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Boeing Awarded Signals Intelligence Funds

May 2, 2014

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. ally for the first time.  

Thales to Provide United Kingdom with Sonar Systems

February 10, 2014

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. Thales will provide physical support of Sonar 2050 for operational defect rectifications, a worldwide 24/7 helpdesk support service, dry dock and afloat support, and test equipment and handling.

Lockheed Martin to Support United Kingdom Tomahawk Systems

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, King of Prussia, Pa., is being awarded a $7,167,332 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option for software development in support of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System, including system engineering, software, hardware deployment and support, and management efforts required to field the system. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the United Kingdom under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

General Atomics to Support United Kingdom Reapers in Afghanistan

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
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. 

Joint Strike Fighter Funds for Three Countries Increased by $237 Million

May 10, 2012
By George Seffers

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. Marine Corps and United Kingdom short take-off vertical landing aircraft; Air Force and Netherlands conventional take-off and landing aircraft; and Navy carrier variant aircraft. The concurrency cap establishes the threshold at or under which the contractor is obligated to incorporate government-authorized changes. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Receives Two Joint Strike Fighter Contract Modifications

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

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. Marine Corps short take-off vertical landing aircraft and provides funding for such efforts. The company also received a $45.9 million modification to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Marine Corps and United Kingdom short take-off vertical landing aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Provide Night Vision to United Kingdom

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

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.

Northrop to Support Royal Air Force Intelligence Training

April 2, 2012
By George Seffers

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.

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.

Centurum to Provide Tactical Cryptologic Systems Support

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

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