ISR

December 1, 2012
By George I. Seffers
Vice Adm. Kendall Card, USN, deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance and director of naval intelligence, once commanded the USS Abraham Lincoln, during combat operations and in support of tsunami relief efforts in Sumatra, Indonesia.

The U.S. Navy is on a course designed to rule the information arena.

With information operations growing increasingly critical to combat operations, the United States cannot afford to be anything less than number one in the data wars. And the U.S. Navy is implementing several measures to ensure information dominance. Measures include dramatically reducing the number of data centers and legacy networks, further developing the Information Dominance Corps and building an unmanned vehicle capable of being launched from sea

October 31, 2012
George I. Seffers

Cobham has reached agreement with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to extend the existing Sentinel aerial maritime surveillance contract by 2 years, the company recently announced. This £105 million ($22,580,000) contract extension secures the contract until the end of 2021.

October 1, 2012
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Air Force soon will begin installing a new system to aid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and tasking.

Possibly as early as this month, U.S. Air Force officials will begin installing a prototype system that supports the command and control of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. The system dramatically reduces manual labor and cuts the planning development process from hours to minutes, allowing warfighters to focus on the mission.

September 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Science Applications International Corporation, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Intelligence System Services, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $74,400,000 undefinitized contractual action contract modification for fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance of Angel Fire Spiral 2+ Blue Devil Block I. The location of performance is Afghanistan. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

July 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $14,338,925 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

GeoEye Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced the receipt of a $111 million cost-share payment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In early June, the company successfully passed a major milestone in their GeoEye-2 satellite's development as part of the NGA's EnhancedView program, triggering this cost-share payment. When operational in 2013, GeoEye-2 will collect at 34-centimeter resolution imagery and will provide cost-effective, shareable imagery for the U.S.

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $12,291,223 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of AN/AAQ-22E BRITE Star Block II Systems and engineering services. This acquisition is for production quantity of 11 AN/AAQ-22E BRITE Star Block II Systems; engineering services; three turret forward-looking infrared units; and two central electronic units that will provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, detection, identification and targeting capability in day/night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Cran

June 11, 2012
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, recently announced that it has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AE and Wasp air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. Contract options could increase the procurement to a total of 30 systems.

May 7, 2012
By George Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $12,499,940 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III B Small Business Innovation Research project under topics N92-170 and N94-178 entitled, respectively, "Laser Radar (LADAR) Identification Demonstration" and "Air Deployable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe." This order provides for the assessment and deployment of innovative intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and communication systems that, when com

April 20, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The littoral fight must adapt asymmetric ground tactics if U.S. forces are to defeat the enemy. In his viewpoint article, one Navy lieutenant believes it must be done; but can operational obstacles from land to sea be overcome?

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,876,384 firm-fixed-price, time-and-material contract to fulfill a requirement of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (480 ISRW) for support of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

March 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Insitu, Bingen, Washington, recently announced that it has signed a contract to deliver its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Netherlands to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) for the Ministry of Defense (MOD). The Netherlands will use ScanEagle both domestically and abroad. ScanEagle will provide an ISR capability during the second half of 2012, replacing a program that ended in the middle of 2011.

March 7, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a three-year contract to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance service in support of U.S. Special Operations Command with the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System II. The value of the contract was approved up to $600 million. AAI will provide the service with contractor-owned and contractor-operated equipment. U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters Procurement Division, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

March 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Atlantic Diving Supply Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia; CDW Government, LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Global Technology Resources Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; iGov Technologies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Mercom Incorporated, Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St.

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland; CSC, Falls Church, Virginia; and Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the Department of Defense and other government agencies, as well as potential coalition military Foreign Military Sales customers. There are two separate performance-based work statements; one for sea-based requirements, and one for land-based requirements.

October 7, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

NATO is making interoperability MAJIIC happen, led by nine member nations, with its Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Interoperability Coalition 2 project.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Greenville, Texas, is being awarded a $12,551,264 cost-plus-firm-fixed modification for the integration of two King Air 350ER aircraft in support of the Army Constant Hawk Program. The integrated King Air 350ER aircraft provide an immediate response to urgent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements in combat zones. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $12,436,224 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to continue efforts initiated under Small Business Innovation Research topic N94-178, to assess, procure, deploy, and support an advanced coalition, command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment and system of architecture. Twenty percent of the work will be performed in Afghanistan.

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded three  contracts. The first is a $24,966,507 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the "Emerging Leading-Edge Technological Advancement of Intelligence Surveillance Recon Capabilities Report", "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Report" and wargame/exercise lessons learned reports.

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