NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Greenbelt, Maryland, for Systems Engineering for In-Space Servicing. This 18-month contract has a value of $31 million. Lockheed Martin will provide systems and discipline engineering support to develop and execute two demonstrations to test and verify new robotic servicing capabilities using the Dextre robot aboard the International Space Station. The Canadian Space Agency's Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, or Dextre, is a two-armed robotic system designed to perform intricate maintenance and servicing tasks, which previously would have required spacewalks.
Elbit Systems Limited, Haifa, Israel, recently announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Aeroeletrônica Ltda., was awarded a framework contract, valued at up to 440 million Brazilian reals-approximately $260 million-for the supply of UT30 BR 30 millimeter unmanned turrets to the Brazilian army's land forces, as part of the Guarani Project. The contract calls for Elbit Systems' UT30 BR to be installed onboard a few hundred Iveco 6X6 armored personnel carriers.
ARTEL Incorporated recently received the first contract award to provide satellite services under a new $5 billion General Services Administration and Defense Information Services Agency joint-contract vehicle. The order, which is worth tens of millions of dollars, was awarded under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract, under the GSA schedule, to provide transponded capacity and subscription services.
Harris Corporation has been awarded a potential $475 million order to supply military and land mobile radio systems to international partners of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Defense. The five-year contract was awarded by the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Command and covers the Harris RF Falcon II and Falcon III radio portfolio Multiband Networking, and RF-7800S Secure Personal radios, as well as public safety and professional communications land mobile radios.
CACI Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, was recently awarded an $8 million contract to provide simulation-supported battle command staff training exercises for pre- and post-mobilizing soldiers. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors Tactical Systems, Eagan, Minnesota, is being awarded a more than $47 million contract modification for mission system spares required for the initial outfitting of new avionics components for 12 P-3C aircraft for the government of Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $191 million contract to provide for technical engineering services, including post-production software support, lifecycle software engineering to program managers in the acquisition and development of main weapon systems platforms, and systems engineering on project within Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Virginia was recently awarded a more than $4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to evaluate a revolutionary technology that will enable troops deployed around the world to improve how they record and analyze information obtained while on patrol. Alion will provide performance evaluations on the Graph Understanding and Analysis for Rapid Detection-Deployed On the Ground (GUARD DOG) program, which is designed to assist patrollers as they conduct counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and counter-drug missions.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has recently been awarded a $122 million task order under the Alliant contract to provide information technology support to U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) headquarters, Heidelberg, Germany, and its associated staff elements and organizations as part of the USAREUR Theater Warfighter Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence program. The majority of work will be performed at the USAREUR headquarters, at other sites within Germany and at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
Mission 1st Group Incorporated, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, was awarded a $3 million contract to provide for engineering, logistics and oversight of information technology projects in Southwest Asia and within the United States. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Kuwait; Iraq; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
DRS C3 7 Aviation Company, Horsham, Pennsylvania, was awarded a more than $19 million contract for ground surveillance hardware and services for the government of Egypt. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded a nearly $16 million contract to provide 36 SAFIRE II night vision and infrared camera systems, and 10 operator classes and 10 maintenance classes. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $10 million contract to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $33 million contract modification to incorporate the automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination radar into six MH-60R/MH-60S full rate production aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $85 million contract modification for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance initiatives and programs supported by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic is the contracting activity.
Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $123 million contract for production systems and firm-fixed price for spares, and cost-plus-fixed fee for engineering services contract for the production of eight AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems for installation on Virginia-class submarines SSN 784-791, plus associated engineering services and optional photonics mast spares. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Integrated Data Services Incorporated, El Segundo, California, was awarded a $10 million contract for the Comprehensive Cost and Requirements System, a financial program management software tool used by U.S. Air Force acquisition and sustainment organizations to accomplish planning and execution of program budgets. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a more than $7 million contract to provide a research and development program, which seeks to develop an open architecture for modular open systems architecture common back end for radio frequency that conforms to interface standards. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Santa Maria, California, was awarded a $7 million contract for four adaptable multi-based land/ocean stabilized antenna systems to replace aging antenna systems. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8 million contract for the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) program, to develop counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. The BLADE program will achieve this objective by developing novel algorithms and techniques that will enable Department of Defense electronic warfare systems to automatically learn to jam new radio frequency threats in the field. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.