Defense Operations

June 11, 2014

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $7,958,350 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68335-12-C-0353) to exercise an option for the procurement of logistic services and mission travel in support of the TigerShark persistent surveillance unmanned aerial system. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (92 percent), and Warminster (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

June 9, 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HPES), Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $138 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00039-10-D-0010) for the continuity of services contract (CoSC) for Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The modification includes increasing the contract ceiling from $5,603,792,250 to $5,741,792,250, and adding an option to extend the period of performance by three months, from July 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2014. The NMCI services are currently provided under the CoSC, which was awarded to HPES in order to continue providing information technology (IT) services following the expiration of the original NMCI contract.

June 9, 2014

SES Government Solutions, McLean Virginia, has been awarded an $8,245,160 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of commercial on-orbit transponders to support Ku-band communications for U.S. Africa Command and operations and sustainment support for a base year and four one-year options. Work will be performed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany and the western portion of Africa, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 5, 2019. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California is the contracting activity (FA8808-14-C-0001).

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $90,914,168 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to incorporate the updated system architecture into the original Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign activity for the Electronic Warfare System in support of the F-35 Lot VII effort for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and the governments of the F-35 International Partners: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

June 6, 2014

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $7,051,595 contract (FA8650-14-C-5502) for the Affordable Radio Frequency Multifunction Sensors (ARMS) program. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $3,750,297 contract (FA8650-14-C-5503). The ARMS program will focus on developing new manufacturing processes to enable an increase in reliability and a decrease in cycle time and costs for Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) sensors.

June 6, 2014

Alion Science and Technology, Burr Ridge, Illinois (FA8075-14-D-0014); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (FA8075-14-D-0015); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0016); EOIR Technologies Inc., Fredericksburg, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0017); Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (FA8075-14-D-0018); MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA8075-14-D-0019); Mantech TSG-2 Joint Venture, Fairfax, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0020); Prescient Edge Corporation

June 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

This just might have to fall into the “eww” category. The U.S. Army has baked up a scheme to add pizza to its Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) menu. And in keeping with military tradition of making just about any project, program or technology part of an alphabet soup, has assigned it the acronym SSP—shelf stable pizza. We can’t make this up.

SSP—with a shelf life of three years, by the way—has “traditionally been challenging to develop but remains a consistently requested item by the warfighter,” reads a portion of a fact sheet from the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), which has a combat feeding directorate.

June 6, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $11,916,219 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) for the upgrade of the E-6B Mercury Weapon System Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $452 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for re-entry system/re-entry vehicles (RS/RV) subsystem support. The acquisition provides sustaining engineering, maintenance engineering, aging surveillance, modification of systems and equipment, software maintenance, developmental engineering, production engineering, and procurement of the MMIII RS/RV subsystem and related support equipment. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8214-14-D-0002).
 

June 6, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $10,043,483 modification (P00004) exercising the option one period on a seven-month base contract (HR0011-14-C-0010) with one 17-month option period for air-vehicle design to meet the objective of the DARPA Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental aircraft (X-Plane) program. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

June 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has teamed with the U.S. Navy to use naval technology to better forecast ocean currents and possible dangers that now can be employed for commercial and public use, according to a press release.

June 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, California, has been awarded a ceiling $9,900,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for B-2 modernization and sustainment. The Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team (FAST) II contract requirements include B-2 enhancements, sustainment logistics elements including sustaining engineering, software maintenance and support equipment. Also included is programmed depot maintenance of the fleet and other interim contractor support.

June 4, 2014

APPTRICITY Corp., Irving, Texas, was awarded a $10,543,119 firm-fixed-price contract for the annual license maintenance for the Transportation Coordinators Automated Information for Movements System II commercial supply chain solutions software, Theater Operations Software. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-D-0069).

June 4, 2014

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $15,947,962 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. This option provides for the procurement of 182 RT-1990(C)/ARCs and conversion of four RT-1939(C)s to RT-1990(C)s. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

June 4, 2014

SeKON Enterprises Inc., Herndon, Virginia is being awarded a potential $9,499,405 firm-fixed-price contract (HT0011-14-F-0009) to provide support to the Defense Health Agency’s Information Management office. The total potential contract value including the eight-month base period, four one-year option periods, and the transition-in and -out periods is $64,746,604. The contractor will provide analysis to support DHA IM office decisions on business need, mission priorities, alternatives solutions, business process change, policies, and funding.

June 4, 2014

Ibis Biosciences Inc., Carlsbad, California, has been awarded a $7,217,926 cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The contract is to develop the PUMA Biosensor system, which is a new point-of-care hand-held device suitable for use in the field with molecular diagnostics for screening viruses, respiratory pathogens and bio threats. The contracting activity is DARPA, Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-14-C-0083).

June 4, 2014

L-3 Communications, IEC, Anaheim, California, has been awarded an $8,281,679 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00017) on FA8807-12-C-0011 for software coding and security certification on the military global positioning system user equipment contract. The contract modification is to mature the software coding of the GPS receiver cards being developed and perform security certification to enable faster fielding of military-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $6,990,140 modification (P00039) to contract W31P4Q-12-C-0029 to acquire Rocket Artillery Mortar Warn Equipment for 2-44 Air Defense Artillery fielding six platoons. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2014

L-3 Communications, Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $41,500,000 undefinitized contract action for the procurement and modification of four intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, training and spares in support of the counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. Work will be performed at Waco, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Yemen. The 645 AESG, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-3020).

June 3, 2014

Raytheon Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $298,000,044 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) for FA8705-13-C-0005 for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) Command Post Terminals (CPT) Production program. As a result of this down-select decision, low rate initial production, full rate production and interim contractor support contract options may be exercised to deliver FAB-T CPT-Only Terminals. The Phase 2 production contract options for LRIP, FRP, and ICS may be exercised after completion of Milestone C. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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