Defense Operations

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $16,286,671 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 60 Lot 38 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the E/A-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (48) and the government of Australia (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,772,003; 60 percent), and government of Australia ($6,514,668; 40 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0068).

August 22, 2014

Nova Technologies, Panama City, Florida, was awarded a $55 million modification (P00007) to contract W900KK-12-D-0005 for modification of the fire training system for simulated battlefield training of fire support specialists, joint fire observers and soldiers at the institutional and unit level. Army PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $10,006,600 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0046 for sole source modification for limited scope services to provide additional development and testing of the current Common Infrared Countermeasure Technology Development phase system.

August 21, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $30,385,333 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for the development of a structural repair manual in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $19,522,980 firm-fixed-price contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 FY14 Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units. This contract provides for procurement of 15 SEWIP Block 1B3 LRIP systems and associated data. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) Electronic Warfare System through a modular, open-system approach. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning, and protection from anti-ship missiles.

August 21, 2014

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $24,191,749 modification (P00313) exercising an option to contract F19628-00-C-0019 to support critical mission operations for North American Aerospace Defense Command's Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC/ITWAA) in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority.

August 21, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $11,514,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00006) for FA8721-14-C-0017 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes.

August 21, 2014

NEXGEN Communications LLC, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,432,040 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Miniaturized Receiver Transmitter (mRXTX) Prototype Modules. Contractor will develop and demonstrate a miniaturized Radio Frequency (RF) transmit/receive module to support Computational Leverage Against Surveillance Systems (CLASS) requirements. The CLASS program requires an integrated transmit and receive module capable of performing wideband self-filtering for frequency division duplexing with high dynamic range and efficiency, which this effort will provide. The scope of this effort encompasses the innovation, design, assembly and assessment of a miniaturized RF transmit/receive module.

August 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, was awarded a $34,666,402 modification (P00054) to contract W15P7T-11-C-H267 for continued operations and sustainment of the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar currently deployed in theater. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $16,296,359 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2014. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 21, 2014

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $124,326,550 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0031) increasing the scope authorized to perform all of the necessary design and development work required to bring Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capability to the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminal and to achieve a successful critical design review. ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $72,673,450 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0032).

September 1, 2014

ARCTEC Alaska Joint Venture, Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $32,062,792 firm-fixed-price contract, plus one option year, for the operation and maintenance of 15 geographically separated long range radar sites, three remote radio sites, maintenance of the Regional Air Operations Center, and Maintenance Control and Communications Center within Alaska. Work will be performed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and at the 15 separate sites located throughout Alaska, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2027, if all 12 option years are exercised.

September 1, 2014

FlightSafety International, Flushing, New York, will be awarded a $27,471,325 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for Gulfstream Pilot/Flight Engineering Training services. This requirement is a recurring requirement within Headquarters Air Force Mobility Command/A3T. This contract will provide initial and refresher academic and simulator training, and a variety of technical courses for U.S. Air Force pilots and flight engineers operating the Air Force Gulfstream series aircraft. The 763 Specialized Contracting Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (FA4452-14-D-0003).

September 1, 2014

Harris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $450 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract (firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract line items) for services to provide engineering, maintenance, and program management support for the Crisis Management System. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-National Capital Region, Fort Meade, Maryland is the contracting activity (HC1047-14-D-4006).

September 1, 2014

Spectro Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded an estimated $9,024,628 firm-fixed-price, commercial, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for repair of spectrometers in support of U.S. Air Force and Army requirements. The award is a five-year ordering type contract with no options. Air Force Sustainment Center, Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8517-14-D-0021).

September 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $31,905,389 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6404) for fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-type option for the production of 108 MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) Functional Item Replacement (FIR) Kits, related engineering services to support CBASS FIR kits, CBASS FIR kit spares, and CBASS FIR kit warranty. The objective of the MK48 Mod 7 CBASS kit production program is to supply the U.S.

August 20, 2014
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Navy has announced that BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00039-14-D-0121); General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts (N00039-14-D-0122); Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia, small business (N00039-14-D-0123); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-14-D-0124); and Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00039-14-D-0125), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production units.

August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. With the prevalence of military-themed video games available to the general public, many people, including troops, grow up, or adapt to, playing virtual war. Despite the fact that I know training is different than playing, and despite the fact that I’d already talked at length with sources who drove home this point, when I went to experience Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS 3) in person, I expected to have fun playing with my avatar.

August 18, 2014

Harris RF Communication, Rochester, New York, has been awarded a $19,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of approximately 1,500 AN/PRC-152A radios and accessories. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Battlefield Airmen, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629 -14-D-2407).

August 18, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $240,653,315 primarily firm-fixed-price modification (PZ0001) for FA8620-13-C-3018 for three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk air vehicles, each containing an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and an Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP), plus two additional ASIP sensors as retrofit kits. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $354,870,536. The contract modification is for the definitization of the advance purchase agreement. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Global Hawk Program Office), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

August 18, 2014

Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded an $18,170,444 fixed-price-incentive contract, with options, for information management/information technology enterprise services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi is the contracting activity (W91WMC-14-C-0001).

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