Defense Operations

September 3, 2014
 

LinQuest Corporation, Los Angeles, has announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in El Segundo, California, awarded a $29 million, cost-plus-incentive fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to its existing contract. With this option, the total value of LinQuest's Military Satellite Communications Analysis, Systems Integration, and Engineering Services (MASIES) contract for system engineering and integration support services increases to $154.8 million. Simultaneously, the SMC decided to exercise the MASIES contract’s first option that goes through June 30, 2015.

September 3, 2014
 

Science Application International Corporation, McLean, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0001); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (W91CRB-11-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean,Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0003); Exelis Incorporated, Alexandria, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0004); Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0005); Wintec Arrowmaker Incorporated, Washington, Maryland (W91CRB-11-D-0006); and Technical and P

September 03, 2014
 

Watts Constructors LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $38,914,500 firm-fixed-price contract for a satellite communications earth terminal station facility. Work will be performed in San Miguel, California, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the contracting activity (W9128-14-C-0040).

September 3, 2014
 

A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,016,253 modification (P00005) to contract W911QX-12-C-0174 for freedom of maneuver for the Afghan national security forces programs. These programs will develop and assess a spiral development and prototyping approach to expedite integration of technical and operational information. These programs will also integrate tactical training and technologies for host nation forces that support counter-improvised explosive devices operations in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan ($7,573,652; 84 percent) and Fredericksburg, Virginia ($1,442,600; 16 percent), with an estimated completion date of March 29, 2015.

September 1, 2014
 

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6,589,859 modification (P00012) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8802-14-C-0001, for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. The contractor will provide planning, systems definition and technical specification support. They will also analyze user needs, design and design alternatives, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control. They will assist with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations and integration of space systems into effective systems of systems.

September 1, 2014
 

Cassidian SAS, Elancourt, France, has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Eagle Vision Data Acquisition Segment (DAS). The sustainment effort includes systems support, telephone support, software/hardware maintenance, onsite/emergency support, security accreditation, configuration management, sustaining engineering, spare management, sustainment training and overall program management. The support effort includes sustaining engineering, technical refresh, and the procurement of additional DAS systems.

September 1, 2014
 

Areté Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,316,696 modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0007) for engineering services in support of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block 1 program. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battle space for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2014
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York,, is being awarded a $32,502,712 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract (N00019-13-C-999) for non-recurring engineering in support of the full rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2014
 

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2014
 

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,395,545 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0096 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Universal Urgent Needs Statement Effort. This order provides for the replacement of the warning system and radar warning receiver system and upgrades the capabilities of the programmer and associated software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2014
 

Airtec Inc., California, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,780,768 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Army's Southern Command. The contractor will provide ISR services utilizing two contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircraft. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in May 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0032).

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness (SSA) data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

September 1, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $10,271,439 firm-fixed-price contract for transmitter receivers. This is a four-year base contract with no option periods. Using service is Royal Australian Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THAX).

August 26, 2014
 

Johnson Controls BAS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-14-D-0050); Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-14-D-0051); and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois (W912DY-14-D-0052), were awarded a $2.5 billion combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems. Other contracts may be awarded under this solicitation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets. The U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) now can run a program that shows where space objects are and where they will be, as well as the potential for these objects colliding. This information has been added to Space-Track.org.

August 26, 2014
 

Aardvark, La Verne, California, was awarded a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the components of the Launched Electric Stun Device Program: TASER XP25 Cartridge, TASER X26 Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), Extended Digital Power Magazine, and holster for the CEW. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0092).

August 26, 2014
 

Telecommunication Support Services Inc. (TSS), Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,922,696 firm-fixed-price contract for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. The MASS mission includes radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; air search and rescue; and other regional operations in the U. S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-14-C-0013).

August 26, 2014
 

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,024,395 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0081) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for Army Research Laboratory sensors and electron devices. AMMTIAC shall provide technical, engineering and expertise in the application of advanced materials, manufacturing and testing to sensors and emitters and their components, including the design and integration of systems to incorporate solutions and the use of prognostics and diagnostics to ensure the functionality and effectiveness of those solutions.

August 26, 2014
 

L-3 Communications Corp. - Communication Systems, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $29,146,854 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Communication Security/Transition Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Systems II (ACTS II). Contactor will provide interim contractor support in support of transition capability on the AEHF COMSEC/TRANSEC ACTS II from electronic key management system to key management infrastructure. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).

August 26, 2014
 

L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-4023).

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