All Native Services, Winnebago, Neb., is being awarded a $15,009,514 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed fee research and development contract to exercise option year two for the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will promote research and development, which will result in a prototype of a Cerberus Lite system, which will be capable of becoming a four-person hand carried portable unit. Support areas include infrared, laser, thermal imaging and other related sensor technologies. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.
Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $50,977,258 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for additional sustainment efforts for existing Copperhead unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detachments, to include personnel support for training and logistics both in the continental United States and outside the continental United States, as well as a variety of spares and industrial supply type materials required for the repair and maintenance efforts. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in February 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.
Greetings Fiscal Cliff Dwellers! By the time you read this there will be less than two weeks before automatic sequestration cuts take effect - - - a week of which the Congress will be in recess! What was meant to be a “poison pill” to force the legislative and executive branches to compromise on rational budgets so the government could reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years now appears inevitable. Since January we have been fed a steady stream of increasingly dire consequences from Navy aircraft carriers not deploying, to Army readiness declining, to Air Force airplanes not being maintained, to civilian workers being furloughed, and to contracts being canceled unless there is some relief from the automatic 9.4% sequestration of funds scheduled for March 1st. Yet none of this doom and gloom was in evidence as late as Thanksgiving of 2012 when the reflexive answer from DoD consistently was “the Congress won’t allow sequestration to happen!”
Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Orlando, Fla., will provide the U.S. Air Force with a lightweight, compact laser targeting system designed to improve the effectiveness of battlefield airmen on Close Air Support missions. The $3 million contract award includes design, development, delivery, training and sustainment for the Line of Sight – Short (LOS-S) integrated targeting system, as well as priced options for production systems. With all options exercised, the contract has a potential total value of more than $100 million.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $32,661,700 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for delivery of data, reports, software and hardware related to Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration Research and Development. HRL Laboratories L.L.C., Malibu, Calif., is being awarded a $6,504,988 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for delivery of data, reports, software and hardware related to Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration Research and Development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Space Systems, Newton, Pa., is being awarded a $58,237,713 contract modification for Global Positioning System III Space Vehicles 7 and 8 long lead items. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $159,955,980 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures System. Contract involves Foreign Military Sales. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $284,439,355 fixed-price incentive firm target contract for advanced procurement for the Space-Based Infrared Systems GEO 5-6 program. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., Wallingford, Conn., was issued a modification exercising the fourth contract option year. The modification is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity-contract with a maximum $14,508,160 for radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, services, manual, and repair parts. Omega Medical Imaging Inc., Sanford, Fla., was issued a modification exercising the fourth contract option year. The modification is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $14,014,205 for radiology systems, subsystems, and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
VSolvit L.L.C., Fillmore, Calif., is being awarded a $10,527,041 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price task orders for information technology enterprise business systems support at Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Information Technology Center, Naval Base Ventura County. The contract also contains four unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $53,121,508. No task orders are being awarded at this time. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.