Aerojet Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, California, has been awarded a $69,804,323 modification (P00014) to a previously awarded other transaction agreement (FA8811-16-9-0003) for the development of the AR1 booster engine and the RL10CX upper stage engine for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. This action implements Section 1604 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, which requires the development of a next-generation rocket propulsion system that will transition away from the use of non-allied space launch engines to a domestic alternative for National Security Space launches.
Acquisition and Contracting
Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $15,301,379 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6318) to exercise options for fabrication, integration, testing, system production and delivery of peculiar support equipment for the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) program. ALMDS detects, classifies and localizes near-surface, moored sea mines.
TRAX International Corp., Las Vegas, Nevada, was awarded a $35,694,638 cost-plus-award-fee contract for non-personal test support services in support of the U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, to include electronic instrumentation operation; optical, meteorology and geodetic instrumentation operation; metrology and simulation operation; computation and automation; test operations and maintenance; ammunition management operations; technical and engineering services; range management operations; communication and information management operations; and data acquisition and management. One bid was solicited via the Internet with one received.
Leidos Innovations Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $14,133,010 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5202) to exercise the options for integrated logistic support, fleet support, and life-cycle-sustainment of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare systems. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia (43 percent); San Diego, California (28 percent); Yokosuka, Japan (9 percent); Bath, Maine (7 percent); Pascagoula, Mississippi (4 percent); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (3 percent); Everett, Washington (3 percent); Mayport, Florida (2 percent); Rota, Spain (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2019. Fiscal year 2018 other procurement (Navy); foreign
System Studies & Simulation Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,165,810 modification (000012) to contract W31P4Q-09-A-0019 to provide technical support services to the Precision Fire and Missile Systems Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018, 2019 and 2020 other procurement (Army); operations and maintenance (Army); and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the combined amount of $10,165,810 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small Business
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
The DOD announced on June 21 that two companies, L3 Technologies Inc. of Londonderry, New Hampshire and Optics 1 Inc. of Bedford, New Hampshire will compete for each order of the $236,019,734 firm-fixed-price contract for the Army's Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted Micro-Laser Range Finder. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 20, 2025. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded its $7.5 billion Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contracts, unrestricted competition pool, to 14 large businesses. The procurement will help streamline critical engineering expertise to research, design, develop, integrate, and optimize Department of Defense (DOD) information technology capabilities, systems, and solutions, DISA reported.
ICF Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $31,467,870 modification to an existing contract to support the Army Research Laboratory's Cyber Security Service Provider program. The work includes both research and development and defensive cyber operations amd will be performed in Adelphi, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,433,999 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, California, has been awarded a $22,907,561 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for MQ-9 Reaper radar update support. This contract provides for the configuration of the Lynx Block 20A synthetic aperture radar (SAR), to be a form, fit and functional replacement for the current production configuration Lynx Block 20A SAR for installation in the MQ-9 Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by June 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $22,907,561 are being obligated at the time of award.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $192,380 to Factom, Inc., a start-up based in Austin, Texas, to begin beta testing of a capability that uses blockchain technology to secure Internet of Things (IoT) data, according to a DHS announcement. The award was part of the fourth and final phase of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Factom will explore the opportunities to use blockchain technology with sensors, cameras and other critical infrastructure, to protect the integrity and authenticity of data collected by the devices.
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, has been awarded a $48,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ordering contract, for ALR 56C and 56M radar warning receiver (RWR)sustainment. This contract provides for engineering support for the electronic warfare RWR and associated software tools for the Air Force and foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Totowa, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 14, 2023. Additional options will extend the contract completion date to June 15, 2028. This contract involves foreign military sales to Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, France, Italy, Oman, Norway, Australia, Qatar and Canada.
John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $47,000,000 face value, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for computer software. The contract provides for research and development, to provide the Air Force Research Laboratory with the necessary research and development to maintain an essential engineering, research and development capability in the areas of space control; space communications and positioning, navigation and timing; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space situational awareness; high-power electromagnetics, lasers and space electro-optics. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by June 13, 2023.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) signed cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with three companies to provide effective sensor technology evaluations and related methodology research and development. The companies include: Defense Research Associates Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, which was awarded a $45,557,024; Design Knowledge Co. of Fairborn, Ohio, which was awarded a $45,557,024; and MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, which was awarded a $45,557,024.
John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $10,126,176 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee completion task order for computer software. This contract provides for research and development to design, develop and prototype systems necessary for Air Force multi-domain command and control architecture that will coordinate forces to reduce vulnerability at the National Space Defense Center. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, with an expected completion date of June 8, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $3,200,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
DRS Sustainment Systems Inc., was awarded a $192,517,762 fixed-price-incentive contract for procurement of Abrams Active Protection systems, sets of countermeasures and calibration and maintenance kits for the Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement program version 2. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 other procurement (Army); and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the combined amount of $85,843,574 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $9,186,928 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for anti-access area denial (A2AD) synthetic battlespace prototyping methodologies research and development. This task order will evolve research methodologies for rapid assessments (qualitative and quantitative) of advanced sensors and electronic warfare technologies through synthetic battlespace simulation. In addition, this task order will develop real-time simulation methodologies/technologies for rapidly-evolving/evaluating advanced sensors/electronic warfare technologies/capabilities in an A2AD environment. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by September 22, 2
SRI International, Menlo Park, California, has been awarded a $91,131,325 basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for digital video laboratory support and an $11,150 delivery order (FA2487-18-F-1100) for upgrade of Terrasight mobile processing units. The contract provides for improvement and modernization of capabilities using digital data in support of the Air Force test mission. Work will be performed in Princeton, New Jersey. The basic IDIQ has a five-year ordering period, with work expected to be completed by June 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Truestone LLC, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a non-competitive firm-fixed-price follow-on contract for the continued operation and maintenance of a multiyear capital lease for a 25-year indefeasible right of use for a dedicated fiber pair between Guam and Kwajalein Atoll. The face value of this action is $23,607,174 funded by fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation appropriations. Primary performance will be on land and in waters between Kwajalein Atoll and Guam. The period of performance is 10 years from June 11, 2018, through June 10, 2028. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (HC1013‐07‐H‐0617).
Teradyne Inc., North Reading, Massachusetts, is awarded an $8,472,733 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for automated test system hardware and software to test circuit card assemblies (CCA) for the Mark 41 Vertical Launch System. The objective of the contract is to purchase a test system that can utilize legacy test program sets to read the CCAs for the MK41 VLS, producing timely and compatible test results without the need for costly redevelopment.