Rockwell Collins Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $72,500,000, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide post-deployment software support IV for the common architecture avionics system, cockpit management system and avionics management system for the Technology Applications Program Office to support the Army Special Operations aircraft fleet. The majority of the work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The last ordering period will end on November 30, 2019.
Pilkington Commercial Company, Yuma, Arizona, was awarded a $10,030,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct a special operations forces free fall simulator facility in Yuma. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, California, is the contracting activity.
Arma Global Corporation, Tampa, Florida, has been awarded a $500 million single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) family of system acquisition, design, integration, production, and delivery in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications Corporation, Londonderry, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $49,958,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Special Operations visual augmentation systems binocular night vision device (BNVD). The BNVD's will provide special operations forces with enhanced surveillance, identification, recognition, and detection in all light and weather conditions, especially where vision is limited or restricted due to obscured and low/no light conditions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh Incorporated, Freeport, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded an approximate $8 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems to support the Special Operations MH-47G aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Contracting Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
L3 STRATIS, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $85 million contract for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts distributed computing management services (DCMS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contractor will assist the government in performing the daily operations necessary to facilitate U.S. SOCOM's ongoing ability to effectively and efficiently optimize delivery and performance of DCMS to sustain and maintain U.S. SOCOM's global enterprise information technology distributed computing environment. U.S.
Raytheon, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $48 million contract to provide lifecycle contractor support for sustainment of the Forward Looking Infrared Radar System (FLIR) and Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Program Office.
L-3 Communications Corporation Electro-Optical Systems, Garland, Texas, is being awarded a contract valued at more than $48 million for a clip-on night vision and image intensification device in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command weapons accessories program. The device is being procured to provide U.S. Special Operations Command operators with a ruggedized sight that permits night vision capability without the need to remove the day optic sight. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced that it has received a contract delivery order valued at $35 million for digital Puma All Environment unmanned aircraft systems spares and training services. The equipment and services were procured under the existing U.S. Special Operations Command All Environment Capable Variant contract. Capable of performing multiple surveillance and reconnaissance missions over water or land, Puma systems will be used by soldiers to protect troops and vehicles in combat areas.
L-3 Global Communications Solutions Incorporated, Victor, New York, was awarded a contract with a ceiling of $170 million for the integration, configuration, test and sustainment of the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Lite (SDN-L) in support of the U.S.
The U.S. military's elite units have another platform from which they can launch maneuvers. Devised from submarines the U.S. Navy had planned to decommission, the new vehicles will be multimission, multiservice platforms designed specifically for covert operations and special operations warfare.
A service with a long history of creative solutions to military challenges is joining forces with the unconventional warfare community. The U.S. Marine Corps has established a special operations command that will work as part of a joint special forces group.
The global war on terrorism and new technological capabilities have changed the way special operations forces fight and how they are employed in the battlefield. Nontraditional missions require nontraditional skills, and the U.S. Special Operations Command is training a new type of warrior to use skill sets vital in the war on terrorism.