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Argon to Support Light Weight Joint Deployable Air Drop System

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Argon ST, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $45 million contract for the procurement, testing, delivery, training, and logistical support of the Joint Precision Air Drop System Ultra Light Weight (JPADS-ULW). The procurement is for the acquisition of a JPADS-ULW, an aircraft deployed, steerable canopy system that is capable of delivering cargo loads of 250 pounds to 699 pounds rigged weight, safely and effectively from 24,500 feet mean sea level through hardware, software altitude control, glide management of system descent and landing. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Ocean Systems to Support Marine Air-Ground Task Force

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a more than $7 million task order to provide financial management, systems engineering, acquisition and programmatic, life cycle logistics analysis and technical support, and task management and administrative support to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) command and control systems (MC2S) program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness (DFSA) program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. This performance work statement includes MAGTF command and control situational awareness; joint tactical common operational picture workstation; global command and control system-tactical combat operations system; command operations center; joint combat target identification-ground; and science and technology efforts under the MC2S program management office. It also includes advanced field artillery tactical data system, target location, designation and hand-off system, joint battle command platform, and the Blue Force Tracker family of systems programs under the DFSA program management office. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

ThalesRaytheon to Develop Prototype Command and Control System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

ThalesRaytheonSystems Company has been awarded a $5 million contract to demonstrate a Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) prototype system for the U.S. Marine Corps. ThalesRaytheonSystems will demonstrate its proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months at Camp Pendleton, California.

Northrop Grumman Supports U.S. Marine Corps Radar

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $38 million modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the extended continuation of the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Increment I effort. This effort will support the changes made to the integrated baseline and the adjustment of the program performance management baseline to extend the period of performance through April 30, 2012. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Supports U.S. Marines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $14 million contract modification for additional persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle services in support of U.S. Marine Corps combat missions. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

CSC to Support U.S. Marine Corps Operating Forces

November 5, 2010
By George Seffers

Computer Science Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a task order valued at more than $9 million under a previously awarded contract for technical support to the operating forces, a key element of the Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, support for fielded tactical command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for Marine Corps operating forces. Technical support under this effort includes on-site/on-call support at the Operating Forces Tactical Systems Support Center, on-site technical representation at specified Marine Corps Command organizations worldwide, exercise support based upon the operational schedule of the supported units, and support of contingency operations (e.g., hazardous duty, combat operations, peace-keeping) on a discrete basis. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Insitu Receives $43 Million Unmanned Aircraft System Contract

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.


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