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Lockheed Martin to Produce Conformal Arrays

December 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Liverpool, N.Y., is being awarded a $24,462,051 fixed-price incentive, firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production and support of AN/BQS-25 low-cost conformal arrays (LCCA). The AN/BQS-25 LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure that is integrated with the acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion AN/BQQ-10 system to provide situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high-density environments. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $92,476,516. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-6227).    

U.S. Navy Modifies Submarine Acoustics Contract

December 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $124,531,317 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for the development and production of the acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion (A-RCI) and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI14) for the U.S. submarine fleet. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off-the-shelf based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Social Media Could Jeopardize Military Operations, Careers

December 13, 2013
By Jim Sweeney



Every year SIGNAL Magazine introduces a new columnist in the January issue for its Incoming opinion column. Next year’s columnist, Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA (Ret.), picked a timely topic for his first column. He worries that with social media posts, warfighters and civilian military employees “merrily are doing the work of a million foreign spies.” Gen. Bolger warns of a broad trend toward posting too much information in social media.

Boeing to Upgrade Aircraft for Multiple Nations

December 13, 2013

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated ceiling-price of $872,766,714 for system upgrades for F/A-18 A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Canada. This contract provides for deliverables and services based on system configuration set life cycle phases for the aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia and Canada. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0008).

Lockheed Martin Receives GPS Contract Modification

December 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp, Newton, Pa., has been awarded a $200,700,415 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00276) on an existing contract (FA8807-08-C-0010) for GPS III space vehicles 05 and 06. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

MCI to Support High Performance Computing Modernization

December 13, 2013

MCI Communications Services Inc., doing business as Verizon Business Services, Ashburn, Va., was awarded an $11,071,650 sole-source modification (P00066) to firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract DCA200-02-D-5003 for Defense Research and Engineering Network II telecommunication services in support of the High Performance Computing Modernization program office. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

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