Boeing has received its first production order for the Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Modifications program from the U.S. Navy, as well as a fifth order for SSEE Increment F systems, six for the U.S. Navy and four that will support the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The modifications will advance maritime forces’ ability to detect, geolocate and exploit signals sent by potential threats on selected SSEE Increment E and F systems. The fifth order for the current system will bring SSEE's real-time capabilities to a U.S.
Thales has signed a five-year contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor used on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate fleet. Sonar 2050 is a medium-range bow sonar currently fitted to thirteen Type 23 frigates and is the Royal Navy’s primary hull-mounted anti- submarine warfare sensor. It also provides the ship with passive detection capabilities at lower frequencies.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $42,940,780 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics support for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force Phase 1 and 2 for MQ-9 operations. The locations of the performance are Poway, Calif.; Creech Air Force Base, Nev.; Waddington, United Kingdom and Afghanistan. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $237,740,000 modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee (firm target) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production IV contract for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. This modification increases the concurrency cap for the U.S.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $68,284,013 modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production II contract for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. This modification defines the contractor's responsibility to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Air Force conventional take-off and landing and the U.S.
ITT-EXELIS Incorporated, Roanoke, Virginia, was awarded a $34,653,724 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of monocular night vision devices in support of Foreign Military Sales for the United Kingdom. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Virginia Contracting Activity awarded a contract for support systems training services at the Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility, Royal Air Force, Molesworth, United Kingdom. The base year obligated amount is $6,189,259 and the base plus four option years total ceiling amount is $52,705,368. The winning contractor is Northrup Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia. The end of the potential five-year period of performance is March 29, 2017.
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.
Centurum Information Technology Incorporated, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $82 million contract to provide tactical cryptologic systems support for the Navy and the United Kingdom Navy shipboard and shore cryptologic systems worldwide in the areas of test and evaluation. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
The United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence has extended its contract with Systematic to continue to provide expert support to the UK's involvement in the Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP). The contract is valued at more than £1 million (nearly $2 million).
Helyx SIS Limited has been selected by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to help define requirements for, and support delivery of the Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence (FDG) capability. The Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence Capability will provide an underpinning component of Network Enabled Capacity, supporting shared situational awareness and the decision support process.
The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.