U.S. Special Operations Command Procures Next-Generation Radios

June 14, 2017

Harris Corp., RF Communications, Rochester, New York, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $255,000,000 maximum ceiling value to provide the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack (STC NGMP) Radio system in support of U.S. Special Operations Command to conduct a Capital Equipment Replacement Program, replacing legacy manpack radios such as the AN/PRC-117F and AN/PRC-117G. The STC NGMP will provide Special Operations Forces teams with the ability to communicate utilizing a two-channel manpack radio. The NGMP will provide a capability to receive and distribute intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data in the form of full motion video, and support simultaneous dual channel line of sight and/or beyond line of sight operation utilizing legacy, and advanced waveforms. The majority of the work will be performed at the contractor’s location in Rochester, New York, and is expected to be completed by June 2023. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $1,050,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was competitively awarded using Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 procedures and one proposal was received. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92222-17-D-0021).


Lockheed to Develop Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2

June 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, has been awarded a $104,634,353 single award, fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 (ARTS-V2). Contractor will provide the development and test of an ARTS-V2 production representative article and options to produce up to 20 systems. Work will be performed at Grand Prairie, Texas; Syracuse, New York; Orlando, Florida; Palmdale, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Newark, California; Northridge, California; Batavia, Ohio; Clintonville, Wisconsin; Huntsville, Alabama; Austin, Texas; San Luis, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Middletown, Rhode Island; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Tallman, New York. Work is expected to be complete by June 30, 2027. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $24,700,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8210-17-C-0001).


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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