Air Force

July 18, 2017
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter intercepts a U.S. Strategic Command B-52 bomber over Canada as part of a coordinated exercise. Northrop Grumman is being awarded a $98 million contract to operate and maintain Strategic Command’s command and control capabilities.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus incentive-fee contract action for the overall operations and maintenance of command and control capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

July 10, 2017
Boeing has been awarded $92,900,000 for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support.

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $92,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, five-year ordering period, for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support. This contract provides for support to the E-3 AWACS division and will also generate technical requirements for the Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), United Kingdom (UK) and French Republic (FR). Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by July 9, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

July 10, 2017

Raytheon Co., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has been awarded a $78,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for delivery of identification friend or foe transponders and ancillary equipment. Work will be performed at Largo, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 6, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $1,439,380 are being obligated at the time of award. Aerospace Management Systems Division Contracting Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-D-0006).

 

June 26, 2017
Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B aircraft fleet.

Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B fleet. Contractor will provide management, engineering services, field service representatives, mission support facilities operations and management, software engineering services and material support. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Richardson, Texas; and Midwest City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by June 24, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and one offer was received.

June 26, 2017

Boecore Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for shared early warning system (SEWS) support. Contractor will provide sustainment, operations, maintenance and support of SEWS under Air Force Space Command responsibility. Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to combatant commands and combatant command-sponsored foreign partners. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with seven offers received.

June 16, 2017

L3 Technologies, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $90,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hardware, sustainment, and training of video data link devices. Work will be performed at Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be complete by May 16, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia with the potential for other approved countries to join the contract. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,560,947 are being obligated at the time of award on the first delivery order.

June 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, has been awarded a $104,634,353 single award, fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 (ARTS-V2). Contractor will provide the development and test of an ARTS-V2 production representative article and options to produce up to 20 systems.

May 25, 2017

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, was issued a modification to exercise option one for the period of June 1, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017. This non-competitive firm-fixed price contract modification is to provide senior leaders and their support staff with Ku-band and Ka-band communications utilizing ViaSat subscription service while travelling via aircraft. The face value of this action is $19,277,009 funded by fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funding. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $73,217,722. Performance will be primarily at ViaSat’s networks operation center and government care centers.

May 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $13,935,792 for modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0026) for procurement of additional hardware to integrate Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures on combat aircraft for the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment: two 2103 signal processors, 23 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTAs), 23 GLTA shipping containers for the Navy, and 18 Multi-role Electro-optical End-to-End Test Sets for the Navy (14) and the governments of the Un

May 23, 2017

Linquest Corp., Los Angeles, California, has been awarded a $13,546,889 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract (FA8810-16-F-0003) for technical support under the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate. Contractor will provide engineering consulting and technical advisory services to the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by May 22, 2018. Fiscal 2017 space procurement funds in the amount of $13,546,889 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

 

May 23, 2017

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $13,139,976 cost-reimbursement (cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement-no-fee), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering services in support of AN/ALQ-131 and AN/ALQ-184 electronic attack pods. Contractor will provide software test, software studies and analyses, software engineering, software support, test support, and system test and evaluation. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by May 16, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

May 18, 2017

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $399,979,895 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. Contractor will produce 36 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2016 production configuration. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $399,979,895 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-G-4040 0001).

 

May 15, 2017

General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $53,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Defense Injection/Reception Emergency Action Message Command and Control Terminal (DIRECT). Contractor will provide on-site management coverage, software updates, production, contractor logistics support, information awareness, field support, engineering services, travel, and over and above services in support of the DIRECT terminals. Work will be performed at Dedham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

May 4, 2017

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $39,947,203 letter contract for Battle Field Airborne Communications Node (BACN) for EQ-4B Global Hawk. Contractor will provide BACN payload modification, integration, and installation onto the EQ-4B. Work will be performed at San Diego, California; and Palmdale, California, and is expected to be complete by May 2, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $10,759,076 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8726-17-C-0004).

 

May 4, 2017

Harris Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,548,248 modification P00736 to previously awarded contract (FA19628-02-C-0010) for system sustainment of the Ground-based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance system, which provides space situational awareness data for tracking space objects. Contractor will provide sustainment services, which include weapon systems management and engineering, core sustainment for the field service teams, requirements development modeling and analysis, engineering support and technical orders support.

May 3, 2017
Alex Rice, chief technology officer and co-founder of HackerOne Incorporated (l), speaks with Peter Kim, Air Force chief information security officer (c), and Chris Lynch, director, Defense Digital Service, about the upcoming Hack the Air Force event.

Vetted computer security specialists from across the United States and select partner nations are invited to hack some of the U.S. Air Force’s key public websites. The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign the service’s chief information officer is sponsoring to further operationalize the domain and leverage talent from inside and outside of the Defense Department. HackerOne Incorporated, a security consulting firm, is managing the contest.

May 1, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command has awarded Raytheon Company a contract with an initial value of up to $375 million over six years to sustain and modernize the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS), the company announced. Raytheon will update the existing AOC WS baseline software and develop and deploy new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations. Air and Space Operations Centers provide a strategic capability for the U.S. Air Force with operators at 22 global locations using the AOC WS to command and control aircraft through all of the Air Force's critical missions.

 

April 28, 2017
Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract modification for system sustainment of the FPS-85 phased array Eglin radar, which provides situational awareness data for tracking space objects.

Harris Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $10,900,333 modification (P00738) on previously awarded contract (Fl 9628-02-C-0010) for system sustainment of the FPS-85 Phased Array Eglin radar, which provides situational awareness data for tracking space objects. Contractor will provide sustainment services, which include weapon systems management and engineering, core sustainment for the field service teams, requirements development modeling and analysis, engineering support and technical orders support. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2018.

April 28, 2017
By Maryann Lawlor
Lt. Col. Matthew Castillo, USAF, commander, 35th Intelligence Squadron, speaks about the Cyberspace Threat Intelligence Center during the facility’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Airmen and contractors with the 35th IS will conduct operations from the new facility.

A new defensive cyberspace operations facility at Joint Base San Antonio will boost the 35th Intelligence Squadron’s ability to meet growing demands for analysis of intelligence coming from multiple sources. Although located in Texas, personnel at the Cyberspace Threat Intelligence Center (CTIC) will support operations worldwide.

In 2015, the squadron’s support to the defensive cyberspace operations community increased by more than 300 percent, which led to the need for a new facility, says Lt. Col. Matthew Castillo, USAF, commander, 35th Intelligence Squadron.

April 10, 2017

Engility Corp., doing business as TASC, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $40,956,755 task order for advisory and assistance to the Space and Missile Systems Engineering Directorate. Contractor will provide an independent readiness review team to review related space organizations on technical analysis and risk assessment for space systems, ground segments and launch systems. It also ensures that Space and Missile Systems Center space vehicles, launch vehicles, and ground systems were built properly to perform reliably over the system's mission life. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 8, 2022.

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