Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,636,585 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under the contract (HQ0147-17-C-0045), SAIC will work with Missile Defense Agency to evolve analysis capability to model the Ballistic Missile Defense System's (BMDS) expected performance in support of the director for engineering's Quick Reaction Team (QRT) support and analysis effort. The effort supports research, development and testing of the BMDS. The analytical support for the QRT will create products used by the Missile Defense Agency director; the National Command Authority; the combatant commands; and the U.S.
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Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Largo, Florida, is being awarded an $8,731,406 contract modification for Joint Tactical Terminal AN/USC-62 radios. These radios will provide the Navy with vital integrated broadcast service receive and transmit capabilities in support of Ballistic missile defense operations. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $34,659,763. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,223,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for engineering services in support of the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) Program. The CJR Program designs, develops, and acquires a functional replacement ship and mission equipment suite for the current Cobra Judy and USNS Observation Island. The CJR mission is the same as that of the system it replaces: long-dwell foreign ballistic missile data collection in support of international treaty verification. The mission systems onboard the replacement ship includes high-power, instrumentation-class S-band and X-band radar phased arrays and the necessary ancillary equipment to support the mission. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washin
As China, Russia and Iran continue to develop capabilities that could circumvent U.S. missile defenses, technology under development by one defense industry contracting giant has piqued the interest of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
Recently, China reportedly has conducted at least three flight tests of a hypersonic maneuverable glide vehicle that skims the Earth’s atmosphere—technology that adversaries pursue to “find a seam” in U.S. missile defenses, said Mike Trotsky, vice president of air and missile defense business development, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin.