Navy

August 11, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $59 million modification to a previously awarded contract for CVN 78 dual-band radar common array power system (CAPS) and common array cooling system (CACS) efforts. The purpose of this modification is to procure factory assembly, integration, and test of one ship set of CAPS, one ship set of CACS, CVN 78 dual band radar unique components, and whole-life engineering products for the CVN 78 DBR. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 11, 2010
By George Seffers

AT&T Wireless Services, Hanover, Maryland, Sprint-Nextel, Lone Tree, Colorado, and Verizon Wireless, Laurel, Maryland, are each being awarded a contract extension to provide nationwide wireless cellular phone service to the Navy.  For AT&T, the estimated amount of the extension for each company is $10 million.  The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a U.S. Navy contract potentially valued at nearly $230 million to provide Trident II (D5) strategic systems programs shipboard systems integration; strategic weapon system navigation subsystem; systems design and development; and electrostatically supported gyro navigator refresh.  The Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, are each being awarded contracts for support services for Enhanced Tactical Automated Security System surveillance, detection and assessment equipment, site surveys, integration, installation and technical support.  If all options are exercised, the contracts will be valued at more than $37 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

LRAD Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6 million contract for integrated acoustic hailing devices, remotely controlled components of the shipboard protection system that provides a key capability to instruct, warn and deter approaching threats.  Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

ASSETT, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded more than $14 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research program entitled "Combat System of the Future," to perform research, development and engineering services.  This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to more than $59 million.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 889 Rover data link kits, 837 for the Navy and 52 for the Royal Australian Air Force, in support of engineering change proposal #6342 for the F/A-18E/F advanced targeting forward-looking infrared upgrade.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded an undefinitized modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production Lot 2 aircraft.  The not-to-exceed price for the additional aircraft is $136 million.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, and depot repair services.  Explosive ordnance disposal technicians use the small robotic vehicle to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe and/or dispose of explosive devices.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

July 16, 2010
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $49.8 million contract for information technology ashore operations support services for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command.  The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

July 16, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Navy has selected 556 firms to compete for task orders to provide a wide range of services under the existing SeaPort Enhanced acquisition program. The Navy estimates spending more that $5.3 billion annually on services that include research and development, modeling and simulation, configuration management support and information technology support, among many others. The 556 companies are in addition to the 1,675 companies already competing for work under the SeaPort Enhanced contract.

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat Inc., has been awarded a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center contract potentially valued at $29.9 million for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of the Republic of Turkey  under the Foreign Military Sales program.

November 3, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Navy’s Task Force Cyber Awakening, which was established in July, is expected to deliver its first report to the service’s leadership this month, task force officials say. The report will include recommendations for improving the service’s cyber posture, both ashore and afloat.

August 21, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Navy officials have revealed that the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program office and the Office of Naval Research are experimenting with cloud computing to help reduce hardware on ships.

March 14, 2014

Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a $91,701,414 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0002) to exercise an option for the manufacture and delivery of 42 AN/ALQ-214(V)4 on-board jammer (OBJ) systems. The AN/ALQ-214(V)4/5 is an OBJ component of the integrated defensive electronic counter measures system. It is a self-protection radio frequency (RF) countermeasures system used by Navy F/A-18C/D/E/F strike fighter aircraft against RF guided surface-to-air and air-to-air threats (missiles). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

DRS C3 and Aviation, Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $8,222,300 firm-fixed-price contract for AN/SPS-67 (V)5 below-deck radar sets and an installation check-out kit for DDG 114, DDG 115 and DDG 116 . The radar set is a short range two dimensional, surface search/navigation radar system that provides highly accurate surface and limited low-flyer detection and tracking capabilities. The AN/SPS-67(V) provides C-Band radar navigation, station keeping/surface search functions, and a digital moving-target indicator. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

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