PacStar, Portland, Oregon, recently announced it has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, for immediate delivery to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command's (JECC) Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). The JCSE TacSat Nano is a lightweight, compact, and flexible package that provides multiband voice, ViaSat messaging services, and Radio-over-Internet Protocol in a single case solution.
L-3 Services Incorporated, MPRI, Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,917,591 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price cost contract for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems support of forward operating bases, including sustainment of operators currently in theatre, training and pre-deployment support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by February 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Cambridge International Systems Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia; Mandex Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia; Grove Resource Solutions Incorporated, Frederick, Maryland; and United Joint Venture, Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price provisions, multiple award contract for the procurement of battlespace awareness support services including the development, integration, and test of intelligence, battlespace awareness, and information operations applications and dedicated hardware. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to a combined estimated value of $249,590,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $23,226,087 for radar equipment. Using military service is Navy. The company also was awarded a maximum $14,210,262 for radar equipment to be provided to the Royal Australian Navy. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity for both awards.
L-3 Services Incorporated, STRATIS, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $15,491,733 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-reimbursable contract for the integrated broadcast services, network systems additional capabilities and message throughput. In addition, hardware and software will be upgraded. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $44,469,437 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for research and development logistic efforts to support and maintain the CVN-78 Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. This order will include the development of supportability analysis, logistics management information database, reliability centered maintenance guidance, repair level analysis, maintenance plans, technical manuals and training. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
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