A collaborative, multidisciplinary team of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers recently demonstrated that nontoxic liquid metals can create multifunctional, reconfigurable electronics and flexible power connections for nontraditional electronics. The advance may help lead to self-healing electronics, shape-shifting antennas and clothing woven with conductive threads to electronically connect devices.
R.A. Miller Industries Inc., a woman-owned small business, Grand Haven, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $8,730,080 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of antenna long manpack assemblies. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a five-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Michigan, with a September 11, 2020, performance completion date. Using service is the Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2015 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-15-D-0021).
Sippican/GSM Submarine Antenna JV, Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $30,890,543 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price letter contract for the development of an OE-538B antenna upgrade and procurement of OE-538 and OE-538A antennas, provisioning items and engineering services. The contract provides for existing and upgraded capabilities to the OE-538 antenna system. The OE-538 antenna system is a single-service (submarine-unique), mast-mounted, multi-function antenna system that provides a radio frequency communication capability in the very low frequency to ultra high frequency; and identification, friend or foe and Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities for all submarine classes.
Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $6,640,731 modification (P00023) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0016 to procure 104 Mobile Directional Antenna Systems in support of the One System Remote Video Systems. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,640,731 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is January 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an $11,665,702 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for software and the integration of that software into the hardware design of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 processor and appropriate antennas and receiver resources in support of various naval aviation platforms. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded a $6,715,050 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design and integration of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 processor using 6U card standards with the appropriate antenna and receiver resources for various naval aviation platforms. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $7 million contract for the procurement of 10,500 antenna elements used in the Patriot missile system. The U.S. Army Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company of El Segundo, California, is being awarded a roughly $25 million contract for remanufactured B-2 aircraft antenna parts. The contracting activity is 448 Supply Chain Management Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Santa Maria, California, was awarded a $7 million contract for four adaptable multi-based land/ocean stabilized antenna systems to replace aging antenna systems. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.