Air Force

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
DSCOVR spacecraft at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Scientists are gearing up to launch revolutionary technology into deep space that will provide the most advanced solar storm warning system to date. The spacecraft includes new research systems that also will better monitor Earth's atmosphere and land. 

Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is scheduled for launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 23 and will become the first operational spacecraft in deep space to provide weather analysis.

January 7, 2015

Exelis Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,976,038 modification (P00577) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for Globus II sustainment support. The company also was awarded an $8,446,234 modification (P00580) to sustain the infrastructure of the C-6 radar at Eglin Air Force Base, Florid, to include the weapon system management and engineering; field service team; radome maintenance; and requirements definition, analysis and modeling. A third modification (P00576) for $8,090,014 will cover Distributed Space Command and Control-Dahlgren system sustainment.

January 7, 2014

Cubic Applications Incorporated, San Diego, has been awarded a $9,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for solutions to enhance the U.S. Air Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) counter proliferation and survivability missions program. The contractor will provide research, test, evaluate and analyze short-term and long-term CBRN technologies. Work will be performed at San Diego; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; and Camp Smith, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by January 5, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received.

January 7, 2015

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $43,291,564 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper field retrofit. The contractor will provide retrofit kits for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 configuration aircraft with field retrofit capabilities. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by July 5, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2013 funds in the amount of $27,047,122 and fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $16,244,442 are being obligated at the time of award.

January 5, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded $27,594,138 for firm-fixed-price job order 0057 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S. Navy. The company also was awarded $17,800,000 for firm-fixed-price job order 0056 for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S.

December 29, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $7,946,398 firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee contract for KC-135 Block 45.1 upgrade software. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Mar. 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $7,946,398 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8105-15-C-0001). 

December 29, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., doing business as GA-ASI, Poway, California, has been awarded a $375,212,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

December 29, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $64,247,052 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the continued availability of operational APG-63(V)1, APG-63(V)2,  APG-63(V)3 and Talon HATE radars after aircraft installation. Contractor will provide repair of all field failures, the continued parts obsolescence management of the radars, maintaining the form, fit, function and interface of the line replaceable units and built in test software, and providing configuration accountability of the fielded radar data. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015.

December 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, two spare engines and the applicable Ground Control Environment elements. Each will contain an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. Work will be performed at San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 28, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

December 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $308,263,249 firm fixed price modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 to provide the government of Taiwan with 144 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars. Contractor will provide installation on F-16 aircraft and one year of supplier support in Taiwan. Work will be performed in Taiwan and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2021. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

December 11, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $12,463,696 modification (P00649) to previously awarded contract F04701-02-C-0002 for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system. Contractor will provide protected key management architecture (KMA) for installation, integration and factory test of the replacement KMA system with the existing AEHF control and space segments. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,979,384 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 11, 2014

Silicon Graphics Federal Inc., Annapolis Junction, Maryland, was awarded a $30,750,000 modification (P0002) to firm-fixed-price contract W912DY-13-G-0025 to acquire commercially available high-performance computing systems for the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program to conduct complex calculations at the Air Force Research Laboratory Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is July 3, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

December 8, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, California, has been awarded a $12,941,460 modification (P00078) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8819-08-C-0006 to continue logistics support, special studies and local area network sustainment. Contractor will conduct maintenance and operations services for the development and delivery of the logistics infrastructure for the Space-Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. Work will be performed at Seal Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by June 20, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,322,548 are being obligated at the time of award.

November 19, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $15,687,657 firm-fixed-price modification (P00033) to previously awarded contract FA8106-11-C-0006 for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management kits. Contractor will provide funding for 12 kits and 15 installations. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Oklahoma City; and Atlanta, and it is expected to be complete by Dec. 22, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $15,687,657 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

October 31, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $16,064,628 modification to exercise an option on a delivery order (0113) for an existing basic ordering agreement (FA8620-10-G-3038) for France's MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Phase 2. Contractor will provide an additional period of CLS for the French Air Force. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and Niamey, Niger, and is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015. This modification is 100 percent foreign military sales for France. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

October 29, 2014

Boeing Company, Defense Space and Security division, Kent, Washington, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $25,640,000 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee for the Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) mission control unit design and production program to upgrade four E-767 aircraft and three ground support facilities. Contractor will provide procurement of mission computing, electronic support measures, traffic alert and collision avoidance system, interrogator friend or foe transponder, next generation IFF, automatic identification system and data link upgrades. Work will be performed at Kent, Washington, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2015.

October 29, 2014

Credence Management Solutions LLC, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $29,852,448 cost-reimbursable contract for advisory and assistance services (A&AS) for the Battle Management Directorate–Distributed Common Ground System. Contractor will provide A&AS support for all the weapon systems, platforms, cells and capabilities managed by the C21SR Division in support of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Battle Management. Work will be performed predominantly at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and will have some additional performance at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by December 5, 2019.

October 22, 2014

Defense Research Associates Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program. Contractor will commercialize the technology matured under previous efforts by incorporating collision warning capability into fielded aircraft sensor suites without sustaining aircraft modifications. Based on the progress of previous efforts, this effort will continue to implement and integrate the methodologies, technologies and tools to assist the Air Force and other Defense Department entities in design, development, acquisition and sustainment of trustworthy systems.

October 15, 2014

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP, Waco, Texas, has been awarded an undefinitized contract action not to exceed $68,874,672 for standardization, removal of obsolescence and upgrade program for the Argentine Air Force. Contractor will modify five C-130s to upgrade and enhance their communication, navigation, airworthiness and air traffic management systems. Work will be performed at Waco, Texas, and Cordoba, Argentina, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8553-15-C-0003).

October 10, 2014

Telephonics Corp., Communications and Integrated Systems Division, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $19 million modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8730-14-C-0014 for an improved Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) system that is necessary to overcome the deficiencies of the current IFF Mk XII systems in regards to Interoperable Joint Combat Identification, situational awareness and command and control. NATO agency funds in the amount of $19 million will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed at Farmingdale, New York, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 24, 2017.

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