The United States' dependence on valuable space assets and the nation's critical need to maintain superiority in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) disciplines have also made these fields somewhat of an Achilles' heel. The country had long held technological and capabilities advantages over the rest of the world. Those days are gone.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $32,326,408 delivery order (0010) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for Block 30 ground control station production undefinitized contract action effort. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $16,151,200 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Alion Science and Technology, Burr Ridge, Illinois (FA8075-16-D-0001); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (FA8075-16-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (FA8075-16-D-0003); Exelis Inc., Information Systems, Rome, New York (FA8075-16-D-0004); Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia (FA8075-16-D-0005); MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA8075-16-D-0006); ManTech Advanced Systems International Inc.,
Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $120,791,630 modification (P00105) to definitizate an undefinitized contract action for previously awarded contract FA8726-09-C-0010. Contractor will extend the services of the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Payload (BACN). Work will be performed at San Diego, California, and is expected to be complete by June 22, 2016. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to deliver the nation’s new Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). The contract, valued at about $60 billion, requires Northrop Grumman to build 100 bombers to replace the current aging fleet. The long-range bomber will be capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Northrop Grumman Systems, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $32,859,422 C-type contract for AC/MC-130J radio frequency countermeasures. Contractor will improve AC-130J and MC-130J aircraft system survivability, and the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threat systems in operational environments applicable to the AC- and MC-130J missions. Work will be performed at Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and expected to be complete by November 30, 2016. BAE, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $22,391,886 contract (FA8540-16-C-0003).
United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $373,312,352 firm-fixed-price modification (P00109) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services. Contractor will provide support of the launch vehicle configurations of one National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Atlas V 421 and one NRO Delta IV Heavy. This modification adds two pre-priced contract line items for the Atlas V 421 and Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle configurations and does not constitute an exercised option.
BAE Systems Electronics and Information Systems Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded an $81,389,729 firm-fixed-price contract for Digital Electronic Warfare System Countermeasures Missile Warning System spares. Contractor will provide classified and unclassified spares line replacement units and line replaceable modules required for supporting the F-15 modernization program. Work will be performed at Nashua and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2018. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Raytheon Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $24,627,922 fixed-price contract for operations and maintenance services. The cContractor will provide nonpersonal services that will ensure the availability of the Cobra King and Gray Star's radar facility to collect on 100 percent of the tasked data collection opportunities that pass through its field of view. The necessary support will be provided 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed by October 30, 2016. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $19,070,219 option on delivery order 0113 of the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038 for MQ-9 contractor logistics support (CLS) Phase 3. The cContractor will provide an additional period of CLS for the French air force. Work will be performed in Poway and Niamey, Niger, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales for France. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038).
McCrone Associated Inc., Westmont, Illinois, washas been awarded a $9,679,578 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00033) on September 30 to previously awarded contract FA7022-12-C-0006. The contractor will provide nonpersonal services to process and analyze particle samples for Nuclear Test Ban Treaty verification for the Air Force Technical Applications Center nuclear directorate. The contract will support the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System. Work will be performed in Westmont and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,679,578 are being obligated at the time of award.
ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, has been awarded a $13,152,398 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Mini Crypto. Mini Crypto is a small, low-power, self-contained cryptographic module that can be embedded in a variety of communication devices to protect data and ensure the authentication of those communicating with it. The cContractor will provide engineering and manufacturing development with contract options for low-rate initial production, full-rate production and related support functions. Work will be performed in Carlsbad and is expected to be completed by October 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with seven offers received.
Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems Division, Largo, Florida, has been awarded a $22,907,353 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity production contract for the ARC 234 crypto-modernized baseband input/output (BBIO) module. Contractor will provide crypto-modernized, National Security Agency Type 1-certified, cryptographic radios that will replace the legacy ARC-234 device, focused on embedded-crypto, form and fit replacements for the BBIO module. Work will be performed in Largo, Florida, and is expected to be complete by October 21, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Aptima Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,425,604 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract for Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) weapon system trainer. Contractor will provide a virtual training environment providing simulated mission training to DCGS sites, covering geospatial intelligence full motion video, high altitude imagery, synthetic aperture radar imagery, electro optical imagery, and infrared imagery. The weapon system trainer will allow the Air Force to transition the DCGS intelligence analysts' crew and positional training from on-the-job training during "live missions" to simulated mission scenario training.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $16,969,350 modification (P00287) for radar software corrections under previously awarded contract F19628-00-C-0100. The contract modification is for Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar system development and demonstration alignment with the Global Hawk Block 40 program schedule. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed on November 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $200,000 are being obligated at time of award.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, has been awarded a $203,559,738 modification (P00016) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8528-15-C-0003 for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and sustainment III. Contractor will provide additional material and services to include planning, operations support, and maintenance support.
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, has been awarded a $127,080,205 firmed-fixed-price contract for B-1 integrated battle station for the B-1 weapon system. Contractor will provide the establishment of product orders, completion of the various kit installations, completion of the system level physical configuration audit, modifications to existing support equipment and the delivery of technical order changes to support the various aircraft modifications. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $52,634,635 are being obligated at the time of award.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Azusa, California, has been awarded a $16,491,592 modification (P00004) to exercise two options on previously awarded contract FA8810-15-C-0001, Defense Support Program (DSP) sustainment contract. The DSP satellite sustainment work will be performed in Azusa, California, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,322,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Remote Sensing Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $3.2 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk development, modernization, retrofit and sustainment activities for all Air Force variants. Contractor will provide management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability and maintainability; and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc. This contract’s ordering period ends on September 30, 2020.