Aeschbach Assigned to Resolute Support

June 13, 2017

Capt. Kelly A. Aeschbach, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy chief of staff, intelligence, Resolute Support, and deputy director, operations and support, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan.

Frontier Electric to Produce Sensor and Data Distribution Systems

June 9, 2017

Frontier Electronic Systems Corp.,* Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $72,935,748 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of the AN/SPQ-14 Advanced Sensor Distribution System (ASDS) and the AN/SPQ-15 Data Distribution System (DDS), to include logistics support and engineering services. DDS was developed as a replacement for AN/SPQ-14 ASDS. The intended use of the equipment is to provide radar and sensor distribution on board Navy ships and foreign military sales customers as requested. User requirements will determine the actual number of units ordered, and delivery for most items will be made within nine months of order issuance. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (85 percent); and the governments of Japan (10 percent), and South Korea (5 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed by June 2022. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales funding in the amount of $1,947,315 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured, in accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 2304(c)(1) - one responsible source, and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-17-D-0026).

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Raytheon Receives Potential $600 Million Software Support Contract

June 9, 2017

Raytheon Company has announced that it has been awarded a contract valued up to $600 million for software support and sustainment to modernize missile defense and other strategic systems. The work will be conducted at the Software Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal. Rapid prototyping, hardware development, testing and validation will support Raytheon's software engineering. Systems include: Strategic missiles and launchers; radars; data mining and visualization tools; condition-based maintenance; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; virtual operations centers; and cyber resiliency of fielded systems.


U.S. Special Operations Command Procures Unmanned Airborne ISR Services

June 9, 2017

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $475,000,000  (H92222-17-D-0019), along with Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, (H92222-17-D-0011), maximum combined order ceiling for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This multiple award contract supports competition at the task order level. This award action includes both firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable line items. The contract includes a 54-month period of performance, with four 12-month ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period.  The estimated completion date is not to exceed June 2022. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity


Xtera Establishes New Leadership Team

June 8, 2017

Xtera, London, established a new leadership team, appointing Douglas Ember as CEO; Keith Henderson as chief operating officer; Robert Richardson as chief sales officer; and Jayesh Pankhania as chief financial officer.