Defense Operations

September 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $7,037,522 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #4090 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0005) for ten organic airborne mine countermeasures technical insertion common console kits in support of the MH-60S program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

September 17, 2013
By Rita Boland

NATO is investing time, talent and treasure into advancing biometrics, Col. Bernard Wulfse, Dutch Army, commander, Joint Task Force Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED), explained at the Biometric Consortium Conference. The alliance has named biometrics a critical capability shortfall to address. Key to achieving goals for biometrics is bringing all the partner nations together—not only the few currently supporting the efforts. Methods that proved useful against IEDs have applications in the biometrics realm, and lessons can be applied from the former to the latter.

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Harris Information Technology Services Corp., Dulles Va., has been awarded a $65,083,169 modification (P00122) to previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. The contract modification exercises an additional one year of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network and maintenance and logistics support of Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna sites world-wide. It also supports various communications, operations, software and related support services for the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and the 50th Space Wing's geographically separated units in the United States and foreign locations. 

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $199,746,895 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract to provide MQ-1C Gray Eagle fiscal year 2013 full rate production and fiscal 2012 hardware backfill requirements applicable to the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-13-C-0109).

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Scientific Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $21,111,264 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of digital video surveillance system (DVSS) associated training sets, engineering services, support and spares. This proposed contract will provide various quantities of DDG-51 class DVSS, embedded software, technical data, and engineering and technical services in support of DDG-51 class modernization. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-13-D-0021). 

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Scientific Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $21,111,264 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of digital video surveillance system (DVSS) associated training sets, engineering services, support and spares. This proposed contract will provide various quantities of DDG-51 class DVSS, embedded software, technical data, and engineering and technical services in support of DDG-51 class modernization. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-13-D-0021). 

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $12,226,992 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract award for five sniper advanced targeting pods (ATPs) for the Belgian Air Force. Additionally, the contractor will supply eight 1K forward looking infrareds, four two-way data links, one 1K TV, two pylons, one depot lay-in, 12 retrofit power supplies, and three retrofit 1K TVs along with integration, training, support and program management. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Warner Robins, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8540-13-C-0025).

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a $28,608,128 modification (P00256) to previously awarded F19628-00-C-0100 for completion of maritime modes development for the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP). The total cumulative face value of the contract after this action is $1,514,521,395. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Company Corp., El Segundo Calif., has been awarded a $19,351,087 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Military Imaging Surveillance Technology-Long Range (MIST-LR) Technical Area 2, to research advance computational imaging techniques in support of beyond-the-diffraction-limit imaging. Air Force Research Laboratory/RQKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-13-C-7372).

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Jose, Calif., was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee $11,650,468 modification #20 to delivery order #0003 to previously awarded contract (FA8620-08-G-3007) to procure the software development and flight test of three additional type E special signals required by the warfighter. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $149,041,442 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the redesign and qualification of replacement F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Electronic Warfare system components due to current diminishing manufacturing sources. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $169,851,218 (estimated) cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0001) on a definitization of an undefinitized contract action (FA8528-13-C-0005) for contract logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The contractor shall provide all logistics support activities, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments and support segments. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

September 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Silvus Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for the 100 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) Radio Frequency (RF) Backbone (100G) program. The total dollar value of this 20 month Phase I contract is approximately $3.7 million. As a final deliverable of this phase, Silvus is to demonstrate a multiple input, multiple output system capable of multiplexing eight independent streams, each carrying one Gb/s data over a line-of-sight wireless range above 50 kilometers.

September 12, 2013
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army no longer has the luxury of propping up program failures with extra money, causing big changes in the service’s decisions. “If a program doesn’t execute, it’s not going to be a program very long,” said Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, USA, deputy for acquisition and systems management, headquarters, Army, during TechNet Augusta. His repeated this main message throughout his presentation, emphasizing that programs must perform and meet budgets.
 

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