Lockheed Martin has been selected to design the Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) for NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. This contract, worth more than $100 million, includes options under which Lockheed Martin may also be contracted to maintain the NATO network for five years. Lockheed Martin’s team will develop an infrastructure to service more than 4,500 users at the alliance’s headquarters and support up to an additional 1,500 conference visitors.
FLIR Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., is being awarded a $49,900,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the repair and sustainment of the electro-optic sensors systems for the Ground Based Operational Surveillance System. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-13-D-JQ38).
The Joint Information Environment (JIE) is well on its way to becoming a pervasive reality for the U.S. Armed Services and its coalition partners. The version at U.S. European Command reached initial operational capability on July 31, and the Army now has 1.5 million users on enterprise email, a key service under the environment.
Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,761,825 modification (P00115) under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) to increase the estimated cost ceiling by $10,761,825 for the ground/air task-oriented radar (G/ATOR) engineering and manufacturing development phase and associated other direct costs to account for the G/ATOR gallium nitride transition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., has been awarded a $7,956,371 delivery order (HC1047-05-D-4000-0244) for Army electronic protection to analyze the response of Army systems to advanced jamming and develop mitigation techniques and methods against this jamming. Enterprise Sourcing Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Va., was awarded two contracts totaling $50 million to support the continued modernization of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 modernization program integrates the tactical control, weapons control and tactical network subsystems to provide submarine fleet operators and commanders with a common operational picture that enhances real-time intelligence and improves situational awareness.
The grade schoolers of today are the company and battalion commanders of tomorrow, and the U.S. Army already is preparing the network they will use. Lt. Gen. Keith Walker, USA, deputy commanding general, futures, and director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, talked about that technology during his luncheon address at TechNet Augusta this afternoon. Soldiers are examining what they will require in 2030 and beyond, decisions that will be important for determining where to invest science and technology dollars.
As cyber becomes increasingly important to military operations, the personnel necessary to success in the field are a major focus of attention. Senior noncommissioned officers from all four branches of the U.S. military and the Army National Guard sat on a panel to today discussing this issue during TechNet Augusta.
Network modernization is the key to the U.S. Army of the future, and soldiers already are reaping the benefits of updates to the LandWarNet (LWN). The chief information officer (CIO)/G-6 is leading a charge to improve infrastructure by replacing copper circuit switches with necessary state-of-the art technology. “That’s what we have to fix,” said Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, USA, the service’s CIO/G-6, during AFCEA International’s TechNet Augusta on Wednesday. Improvements at Fort Hood, for example, are going to increase bandwidth there by more than 1,000 times. Along the way, other efficiencies are realized.
L-3 WESCAM recently announced that it has received an acquisition and sustainment contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to provide a minimum of eight MX-15 electro-optical and infrared imaging systems to the Royal Danish Air Force’s EH101 aircraft. System deliveries are expected to be complete by 2014.
Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,981,663 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0117) for additional operations and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator, Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as the Global Hawk Maritime - Demonstrator. The services include manpower to increase BAMS-D operational tempo from the current nine maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions per month to a sustained level of 15 missions per month. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a maximum $8,476,061 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the DISARMER research effort. This contract provides for development of a quantizer that realizes the full potential of a low-jitter photonic sample and holds in a direct conversion digital receiver based on a photonics-enabled, analog-to-digital converter with a 4-gigahertz IBW and greater than 10 effective number of bits for an undersampled 12-gigahertz signal. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. (HR0011-13-C-0071)
Government Secure Solutions CGI Inc., Manassas, Va., was awarded a $27,019,494 cost-plus-fixed-fee, non-option eligible, non-multi-year contract for services support of technology enhancements that are integrated into the intelligence enterprise for use in Afghanistan and world-wide. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command – Fort Belvoir, Va. is the contracting activity (W911W4-13-C-0009).
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., has been awarded a $6,637,223 modification (P00041) on contract (FA8625-12-C-6598) for large aircraft infra-red countermeasures (LAIRCM). The contract modification incorporates interim contract support of the U.S. LAIRCM line replacement units. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $529,124,094. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLYK - LAIRCM, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Aerovironment Inc., Monrovia, Calif., was awarded a $29,049,837 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (P00015) of contract (W31P4Q-12-C-0263) for procurement of the Switchblade Agile Munitions Systems and associated hardware and support services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Redstone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Technology Advancement Group Inc., Dulles, Va. was awarded an $8,832,000 firm-fixed-price, option eligible, non-multi-year contract for production of the Global Positioning Survey System and related support to the U.S. Army Geospatial Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Geospatial Center, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-D-0003).
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a $21,318,495 modification (P00224) to previously awarded contract FA8625-07-C-6471 for the C-5M reliability enhancement and re-engining program acquisition. This contract provides for an aircraft maintenance system trainer and a flight control system trainer for Travis Air Force Base. The contract modification is for incorporation of the production of the two trainers and the associated spares. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.