missile defense

April 2, 2015
Raytheon has been awarded a $700 million contract to support the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

Raytheon Technical Services Co. has been awarded a contract for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

February 20, 2015

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Clearwater, Florida, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $30,656,796 ceiling priced contract for the manufacture, upgrade, repair and test assemblies of the AN/AAR-47 (V) Missile Warning Set comprised of electro-optic countermeasure sensors, countermeasure signal processors and countermeasure signal simulators for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Governments of India, Norway, Spain and Australia.

January 30, 2015

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,645,000 modification (P00115) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 for continuing service and support under the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,645,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama.

January 12, 2015

The Boeing Company, Directed Energy & Strategic Systems Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $51,164,866 cost-plus-award-fee contract for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) guidance subsystem support. The contractor will provide sustaining engineering support and program management support services for the ICBM guidance subsystem. The primary focus will be to ensure any modifications or changes to the guidance system will maintain and/or improve system-level performance.

December 12, 2014

Raytheon IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $30,192,917 modification (P00006) to a Foreign Military Sales contract (W31P4Q-14-C-0093) to procure engineering services for calendar year 2014 for the Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) system.

November 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific personnel and sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit ONE retrieve an unmanned underwater vehicle deployed to detect mines and improvised explosives in shallow water environments.

As the U.S. Navy modernizes information systems across the fleet, one organization is responsible for researching, developing and fielding the full range of technologies in the Asia-Pacific region, providing complete life cycle development and support for systems, from concept to fielded capability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 Syste

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.

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.

May 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Aegis Ashore system at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility.

May 15, 2014

Edifice-Schlosser Joint Venture, Hyattsville, Maryland, was awarded a $17,891,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912DR-14-C-0017).

June 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
Russian Topol-M ballistic missile. Russia and China have the capability to fit ballistic missiles with maneuverable reentry vehicle warheads capable of shifting course in flight. Photo by Vitaly V. Kuzmin, via Wikicommons.

The U.S. missile defense program now trails emerging ballistic missile threats from rival nations that are outspending the United States in quests to move ahead and stay ahead, defense analysts caution. Emerging technologies such as maneuverable re-entry vehicles, a type of ballistic missile warhead capable of shifting course in flight, essentially render existing U.S. antiballistic missile defense capabilities ineffective.

June 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
Seaman Alex Snyder, USN, right, explains the functions of the helm on the navigation bridge of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to Maj. Gen. Chen Weizhan, deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army, Hong Kong Garrison, center, and Col. Li Jiandang, Hong Kong Garrison liaison officer during a distinguished visitor embark.

China and Russia represent two of the most robust, comprehensive concerns to worldwide stability. Almost every major geostrategic threat—cyber attack, nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, capable military forces, political influence, economic power, sources of and high demand for energy—is resident in those two countries that often find themselves at odds with the United States and its allies.