 "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques" and Topic SB072-017 "False Alarm Mitigation." This order provides services in support of: wide area persistent surveillance aerostat payloads and ground stations, integration and maintenance in-theater; integration onto persistent ground surveillance systems platforms; lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance; and the Army global civil military emergency preparedness and persistent threat detection system. The work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia; Afghanistan; and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in January 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

UES to Research Effects of Lasers

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

UES Incorporated of Dayton, Ohio was awarded a $35 million contract to conduct research on the effect of and interactions produced by lasers on materials, structures and sensor components and configurations of interest to the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives Global Hawk Contract Modification

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated System Sector of San Diego, California, was awarded a nearly $46 million contract modification for the advance procurement long lead items associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk Air Vehicles, two in-line Airborne Signals Intelligence Payloads, 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. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Consulting Network to Provide Submarine Technologies

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

The Consulting Network Incorporated, Middletown, Maryland, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification for software and hardware development, systems engineering and procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware/software integration, in support of Virginia-class submarines and other submarine/surface ship systems. The services provided are for the continued engineering, fabrication, test, installation, and training services for the analysis, design and, prototyping of components related to open architecture concepts. This effort is for Phase III of a Small Business Innovative Research, topic number N01-150, "Open Architecture Concepts." These services will be rendered as needed to support the Navy's initiative for an improved capability for both legacy and future variants of Navy systems in compliance with evolving FORCEnet and Global Information Grid requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

DRS to Support U.S. Efforts in Iraq

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $78 million time-and-materials contract to provide specialized engineering and installation support services for the ongoing information technology infrastructure requirements in support of U.S. Forces - Iraq and State Department users. Work will be performed in Iraq. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Receives Potential $2 Billion Submarine Acoustic Technology Award

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $2 billion contract to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for the U.S. submarine fleet and for foreign military sales. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off the shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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