Transource Services Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded an $11,578,820 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of an existing contract to procure ruggedized laptop computers and removable hard disk drives. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Nova Technologies, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12 million firm-fixed-price contract modification in support of special operations forces requirements. The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation, Acquisition Center, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $12,212,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the support services to the 160th Signal Brigade and their subordinate commands with the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $100,545,899 firm-fixed-price contract for the support services for the Mission Command Training Center, Fort Hood, Texas, and its supported installations. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Hood, Texas, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, for the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Weapon System (WS) modernization program with an initial award of $120 million. The contract has a potential value of $504 million over eight years, if all options are exercised. AOC WS is the command and control center for planning, executing and assessing joint air operations during a contingency or conflict. Under the contract from the Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, the team led by Northrop Grumman will modernize the AOC to enable greater battle space awareness and more effective, dynamic planning and execution. AOC WS program objectives include improving the speed of command by automating information exchange, accelerating the integration of warfighter capabilities and significantly reducing lifecycle costs. Tasking under the entire contract includes design, integration, test and delivery of a network-centric infrastructure and mission applications with fielding and sustainment at eight AOC sites.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $10,408,342 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option to procure 14 380-high definition surveillance systems in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Program that is currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in April 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded an $87.8 million dollar firm fixed price contract a Foreign Military Sales program which will provide an AN/APG- 68 (V) 9 radar systems for the Royal Thai Air Force (6), the Republic of Iraq (22) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (15) for a total of 43 radar systems. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting authority.
Lockheed Martin, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $14,949,173 contract modification for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The MFTA is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize, and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $6,505,448 contract modification to exercise an option to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the MH-60 aircraft. The modification provides for the following quantities: 48 RT-1990(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters for MH-60R and 28 RT-1990(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters for MH-60S. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Drawing on nearly 14 years of continuing effort and achievement, the U.S. Army has successfully placed its first cyber brigade into daily operation. Will it be able to continue performing its duties as a virtual Hadrian's Wall in cyberspace? Indications thus far would confirm so. What are your impressions?