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Northrop Grumman is Supporting the Army's Mission Command Training Program

October 4, 2021

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $68,133,496 modification (P00023) to contract W911S0-18-C-0004 to provide mission support for the planning, coordination, and execution of exercises conducted by the Army’s Mission Command Training Program. Work will be performed in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with an estimated completion date of October 14, 2024. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $68,133,496 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Field Directorate Office, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

L3 Harris is Procuring Electro-Optical Sensor Systems for the Coast Guard and Navy Cutters

October 4, 2021

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, was awarded an $18,420,649 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for the procurement of MK 20 electro-optical sensor systems (EOSS), radar cross section kits, installation and checkout and on board repair parts kits, engineering support services, and depot spares. The MK 20 EOSS Mod 1 is employed by the DDG 51 Class, CG 47 Class, and the Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $54,197,407.

Navy $80 Million Contract Option with Lockheed Secures Design Services and Integrated Data Support

October 4, 2021

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $79,971,127 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2300 to exercise options for littoral combat ship class design services and integrated data and product model environment support. Work will be performed in Hampton, Virginia (31%); Moorestown, New Jersey (27%); Washington, D.C. (22%); and Marinette, Wisconsin (20%), and is expected to be completed by October 2022.

BAE is Preparing Crypto Modernization Solutions for Air Force Radio

September 28, 2021

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been awarded an $11,000,000 requirements-type contract for the crypto modernization of the Airborne Integrated Terminal Group, AN/ARC-234 radio set. This contract provides for the installation of the updated baseband input/output devices for both domestic inventory and Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Work will be performed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2026.

Boeing is Sustaining the C-17 for the Next Ten Years

September 28, 2021

The Boeing Co., Long Beach, California, has been awarded a $3,464,266,341 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement-no fee and time-and-material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Program. The period of performance is nine years and eight months, consisting of three 12-month ordering periods, two 37-month options, and the six-month option to extend services, for a total maximum value of $23,764,751,000.

Centauri is Awarded SBIR Phase III for SCANS System

September 23, 2021

Centauri LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,746,122 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract under the Small Business Innovation Research Phase-III program for Stealth & Cognitive Agile Navigation System (SCANS). The contract provides for further research, investigation, comparison and prototyping a cutting edge alternate position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system for use in global positioning system-denied environments.

$1.15 Billion Space Systems Command Contract Continues Aerospace Corporation Support

September 23, 2021

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $1,150,958,695 modification (P00065) to previously awarded contract FA8802-19-C-0001 for systems engineering and integration support for the National Space Community. This modification provides for the exercise of Option Year Three for fiscal 2022 services being procured under the multiple year contract. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2022. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $4,470,506,651.

Northrop Grumman is Supplying Link 16 B Kits to NAVAIR

September 22, 2021

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $30,919,420 firm-price-incentive-fee contract to procure 25 Link 16 B kits; three Link 16 B kit spares; and two Link 16 flight training device B kits in support of UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter modification efforts for the Navy.  This contract also provides Link-16 systems engineering, program management, and logistics support.  Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (92%); and San Diego, California (8%), and is expected to be completed in September 2023.

NIWC Pacific Selects Companies for Enterprise Communication and Networks Division

September 22, 2021

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (N6600121D0160); Epsilon C5I Inc., San Diego, California (N6600121D0161); McKean Defense Group LLC., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (N6600121D0162); Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, California (N6600121D0163); Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (N6600121D0164); Solute Inc., San Diego, California (N6600121D0165); and Systems Technology Forum Ltd., Fredericksburg, Virginia (N6600121D0066), are awarded a $68,307,374 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-with-no

Raytheon is Providing Transponders, Digital Control Panels and Crypto Modules to the Army

September 21, 2021

Raytheon Co., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, was awarded a $17,508,265 firm-fixed-price contract for APX-119 transponders, digital control panels, personality modules, KIV-77 crypto modules, crypto simulators and mounting trays. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 20, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-21-D-5005).

Boeing Contract Mod Continues Communication Interface System Obsolescence Work

September 21, 2021

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $29,239,146 modification (P00086) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 to definitize multiple directed changes, communication interface system obsolescence, critical safety items, and metal hydraulic filters, and to issue directed changes for strap pack product improvement. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of October 1, 2024. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $29,239,146 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

RAND Corporation Awarded $184 Million R&D Army Contract

September 21, 2021

The RAND Corp., Santa Monica, California, was awarded an $184,246,908 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and analysis support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 20, 2030. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-21-D-0025).

Ideal Aerosmith is Advancing Mission Planning Systems for ISR Data

September 20, 2021

Ideal Aerosmith Inc., Grand Forks, North Dakota, is awarded a $25,685,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Expeditionary Mission Support Station (EMSS) effort. EMSS, including updating the advanced mission planning systems, is strategically important for allowing dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets to gather ISR data that can be used in the planning process. This contract provides for the creation of mission planning software that will have the ability to plan multi-day routes with dynamic weather considerations changing over both time and location.

Boeing is Providing Engineering Support for Data Co-Processor Circuit Card Assemblies

September 20, 2021

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $28,108,917 definitive contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only provisions for production and engineering support services to include obsolescence redesign, integration and qualification testing, and production and deployment support as well as consumables, travel and the production of the data co-processor circuit card assemblies. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $58,581,326.

L3 Harris is Producing Spare Parts for Binocular Night Vision Devices

September 20, 2021

L3 Technologies Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire, is awarded $49,490,083 for a five year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with five one-year options for various spare parts for the AN/PVS-31 Series binocular night vision devices. The contract value includes options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $49,490,083. Work will be performed in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed March 2032.

The Navy Selects Small Businesses for GPS-Based PNT Hardware

September 20, 2021

Sechan Electronics Inc.,* Lititz, Pennsylvania (N0003921D2002); and Systems Engineering Support Co. Inc.* (SESCo), San Diego, California (N0003921D2003) are awarded a combined $452,850,428 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery multiple award contract (MAC) for Global Positioning System-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS) follow-on hardware production units. GPNTS is used to receive, process and distribute three-dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems.

MRL Materials Research is Preparing R&D of New Alloys and Metallic Materials Processing Technologies for Aerospace

September 20, 2021

MRL Materials Resources LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $72,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the research and development and assessment of new alloys and metallic materials-processing technologies for aerospace applications. Work will be performed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 17, 2028. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received.

Saab is Performing Marine Corps Radar Sustainment

September 17, 2021

Saab Inc., Syracuse, New York, is awarded a $20,860,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee term and firm-fixed-price contract for engineering, technical, logistical, and material support services for lifecycle sustainment of the AN/SPS-77 (variants) Radar Systems; Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Systems; Celsius Tech Radar and Optronic Site 200 Fire Control Radar System; and other Saab sensor systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $91,535,248.

Marine Corps Systems Command Selects Small Businesses for Amphibious Vehicle Test Advancement

September 17, 2021

Bowhead Marine Support Services LLC,* Springfield, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7912); DeVilliers Technology Solutions LLC,* doing business as, DeVil-Tech, Stafford, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7913); FedWriters Inc.,* Fairfax, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7914); and MERPTech LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7915), are awarded a combined $31,166,049 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the procurement of services to support the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch.

Defense Logistics Agency Contracts $1.61 Billion for Over-the-Counter COVID Antigen Kits

September 17, 2021

Quidel Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a maximum $710,570,885 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for over-the-counter antigen test kits. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is all 50 states, with a September 14, 2022, ordering period end date. Primary customer is the Department of Health and Human Services. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds.

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