Air Force

November 4, 2016

Harris Corp., Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded a $53,083,987 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to upgrade the ground-based counter communication system. Contractor will upgrade Block 10.1 systems to the Block 10.2 configuration, deliver new Block 10.2 systems including depot spares, and perform engineering studies. Work will be performed at Palm Bay, Florida, and is expected to be complete by February 25, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 missile and other funds in the amount of $41,004,278 are being obligated at the time of award.

November 3, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis, USAF, addresses attendees on the final day of MILCOM 2016 in Baltimore.

The U.S. Air Force is placing a heavy emphasis on a command and control construct (C2), hardening against cyberthreats the service’s enterprise networks that control everything from state-of-the-art fighter jets to weapons systems, said Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis, USAF

Competing priorities of speed, security and cost will drive future cyber-based programs as the Air Force focuses on the C2 of networks and the erupting amount of data. “It’s all about the data,” said Gen. Dennis, program executive officer for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

October 17, 2016

Intrepid Solutions and Services Inc., Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $45,370,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) information technology support services. Contractor will provide a full spectrum of technical support to NASIC to maintain, enhance and operate the current infrastructure encompassing user accounts, workstations, independent networks, circuits, storage and servers to incorporate new capabilities necessary to meet future requirements. Work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by October 31, 2022.

October 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $41,651,752 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action to procure, deliver and install Gap Filler Radar. Contractor will provide two long range radars, and three upgrades to existing long range radars, and integrate new and upgraded radar into the overall command, control and communications system. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2018. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Jordan. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

September 23, 2016

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $395 million modification (P00386) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8807-08-C-0010 for GPS III Space Vehicles 09 and 10. Work will be performed in Littleton and is expected to be completed by August 8, 2022. The total amount to be obligated at the time of award is $373,450,000, which includes fiscal year 2014 and 2015 advanced procurement funds and fiscal year 2016 space procurement funds. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8807-08-C-0010).

 

September 22, 2016

The not-for-profit defense and aerospace research and development firm SRC Inc. delivered to the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) its first Agile Condor pod system, a scalable, low cost, size, weight and power (low-CSWaP) hardware architecture for on-board processing of a great deal of sensor data through high-performance embedded computing. The AFRL envisions using the system to enable real-time processing for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.  

September 19, 2016

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $44,136,550 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Positioning System Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules Lightning Strikes program. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to 57 partner nations. The Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8807-16-D-0002).

September 19, 2016

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $45,047,020 modification (P00083) to previously awarded contract FA8810-13-C-0002 for contractor logistics support (CLS), legacy sustainment and combined task force support. Contractor will conduct studies on the Space-Based Infrared System CLS and legacy sustainment baseline system. The studies are directed in response to deficiencies, failures or evolving requirements, changes in external user data needs or interfaces, or changes in technology.

September 12, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Now-retired Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, USAF, recalls the transition from signal to cyber.

The After Active Duty blog series examines the challenges, rewards and lessons learned for those who have transitioned from active duty to the private sector and the role AFCEA played in this progression.

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, USAF (Ret.), saw a lot of changes during his military career. And he helped bring about some changes, too.

August 24, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp. - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $36,399,316 cost reimbursement contract for research and development for Phase 2 of the System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE) program. Contractor will develop system of systems architectures to maintain U.S. air superiority in contested environments; demonstrate rapid integration mission system into architectures; and demonstrate the combat effectiveness and robustness of those architectures. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by October 30, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received.

August 24, 2016

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $39,339,172 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Turret Research in Aero-Effects (STRAFE) program. Contractor will develop and deliver an advanced beam control system for integration as part of a complete laser weapons system into a tactical pod on an Air Force fighter aircraft. STRAFE will increase the knowledge and understanding of aero-optic disturbances in a supersonic environment by collecting data during engagement scenarios.

August 22, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Shannon Sullivan, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a former pole vaulter, knows how to keep up with giant leaps in technology.

The After Active Duty blog series examines the challenges, rewards and lessons learned for those who have transitioned from active duty to the private sector and the role AFCEA played in this progression.

Shannon Sullivan, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, learned lessons as an athlete that served him well throughout his active duty career and beyond.

“Athletics teaches teamwork, discipline and commitment, and those traits translate well to the military and industry,” says the former all-American pole vaulter and first alternate to the 1988 U.S. Olympic decathlon team.

August 19, 2016

Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Williamsburg, Virginia (FA7037-16-D-0002); BOSH Global Services, Newport News, Virginia (FA7037-16-D-0003); FEDITC LLC, Rockville, Maryland (FA7037-16-D-0004); FGS LLC, La Plata, Maryland (FA7037-16-D-0005); and Trofholz Technologies Inc., Rocklin, California (FA7037-16-D-0006), have been awarded a $78,426,203 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity; hybrid of firm-fixed-price, time, material and cost contract to support weapon systems and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence sys

August 16, 2016
The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., $370,932,862 for MQ-9 Reaper production.

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $370,932,862 firm fixed-price, incentive firm contract for fiscal 2015 MQ-9 Reaper production. Contractor will provide 30 aircraft for fiscal 2015 MQ-9 Reaper production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $$370,932,862 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-G-4040 0007).

August 16, 2016

CSC Government Solutions LLC, Fairview Heights, Illinois, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a not-to-exceed $88,085,627 for logistics integration and weapon systems logistics network support. Contractor will provide the support for the services necessary to perform four separate interoperability roles. The interoperability roles include supporting information technology infrastructure at headquarters Air Mobility Command, at the wing-level for sortie generation, and for G081 Program Management Office staff, as well as providing G081 functional programming support, training and subject matter expertise for technology, policy and system integration recommendations.

August 15, 2016

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $52,578,245 task order for modernization of the Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver 2000 (MAGR-2K) to incorporate required Department of Defense and civil mandates to design, test and deliver a military code (M-Code)/automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast capable and to generate and deliver a formal engineering change proposal to the baseline configuration.

August 12, 2016

Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $39,951,691 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (FA8808-16-C-0006) for protected tactical service field demonstration (PTSFD). PTSFD will demonstrate the ability to provide wideband anti-jam communications to tactical users using the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) constellation and commercial SATCOM. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2020. 

July 18, 2016

Technica Corp., Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a $40,825,603 task order (FA8732-14-D-0015-X001) using the NETCENTS-2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology services. The award, supporting the Air Force National Capital Region, includes four one-year options that if exercised would bring the total contract value to $224,402,153. Work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland; Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.; the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; National Military Command Center, Washington, D.C.; and other Air Force organizations within the national capital region.

July 28, 2016
L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation and Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a contract for the new Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation Flight Crew Training System program.

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation and Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $38,318,978 fixed-price incentive firm contract for the new Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) Flight Crew Training System (FCTS) program. Contractor will provide for development and delivery of a government-owned AWACS DRAGON FCTS. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received.

July 28, 2016

Oasis Systems LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,153,576 modification (25) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0001 0003 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor and industry practices for the Theater Battle Control Division in support of surveillance and command and control capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense; Joint Forces Air Component Commander; Commander, Air Force Forces; and peacetime surveillance and maintaining air sovereignty of U.S. and Canadian airspace.

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