Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.
NIITEK Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, recently received a $38 million contract to provide 64 Husky mounted detection systems to be deployed to Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Raydon Corporation, Daytona Beach, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $15 million contract to provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a $14 million contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The system provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device-compatible defensive weapon system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced that it received an order valued at about $46 million under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises 123 new digital Raven small, unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages as well as 186 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order also includes 339 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Army. The Raven system and retrofit order represents the remainder of the funds appropriated for RQ-11B Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009.
General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, was recently awarded a nearly $39 million contract for the operation and relocation of the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center to a government-owned facility at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort Bragg, is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean Virginia, is being awarded a contract with a potential value of more than $41 million for technical and engineering services in support of the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) to provide interoperable communications support to first responder agencies. Support will include voice communications interoperability technical assistance to public jurisdictions, including law enforcement, fire protection, medical emergency services, and others involved in preventing or responding to threats to public safety. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 million contract for technical and engineering services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command's Air Vehicle Engineering Department and the manned flight simulator/air combat environment test and evaluation facilities. Services to be provided support the development and utilization of advanced air vehicle technology for evaluating air vehicle flying qualities and controllability, developing simulation software, and building prototype simulations. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Information Systems Worldwide Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a more than $23 million contract to conduct gap-filling research and enhance the existing software architecture to search information; rapidly acquire new contextual information; and deliver timely information across domains. This research will support and enhance the current analytic workflow and provide enhanced sharing of information. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
NASA recently awarded a 10-year, $2.5 billion contract to HP Enterprise Services of Herndon, Virginia, for Agency Consolidated End-user Services (ACES). The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services Center in Mississippi. The ACES contract will develop a long-term outsourcing arrangement with the commercial sector to provide and manage most of NASA's personal computing hardware, agency-standard software, mobile information technology (IT) services, peripherals and accessories, associated end-user services, and supporting infrastructure. HP Enterprise Services will provide, manage, secure and maintain these essential IT services for the agency.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was recently awarded a $68 million contract for full-motion video from commercial unmanned air intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms across Iraq. Work will be completed in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Central Command, Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity.
EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a $17 million contract modification for the production and support of 265 JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to Australia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Vehicle mounted CREW systems are one element of the U.S. Defense Department's Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. This contract is for the urgent procurement and support of CREW systems, to be used by Australian forces.
Bluefin Robotics, Quincy, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $30 million contract modification to exercise option III for the explosive ordnance disposal Hull Unmanned Underwater Localization Systems (HULS) production systems. The HULS production systems support Naval Forces and the Naval Explosive Ordnance Technology Division in conducting ship hull and piers and pilings search operations. The contract was structured in three phases: demonstration, prototype, and production of the HULS systems. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Incorporated, Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $25 million contract modification to exercise an option for the procurement and integration of various CXP identification friend or foe hardware for the U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force; and the governments of Canada, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. Hardware being procured includes common digital transponders, mounts, receivers and transmitters, signal processors, power supplies, battery packs, and Mode 5 modification kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a nearly $12 million delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement to convert two TE-2C aircraft into E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Integral Systems, Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a more than $13 million modification, which will extend the Command and Control System-Consolidated contract for calendar year 2011, with an option for calendar year 2012. Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide initial spares for Multispectral Targeting System B. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, Orlando, Florida, was recently awarded a $13 million contract for management and logistic functions for the fire control radar system on Apache AH-64D helicopters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Palantir Technologies Incorporated, Palo Alto, California, recently received a $9 million contract to provide for an integrated fusion and analysis platform capability in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi Contracting Center, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marietta, Georgia, recently received a $16 million contract for the development, integration, and testing activities of the first C-5 block upgrade program 01 for those aircraft modified by the avionics modernization program. This portion of the upgrade program is to establish a common software baseline between the two programs and install a third core processing module. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Aerospace Sustainment Directorate - Galaxy Division, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.