Defense Operations

October 12, 2012
 

With the close of the fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Defense has officially shuttered the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS). In its place, the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC), which opened on October 1, will now oversee the development of the Software Defined Radio (SDR) program, including waveforms and network management.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Logos Technologies, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded $111.8 million by U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to develop an additional 22 Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to support U.S. forces in the field. The NAVAIR contract calls for the delivery of 20 Kestrel systems and spares, as well as two units for testing and upgrading. In addition, Logos Technologies will provide operational, logistical and analytical support on Kestrel through 2013. With its 360-degree field of view, Kestrel allows operators to simultaneously track and record multiple targets in medium-resolution over many kilometers. Kestrel can also cue full motion video (FMV) sensors for higher resolution imaging.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $20,334,000 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price letter contract for Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) production during fiscal years 2012-2013. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Exelis Systems Corp., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $35,794,575 contract modification to provide air and surface surveillance capability in support of Department of Defense’s (DoD) Counterdrug Program and North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) air sovereignty mission. The location of the performance is Yuma, Ariz.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Deming, N.M.; Marfa, Texas; Eagle Pass, Texas; Rio Grande City, Texas; Cudjoe Key, Fla.; Lajas, Puerto Rico and Newport News, Va. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Crew Training International Inc., Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded a $26,629,629 fixed price with cost-reimbursable line items for the MQ-1/MQ-9 contract aircrew training and courseware development for personnel is support of unmanned aircraft systems operations. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

TT Government Solutions, Piscataway, N.J., was awarded a $7,048,800 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development of security technologies designed to provide the soldier with a secure mobile smart device for tactical use. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $102,588,732 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the services in support of the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $15,004,104 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for additional system engineering and software maintenance for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Low Rate Initial Production Lots 1 and 2 aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $13,160,440 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of spare parts in support of 10 operational flight trainers, seven weapons tactics trainers, three part task trainers, training systems support center and 15 electronic classrooms for the P-8A program. This contract also provides services including: managing spare parts and delivery, coordinating orders, quotes, and receiving process, procuring Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 classified parts, supporting inventory inspection processes, and delivering spares to the government. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.   

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $12,430,363 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the hardware required to modernize the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems and the systems ancillary equipment. This hardware includes replacement/upgraded air vehicles and components. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 30, 2012
 

The U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS) is partnering with academic institutions to build on lessons learned in combat. Officials aim to advance the operational understanding of UAS technologies and explore a range of rapidly expanding uses for them, including within U.S. airspace. For example, unmanned aerial vehicles could be used in disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts as well as environmental and law enforcement initiatives. For some projects, the agreements will enable students to visit U.S.

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,907,747 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the operational services in support of two cargo unmanned aircraft systems deployed in support of the Marine Corps. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $56,275,374 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the services in support of sensor technologies to the Army’s current force architecture. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2014.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $33,074,969 contract modification for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload and supplemental type certificates integration capability on the E-11A S/N 9506 aircraft. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Thales Raytheon Systems Co., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a $14,349,670 fixed-price incentive contract for the services in support of the Sentinel radar. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Advanced Mission Systems Inc., Fort Mills, S.C., was awarded a $12,749,028 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and validation of a close target reconnaissance and physical surveillance methodology. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $26,801,188.00 contract modification for operations and maintenance services to support the Predator medium altitude long endurance unmanned (MQ)-1 remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base. The contracting activity is AMIC/PKCA, Langley Air Force Base, Va. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $499 million firm-fixed-price contract for the renovation of the Intelligence Community Campus at Bethesda, Md. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Albuquerque, N.M., was awarded a $16,182,854 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the research and development efforts for test and integration of a beam control system with a high power solid state laser along with sustainment of support equipment/vehicles in a counter rocket, artillery and mortar scenario. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

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