Defense Operations

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).

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $109,078,477 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort foreign military sales (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine) contract with options for engineering services for the Patriot System Tracking Radar. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0093).

August 15, 2014

U.S. Technologies Incorporated, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is being awarded a $13,825,350 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 5,270 of the various types of AN/ULQ-21technique control modulator circuit card assemblies in support of the Airborne Threat Simulation Organization (ATSO). ATSO develops, integrates, and operationally supports countermeasures and emitter threat simulation systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0023).

August 15, 2014

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, Utica, New York, is being awarded a $25,370,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide services for the operations of the Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center (DTRIAC), located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and the support office at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 15, 2014

Ace Technology Partners LLC, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has been awarded a $7,047,715 firm-fixed-price contract for Fidelis eXtrusion Prevention System (XPS) standard maintenance and software. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8732-13-D-0014 RV01).

August 15, 2014

The Boeing Company, Seattle, is being awarded a $295,643,284 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot II Full Rate Production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy (8) and the government of Australia (4). This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($152,043,495; 51 percent) and the government of Australia ($143,599,789; 49 percent) under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0067).

August 18, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,009,069 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0075) on the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for advanced materials, components and systems for anti-tamper systems engineering, test and evaluation. AMMTIAC shall provide technical, engineering and expertise to perform research, development, test and evaluation utilizing emerging materials, components, and systems for technology protection.

August 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $59,728,305 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) for the Navy's fiscal 2014 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) System and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a USW combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. The contract is for development and production of the Technical Insertion 14 baseline of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 USW systems. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

August 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Some of the hackers who have persistently attacked Lockheed Martin’s networks have “gone quiet” in recent months, officials told reporters yesterday at an Arlington, Virginia, media summit hosted by the company’s recently restructured Defense and Intelligence Solutions division. “We’ve seen a number of the adversaries—I wouldn’t say they’ve disappeared—but they’ve gone quiet,” said Darrell Durst, Lockheed Martin’s vice president, cyber solutions. “I think we have been able to counter a number of the adversaries relative to our networks.”

August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $12,597,184 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P04014) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Operational Software Sustainment Program (IOSSP). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,892,257,714. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLIN 7885 for the sustainment of the IOSSP of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

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