Defense Operations

May 16, 2014

Engineering Services Network Incorporated, (ESN) Arlington, Virginia, was recently awarded an additional $7.7 million contract year to provide combat systems engineering and systems integration support to the U.S. Navy. Under this contract, ESN will establish an engineering resource for planning and coordinating the installation of combat system, command, control, communications, computer and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems in aircraft carriers and other strike group or strike force units, including LHA, LHD, LPH and other L-class units.

May 16, 2014

Xtera Communications Incorporated, Allen, Texas, was awarded a $31,220,394 firm-fixed-price contract for the delivery of an undersea fiber optic cable. Work will be performed in the Southern Command area of responsibility, with an estimated completion date of December 2015. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)-National Capital Region is the contracting activity (HC1047-14-C-4018).

May 16, 2014

Matrix Research Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the amount of $36,027,000 for research and development of concurrent detection, tracking, imaging, and classification/identification of targets within contested and challenging environments. This will include the development of models, hardware, software, algorithms and techniques spanning basic, applied and advanced research for both active and passive sensing. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1722).

May 16, 2014

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22 million modification (P00015) to FA8807-12-C-0012 for software coding and security on the military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment contract. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $51,836,354. 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 M-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2014

Textron Systems Corporation, Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $17,283,970 modification (P00022) to FA8682-11-C-0044 for the completion of mission control unit software development and aircraft integration for the sensor fuzed weapon. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $310,983,586. The contract modification is for the final phase of sensor fuzed weapon integration to the Indian Jaguar aircraft. This contract involves 100 percent of foreign military sales for India. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Long Range Systems Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2014

ICF International, Fairfax, Virginia $49,983,761 was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support to the Army Research Laboratory Cyber Network Defense Research and Services. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Maryland with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2017. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-14-F-0020).

May 16, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $38,530,708 for delivery order 4003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MH-60 integration and testing of the Advanced Data Transfer System, including mission system and common cockpit suite. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy, and governments of Australia and Denmark. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2014

EADS-North America, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $55,361,816 sole-source modification (P00780) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to procure 10 UH-72A Lakota helicopters with ARC-231 radios. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2014

Jacobs Technology Incorporated, Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $23,547,235 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract (FA8721-14-C-0016) 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. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts, Lackland AFB, Texas, Schreiver AFB, Colorado, Eglin AFB, Florida, and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

May 15, 2014

HART Technologies, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,182,700 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and firm-fixed-price delivery orders to provide for rapid prototype development, hardware fabrication, hardware and software for prototype or prototype pre-production units and kits in support of the Battle Management Systems, Dragon Spear and Littoral Combat Ship programs. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-14-D-1009).

May 15, 2014

Leonie Industries LLC, Pacific Palisades, California, was awarded a $55,449,092 firm-fixed-price competitive contract for the Military Information Support Task Force–Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 21, 2019. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-14-C-0002).

May 15, 2014

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $20,022,313 modification (P00017) to FA8807-12-C-0013 for software coding and security on the military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment contract. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $50,916,525. 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 M-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 15, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $50,121,721 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-13-C-0161) to exercise an option for the procurement of 16 APY-10 radar kits for full-rate initial production Lot I P-8A Poseidon aircraft. In addition, this option provides for installation and checkout technical support, configuration management, reliability and maintainability failure reporting and corrective actions, engineering change orders/proposals, integrated logistics support, technical data and repair. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

May 15, 2014

Edifice-Schlosser Joint Venture, Hyattsville, Maryland, was awarded a $17,891,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912DR-14-C-0017).

May 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $7,253,896 modification (P00068) to FA8615-07-C-6032 for F-16 production contracts. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $430,377,045. This modification incorporates a solution to solve a radar interoperability issue affecting F-16 aircraft produced for Pakistan and Thailand under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2016. The contract supports 100 percent foreign military sales for Thailand and Pakistan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $101,900,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-reimbursement contract (N00019-12-C-0070). This modification provides for non-recurring engineering and sustainment tasks for mission systems software and autonomic logistics development of the F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing Air System for the government of Israel under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of autonomic logistics hardware to support Israel pilot training.

May 15, 2014

Long Wave Incorporated, Oklahoma City (N39430-14-D-1422); SiteMaster Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma (N39430-14-D-1423); and Shape Construction Incorporated, Bremerton, Washington (N39430-14-D-1424), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for construction services for specialized antennas, towers, and communication facilities at Navy installations worldwide. The maximum dollar value including the base period and two option periods for all three contracts combined is $45,000,000.

May 13, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is taking an unconventional approach to equipping its forces for an information environment that does not follow conventional guidelines. The command must provide networking for a theater force that can range from one person up through thousands of people, and it faces diverse mission needs that can require large communications pipes.

May 9, 2014

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a maximum $15,167,984 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract modification (P00039) to FA8106-10-C-0010 to continue contractor logistic support services for the Iraqi Air Force's Cessna 208s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance caravan and the Cessna 208 armed caravan and for aircraft maintenance student training on both aircraft types without a break in service. Work will be performed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

May 9, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Navy has evaluated color-coded chemical detection technology known as colorimetric explosive detection kits, the service recently announced. Colorimetric detection technology is based upon a series of chemical reactions that produce a visual response, most often in the form of a color change dependent upon the molecular structure of the compounds being tested. 

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