Individual Growth Key to Military Might

September 5, 2017
By 1st Lt. Maxim Yershov, USA

The military services offer warfighters extensive professional development; unfortunately, many fail to explore all options. 

Zodiac to Provide Airborne Instrumentation Equipment for the Navy

August 30, 2017

Zodiac Data Systems Incorporated of Alpharetta, Georgia, is being awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure airborne instrumentation modular data recorder system hardware and associated repair services for use on Navy F/A-18, V-22, F-35, C130, Triton, and Fire Scout aircraft, and various helicopter platforms. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland and is expected to be completed by August 2022. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on each delivery order. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River is the contracting activity (N00421-17-D-0044).

Trellisware Technologies to Provide Radio Systems for SOCOM

August 30, 2017

Trellisware Technologies Incorporated of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $40,000,000, indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Tactical Scalable Mobile Ad-hoc Network radio systems in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Center.  The work will be performed in San Diego, California, and will have a five-year ordering period ending on August 20, 2022.  Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $54,759 are being obligated at the time of the award for the first delivery order. The contract has been awarded as a result of a Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase III award. The SOCOM Contracting office in Tampa, Florida is the contracting activity (H92222-17-D-0024).

Jacobs Technologies to Support SOCOM

August 30, 2017

Jacobs Technologies of Tullahoma, Tennessee, has been awarded a $771,331,825 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for enterprise operations and maintenance support services by Special Operations Forces Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics (SITEC) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The contract will be modified to increase the overall award to $778,644,534, an increase of $7,312,709. The work will be performed in various locations worldwide and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2023, if all options are exercised. The contract has been awarded through a fair opportunity competition under the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Large Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract. The request for quotations was submitted to nine GSA contract holders who had opted into the final solicitation process. Four quotations were received.  U.S. Special Operations Command Contracting office, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92222-17-F-0069).

Phoenix Logistics to Provide Simulation Training Equipment

August 30, 2017

Phoenix Logistics Incorporated of Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $44,472,641 combination cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price contract to provide the procurement and deployment of the Common Battle Command Simulation Equipment hardware and software licenses. The technology will support the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Program Manager for Integration Training Environment Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability program of record. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order. The estimated completion date is August 29, 0222. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W900KK-17-D-0005).

Software Company to Provide Virtual Training Program to the Army

August 29

The Army has awarded a five-year contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to deliver licenses and support of Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3), a comprehensive desktop training package based on commercial video game technology, for the Army's Games for Training program. The software provides a virtual learning environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications. The system includes a content library, scenario development tools and after action review capability. In addition to delivering the software licenses, BISim will provide support and upgraded versions of VBS3, make enhancements to the existing software capabilities, provide online training course support and develop additional capabilities as requested by the Army.

"VBS3 supports a virtual training environment that is flexible, supports repetition, and is available at the point of need," said Brian Domian, Assistant Product Manager, Games for Training, U.S. Army. “The Army has been creative at adapting VBS3 for many varied training requirements and exploiting the development capabilities of VBS3 to create custom training solutions. This contract establishes a direct relationship with BISim that will enable continued collaboration over the next five years."

Lockheed to Provide Continued Support to Missile Defense Agency

August 28

LLockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary and Mission Systems Division in Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,451,695 modification (P00040) to previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract HQ0147-16-C-0011. The modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $681,880,588 from $672,428,893. The modification provides for development efforts associated with quantifying discrimination performance and evolving threats. Work will be performed at Moorestown, New Jersey, with an expected completion date of February 2019. Missile Defense Agency fiscal year 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,269,400 will be obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-16-C-0011).



Lockheed to Provide Repair of Systems on the E2-D Aircraft

August 28

Lockheed Martin Corporation in Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $7,030,168 undefinitized contract action for delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-BR01) for the repair of 45 items used on the E2-D aircraft, known as the Advanced Hawkeye. Work will be performed in Liverpool and will be completed by February 2019. Fiscal year 2017 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $3,444,782 will be obligated at the time of award. The funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was a sole-source award, with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.