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Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Contract Modified

June 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Clearfield, Utah, is being awarded a $108,098,628 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to purchase a modification to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Upgrade II Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Missile Circuit Cards

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $11,435,796 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for central processing unit, circuit card assembly spike extension on the Lot 24 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile production lot. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

MDA Award $120 Million Contract Modification

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a contract ceiling increase of $120 million to Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, increasing the total contract value from $688,966,325 to $808,966,325. Under this modification, the contractor will continue to provide SM-3 design and engineering, in-service engineering support, production engineering and obsolescence, surveillance and flight test support, and transition to production.

Northrop Awarded $334 Million Infrared Countermeasures Contract

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded a $334 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support. The LAIRCM system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile. Northrop Grumman will deliver LAIRCM hardware and provide associated support to the Air Force beginning immediately and continuing through April 2014.

British Royal Navy Developing Advanced Interceptor Missiles

February 7, 2012

The British Ministry of Defence recently announced plans to develop a Royal Navy missile defense system, known as Sea Ceptor, capable of intercepting and destroying enemy missiles traveling at supersonic speeds. The £483 million ($761.3 million) contract to develop the system will be awarded to a U.K. company.

NATO Awards Interim Missile Defense Capability

November 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The NATO Command and Control System Management Agency on behalf of the NATO Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office and in coordination with the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, recently awarded a contract to ThalesRaytheonSystems to implement operator identified requirements in NATO's Interim Theatre Missile Defense Capability. The contract will upgrade the operational hardware and software of the interim capability to the standards being implemented in the latest configuration of NATO's Air command and Control System. The effort will upgrade the interim capability that will serve NATO's operational needs for several years and can also form the basis of an interim territorial ballistic missile defense capability.

Interocean Awarded Sea-Based X-Band Radar Contract

November 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Interocean American Shipping Corporation, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $165,204,573 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform (SBX-1). SBX-1 will be deployed to the Pacific Ocean to provide ballistic missile-tracking information to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System (GMD). SBX-1 will also provide advanced target and countermeasures discrimination capability for the GMD interceptor missiles. This contract includes four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $165,204,573. Work will be performed at sea, and is expected to be completed by September 2012. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


ITT to Support Missile Defense

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Security Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Develop 3-Dimensional Tracking for Missiles Launched from Unmanned Aircraft

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, with a maximum value of approximately $48 million. General Atomics will work with MDA to provide research and development to demonstrate precision 3-dimensional tracking of ballistic missiles from a long-endurance, high-altitude unmanned air system.


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