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Northrop Grumman Wins Potential $637 Million CANES Contract

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, has selected Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation to develop and produce the Navy's next-generation tactical afloat network, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). Northrop Grumman was issued a $36,646,047 delivery order February 1 for the procurement of the CANES network infrastructure to include guided missile destroyer (DDG) variant first article; DDG variant production unit; and multipurpose amphibious assault ship (LHD) variant first article. This contract includes options which, if exercised at the maximum quantities, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $637,773,236.  First installation planned for fleet destroyer in late fiscal year 2012.

DRG to Provide Ageon ISR to Afghanistan

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Boston-based DRG has been contracted to deliver an additional 55 Ageon intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to Afghanistan as part of an undisclosed program, bringing the total number to 75. Initially deployed with new ground control shelters, Ageon ISR is now being used to upgrade all existing shelters across the program. Ageon ISR supports multi-intelligence processing, exploitation, and dissemination. Warfighters operating from these shelters use Ageon ISR to fuse high-definition video, wide area imagery, radar, unattended ground sensor, acoustic and human intelligence data to support force protection and intelligence operations.

Boeing to Provide 700 Laser Guidance Kits to U.S. Air Force

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $8,261,510 contract modification to procure an additional 700 precision laser guidance set kits for the U.S. Air Force. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Insitu Supports Afghanistan Operations with ScanEagle Imagery

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $41,090,719 ceiling priced contract modification for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Vital Images to Provide Radiology Equipment

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Vital Images Incorporated, Minnetonka, Minnesota, was issued a $12 million contract modification for radiology systems, subsystems and components. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennslvania, is the contracting activity.

Nova to Provide IT Support Services for U.S. Defense Department

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Nova Corporation, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $19,609,310 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract to provide comprehensive information technology support with a focus including the following: network planning and engineering, systems and database administration operations, desktop engineering, customer support, information security, alternate site support. U.S. Department of Defense Washington Headquarters Service is the contracting activity.

Navmar to Develop Shallow Water Targeting Technology

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

The Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $9,640,400 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project under Topic N04-237, "Mobile Shallow Water Antisubmarine Target System."  The objective of this contract is to mature the design of the Shallow Water Target (SWT) System developed under the Phase II SBIR into a production-ready, over-the-side radio-frequency (RF) prototype SWT System and submarine simulator. In addition, this contract provides for research studies on RF and radiated signals; development of algorithms and display concepts; performance and functional testing; on-site-integration and field testing; training tools and documents; and on-site and post-test training. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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