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Iris Technology to Provide Man-Portable Solar Power System

June 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Iris Technology Corporation, Irvine, California, recently announced that it has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for the initial phase of Solar Power Adaptor - Generation II (SPA II).  The entire contract, to be implemented incrementally, is for six years with a maximum value of $42 million. Iris will provide a man-portable solar power system able to address any rechargeable battery chemistry, now and in the anticipated future and able to power virtually all tactical radios.

Northrop Grumman Captures Cyber Defense Contract

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,607,556 task order under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise option year one for Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP). The Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center (MCNOSC) is an operational and staff organization supporting the global Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) command and control capabilities for Fleet Marine Forces and garrison forces stationed around the world. The MCNOSC executes full spectrum network defense on the global MCEN to include protection, detection, response, and sustainment functions in alignment with the CNDSP program's governing directives. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Equip Marine Corps with Radios

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity base year contract plus four options years with a possible maximum value of $49 million for the procurement of Marine Corps enterprise land mobile radio, multi-band radio subscriber units consisting of portable, mobile, and base station radios with various accessories. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Smiths Detection to Provide Mobile Weather Station

December 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Smiths Detection Incorporated, Edgewood, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $12,708,242 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for production of three Meteorological Mobile Facility (Replacement) Next Generation (METMF[R] NEXGEN) systems; one METMF(R) NEXGEN training system; and associated engineering services and technical data. The METMF(R) NEXGEN system is a mobile meteorological and oceanographic weather information system that enables Marine Corps personnel to generate, collect, and correlate weather data to provide the best environmental picture in support of ongoing and future military operations. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and Elsewhere

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Information Network Systems Incorporated, Lockheed Martin Corporation Global Training & Logistics, Stafford, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $31,087,481 for firm-fixed-priced task order 0070 under a previously awarded contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Program Manager (PM) Networks and Satellite Communications Systems, and PM for Tactical Communication Systems. The scope of this effort is represented in the following areas: logistics management support, inventory management support, equipment fielding support, deployment fielding support, and management and administration. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; Afghanistan; and Hawaii. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marines Award Transitional Network Funds

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Jacobs Technology Incorporated, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is being awarded $42,442,430 for task order 0039 under previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (M67854-02-A-9017). This effort is for the continuity of services contract to continue information technology services until the transition to the Next Generation Enterprise Network is accomplished. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Sechan to Provide Electronic Payload Interface Boxes

September 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Sechan Electronics Incorporated, Lititz, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $16,233,167 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 350 electronic payload interface boxes; one engineering development model; engineering services not to exceed $50,000; and an optional final technical data package in support of U.S. Marine Corps Ground Based Operation Surveillance Systems. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

AT&T to Support Marine Corps Networks in U.S. and Japan

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

AT&T Government Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a nearly $7 million task order to provide technical support to the Marine Corps Systems Command, Information Systems and Infrastructure Product Group, Marine Corps Network and Infrastructure Services Program Office to provide information technology networking support services for the Marine Corps Garrison Classified Network to Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Installation National Capitol Region installations. Throughout the contract period, the contractor will be required to perform such duties as customer support, network testing and monitoring, system analysis, and problem solving. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California; Okinawa, Japan; Kaneohe, Hawaii; New Orleans, Louisiana; Yuma, Arizona; Miramar, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Georgia; Camp LeJeune, North Carolina; Bridgeport, California; Barstow, California; Twentynine Palms, California; Iwakuni, Japan; Quantico, Virginia; and Arlington, Virginia. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Receives Another Contract to Replace MILES Systems

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a nearly $28 million firm-fixed-priced delivery order to incrementally replace the Marine Corps' Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter (SAT); man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules.  The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol, M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles, the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and M2 and M240G machine guns.  Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities.  The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting.  The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT Facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marine Corps Procures Solar Photovoltaic System

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Stronghold Engineering Incorporated, Riverside, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million task order under a previously awarded multiple award contract for construction of a solar photovoltaic system at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for design, engineering, procurement and construction of a solar photovoltaic system. The new solar photovoltaic system shall occupy four to six acres within Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Installation Restoration Site Seven (Box Canyon). The solar photovoltaic system shall contain all balance of system components, electrical utilities, communication utilities, monitoring and metering, utility equipment building and associated equipments and devices for a complete and usable system, tested, accepted and beneficial to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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