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Sun Edison to Provide Photovoltaic Power

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Sun Edison Limited Liability Corporation, Beltsville, Maryland, is being awarded a $38,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for electricity to be provided from a photovoltaic array built, owned, and operated by the contractor, located on leased property at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for a period not to exceed 25 years. The 355 Contracting Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada to Support Precision Strike Package Program

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $45 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee contract to procure products and services in support of the Precision Strike Package Program. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

FLIR to Provide BRITE Star ISR Systems

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $12,291,223 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of AN/AAQ-22E BRITE Star Block II Systems and engineering services. This acquisition is for production quantity of 11 AN/AAQ-22E BRITE Star Block II Systems; engineering services; three turret forward-looking infrared units; and two central electronic units that will provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, detection, identification and targeting capability in day/night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

 

Lockheed to Provide Avionics Prototyping for Presidential Helicopter

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Logistic Services Incorporated, Greenville, South Carolina, is being awarded a $44,648,529 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for prototyping, non-recurring engineering, fabrication, installation, integration, testing, debugging, technical support services, documentation, and maintenance of aircraft avionics systems, ground systems, and laboratory electronic and electromechanical equipment for presidential helicopter and executive transport programs. These efforts are in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Avionics Architecture and Systems Engineering Division (AIR-4.5.1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Two Firms to Compete for Research and Development Task Orders

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Advanced Technology International, Anderson, South Carolina, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for engineering services located worldwide. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option years, for all contracts combined is $45 million. The work to be performed provides for engineering services such as research, development, test and evaluation support, development of designs and concepts and prototypes, development of test plans, test data collection and analysis, project/program planning, project management, development and prototype of equipment/components with performance specifications and metrics for acquisition, preparation of technical reports and manuals, users training, requirement and acquisition documentation, administrative support, and assessment and analytical services. SAIC is being awarded task order 0001 at $184,256 for project support and operational assessment related tasks for the collaborative coalition collection environment joint capability technology demonstration at Camp Smith, Hawaii. These two contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Upgrade Radar for Australian Air Force

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Multi-Spectral Targeting

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $22,026,612 firm-fixed-price contract to standup organic depot capability for test and repair of the AN/AAS-44 Multi-spectral Targeting System-A/B at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Jacksonville, Florida. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity.

Coast Guard Gets Clarity Underwater

June 29, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A 3-D imaging system is providing the U.S. Coast Guard with real-time undersea data critical to its mission. Although the technology is still under evaluation, it has already assisted the service in its response to the Coast Guard helicopter crash off the Alabama shore in February.

Taking Measure of Supercomputing

June 28, 2012

The Graph500 executive committee has announced specifications that will better represent ways to rate the large-scale data analytics that are key to high-performance computing. This single-source, shortest-path specification to assess computing performance will measure the closest distance between selected items.

Raytheon Awarded First Responder Contract for LA County

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Los Angeles, California, has been chosen by Los Angeles County to replace legacy emergency dispatch consoles with new ones that can easily be expanded for emerging public safety technologies such as Long Term Evolution, a high-speed, wireless broadband data network. Under a $12.5 million contract, Raytheon will replace all public safety communications consoles for the sheriff and fire departments. When the twin-screen consoles are in place, public safety dispatchers can see which units are available and have the shortest response time in handling both routine and emergency incidents. The changes will also provide increased interoperability between jurisdictions.

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