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Four Firms Awarded UCLASS Contracts

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., El Segundo, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0140), Lockheed Martin Corp., Palmdale, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0141), The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., (N00019-13-C-0142), and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0143) are each being awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle. The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting, and strike capabilities. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority 

DARPA Awards High-Performance Circuitry Contract

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $10,118,368 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-09-C-0062). Under the Terahertz Electronics (THz) program, the performer shall develop critical device and integration technologies necessary to realize compact, high-performance electronic circuits that operate at a center frequency of 1.03 THz. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

Kongsberg Receives Remotely Operated Weapon Contract Modification

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, Kongsberg, Norway was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract award modification of $14,786,467 with a cumulative maximum value of $51,094,647 for the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station system and system spares. This is an award contract modification to exercise options CLIN. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-12-C-0103).

AFRL Awards Multiple Target Recognition Contracts

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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KEYW Corp., Severn, Md., (FA8650-13-D-1551); Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), McLean, Va., (FA8650-13-D-1552); Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif. (FA8650-13-D-1553); and BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Burlington, Mass., (FA8650-13-D-1628), have been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the amount of $24,375,000 (shared ceiling for five contracts) for research and development for the Compact Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Sustainable Environment (CASE) program. Research is focused on reducing template/database dimensionality and cost for single and multi-phenomenology ATR, while maintaining target identification performance. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Awarded CRAM Command and Control Funds

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Co., Carson, Calif., was awarded a cost plus incentive fee, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract modification (P00071) of $22,876,078 with a cumulative maximum value of $157,432,543 for extension of base contract seven months to provide continuing supplies, services and maintenance for the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (CRAM) Command and Control System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command–Red Stone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-07-C-0335).
 

Catapult Health Technology to Provide Research Lab IT Support

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Catapult Health Technology Group, Bethesda, Md., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract with a cumulative maximum value of $26,917,073 for information technology support services for multiple locations of the Army Research Laboratory. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Installation Contracting Division, Adelphi Division, Adelphi, Md., is he contracting activity (W911QX-13-F-0030).

Multiple Firms to Support Unmanned Systems

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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AM Pierce and Associates, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-13-D-0009); BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md. (N00421-13-D-0010); Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md. (N00421-13-D-0011); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-D-13-0012); Engility Corp., Chantilly, Va. (N00421-13-D-0013), and Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (N00421-13-D-0013) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for the procurement of systems engineering support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Department, Aircraft Control Systems Division. These services will provide engineering support to developmental programs such as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems, the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, War Fighter Networking, Unmanned Aircraft System/Ground Based Sense and Avoid and Automated Aerial Refueling Support. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these contracts is $243,105,875 and the companies will have the opportunity to compete on individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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