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Raytheon Supports Sensor Netting System

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Company, Largo, Fla., is being awarded a $7,008,900 contract modification for engineering support services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) program. The CEC program is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity. 

Joint Precision Landing System to be Updated

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Company, Fullerton, Calif., is being awarded a $7,057,746 contract modification to update the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System to incorporate availability in Global Positioning System jamming environment into the Increment 1 design as identified by the threshold level system requirements document. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

ViaSat to Deliver Voice Communications to Turkey

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers
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ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $15,819,052 for firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the United States and the government of Turkey under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Egypt Procures Radio Repeater Systems

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Exelis Incorporated, Van Nuys, Calif., is being awarded a potential $25 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of six radio frequency repeater systems for the government of Egypt’s SPS-48E land-based radar program and associated support for Egypt under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The requirement includes all associated support. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

TRADOC Intelligence Support Contract Worth $143 Million

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers
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The Mission Installation Contracting Command, Mission Contracting Office—Fort Eustis has awarded CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Va., a $143 million contract to support the core functions of the operational environment for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2). The contract has a one-year base with two, one-year option periods. CGI will deliver a range of analytical and technical services across 12 broad task areas, including training operations management; support for information, surveillance and reconnaissance integration; and data analysis, and modeling. CGI’s work will support all TRADOC G2 major support organizations, Centers of Excellence, Army schools, and Army Combat Training Centers located across the United States.

Honeywell to Support Micro Air Vehicle

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Honeywell International, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded an $8,286,161 contract for post-production support services for the RQ-16B T-Hawk Block II Micro Air Vehicle. The RQ-16B is a rugged, field-repairable, single operator, vertical launched, unmanned air system that supports explosive ordnance disposal technicians and is currently used in theater to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting authority.

Two Firms Awarded Aviator $200 Million Night Vision Contract

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers
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L-3 Communications Corporation, Tempe, Ariz., and Exelis Incorporated, Roanoke, Virginia, were awarded a $200 million firm-fixed-price contract between two contractors. The award will provide for the procurement of Enhanced 3rd Generation Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 3, 2017. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Sesame Street for Military Families

September 18, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

The free Sesame Street for Military Families app gives service members and their loved ones the resources they need to handle challenging situations, such as deployments and homecomings. The program, developed by Sesame Street for the iPhone and iPad, features videos, articles and parent guides in both English and Spanish. Download it from the iTunes App Store. An Android version is expected in the coming weeks.

Watch a tour of the app here:

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