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Missile Defense Agency Awards Simulation Contract

August 26, 2014

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum $25,472,255 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling, simulation, algorithms and analysis techniques for Missile Defense Concept and Technology Development. This contract provides for development of foundational models, algorithms and data sets in areas critical to high-fidelity, closed-loop (HFCL) simulations of future sensors and interceptors including flight sciences, sensors, communications, algorithms, phenomenology and lethality. MTSI will develop HFCL simulations for the broad portfolio of future sensor and interceptor concepts. New models, algorithms and data sets will be integrated into simulations of interceptors, electro optical/infrared and radio frequency sensors. An additional capability will be provided to integrate these into a system of systems construct to represent the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-D-0003).

Iraq, Russia, Defense Hot Topics for U.S., Australia Dialogue

August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

Northrop Grumman to Provide ICBM Guidance Systems

August 6, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded an $89,951,041 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P04011) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Propulsion/Ground/Guidance programs. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLINs 8200, 8201 and 8203 for the sustainment of the Propulsion/Ground/Guidance systems of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Replace AIM-9X Control Actuation System for Eight Countries

August 6, 2014

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $43,991,627 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-2002) for the design, development and engineering analysis of the AIM-9X Block II Missile System for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the governments of Turkey, Oman, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia and Morocco. This modification includes the necessary replacements for the AIM-9X Control Actuation System, inertial measurement unit, electronics unit processor and improvements in insensitive munitions performance in the hardware development and Operational Flight Software versions 9.4X, 9.15X and 10.X. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($23,620,000; 53.7 percent); U.S. Navy ($8,155,233; 18.5 percent); and the governments of Turkey ($4,095,000; 9.3 percent); Oman ($2,590,000; 5.9 percent); Belgium ($2,100,000; 4.8 percent); Netherlands ($1,680,000; 3.8 percent); Singapore ($980,000; 2.2 percent); Malaysia ($701,394; 1.6 percent); and Morocco ($70,000; 0.2 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Act. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Continue Missile Defense Research and Development

August 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $31 million modification (P00108) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 to add fiscal 2014 funding for continued research and development of the integrated air and missile defense hardware and software systems. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Air and Missile Defense Modification

June 30, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $15 million modification (P00106) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (W31P4Q-08-C-0418) for research and development for Advance Electronic Protect, Integrated Air and Missile Defense system of systems capability, and IAMD Battle Command System development and demonstration. Army Contracting Command Redstone Arsenal Missile, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Support Tactical Ground Station

June 2, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, ISR&T Division, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $37,974,775 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics support and engineering services to the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) system Block 1 fielded units as well as associated exerciser and institutional training suites. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W9113M-14-C-0018).

BAE Awarded Missile Warning System Funds

May 30, 2014

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $447,051,113 modification (P00004) to contract W58RGZ-13-D-0245 to increase the ceiling by the announcement amount for the acquisition of Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) and associated spare parts, and systems engineering, technical, and logistics support services for both CMWS and Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures. This modification is to establish negotiated prices for all part numbers in all ranges and increase the ceiling for both hardware and services support. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

ThalesRaytheon to Provide Air Defense Radar to Kazakhstan

May 27, 2014

ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply 20 Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh air force. The agreement provides for the development of GM400 radars for the Kazakh air force by Granit Thales Electronics, a joint venture formed by Thales and SKTB Granit in 2012 under a defense-industry partnership. This radar is designed for both fixed-site operation under a radome and for operations in the field, where it can be deployed in under two hours. The GM400s will boost Kazakhstan’s air defense capabilities, giving the Kazakh Air Force the ability to detect a broad array of threats from low to high altitude, assuring extended air surveillance over its territory.

BAE Supports Common Missile Warning System

May 23, 2014

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $7,145,241 modification (P00015) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0049) for logistics in support of the Common Missile Warning System. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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