Air Force

September 18, 2015
RoboTeam, which builds the Micro Tactical Ground Robot, has been awarded a $25 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for a small robot system, logistics and maintenance support.

RoboTeam, Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been awarded a $25 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for an explosive ordnance disposal small robot. Contractor will deliver a robot system with logistics and maintenance support. Work will be performed worldwide as necessary and is expected to be complete by September 16, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with three offers received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $4,800,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8051-15-D-0009).

September 14, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,363,649 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost- reimbursement delivery order. Contractor will provide for contract deliverable for a certified common cryptographic core, certified portable key loader intelligence version, certified portable key loader garrison version and certified portable key loader tactical version, with 20 productions units. Work will be performed in Camden, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received.

September 4, 2015

Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, New York, has been awarded a $9,100,822 indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract for engineering services to support the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integrated Support Facility Simulation Network. Contractor provides for on-site engineering support, off-site engineering support, over and above repairs, simulator upgrades and cost reimbursable material and travel to support the engineering services. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, or as cited on individual task orders for off-site support and is expected to be complete by September 10, 2020.

September 2, 2015

Telecommunication Support Services Inc., Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,865,684 firm-fixed-price modification to exercise Option 1 of FA4890-14-C-0013-P0009 for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. Contractor will provide operations and support at the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force-South satellite communications facility in Key West, Florida; and Mobile Air Surveillance System mission support activities throughout the Southern Command area of responsibility, primarily in Colombia. Work will be performed in multiple locations and is expected to be complete by Sept. 16, 2016.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received.

September 2, 2015

Raytheon Co. - Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $175,081,326 undefinitized contract action contract for Phase II of the Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center (ADOC) program. Contractor will provide for the procurement, delivery, and installation of the Qatar ADOC as well as the future integration of multiple air and missile systems into the ADOC. Contract types associated with this effort will be cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee level-of-effort, and cost-reimbursable. This is a Foreign Military Sales acquisition between the U.S.

September 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
Foreign governments express interest in the V-22 variants along with a number of platforms developed, deployed and sustained by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces.

Delivering technologies in two high-demand mission areas—special operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance—is a tough job. But Col. Michael Schmidt, USAF, says he’s glad to do it.

Col. Schmidt took over last year as the U.S. Air Force program executive officer (PEO) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and special operations forces (SOF). The job title does not include rotary wing aircraft, but arguably it could, because the office assumed responsibility for that portfolio about three years ago.

September 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Air Force scientists and engineers are improving intelligence operations by upgrading and automating systems and capabilities to provide more accurate and appropriate information to the customer. Their endeavors range from outer space to cyberspace as they seek to keep abreast of dynamic changes in the information age.

These efforts include writing new algorithms for the Space Based Infrared System to dramatically enhance its capabilities beyond the original design. Not only can the updated system view much smaller objects from space, but it also may one day help determine the materials that make up a target object.

August 31, 2015

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $10,071,486 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00097) to the previously awarded contract FA8810-08-C-0002 for the Neptune Common Ground Architecture Implementation Phase II change. Contractor will extend the Naval Research Laboratory's Neptune Common Ground Architecture capabilities for surveillance tasking and refactoring of space-based infra-red systems mission management functions to provide planning data for external use and real-time schedule management. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept.

August 31, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $15,121,851 modification (P00148) to the previously awarded contract FA8625-12-C-6598 for the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures Viper 2.1 lasers. The contractor will provide 106 Viper 2.1 lasers as a part of this contract effort. Work will be performed at Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by April 29, 2017. This contract involves foreign military sales. Fiscal 2013, 2014, and 2015 aircraft procurement, National Guard, Navy and overseas contingency operations funds in the amount of $15,121,851 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 31, 2015

Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $19,050,151 option modification (P00003) to the previously awarded contract FA2521-15-C-0063 for range operations support. Contractor will provide for non-mission support communications for the Eastern Range and Western Range; and base operating support and logistics for the Eastern Range, primarily Ascension Auxiliary Air Field. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.

August 31, 2015

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $46,719,474 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee contract for seven full-rate production Combat Network Communication Technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bomber. Contractor will provide seven upgrade kits along with associated support equipment, and installation engineering support for the Air Force program depot maintenance line. This contract also provides for 21 retrofit kits to convert previously purchased B-52 Combat Network Communication Technology kits from a low-rate initial production configuration to the full-rate production configuration.

August 19, 2015

Thales-Raytheon Systems Co. LLC, Fullerton, California, has been awarded a $12,481,823 modification (P00031) to the previous award (FA8722-10-C-0001) for Battle Control System sustainment. Contractor will provide for the replacement and integration of the technical data link interface device within the Battle Control System. Work will be performed at Fullerton, California, and is expected to be complete by May 17, 2018. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 Air Force "other" procurement funds in the amount of $12,481,823 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

August 12, 2015

Raytheon Co., Aurora, Colorado, has been awarded a $32,387,937 modification (P00185) to previously awarded contract FA8807-10-C-0001 for Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System development. Contractor will develop a replacement for the government furnished property item, including management, systems engineering, design, development, test, integration, and verification, validation and accreditation of a GPS simulator model of GPS III. Work will be performed at Aurora, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2016. No additional funds are being obligated at this time.

August 12, 2015

AAI Corp., Goose Greek, South Carolina (FA8621-15-D-6265); The Boeing Co., St.

August 10, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded an $11,495,833 firm-fixed-price delivery order (FA8730-15-F0054) against a previously awarded General Services Administration Schedule (GS-23F-0150S) for pre-engineering and manufacturing development efforts intended for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program. Contractor activities will help assess maturity of subsystem technology, reduce weapon system integration risk and lower life cycle cost by virtue of design. Work will be performed in King of Prussia and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2016.

August 7, 2015

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Greenlawn, New York, has been awarded an estimated $248,200,000 requirements contract for various electronic warfare, automatic test and support equipment systems including but not limited to F-16, C-130, B-1B ATE, APX 113, ALQ-161 and ALM -288.

August 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover during an air show. Researchers want to know which indicators of personal performance—heart rate or body sway, for example—begin to synchronize when a team works well together.

U.S. Air Force researchers intend next year to provide a system on the commercial market that will significantly improve collaboration capabilities among groups, whether special forces, cyberwarfare, medical or sports teams. The combat fitness tool will categorize teams or individuals as being in red, yellow or green zones, offering an easy-to-understand assessment of readiness levels that will allow commanders to decide if a person needs a break, whether a team’s workload should be rebalanced or if one team is better prepared than another to tackle a specific mission or task.

July 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $731,987,632 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8702-15-D-0002)

July 24, 2015

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $20,753,021 modification (P00329) to previously awarded F19628-00-C-0019 contract. Contractor will provide critical mission operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment office in support of air, missile and space defense for the National Command Authority. Work will be performed at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2015.

July 15, 2015
Air National Guard KC-135R equipped with a Large Aircraft Countermeasures System (center of the aircraft) performs an aerial refueling test. Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded an $11,023,298 contract modification for C-130J large aircraft infrared countermeasures Group A kits and jump platform storage assemblies. (Air Force photo by Chris Neill)

Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded an $11,023,298 modification (P00309) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6597 for C-130J large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) Group A kits and jump platform storage assemblies (JPSAs). Contractor will provide an additional 19 LAIRCM Group A kits and 49 JPSAs under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by April 29, 2019. Fiscal 2014 Air Force procurement and Air Force National Guard procurement funds in the amount of $11,023,298 are being obligated at the time of award.

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