SIGNALScape

Several Firms to Provide Infrastructure Protection

May 4, 2012
By George Seffers

M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia; L-3 Services Incorporated, Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Chantilly, Virginia; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Incorporated Rockville, Maryland; and Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated Columbia, Maryland, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with firm-fixed price provisions, performance-based multiple award contracts to provide infrastructure protection solutions, to include engineering and life-cycle support for five program areas: electronic security systems; public safety to include emergency management and law enforcement technology support; enterprise systems engineering; information assurance; and engineering network system. M.C. Dean is being awarded $41,313,451; L-3 Services, $38,980,304; SAIC, $39,800,740; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, $40,963,239; and Honeywell Technology Solutions, $43,192,864. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contracts to an estimated $228,700,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Shepro To Wear Multi Hats for NATO/ACC

May 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Steven M. Shepro, USAF, has been assigned commanding general, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Marine Corps Strengthens Its Sea Legs

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Always well-versed in land combat, the U.S. Marine Corps now is focusing on its heritage as a premier amphibious force by re-emphasizing the "sea" portion of its expertise "in the air, on land and sea."

Boeing to Support Fighter Jet Radar Radomes

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $12,002,634 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for supplies and services associated with Engineering Change Proposal 6038 for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Supplies include 42 R2/R3 retrofit kits for the AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar domes. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

APIC Corporation to Develop Integrated Photonics Technology

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded Section 845 other transaction agreement with a not-to-exceed ceiling price of $16 million for Phase V Network Enable Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Highly Integrated Photonics (NEW-HIP) technology maturation efforts. Efforts will address the advancing system-level technology readiness level; manufacturing readiness level advancement for both the digital and analog network components; and link testing of digital and analog links using the application-specific components developed under the Navy NEW-HIP Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Three Firms to Mature Next-Generation Jamming Technology

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Incorporated, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $20,596,718 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technology maturation efforts in support of the next-generation jammer, which will replace the aging ALQ-99 tactical jamming system. Technology maturation efforts include research in support of future development of airborne electronic attack capability from a tactical-size airborne stand-off/mod-escort platform. Specifically, the contractor will mature and provide a concept demonstrator (CD) design and mature critical technology elements required to support CD design. Other awards include: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems - Eastern Region, Bethpage, New York, $20,220,599; and ITT Exelis, Clifton, New Jersey, $20,175,204. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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