The unmanned version of the K-MAX medium-lift helicopter, used in the war zone to ferry cargo, might find a new mission in the United States—fighting wildfires under the purview of the federal agency tasked with protecting the country’s natural resources.
Today, as U.S. combat missions wind down, a part of the U.S. Marine Corps is reverting to its origin as the nation’s expeditionary force in readiness established in 1775. And research is spearheading that effort.
Meggitt Training Systems, Suwanee, Georgia, was awarded a $30,575,466 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 670 indoor simulated marksmanship trainers (ISMT), a three-dimensional, simulation-based system for indoor use capable of instructing in basic and advanced marksmanship, shoot/no-shoot judgment, combat marksmanship, supporting arms and weapons employment tactics.
Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $207,291,682 modification to a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for procurement of four Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production systems, including operating spares, contractor engineering services and support, developmental and operational test support, and transition to production.
Massive tents housed booths with roughly 400 companies pitching the up-and-coming technology to approximately 8,000 attendees at the 2014 Modern Day Marine event held at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Much of the technology focused on equipping expeditionary forces.
Because it operates in the same realms as all the other military services, the U.S. Marine Corps counts interoperability as its intelligence.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,518,147 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the upgrade and maintenance support of Marine Corps outer routers. This contract contains four one-year options, which if exercised, would being the maximum dollar value to $13,760,881. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-14-D-4400).
A new primer additive developed for military tactical vehicles lets paint “heal itself” and could revolutionize maintenance timelines while saving billions of dollars, defense experts say.
Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, USMC, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, is a busy man. He travels a lot. He meets with a lot of high-ranking, important people. So what happened when the dog literally ate Technology Editor George I. Seffers' interview with the general?
CDW Government, Vernon Hills, Ill., is being awarded $22,982,965 for delivery order 0024, under a previously awarded requirements contract (M67854-12-D-4153) for a quantity of 19,073 general purpose laptops to support the next-generation enterprise network computer refresh. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (M67854-14-D-2521) and Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va. (M67854-14-D-2522) are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) electronic warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation capable (CREW MEU (SOC), dismounted systems. The CREW MEU (SOC) program addresses an urgent and compelling need for a capability to counter the threat posed by IEDs.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the ground/air task-oriented radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,575,953 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of weapon instrumentation that will integrate into the Instrumented - Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Increment II (I-TESS II) baseline capabilities. The I-TESS II system is used in military operations in urban terrain facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations.
Conscious Security Inc., Stafford, Va., is being awarded an $8,903,818 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity for the procurement of Axway brand name software licenses and maintenance through 2018. The licenses and maintenance must be compatible and interoperable with existing Department of Navy hardware and technology equipment. Work will be performed in Stafford, Va., and is expected to be completed by March 2018. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.
Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,761,825 modification (P00115) under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) to increase the estimated cost ceiling by $10,761,825 for the ground/air task-oriented radar (G/ATOR) engineering and manufacturing development phase and associated other direct costs to account for the G/ATOR gallium nitride transition.
Iris Technology Corp., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $6,622,350 firm-fixed price delivery order under previously awarded contract (M67854-12-D-5049) for the procurement of 1,325 solar power adaptors (SPA II) in support of the Product Manager Expeditionary Power Systems, Program Manager Combat Service Support. The SPA II is planned for use by the various Marine Corps communities in rugged and austere environments to power radios, computers, and charge multiple types of batteries. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contrac