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Northrop to Continue Operating BACN for Contingency Operations

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, two contract modifications totaling $156 million to continue operating and maintaining the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system in support of overseas contingency missions. The company was awarded a $106 million contract modification to extend the deployment and operation of BACN payloads installed in three E-11A Bombardier Global Express BD-700 aircraft and three EQ-4B Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. The award supports operations through June 2013. Additionally, the company was awarded a $50 million contract modification for platform maintenance support of three E-11A aircraft - numbers 9355, 9358 and 9001 - through February 2013.

Oklahoma State to Provide Sensor Technology for Warfighters

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Oklahoma State University/University Multispectral Laboratory, Ponca City, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $13,639,889 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed fee, performance-based contract to provide services that bring together research, practical application, and the integration of hardware and software to execute testing and evaluation of sensors and related technologies to fulfill warfighter requirements. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to an estimated $49 million. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Systems Engineering to Support Submarine Imaging and Electronic Warfare

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation, Middletown, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $29,402,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide lab support services, fabrication, repair, installation and maintenance services in support of submarine imaging, electronic warfare, communication, antenna, and special project programs. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

Thales to Provide Radio System Components

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, was issued a contract modification with a maximum $40,000,500 for radio system components. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is federal civilian agencies. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide P-8A Trainers

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $28,220,216 contract modification for 22 flight management system trainers; 44 mission systems desktop trainers; two desktop training environments; and updates to the instructional system's design for courseware for the Air Combat Training Continuum in support of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for all spares, support, and tools associated with these training devices and non-destructive inspection, training devices and courseware. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded $107 Million P-8A Contract Modification

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $107,100,000 contract modification to provide additional funding for long-lead materials in support of the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-8A Low Rate Initial Production III aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Upgrade Missile Defense Radar Under Potential $176 Million Contract

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the contractor will upgrade the Early Warning Radar (EWR) at Clear Air Force Station (AFS), Alaska, with an option to upgrade the EWR at Cape Cod AFS, Massachusetts. This is a joint Missile Defense Agency/Air Force effort and will be funded by fiscal 2012 through 2017 Missile Defense Agency Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, and Air Force Other Procurement funds. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Technology to Support Air Operations Center

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Jacobs Technology Incorporated, Lincoln, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $11,012,039 time-and-material, cost-reimbursement contract to provide direct mission support professional engineering services in support of both the Air Operations Center Weapon System and the Theater Battle Management Core Systems-Force Level Program Offices. The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

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