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Logos to Provide Video Image Storage in Afghanistan

September 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,011,727 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project, “Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques.” This order provides three Kestrel Systems and integration support as well as field service representatives, operators, analysts, and trainers to support the Persistent Threat Detection System outside the continental United States deployed systems. The work will be performed in Afghanistan, Fairfax, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, and is expected to be completed in October 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity. 

SAIC to Deploy Sensor Suite to Afghanistan

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. 

SAIC to Provide Airborne ISR in Afghanistan

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.

GeoEye Receives $111 Million Cost-Share Contract for Satellite ISR

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. government and other customers.

FLIR to Provide BRITE Star ISR Systems

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, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.


Swedish Army Purchases AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft

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. The Swedish Army will deploy the systems to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of a wide variety of missions.

NAVMAR to Support Persistent Surveillance in Afghanistan

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 combined, will extend the range and performance of ISR capabilities of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Phase IIIB. It also provides for the identification and procurement of commercial-off-the-shelf equipment that enhances these same capabilities. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland; Yuma, Arizona; and Afghanistan. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

The Navy Takes Littoral Fight Literally

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?

SAIC to Support U.S. Air Force ISR

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.

The Netherlands Purchases ScanEagle

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. Looking forward, Netherlands MOD and Insitu plan to continue to explore the potential for multi-mission ISR capabilities using a next-generation Insitu UAS that carries multiple ISR sensors and enables rapid, robust payload integration.


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