Air Force

July 1, 2015

Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $108,383,456 firm-fixed price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursable contract for range operations support. Contractor will be responsible and accountable for aspects of non-mission support communications for the Eastern Range (ER) and Western Range (WR), and Base Operating Support and Logistics for the ER. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and Ascension Auxiliary Airfield, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with eight offers received.

July 1, 2015

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $53,505,013 modification (P00680) for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system capability augmentation. Contractor will provide mission planning functionality to support the AEHF transition from initial operational capability to full operational capability. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017. Fiscal year 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $30,824,748 are being obligated at the time of award. The company also has been awarded a $31,802,865 modification (P00665) for AEHF Mission Control Segment technical refresh.

June 29, 2015

ARCTEC Alaska JV, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $38,855,052 modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA5215-C-04-0018. Contractor will provide for the operation and maintenance of the Alaska Radar System. Work will be performed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, plus 15 remote radar sites in Alaska, and is expected to be complete by September 28, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $38,855,052 are being obligated at the time of award. The 766th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is the contracting activity.

June 29, 2015
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $16,232,399 contract modification for engineering and manufacturing development for the Global Hawk system.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $16,232,399 modification (P00534) to previously awarded contract F33657-01-C-4600 for engineering and manufacturing development for the Global Hawk system. Contractor will provide the development and integration of software fixes and maintainer graphical user interface tasks into the Global Hawk ground station. This modification builds off of the existing ground station software and corrects reported deficiencies. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be complete by December 30, 2016.

June 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $20,498,256 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fix-fee and cost reimbursable contract. Contractor will provide South Korean Defense Intelligence Command with follow-on support for aircraft equipped with imagery sensors, communication system and associated ground support; and multiple ground stations with extended communication equipment, mission support capabilities and support equipment. This contract will also provide spare parts, technical manuals and field service representative support. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs; and in Seoul, South Korea, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017.

June 29, 2015

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $46,260,277 modification (P00475) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2517-06-C-8001. Contractor will provide management, operation, maintenance and logistical support to the solid state phased array radar systems.

June 26, 2015

Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,473,777 indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract for the repair of various national stock numbers applicable to the AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare countermeasures system that is on the B-52(H), A/C-130 and M/C-130 aircraft. Work will be performed at Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 23, 2016. This contract includes four one-year unexercised options. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (FA8522-15-D-0002).

June 23, 2015

OBXtek Inc., Tysons Corner, Virginia, has been awarded a not to exceed $52,636,622 firm-fixed-price task order (FA9101-15-F-0001) on previously awarded General Services Administration contract GS-06F-0650Z for base-level communications and information technology support services. Contractor will provide network-centric information technology, networking and security, voice, video and data communications, information and applications management and other requirements. Work will be performed at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee; Moffett Field, California; and White Oak, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020.

June 8, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
DSCOVR orbits the sun at a location called the Lagrange point 1, or L1. Credit: NOAA

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite today reached its orbit position 1 million miles from Earth, little more than 100 days after its winter launch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite will become the first operational spacecraft in deep space to provide constant weather analysis.

DSCOVR will replace NASA’s aged Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE), launched in 1997 and operating a decade past its design life, and is expected to begin operations later this summer. 

June 15, 2015

Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,322,847 modification (P00157) to exercise of an option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. Contractor will provide an additional three months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network antenna sites world-wide, as well as various communications, operations, software and related support services, to the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 15, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $36,608,758 modification (P00028) to previously awarded contract FA8807-12-C-0013 for military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment. Contractor will enhance military GPS software code and deliver additional pre-prototype GPS receiver cards in order to support faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $16,719,409 are being obligated at the time of award.

June 4, 2015
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches for an operational test. Boeing has been awarded a $466,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair.

The Boeing Co., Newark, Ohio, has been awarded a $466,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair. Contractor will repair Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile guidance set. Work will be performed at Newark, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by June 2, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $22,707,999 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8214-15-D-0002).

 

June 4, 2015

TASC Inc., Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $6,966,555 modification (P00015) to previously awarded contract FA7037-11-D-0003. Contractor will provide management, engineering and technical support services required to support the establishment, maintenance and evolution of the 92nd Information Operations Squadron cyber assessment program. Work will be performed at San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2015. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

June 4, 2015

Lockheed Martin Aerospace, Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $12,860,294 cost-plus-fixed-fee; firm-fixed-price; and cost-reimbursement-no-fee contract for C-5 computer software update 02. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance, depot purchase equipment maintenance, software funding, and transportation working capital funds in the amount of $12,860,294 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8525-15-C-0001).

May 22, 2015

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a fixed-price incentive firm and firm-fixed-price $72,068,072 modification (01) to order 077 on the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will produce eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $72,068,072 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $12,454,485 modification (P00299) to previously awarded contract FA8807-08-C-0010 for the alternate payload processing facility. Contractor will assure implementation of testing capabilities for launch of Global Positioning System III. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,749,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8807-08-C-0010).

 

May 22, 2015

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $23,075,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0087) under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038 for MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits. Contractor will provide 72 MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits for the MQ-9 aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by May 21, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $23,075,907 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 22, 2015
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $735,514,938 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for satellite sustainment.

Lockheed Martin Space System Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $735,514,938 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for satellite sustainment. Contractor will provide sustainment of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar, and Defense Satellite Communications System III. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $36,646,878 are being obligated at the time of award.

May 20, 2015

AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Vienna, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0031); BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0033); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0034), Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0036); Federal Network Systems LLC, Chantilly, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0037); General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Needham, Massachusetts (FA8732-15-D-0038); Harris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0039); HP Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0040); IBM U.S.

May 14, 2015

LinQuest Corp., Los Angeles, has been awarded a $7,884,935 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for satellite operations support services. Contractor will provide continued uninterrupted support to five on-orbit satellite missions; and support for six satellite programs in various stages of pre-launch design and readiness. They also will provide operations expertise for upgrades and modifications to the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center ground system, including operations and acceptance testing and mission automation efforts in support of the Air Force Space Command Enterprise Ground Initiative.

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