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Logos Awarded $111.8 Million for Kestrel Surveillance Systems

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Logos Technologies, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded $111.8 million by U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to develop an additional 22 Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to support U.S. forces in the field. The NAVAIR contract calls for the delivery of 20 Kestrel systems and spares, as well as two units for testing and upgrading. In addition, Logos Technologies will provide operational, logistical and analytical support on Kestrel through 2013. With its 360-degree field of view, Kestrel allows operators to simultaneously track and record multiple targets in medium-resolution over many kilometers. Kestrel can also cue full motion video (FMV) sensors for higher resolution imaging. Designed for use on a tethered blimp, the Kestrel surveillance system can scan a city-sized area, both day and night. This provides a heightened level of security for troops at forward operating bases. At the same time, Kestrel can be programmed for autonomous monitoring.

Advanced Mission Systems to Develop Close Target Reconnaissance

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

Advanced Mission Systems Inc., Fort Mills, S.C., was awarded a $12,749,028 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and validation of a close target reconnaissance and physical surveillance methodology. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity. 

STARA to Provide Surveillance Technologies in Afghanistan

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

STARA Technologies Inc., Gilbert, Ariz., is being awarded an $11,267,011 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research contract under topic A07-046 “Precision Guided Aerial Delivery of Intelligent Ground Based Munitions and Sensors”. This effort is for persistent ground surveillance towers, common ground control stations, surveillance tower integration kit systems, integration support and field service representatives for the Persistent Ground Surveillance System forward operating bases throughout Afghanistan for the Army. Work will be performed in Gilbert, Ariz., and Afghanistan and is expected to be completed in September 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

Raytheon to Provide Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

August 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $23,933,208 firm-fixed-price contract for 24 multi-spectral targeting systems. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Provide ASIP Spare Hardware

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems Corporation, San Jose, California, is being awarded a $10,360,820 firm-fixed-price modification contract to procure spare hardware to support the Airborne Sigint Intelligence Payload Increment 1 software development task. A total of 26 unique spare items are to be procured. The hardware is required to repair and maintain lab and flight test support equipment during the Increment 1 development effort and future upgrade programs. Reconnaissance Systems Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Neany Provides Persistent Ground Surveillance in Afghanistan

February 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $12 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide continuing operator support services for Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS). The company also will receive a $12 million contract modification to provide PGSS training and deployment and logistics services. Work for both awards will be performed in various forward operating bases located in Afghanistan and in Yuma, Arizona. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Submarine Detection Contract Modified

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,647,009 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Deep Sea Operations Program to introduce surveillance that operates at extreme ocean depths to detect quiet submarines. The exercising of this 15-month option brings the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $12,199,237. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Supports Night Eagle Surveillance in Iraq and Afghanistan

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $16,004,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the Night Eagle System services in support of fielded systems. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, Iraq and Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Polytechnic Institute to Provide High-Performance Computing Research

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,536,712 task order under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. The objective of this research and development effort is to provide high-performance computing methods for modeling very large socio-technical, biological, and information systems. These will be in the areas of surveillance and sensing integration; simulation-based course-of-action analysis and decision support; "simfrastructure" specialization and enhancement; infectious disease assessment capability enhancement; and large-scale network efforts. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

PAR Awarded Full-Motion Video Contract

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

PAR Government Systems Corporation, Rome, New York, was awarded a $42.5 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the full-motion video, geospatial information systems, and surveillance and reconnaissance services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.


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