Army

August 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache fires point detonation rounds during a training exercise in South Korea. The Army intends to equip its helicopter fleet with the Small Airborne Networking Radio.

The U.S. Army’s tactical radio programs will meet a series of major milestones in the coming months, moving systems toward deployment into the hands of warfighters. Once fielded, the systems and their associated software will extend transmission range, provide on-demand satellite communications at the lowest levels and allow an alternative when satellite signals are degraded or denied.

August 1, 2015
By Lt. Col. Leonard Newman, USA
Several technologies are enhancing U.S. Army satellite connectivity. For small team-size elements, the Global Rapid Response Information Package (GRRIP) is deployed in a single transit case the size of a carry-on bag and can be set up in minutes. GRRIPs provide secure, unclassified communications to forces operating in austere and demanding environments.

The U.S. Army is evolving and positioning its fleet of ground satellite communications terminals to ensure that units can successfully respond to multiple military or humanitarian contingencies anywhere in the world. Both commercial and military satellites are giving the Army greater flexibility in networking links and in the missions that can be conducted with network connectivity.

July 30, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Army has announced the procurement of Motorola’s WAVE technology to enhance radio interoperability.

The U.S. Army is procuring Motorola’s WAVE software technology to fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smartphones, telephones and personal computers together for seamless communications. The $14.1 million contract provides the Army with unlimited access to the capability. WAVE will act as the glue to patch together devices normally incapable of communicating with one another.

July 31, 2015

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,208,718 modification (F405549) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for command, control, communications and computer information operations and maintenance. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17 million were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan, Korea APO AP, is the contracting authority.

 

July 31, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $50,941,902 fixed-price-incentive contract for a modernized laser range finder designator (M-LRFD) Lot 4 production contract, inclusive of M-LRFD kits and spares, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,778,761 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0057).

 

July 29, 2015

NCI Inc., Reston, Va., recently announced it was awarded two task orders aggregating $6 million under the Total Engineering and Information Systems (TEIS) III contract for information technology (IT) services in support of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachuca Engineering Directorate and Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate. These task orders represent both new and follow-on work for NCI. The Fort Huachuca task order spans a base period of 13.5 months. The Fort Detrick task order consists of a 12-month base period.

July 29, 2015

New Mexico State University was awarded a $75 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost contract to support the Information Operations Vulnerability/Survivability Assessment program, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2020. One offer was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0022)

July 29, 2015

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, has been awarded a maximum $7,212,498 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for signal data processors. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification Federal Acquisition Regulation part 6.302-1, 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1). This is a five-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Arizona, with a July 28, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2020 replenishment Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (SPRRA1-15-D-0030).

July 27, 2015

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $45,210,663 modification (003803) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support for the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of February 20, 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $45,210,663.40 were obligated at the time of the award.

July 27, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $85,300,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, and cost-no fee (to be negotiated at the task order level) contract for the AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload System, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2025. One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0005).
 

July 24, 2015

Intelligent Decisions Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, was awarded a $6,848,385 modification (P00005) to contract W912CL-14-C-0018 for information technology operations and maintenance for U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay Cuba with an estimated completion date of July 22, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,848,385 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting authority.

July 24, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $15 million modification (P00023) to contract W9113M-12-C-0055 for block 2 pre-planned product improvements of the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) system. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,300,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting authority.

July 15, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $99 million firm-fixed-price contract for automated installation entry hardware and software for approximately 35 military installations to provide timely; effective and efficient threat detection necessary for installation commanders to assess and react in all threat environments; and to automate access control processes for authorized and registered personnel entering an installation. Funding and performance locations will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 13, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received.

July 1, 2015
Saudi Arabia is procuring modernized target acquisition designation sights and pilot night vision systems for the AH-64E helicopter.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida was awarded a $9,733,000 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) to procure modernized target acquisition designation sights and post production support of the pilot night vision sensor for AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $2,936,857 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0008).

 

July 1, 2015

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas is being awarded a $42,190,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide lifecycle contractor support for the Multi-Mode Radar and Silent Knight Radar for the Technology Applications Program Office. The majority of the work will be performed in McKinney, Texas with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,435,577 are being awarded on the first task order. This contract was awarded through non-competitive award in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. The Technology Applications Contracting Office, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (H92241-15-D-0005).

July 1, 2015

Twisted Pair Solutions Inc., Seattle, was awarded a $13,750,000 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-14-C-0025 for voice interoperable software and maintenance and associated licenses. Work will be performed in Seattle, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2016. Fiscal 2014/2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,750,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
 

July 1, 2015

General Dynamics C4S, Orlando, Florida was awarded an $8,730,370 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for the Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $4,668,383 were obligated at the time of the award. Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-C-0019).

 

July 1, 2015

Mission Essential Personnel, New Albany, Ohio, was awarded a $9,672,838 modification (P00005) to contract W560MY-15-C-0003 for intelligence support and ISR within Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of January 9, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,672,838 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

July 1, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland was awarded a $34,521,134 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for system support for the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of June 28, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0004).

 

July 1, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a $7,705,643 modification (P00003) to contract W52P1J-15-C-0002 for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Work will be performed in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of January 9, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,705,643 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

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