General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, has been awarded a $38 million contract modification to provide a quantity of six MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marietta, Georgia, was awarded an $8 million contract modification to provide C-5 large aircraft infrared countermeasures Group A hardware and kit assembly. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Integral Systems Incorporated recently announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the company a more than $1 million contract modification to its Command and Control System-Consolidated contract. Integral Systems will continue to provide its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite to simplify operations by consolidating satellite ground systems. The contract modification includes software development, installation and test support for wideband global satellite communications telemetry and orbital analysis enhancements. Additionally, the modification provides on-site support for remaining advanced extremely high frequency exercises and launches.
ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $22 million contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense and space surveillance sensors. U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
Tybrin Corporation, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been awarded more than $38 million contract modification for software engineering support of guided weapons evaluations, simulations, and other services supporting research and development for the principals and customers of the U.S. Air Armament Center. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Honeywell Technology Solutions of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $219 million contract modification to provide systems and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance and software maintenance of the U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
EDO Corporation-Defense Systems of Amityville, New York, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide AN/ALQ-161A Subsystem Software Deficiency Analysis and Block Cycle Support. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a contract valued at just under $9 million for the situational awareness in space, air, land and sea program. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting agency.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to replace narrow band klystron power amplifiers with wide band klystron power amplifiers for the Saudi Arabia and French Airborne Warning and Control System fleets. The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusettes, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Eagan, Minnesota, was recently awarded a $7 million contract to design and develop highly integrated photonic devices for transition into current emerging tactical platforms for the U.S. Air Force and will develop key technology to overcome several of the existing constraints with respect to the integration and packaging of the current generation of photonic devices. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, was awarded a $34.8 million contract modification, which will exercise the fourth option for Space Based Infrared Systems Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit Payload 3 launch and early on-orbit support. Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $29 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the surveillance radar program, a foreign military sales program managed by the Electronic Systems Center to provide Taiwan with the elements of a missile and air defense capability.
TASC, Inc., Redondo Beach, California, was awarded a $198 million contract, which will provide systems engineering and integration support of the Infrared Space Systems Wing. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center/Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.
U.S. Congress has approved full funding for the prelaunch processes to continue on the tri-agency Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite system, developed to help monitor for potentially disastrous sun storms. The funding ensures systems are a go for a January space launch. It is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9, built by the private space technology company founded by Elon Musk.
The U.S. Air Force is moving aggressively to modernize its information technology capabilities to ease its move to the Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE). The JIE will enable a shared information technology architecture, services and infrastructure across the entire military. But to reach its goals, the service will need to close excess data centers and improve its security policies, explained Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, the Air Force’s chief information dominance and chief information officer (CIO), who spoke at AFCEA NOVA’s 12th Annual Air Force IT Day on December 11.