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SAIC to Support Mine Warfare Mission

October 1, 2014

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,244,245 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for Mine Warfare and Environmental Decision Aids Library (MEDAL) in support of the Mine Warfare Program Office, under Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships. The MEDAL system provides mine warfare situational awareness, mission planning/evaluation, and asset management software to support existing and emerging mine warfare missions, users, and systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $49,209,613. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia (80 percent); San Diego, California (14 percent); Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (5 percent); Edmond, Oklahoma (0.5 percent); and Norfolk, Virginia (0.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation; and fiscal 2012 and 2014 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,583,224 will be obligated at the time of award. Fiscal 2012 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $257,893 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1(a)(2) only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-6301).

Northrop Grumman Supports Airborne Countermine Technology

October 1, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded an $18,970,332 delivery order under a previously awarded contract (N61331-10-D-0009) for the procurement of field upgradeable kits and fleet support for conversion of the AN/AQS-24A systems to the AN/AQS-24B configuration in support of the Airborne Mine Countermeasure Systems Program. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $18,970,332 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Procures Unmanned Minesweeper

October 1, 2014

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,893,014 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the purchase of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The UISS is one of the systems that will allow the Littoral Combat Ship to perform its mine warfare sweep mission. It will target acoustic, magnetic and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types only. The UISS program will satisfy the U.S. Navy's need for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability, required to neutralize magnetic/acoustic influence mines. The UISS seeks to provide a high area coverage rate in a small, lightweight package with minimal impact on the host platform. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $118,129,603. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland (72 percent); Slidell, Louisiana (24 percent); Hauppauge, New York (2 percent); Columbia, Maryland (1 percent); and Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,750,000 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-6322).

Critical Solutions to Provide Counter-Mine Products and Services

September 7, 2010
By George Seffers

Critical Solutions International Incorporated, Carrollton, Texas, was recently awarded on a $13 million urgent contract for nine vehicle mounted mine detector with mine detonation trailer sets; and 11 vehicle-mounted mine detector with mine detection trailers and accompanying handoff training, operations network training and maintainer training classes. Tank and Automotive Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

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