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Pilkington to Build Special Operations Simulator Facility

July 11, 2012
By George Seffers

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.

U.S. Special Ops Command Awards $500 Million Contract

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

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 to Provide Night Vision Goggles to Special Ops Forces

February 10, 2012
By George Seffers

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 to Provide Special Forces Night Vision Technology

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

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. In addition, FLIR Boston Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a similar $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity for both awards.

Boeing to Provide Digital Flight Control for Special Operations Aircraft

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

Special Operations Command Awards Nearly $85 Million Enterprise Contract

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

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. SOCOM is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Two Programs Under $48 Million Contract

March 2, 2011
By George Seffers

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. The resulting contract will provide life cycle contractor support to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as well as the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine components, for FLIR and EOSS systems, and subsystems for ancillary equipment.

L-3 to Provide Clip-on Night Vision Device to U.S. Special Forces

September 29, 2010
By George Seffers

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 to Support Puma Unmanned Aircraft for Special Operations Command

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

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.

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