ManTech to Support Naval Combat Identification Systems

January 18, 2018

The Navy awarded ManTech International Corporation a five-year $35.9 million single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to provide engineering and technical services for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems (CI&IDS) Division. Under the agreement, ManTech will provide services that support combat identification, non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR), air traffic control (ATC) equipment, systems and subsystems, and advanced technologies development for U.S. Navy vessels. “With this latest re-compete win, ManTech extends our support of U.S. Navy combat ID systems to the quarter century mark,” said Daniel Keefe, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Mission Solutions & Services Group. “We are proud to help ensure the success of their missions and the safety of American military lives with solutions that identify friendly versus enemy aircraft in live combat scenarios.” ManTech provides systems engineering, software development and Risk Management Framework/Cyber for Navy ATC and combat systems that identify both cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft.

Army Sponsoring DARPA Counter-Insurgency Analysis

January 18, 2018

Sotera Defense Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $10,271,933 modification (P00012) to contract W911NF-16-C-0005 for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research and development effort titled "Technology Demonstrations and Assessments Using a Data Science Approach to Situation Understanding for Counter Insurgency Operations (TDA for COIN)." Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of January 20, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,276,839 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Equipment and Routers to the Air Force for UAVs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded an $11,430,408 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-17-F2351) for the MQ-12 Block 5 kits, to include extended-range kits, beyond-line-of-sight kits and Barrett Asymmetrical Digital Datalink Computer routers. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal year 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $10,461,551 are being obligated at time of award. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Investigates Technology Vulnerabilities

January 18, 2018

Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York, has been awarded a $47,974,580 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for investigation of next-generation network operations and vulnerability assessment technology (INNOVATE). The objective of the INNOVATE effort is to provide new cyber assessment tools for high-priority, emerging or existing telecommunications technologies. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 10, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,000,876 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York is the contracting activity (FA8750-18-C-0037). *Small Business




Defense Microelectronics Are Getting a Boost

January 18, 2017

RF Integration, Billerica, Massachusetts (HQ0727-18-D-SB01); Alpha Research & Technology, Desert Microelectronics Associates, and MicroNet Solutions Inc JV, El Dorado Hills, California (HQ0727-18-D-SB02); and Teledevices, Duluth, Georgia (HQ0727-18-D-SB03), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple award engineering services contract for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4) small business (SB). The ATSP4 SB program is designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware and software through development of advanced technology insertions and applications to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense for a quick reaction capability. The maximum dollar ceiling including the base period and four options for all eight contracts combined is $800,000,000. Work is expected to be performed at each of the contractors’ locations, but may vary and may be world-wide with a total of 10 years of potential ordering period. All work under the subsequent task orders will be completed within five years of the final date of the ordering period. The ATSP4 SB contracts are capable of supporting foreign military sales tasks. These awards have programmatic ceiling only, funding will be obligated for each task and no funds are obligated on the basic IDIQ contracts. The contracts were competitively procured via solicitation HQ0727-15-R-0002, resulting in 11 proposals. The Defense Microelectronics Activity, McClellan, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Perform Sensor Tests for Ballistic Missile Defense System

January 17, 2018

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee line items with a stated maximum value of $641,758,000. Under this contract, the contractor will perform Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test related activities for multiple radar platforms that includes planning, executing, and analyzing sensor performance in BMDS flight tests and ground tests for each test event defined in the BMDS integrated master test plan. The effort also includes sensors modeling and simulation activities to include Open Systems Architecture Sensor Model (OSM) and Open Systems Architecture Signal Injector (OSI) development and maintenance, integration of OSI with hardware-in-the-loop radar representation, integration of OSI and OSM with the simulation framework, verification and validation support, and stakeholder/event support. The award is the result of a competitively awarded acquisition in which two offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,451,000 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ordering period is from January 12, 2018, through January 11, 2023, with a one year option period provided in the contract. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-D-0003).         

Johns Hopkins to Assist Missile Defense Agency

January 17, 2018

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a university affiliated research center in Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded a $933,798,332 non-competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under this contract, the contractor will provide systems engineering and technical support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). MDA's mission is to develop and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. To meet the mission, MDA requires research, engineering, science and technology, analysis, test and fundamental technology research for state-of-the-art systems, operations, hardware and software, and associated technology creation and transition efforts. The work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland; and Huntsville, Alabama, with a period of performance from January 12, 2018, to January 11, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $25,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-D-0004).

DARPA Exploring Undersea Sensors

January 17, 2018

Systems & Technology Research LLC,* Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $10,569,653 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project for undersea sensing systems. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $3,216,772 are being obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (45 percent); Arlington, Virginia (36 percent); North Falmouth, Massachusetts (10 percent); Reston, Virginia (5 percent); McLeansville, North Carolina (3 percent); and Columbia, Maryland (1 percent). The contract has an estimated completion date of August 2019. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001118C0004). *Small Business