Contract Awards

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded a $12 million contract modification for a future beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication capability with the advanced extremely high frequency family of advanced BLOS terminals on the B-52. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated recently announced that it has received an additional $12 million in funding from the U.S. Army for equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite Systems deployed outside the United States. The Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, was recently awarded a nearly $9 million research and development contract for the Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI). The focus of RELI is to improve the current state of the art of electric lasers. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting and Acquisition Management Office, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, recently received a $14 million contract for research and development efforts to advance the state of the art and transition of protocols and algorithms for resilient agile global optical networks technology, including demonstration of a cloud computing application. U.S. Army Research and Development Command Contracting Center, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Balfour Beatty, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $479 million construction contract for the Utah Data Center, an office of the director of national intelligence military construction project. The project will consist of building a data center and all associated ancillary requirements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently received a contract valued at more than $70 million for 142 laser designator payloads and 61 bore sight tools in support of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification to the Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama. The not-to-exceed price of the award is nearly $28 million. Boeing will continue the Sea-based X-band Radar development and sensors test and evaluation efforts.

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it has received a task order under its Strategic Services Sourcing prime contract to provide Base Expeditionary Target Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C) operators in Iraq. The multiple-award task order, in support of the U.S. Army's Project Manager Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition, has an expected value to ManTech of $70 million if all contract options are exercised. ManTech will provide BETSS-C operators and related administrative, managerial, logistics and business services necessary to support their deployment to Iraq.

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated recently announced that it has received a U.S. Navy services contract to perform information technology, information assurance and cybersecurity services supporting the Pacific Region. The contract is valued at $8 million if all options are exercised. Kratos will provide a variety of technology services including customer/user service support; system operations support; information assurance and cybersecurity support; adoption and deployment of the web-centric development program; secure network administration and secure wireless systems support; and process improvement of knowledge management.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $91 million modification to a contract for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) personnel. JSEOD forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the JSEOD counter radio controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare (CREW) program. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal services with an electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Foster-Miller Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $71 million contract modification for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot-level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories. The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Stara Technologies Incorporated, Gilbert, Arizona, is being awarded more than $22 million for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Phase II for the U.S. Army. Stara will fabricate nine additional PGSS back-up systems with wide area surveillance-enabled sensors that are powered through existing renewable energy resources; install electro optical/infrared wide area surveillance on six existing PGSS back-up systems; and install all systems in theater and integrate surveillance data onto PGSS and the Afghan Mission Network/Centrix system. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are each being awarded cost reimbursement contracts for the NV Logic program, which will enable a completely new computing paradigm based on nano-magnetic devices that will achieve 100 times better computing performance relative to that attainable with current technology. Notre Dame is receiving a nearly $10 million contract, UCLA more than $8 million. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, and Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, are each receiving technology development contracts for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) S-band and radar suite controller. AMDR is envisioned as a radar suite containing an S-band and X-band radar and will be designed to be scalable to accommodate current and future mission requirements for multiple platforms.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthcium Heights, Maryland, and Raytheon Company Integrated Systems, Tewksbury Massachusetts, are being awarded task orders for the Integrated Topside program, which are potentially valued at about $109 million. The companies will design/architect an integrated electronics warfare information operations and line of sight communications multifunction system with 360 degrees of coverage in azimuth for naval surface platforms and subsequently fabricate, integrate, test and demonstrate a single quadrant advanced development model variant of the system to support the technology development phase of a U.S.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

VSD Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $15 million undefinitized contract action for the acquisition of four simulators and associated training for Iraqi naval forces in support of Iraq's 60 meter offshore support vessel hull production. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, was awarded a $15 million contract modification to the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract to retrofit aircraft with large aircraft infrared countermeasures, a mission critical laser-based countermeasures system required to defend mobility air forces aircraft against lethal heat-seeking missiles. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $59 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Mode 5 and Mode S identification friend or foe interrogation upgrade efforts in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye system development and demonstration. Efforts will include design, implementation, test and evaluation, verification, documentation, acceptance, and certification. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $48 million contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project entitled Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques. This contract provides for the design development, production, fielding, operation, and sustainment of a reliable wide area persistent surveillance system (Kestrel) for deployment on aerostats and airships operating at altitudes between 1,000 and 5,000 feet for the U.S. Army. The contractor will provide one engineering development unit and 13 production copies along with one prototype Kestrel Lite, as well as deployed operations and maintenance support for 12 months. The U.S.

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