Contract Awards

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

The following companies are being awarded contracts potentially valued at $183 million each for Integrated Security Systems Sustainment support services: Lockheed Martin Corporation; Chenega Technical Services Corporation; Dataline; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services; M.C. Dean; DRS Technical Services; L-3 Services; and Systems Applications and Solutions. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

March 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Sippican Incorporated, Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $235 million contract for the production of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits, engineering services hours, hardware repair support, test equipment, additional spares and production support material. The MK48 Mod 7 kit production program will supply the U.S.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Akron, Ohio, was recently awarded an $85 million contract for the procurement of 42 MX-20 lite sensor B-kits; 21 MX-20 lite installation A-kits; five upgraded ground control stations and associated gondolas, to include required software upgrades; and 10 STARLite installation A-kits in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Frontier Systems, Irvine, California, has been awarded a nearly $14 million contract for the upgrade of two YMQ-18A unmanned helicopters to modified Block II configuration. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded an $8 million contract for material and equipment, including training center and mobile ground station, to continue operations of the Desert Owl-1 advanced airborne penetrating radar system. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Corporation, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million basic ordering agreement for engineering service support for Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) Vehicle Receiver Jammer (CVRJ) systems, fielded in theater. The CREW CVRJ systems are electronic jammers that are mounted in vehicles and at fixed-site compounds that prevent the detonation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane Indiana, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was recently awarded a more than $335 million contract for the purchase of system hardware applicable to the Extended Range Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Centurum Information Technology Incorporated, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $82 million contract to provide tactical cryptologic systems support for the Navy and the United Kingdom Navy shipboard and shore cryptologic systems worldwide in the areas of test and evaluation. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification for integrated logistics support; in-service engineering; information systems; technical data; support equipment engineering; automated maintenance environment; training/software integration support; provisioning; and A-D sustaining engineering services in support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

March 2, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $27 million contract modification for the production of the Navy's Common Display System (CDS), a commercial, off-the-shelf-based, grade A shock-qualified, display system in support of various Navy platforms. The CDS equipment procurement provides a family of display systems that support the Navy's implementation of open architecture for Navy combat systems. The CDS is designed around commercially available hardware and software and will provide computer displays to support combat systems on various Navy ships, submarines, and aircraft, with potential for U.S.

March 2, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently announced the award of a sole-source contract modification to The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, with a total award value of nearly $110 million. Boeing will continue performing operation and sustainment services for two MDA programs: ground missile defense and sensors. The GMD portion of the award is $72 million and the sensors portion is for nearly $38 million.

March 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $48 million contract to provide lifecycle contractor support for sustainment of the Forward Looking Infrared Radar System (FLIR) and Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Program Office. The resulting contract will provide life cycle contractor support to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as well as the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine components, for FLIR and EOSS systems, and subsystems for ancillary equipment.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a nearly $35 million contract action for non-recurring engineering efforts to design, integrate, and test all hardware, firmware, and software changes required to incorporate advanced threat warning into the U.S. Navy's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Missile Warning Sensor. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communication Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently received a $32 million contract modification for the procurement of hardware for the common data link Hawklink system for the MH-60R helicopter, including the manufacture, test, and delivery of six AN/SRQ-4(Ku) radio terminal sets for ship small surface combatants and 52 AN/ARQ-59 RTS systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Lafayette Group Incorporated, Vienna, Virginia, has been awarded a contract potentially valued at nearly $31 million for technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies engaged in a wide range of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence activities supporting communications interoperability for public safety. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

All Native Service Company, Bellevue, Nebraska, is being awarded a potential $44 million research and development contract for technology advancement support services to enhance sensor technologies in areas such as infrared, laser, thermal imaging and other related sensor technologies. The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate currently has a Cerberus Lite system, which requires a trailer-mounted vehicle for transport. Contractor support services are required to promote research and development, which will result in a prototype of a Cerberus Lite system, capable of becoming a four-person, hand-carried portable unit. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head,

February 25, 2011
By H. Mosher

The Boeing Co. has won a $35 billion contract to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging KC-135 aerial tanker fleet. Boeing will first receive $3.5 billion for engineering, manufacturing and development and 4 initial planes. The contract is for 179 of the new KC-46A tankers, with the first 18 to delivered by 2017; if the Air Force orders more, the amount of the contract award could range up toward $100 billion. The hotly contested contract has been in the works for nearly a decade; rival European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) may appeal the award.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Knights Armament Company, Titusville, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $6 million contract for the procurement of 10,479 clip-on sniper night sights. The U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, has been awarded a $150 million contract modification to increase the contract ceiling, providing up to 1,560,000 additional staff hours to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. The core areas include guidance, navigation and control of undersea systems, advanced thermal propulsion, materials and manufacturing technology, atmosphere and defense communications and other related technologies. Research and development areas include, but are not limited to, missiles, radar, sonar, space, undersea warfare, anti-air warfare, command, control and communications, and other related technologies.

February 18, 2011
By George Seffers

CAE USA Incorporated, Tampa, Florida, is being awarded an approximately $7 million contract modification for the upgrade of one MH-60S operational flight trainer; procurement of an MH-60S Software Engineering Environment Virtual Development Laboratory and upgrade and pre-integration testing of an MH-60S Tactical Operational Flight Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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