The U.S. Army Special Programs Office has awarded TASC Inc. a $44.7 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to decision-makers and warfighters on the ground over the next five years. TASC will support intelligence and surveillance research and development efforts, Quick Reaction Capability initiatives, and technical expertise in the material acquisition process, planning, and programming system support.
DRS Defense Solutions LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12.8 million contract to perform information technology support services for U.S. forces located on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bagram Regional Contracting Center is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems National Security Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, recently received a contract valued at more than $12 million for Global Geospatial Intelligence date products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The company was also awarded an $8 million contract for subject matter expert services for National Ground Intelligence Center NGA Support Team, the Office of Counter Proliferation, the Office of Counterterrorism, and the Office of Asia Pacific. Both contracts were awarded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
ViaSat has announced a $477 million U.S. Army contract to supply the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity, low-latency Blue Force Tracking equipment as part of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Program.
AeroTech Research Inc., has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovative Research contract to develop a software toolset that quantifies the beneficial effects of equipping aircraft with improved weather avoidance technologies. The Advanced Weather Avoidance Requirements Evaluation software will allow airlines and avionics manufacturers to quantify costs and benefits of implementing technologies that reduce the impact that severe weather can have on aircraft operations.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a U.S. Navy contract potentially valued at nearly $230 million to provide Trident II (D5) strategic systems programs shipboard systems integration; strategic weapon system navigation subsystem; systems design and development; and electrostatically supported gyro navigator refresh. The Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded a $147 million ceiling increase to a previously awarded contract to continue work on advanced technology initiatives by providing technical support to systems engineering and integration for assessments, studies and analyses of command and control, battles management and communications, fire control, missile engineering, combat systems, space component and space systems. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications System West, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $17 million contract for 345 Type II interim encryption system kits in various configurations. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
LRAD Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6 million contract for integrated acoustic hailing devices, remotely controlled components of the shipboard protection system that provides a key capability to instruct, warn and deter approaching threats. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, are each being awarded contracts for support services for Enhanced Tactical Automated Security System surveillance, detection and assessment equipment, site surveys, integration, installation and technical support. If all options are exercised, the contracts will be valued at more than $37 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 889 Rover data link kits, 837 for the Navy and 52 for the Royal Australian Air Force, in support of engineering change proposal #6342 for the F/A-18E/F advanced targeting forward-looking infrared upgrade. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Daylight Defense, LLC, Poway, California, has been awarded more than $5 million to perform efforts associated with research into and development of quantum cascade laser demonstrator units for emerging directional infrared countermeasure systems for use against terrorist attacks. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $78.5 million contract for Foreign Military Sales of radio base stations, vehicle mounts, and man packs to the government of the Philippines. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
ASSETT, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded more than $14 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research program entitled "Combat System of the Future," to perform research, development and engineering services. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to more than $59 million. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
iRobot Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, and depot repair services. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians use the small robotic vehicle to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe and/or dispose of explosive devices. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded an undefinitized modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production Lot 2 aircraft. The not-to-exceed price for the additional aircraft is $136 million. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, California, was recently awarded a $37.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide blue force tracking 2 (BFT-2) for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2). BFT-2 is the next generation of the BFT transceiver/network. With BFT-2, FBCB2 will have the capability to upgrade position reports in seconds rather than minutes, thousands of platforms will share a single satellites channel, resulting in reduced recurring cost, and icons on a computer screen will more accurately represent a vehicle's location. U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
WestWind Technologies Inc., has been awarded a multi-year contract valued at $376 million to supply Digital Backbone Kits to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Life Cycle Management Command for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. WestWind will supply the command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance digital backbone B-kits in production quantities and package them for integration onto the vehicles.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Technical Services, Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was recently awarded a $47 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide capability-based rotations support for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and revitalization for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system. Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.