Air Force

September 12, 2017

Engility Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide research and development for Kinetic Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Simulation Technology for Advanced Research. The contract provides for the development of multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling capabilities, to advance the start-of-the-art of HWIL test technology and to perform a critical role in the research, development and transition of Air Force munitions through the use of integrated guidance simulation. The location of performance is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with the ordering period expected to be complete by August 31, 2022. This is a competitive award under broad agency

September 6, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Panelists discuss military intelligence at the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

While space has always been an important domain for military intelligence, the intelligence community is renewing its emphasis on the stars, according to officials speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

“One of the reasons this conversation is taking place is because of the evolving threat environment. We realize, as much as we thought we appreciated the role of space historically, it’s become even more critical, both from a warfighting perspective and from an economic perspective,” said Maj. Gen. James Marrs, USAF, Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

September 5, 2017
Rockwell Collins to provide helmet cueing system support.

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $108,649,349 fixed-price requirements contract with prospective redetermination for various Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System consumable and depot-level reparable spares in support of F-15, F-16, and F-18 aircraft. This was a sole-source acquisition. The contract is a three-year base contract with one three-year option period. Locations of performance are Texas, Oregon, and Israel, with an August 31, 2022, performance completion date. Using customers are Air Force, Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers.

September 5, 2017

Syracuse Research Corporation of North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $10,073,000 undefinitized contract action for Counter-Unmanned Aerial System supplies. Work will be performed at Syracuse and is expected to be complete by August 29, 2018. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,935,770 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity. (FA8730-17-C-0047).

 

September 1, 2017

Bell-Boeing JPO of Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,671,686 by the Navy for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 11 to deliver order 0096 under previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft. The modification provides for the procurement of Marine Corps MV-22 integrated aircraft survivability equipment and Air Force CV-22 directional infrared counter measures, advanced mission computer kits, validation/verification kits, delta kits, non-recurring engineering and installation. Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed in May 2019.

September 1, 2017
By Maj. Gen. Earl D. Matthews, USAF (Ret.)

The discussion about creating a space-oriented military branch has surfaced again. An amendment to the House version of the fiscal year 2017-2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for a separate Space Corps by 2019. The Space Corps would fall under the Department of the Air Force but operate as an independent service, similar to the Marine Corps’ relationship to the Department of the Navy.

I really can’t believe we are having this discussion again.

September 1, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Benji Maruyama, a senior materials research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Functional Materials Division, stands by the AFRL’s Autonomous Research System (ARES), which uses artificial intelligence to design, execute and analyze experiments at a pace much faster than traditional scientific research methods.

The U.S. Air Force’s most prolific scientist likely will never wear a lab coat, but it can perform experiments 100 times faster than its human counterparts. The robo-researcher may one day help spark explosive growth in scientific knowledge.

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Autonomous Research System (ARES) does not fit the conventional idea of a robotic system. It is not humanoid. It does not move freely across the ground or fly through the air. But in a single day, it can autonomously execute 100 experiments, compared with about one for its human peers.

August 25, 2017

Teletronics Technology Corporation, Newtown, Pennsylvania, has been awarded an $85,500,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a high speed data acquisition system (HSDAS). This contract provides products, enhancement/upgrade, repair services, field service and technical support of the HSDAS equipment. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by August 23, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $361,550 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (00FA9302-17-D-0012).

 

August 25, 2017

Wolf Creek Federal Services Incorporated, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $26,075,067 option modification (P00074) to previously awarded contract for range operations support. The contract provides for non-mission support communications. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field, Ascension Island, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2018. No funds are being obligated at the time of option exercise modification award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick AFB, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2521-15-C-0063).

August 24, 2017

Raytheon Company in Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an approximately $900,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Long Range Standoff weapon's technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase. The contract supports replacement of the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by 2022. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 24, 2017

Moog Incorporation in Elma, New York, has been awarded an estimated maximum $48,000,000 fixed-price with price redetermination, requirements contract for miscellaneous aircraft components in support of various weapon system platforms. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). The sole-source contract has a five-year base and one five-year option period. Locations of performance are New York and California, with an August 22, 2022, performance completion date. Using military services are Air Force, Army and Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2017 defense working capital; and depot-level reparable funds.

August 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded an approximately $900,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Long Range Standoff weapon's technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase. The contract supports replacement of the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by 2022. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2017

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $768,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for digital imaging network picture archiving communications system products and maintenance. This is the fourth contract competitively awarded under the open solicitation SPE2D1-15-R-0004. This was a competitive acquisition with eight offers received. This is a five-year base contract with one five-year option period. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract. Locations of performance are Connecticut, and other U.S. areas, with an August 21, 2027, performance completion date.

August 23, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $328,584,830 contract for Ground-based Strategic Deterrent. The contract is to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction to deliver a low technical risk, affordable total system replacement of Minuteman III to meet intercontinental ballistic missiles operational requirements. Work will be performed in Redondo Beach and other various locations as needed and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2020. This award is the result of competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,000 are being obligated at time of award.

August 23, 2017

The Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $349,159,962 contract for Ground-based Strategic Deterrent. The contract is to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction to deliver a low technical risk, affordable total system replacement of Minuteman III to meet intercontinental ballistic missiles operational requirements. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and other various locations as needed and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2020. The award is the result of competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,000 are being obligated at time of award.

August 22, 2017

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $10,653,761 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost reimbursable, and time and materials contract. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will provide avionics sustaining engineering services for the KC-10 avionics system. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 17, 2027. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition; only one offer was received. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,915,945 are being obligated. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8105-17-D-0006).

 

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.

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