Air Force

April 16, 2018
By George I. Seffers

Despite some challenges, the U.S. Air Force’s culture is changing in favor of small businesses, according to Valerie Muck, the service’s new director of small business programs.

"The main thing we’re trying to do in the Air Force is create that culture where we’re looking to small businesses first to maximize opportunities. Right now, the culture in the Air Force is in a really good place for that,” said Muck, who has been in the position nearly a year. She made the comments while addressing the AFCEA Small Business Committee at AFCEA’s headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia.

April 11, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $209,703,172 modification (P00417) to previously awarded contract FA8625-12-C-6598 for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) equipment and support. This modification provides for LAIRCM equipment and support in the calendar year 2018 base hardware buy, and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,575,087,096. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales LAIRCM acquisitions to South Korea (3 percent).

April 11, 2018
 

AT2, LLC, Severn, Maryland, has been awarded an $8,609,909 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command primary training ranges operations and maintenance support (OM&S) services. This contract provides for OM&S of range threat, scoring, and feedback systems, as well as provides for target, road, grounds, and limited facility maintenance. Work will be performed at Dare County Range, North Carolina; Poinsett Range, South Carolina; Grand Bay Range, Georgia; Avon Park Range, Georgia; Snyder Range, Texas; Belle Fourche Range, South Dakota; Holloman Ranges, New Mexico; Mountain Home Ranges, Idaho; and Guam Range, Guam. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2022.

April 11, 2018
 

Cyber Systems & Services Solutions, Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $15,603,744 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cyber support services. This contract provides for a qualified team with expertise, theoretical and practical knowledge to support mission operations and mission support. Work will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 25, 2023. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and seven offers were received. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,929,723 are being obligated at the time of award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8773-18-D-8002).

 

April 9, 2018
 

National Strategic Research Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, has been awarded a $92,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development services. The contract provides for obtaining Department of Defense essential engineering, research, and development capabilities and mission-related research including test, evaluation, and systems analysis of related topics for the U. S. Strategic Command. Work will be performed primary at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska; and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, and is expected to be complete by October 24, 2025. This award is the result of a sole- source acquisition.

April 9, 2018
 

CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $9,954,462 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software. This contract provides for enhancing several Air Force Research Laboratory technologies in the fields of mission thread analysis, advanced visualization, and manipulation of graph-type data. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be complete by April 5, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $650,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-18-C-0073).

 

April 2, 2018
 

Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $311,805,780 ceiling increase modification to previously awarded contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits. The ceiling increase provides for JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits with the capability to receive guidance updates from global positioning systems to increase weapon accuracy for conventional inventory bombs. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2020.

March 29, 2018
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $187,315,403 modification (P00058) to a previously awarded contract FA8634-16-C-2653 for F-15 Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades. This modification provides for the exercise of options for 29 Group A and Group B kits, Group B radar spares, 22 conformal fuel tanks, RMP Systems Engineering Program Management, Interim Contract Support Rep Lakenheath, RMP Isopods and shipping containers. Work will be performed in St.

March 29, 2018
 

Raytheon Self Protect Systems, Goleta, California, has been awarded a $460,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the AN/ALR‐69A digital Radar Warning Receiver system.

March 29, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $295,654,506 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract provides for the production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2017 production configuration. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2021. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $295,654,506 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.

 

March 28, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Force launches the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, in March 2017. Such satellites play an integral part of the United State’s strategic and tactical coordination of military operations in an increasingly contested space domain. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson; Courtesy of United Launch Alliance.

While space has been a contested domain from the beginning—from the first trial of an anti-satellite weapon in 1959—what has changed is the United State’s confidence in being able to deter attacks, according to several officials who testified recently about U.S. space warfare readiness before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. The space domain is more complex and more is at stake, the experts told Congress.

“"Today’s military commanders are facing serious threats in a space domain that is increasingly congested, contested and competitive," said Gen. Robert Kehler, USAF (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Strategic Command.

March 27, 2018
 

Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $523,148,647 fixed-price incentive modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 31. The modification provides for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2021.  This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan, Kuwait, Poland, Indonesia, Qatar, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

March 27, 2018
 

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $17,295,000 undefinitized contract action for reactivation of the band 8 transmitter associated with the AN/ALQ-161A defensive avionics system supporting the B-1B aircraft. This contract provides for band 8 reactivation prototypes and testing. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,645,771 are being obligated at the time of award. The Electronic Warfare Contracting Branch, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity. 

 

March 20, 2018
 

GSD&M Idea City LLC, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $741,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery contract for Air Force Recruiting national advertising and event marketing, DOD reported.

March 19, 2018
 

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $511,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Cobra Dane radar. This contract provides the tasks required to operate, maintain, and sustain the Cobra Dane radar. Work will primarily be performed at Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, Alaska, and is expected to be complete by March 2025. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8723-18-D-0003).

March 13, 2018
 

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $961,000,000 estimated ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the remotely piloted aircraft operations and maintenance support. The contract provides a high level of MQ-1, MQ-9, and RQ-4 organizational-level maintenance and qualified launch and recovery element pilot and sensor operator aircrew support for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft weapons systems to sustain the combat and training capability at tasked locations worldwide. Work will be performed at locations worldwide, and the base period is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,755,966

March 6, 2018
 

Datum Software Inc.,* Johns Creek, Georgia; Diligent Consulting Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas; Diversified Technical Services Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas; Excellus Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia; Segue Technologies Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia; and SI Systems Technologies,* Folsom, California, have been awarded a combined, not-to-exceed $400,000,000 modification to increase the ceiling amount on their previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. These modifications provides contracting offices with a primary source for NetCentric application services such as sustainment, migration, integration, training, help-desk support, testing and operation support. Work will be performed at various locations in the United States and

March 6, 2018
 

InDyne Inc., Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $417,799,124 firm-fixed-price contract for operations and maintenance of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS). The contract provides for all non-personal services, administrative, financial, and managerial resources necessary on a continuous 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week basis to support the five SSPARS installations/sites. Work will be performed at Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear AFS, Alaska; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; and Thule Air Base, Greenland. Work is expected to be complete by April 30, 2026. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and six offers were received.

March 6, 2018
 

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Polaris Alpha a $96 million contract vehicle for maintenance and enhancement for command, control, intelligence and surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Under the task orders, the company will support projects ranging from advanced research and development of machine learning and complex event processing, to the creation and deployment of state of the art command and control applications, to cross-community intelligence reporting and analysis tools and software development. "We’ve been privileged to provide this national security enterprise support for the Air Force for over 15 years," the company's Executive Vice President Kevin Moffat said.

February 23, 2018
 

The Air Force has awarded Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. of Arlington, Virginia, a $9,951,573 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for Vulcan rocket launch systems and Next Generation Launcher launch systems new entrant certification support. The task order provides for systems engineering and integration services to the government during certification of the Vulcan and Next Generation Launcher systems. Work will be performed in Decatur, Alabama; Chandler, Arizona; Los Angeles Air Force Base, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Centennial, Colorado; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; Bacchus, Utah; Promontory, Utah; and Kent, Washington.  Work is expected to be complete by February 21, 2019.

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