Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $29,999,998 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Launch and Checkout System. This is an additional element added to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System. The Launch and Checkout System is necessary to support the launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle I, which includes support exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit and checkout. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was recently awarded a contract for more than $9 million to develop and test cost-effective intelligent systems that will address present and future humanitarian de-mining and unexploded ordinance clearance needs. The systems will support operations for mission planning, detection and clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance so that indigenous citizens can safely reoccupy the land. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center Washington, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.