Defense Operations

January 7, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected eight teams eligible to receive up to $1 million to continue their work following the conclusion of the agency’s Robotics Challenge trials. These top teams will now prepare for the finals, which will occur at some point in the next 12-18 months. The robots performed a series of eight simple tasks, such as walking a short distance or cutting a hole in a wall, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida. DARPA designed the tasks to simulate what a future robot might have to do to safely enter and effectively work inside a disaster zone.

January 6, 2014

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded an $11,151,506 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to design, develop, test, integrate, and demonstrate the System Manager and Link Manager Reference applications for the Telemetry Network System (TmNS) in support of the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) Integrated Network Enhancement Telemetry Program Office. The MRTFBs will utilize the TmNS to significantly increase test mission efficiency through networked enabled telemetry components. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-C-0010).

January 6, 2014

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded an $11,151,506 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to design, develop, test, integrate, and demonstrate the System Manager and Link Manager Reference applications for the Telemetry Network System (TmNS) in support of the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) Integrated Network Enhancement Telemetry Program Office. The MRTFBs will utilize the TmNS to significantly increase test mission efficiency through networked enabled telemetry components. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-C-0010).

January 6, 2014

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $52,084,929 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-5405) for design agent engineering and technical support services for Phalanx, SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems required for maintaineance, reliability, and improvements. PHALANX Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. The CIWS is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.

January 6, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,835,546 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2020) for supplies and services required for the delivery, installation, and testing of six French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Interrogator units for the government of France.

January 6, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been awarded a $7,459,516 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00072) on contract (FA8819-08-C-0050) for security upgrades. This contract modification provides for security upgrades on all Joint Execution and Tasking Systems for Space services, which will include upgrading the commercial off the shelf hardware and software; redesigning and re-implementing the developmental software, which builds the PowerPoint documents from data within the database; and redesigning and re-implementing the software which retrieves messages/files from the Multi-compartmented Collaboration Service.

January 6, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $46,652,280 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0110 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for integrated logistics support and sustaining engineering for F/A-18A-D, F/A-18E/F, and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. Support to be provided includes logistics, engineering, provisioning, information systems, technical data updates, support equipment engineering, training and software integration support. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

January 6, 2014

Forward Slope, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $47,851,366 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract (N66001-14-D-0095) to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific command and control (C2) technologies, capabilities, and C2-related capabilities in the areas of innovative science and technology research, systems engineering, architecture, design, development, integration, test, experimentation, implementation and support of C2 net-centric operations (tactical, operational, strategic and national interest).

January 6, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,835,546 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2020) for supplies and services required for the delivery, installation, and testing of six French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Interrogator units for the government of France.

January 6, 2014

Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., has been awarded a $9,796,591 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) on an existing contract (FA8540-11-C-0012) for manufacture and delivery of AN/ALQ-211 (V)-9 AIDEWS pod classified and unclassified spares. This award is the result of a source-directed acquisition and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Pakistan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

January 6, 2014

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8107-14-D-0002), including the base period and four one-year option periods with an estimated ceiling value of $750 million.

January 6, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., has been awarded a $21,742,595 modification (P00004) on contract (FA8615-13-C-6014) for the F-16 Mode 5 Advanced Identify Friend/Foe, combined interrogator transponder.

December 30, 2013

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration (IESI) Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $16,472,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Common Identification Friend or Foe hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S.

December 30, 2013

TeraRecon Inc., Foster City, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $30 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, service, manuals and repair parts. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE2D1-14-D-0001).

December 30, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $84,650,745 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6272) for fiscal 2014 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) production. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software.  The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for technology insertion 14 (TI-14) for the United States submarine fleet.

December 30, 2013

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded $40,911,284 ceiling priced delivery order 7000 against previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00383-14-G-006D) for the repair of 40 weapon replaceable assemblies of the APG 65/73 radar system used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.   

December 30, 2013

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded an $116,069,077 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P00548) on contract (F04701-02-C-0002) for Space Vehicle (SV) 4 launch operations and support to integrate the space vehicle into the launch vehicle. The contractor will perform pre-launch planning and preparation activities for the launch and early orbit operations rehearsal campaign. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

December 30, 2013

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $47,347,121 modification (P00302) exercising an option to an existing contract (F19628-00-C-0019) to support critical mission operations for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority.

December 27, 2013

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $24 million modification (P00006) on an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee, five-year contract (FA8802-14-C-0001) for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. Contractor will provide planning, systems definition, and technical specification support, analyze user needs, design and design alternative, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control, and assist with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations and integration of space systems into effective systems of systems.

December 27, 2013

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $6,657,441 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services and logistics for the tactical airspace integration air traffic control system. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0003).

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