The U.S. Air Force intelligence architecture is a global network that ties together all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), according to a high-ranking Air Force official. With the coming introduction of the F-35, it will be adding even more sensor data to the network as the aircraft serves as an ISR node.
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $40,906,190 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (0033) on contract FA8620-10-G-3038 for development of requirements description documents for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and the MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 UAS with the 904.6.0 system/software release. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Sept. 8, 2017. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $40,906,190 are being obligated at the time of award.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $27,988,682 modification (P00078) to previously awarded contract FA8625-12-C-6598 for the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures C-130 Group A Kits and Installations. The contractor will provide the kits and the associated installations to 28 C-130 aircraft (11 AC-130H, 12 MC-130U, and five EC-130J). Work will be performed at Crestview, Florida, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 and 2012 overseas contingency operations funds in the amount of $27,988,682 are being obligated at the time of award.
KEYW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $38 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will assist the Layer Sensor Exploitation Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory in developing new command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems to exploit existing sensors of all kinds. Some examples of exploitation include target recognition, tracking, fusion, sensor management (autonomy) and registration. Exploitation research is shifting from permissive to contested environments.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $30 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the W/V-band Satellite Communications Experiment program. Contractor will conduct research to increase knowledge and understanding of atmospheric effects on radio frequency signal propagation. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-14-D-0255).
L3 Global Communications Solutions Incorporated, Victor, New York, was awarded an $8,402,031 undefinitized contract action for sustainment of the Army's existing combat services support, for very small aperture terminal transmission systems and satellite communications terminals. The Army Contract Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-C-0057).
Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,547,341 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for innovative research and development in the area of Heterogeneous Networking and Advanced Communication Technologies Development and Demonstration. This award is the result of a competitive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement, with 28 offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity (N65236-14-C-2821).
Harris IT Services Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,207,316 modification (MG0620) to previously awarded contract FA8771-04-D-0003 for network support services. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,530,004 modification (P00365) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee contract FA2521-07-C-0009. Contractor will augment the maintenance capabilities for the Instrumentation Radar Support Program with one-of-a-kind parts and supplies, on-site overhauls and emergency technical support. This contract involves foreign military sales. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
LinQuest Corporation, Los Angeles, has announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in El Segundo, California, awarded a $29 million, cost-plus-incentive fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to its existing contract. With this option, the total value of LinQuest's Military Satellite Communications Analysis, Systems Integration, and Engineering Services (MASIES) contract for system engineering and integration support services increases to $154.8 million. Simultaneously, the SMC decided to exercise the MASIES contract’s first option that goes through June 30, 2015.
The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6,589,859 modification (P00012) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8802-14-C-0001, for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. The contractor will provide planning, systems definition and technical specification support. They will also analyze user needs, design and design alternatives, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control. They will assist with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations and integration of space systems into effective systems of systems.
Cassidian SAS, Elancourt, France, has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Eagle Vision Data Acquisition Segment (DAS). The sustainment effort includes systems support, telephone support, software/hardware maintenance, onsite/emergency support, security accreditation, configuration management, sustaining engineering, spare management, sustainment training and overall program management. The support effort includes sustaining engineering, technical refresh, and the procurement of additional DAS systems.
L-3 Communications Corp. - Communication Systems, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $29,146,854 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Communication Security/Transition Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Systems II (ACTS II). Contactor will provide interim contractor support in support of transition capability on the AEHF COMSEC/TRANSEC ACTS II from electronic key management system to key management infrastructure. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).
L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-4023).
Telecommunication Support Services Inc. (TSS), Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,922,696 firm-fixed-price contract for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. The MASS mission includes radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; air search and rescue; and other regional operations in the U. S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-14-C-0013).
Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,024,395 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0081) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for Army Research Laboratory sensors and electron devices. AMMTIAC shall provide technical, engineering and expertise in the application of advanced materials, manufacturing and testing to sensors and emitters and their components, including the design and integration of systems to incorporate solutions and the use of prognostics and diagnostics to ensure the functionality and effectiveness of those solutions.
Rockwell Collins Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $35,364,765 modification (P00027) to a firm-fixed-price contract (FA8106-11-C-0006) for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) kits and installs. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,485,428. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for Group A and B kits and installation for 27 KC-10 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.
Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $11,514,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00006) for FA8721-14-C-0017 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes.
NEXGEN Communications LLC, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,432,040 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Miniaturized Receiver Transmitter (mRXTX) Prototype Modules. Contractor will develop and demonstrate a miniaturized Radio Frequency (RF) transmit/receive module to support Computational Leverage Against Surveillance Systems (CLASS) requirements. The CLASS program requires an integrated transmit and receive module capable of performing wideband self-filtering for frequency division duplexing with high dynamic range and efficiency, which this effort will provide. The scope of this effort encompasses the innovation, design, assembly and assessment of a miniaturized RF transmit/receive module.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $24,191,749 modification (P00313) exercising an option to contract F19628-00-C-0019 to support critical mission operations for North American Aerospace Defense Command's Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC/ITWAA) in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority.