Contract Awards

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

The Norwegian Defense Ministry has decided to purchase NORMANS digitized soldier system based on the concept that has been designed and tested at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment. NORMANS digitized soldier system will provide Norwegian soldiers with improved situational awareness, improved ability to navigate and effective mission planning. As the prime contractor, Thales Norway will be responsible for delivering information systems to Norwegian soldiers over a five-year period.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G Global Positioning System-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2 System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception. Twenty-eight countries are now using HOOK2 radios for their combat search and rescue operations.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, U.S. Combat Systems, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $270,825,641 cost-no-fee contract for the procurement of material for 245 Operational Desert Storm Situational Awareness vehicles. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Tactical Systems Incorporated, Melbourne, Florida, was awarded a $248,260,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of installation kits to support the electrical and mechanical interfaces between the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below systems and the vehicle platform. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

MIL-SAT Global Communications, Surry, Virginia, was recently awarded, an $11,910,032 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for marine stabilized satellite communication terminals. This procurement is to provide marine stabilized satellite communication terminals for the Force Training Assessment Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $11,074,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aerial systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a sole source cost-plus-incentive-fee with technical/schedule performance incentives contract modification to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey. The total value of this modification is $6,578,419, increasing the total contract value from $176,695,539 to $183,273,958. This modification accounts for the award of contract line item numbers (CLINs) 0002 and 0003 for integration of the Aegis weapon system hardware onto skids to include the computer processing suite, spy transmitter and signal processor.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded an $18,987,583 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the necessary support, material and equipment to continue operations of an existing advanced penetrating radar system. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $9,620,730 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 52 spare parts in support of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ABACUS Technology Corporation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,714,564 firm fixed price, cost reimbursement contract for command, control, communications and computer services at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base,  is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC of Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $104,179,468 firm fixed price/cost plus award fee contract modification to fund extension of contract for organizational maintenance support for the predator MQ-1 aircraft and related systems at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and deployed sites worldwide. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $20 million firm fixed price with cost reimbursable line items contract modification to provide various program management operations and maintenance, and mission support services to the Air Force Forward operating location in support of the U. S. Southern Command aerial counter drug surveillance mission at HATO International Airport Curacao, Netherland Antilles and Reina Beatrix International Airport, Aruba. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International of Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,491,195 cost plus fixed fee contract to be a companion program to the existing Clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts (CRASH) effort. CRASH takes a clean-slate approach to limiting the vulnerabilities within each host. Modular research-based composably trustworthy mission-oriented resilient clouds is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and a source of resiliency. Deliverable items include prototype software, hardware and reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated of Piscataway, New Jersey, is being awarded a $7,111,956 cost plus fixed fee contract to research, develop, test, and deploy the Autonomous Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense system. The focus will be on the development of a clean slate approach to engineer cloud computing infrastructure that designs out known vulnerabilities and provides the ability to contain previously unknown attacks to recover with immunity. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Orion Air Group, LLC of Newport News, Virginia is being awarded a $50 million firm fixed price contract for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10 Serial Number 9355 and 9358 and the aircraft engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease for operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations under contract FA8726-09-C-0010. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $47 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, of Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $10 million cost plus fixed fee contract develop a next-generation Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) integration backbone capability that can migrate to the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise. This will be accomplished through investigation, development, testing, and evaluation of an enterprise architecture capable of joint, federal, and coalition interoperability in support of diverse mission and contingency operations. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $39 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. This effort will explore, develop, and incorporate methods to combine simulation-generated expectations with evidence from individual noisy and sparse sensor or surveillance information sources, increasing the classification sensitivity of a sensor/surveillance suite; and take complex system state estimates as inputs and support human mediated and/or automatic context-based system-management decision making.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Incorporated, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded a potential $86,719,986 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV system will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine case burial.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh Incorporated, Freeport, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. In addition, FLIR Boston Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a similar $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity for both awards.

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