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Boeing Subsidiary Provides Ship Situational Awareness

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Boeing will continue helping improve situational awareness for U.S. Navy surface combat ships under a $46 million exercised option of its Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment F contract. The funding, to Boeing subsidiary Argon ST, covers seven systems over 18 months, representing the third lot of full-rate production units. Argon has delivered a combined total of more than 80 SSEE systems since 2000. Increment F improves on the E’s antennas, signal acquisition, and direction finding, facilitating increased data collection and better identification of potential threats.

Pacific Defense Receives Situational Awareness Contract

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Pacific Defense Solutions LLC, Kihei, Hawaii is being awarded a $9,724,737 cost plus fixed fee contract for space situational awareness research and development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. 

BAE to Provide Vehicle Situational Awareness

August 15, 2012
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $306,171,558 firm-fixed-price contract modification to convert Operation Desert Storm (ODS) vehicles into the ODS situational awareness configuration. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

BAE to Convert Situational Awareness Vehicles

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $68,726,155 cost-reimbursement, no-fee contract modification to reset/convert Bradley Operational Desert Storm situational awareness vehicles. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Provides Submarine Situational Awareness

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $13,124,804 contract modification to exercise an option for the procurement of four low-cost conformal array (LCCA) production units and engineering and technical services. The LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure that is integrated with the acoustic rapid, commercially available off-the-shelf, insertion AN/BQQ-10 system to provide situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high density environments. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Work on Enhanced Interoperability Underway

December 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have called upon industry to develop a low-cost and secure communications, network management and situational awareness system for the U.S. military, public safety agencies and commercial clients.

BAH Wins Three Contracts

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded three  contracts. The first is a $24,966,507 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the "Emerging Leading-Edge Technological Advancement of Intelligence Surveillance Recon Capabilities Report", "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Report" and wargame/exercise lessons learned reports. These deliverables will be used to ultimately increase the situational awareness and survivability of the warfighter by helping them to better identify battlefield threats. The second is a $24,116,927 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the capability evolution description document; the system prototype report; and the test and evaluation master plan. The Navy will use these reports for investment decisions regarding potential technologies that can best protect warfighters from threats posed by technological warfare, natural disaster, biochemical warfare, and terrorism/insurgency. And the third is a $20,768,477 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete/deliver critical infrastructure facilities assessments; strategic planning technical reports; and experimentation, war gaming and exercise technical reports. The III Marine Expeditionary Force will use these deliverables to analyze and recommend methods to limit terrorist and enemy threats in a permanently deployed, overseas environment consisting of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps personnel, equipment, facilities and staff. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support MH-60R Situational Awareness

August 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a nearly $30 million delivery order modification to provide for additional phase two non-recurring efforts in support of the MH-60R situational awareness technology insertion engineering, manufacturing, and development. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Bradleys Supported with Desert Storm Situational Awareness

March 23, 2011
By George Seffers

 

BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a more than $47 million for the procurement of Operation Desert Storm situational awareness material to be used to convert vehicles in support of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Wireless Systems Lighten Warfighter Load

February 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Army efforts in wireless technologies to enhance situational awareness, like the SPINE advanced technology objective, aim to shrink a tactical operations center down to the size of a warfighter's backpack-moving ops from brick and mortar to the battlefield.

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