The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently completed phase 1 of its Gremlins program, which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs)—or “gremlins”—that could be launched and later retrieved in midair. Taking the program to its next stage, the agency has awarded phase 2 contracts to two teams, one led by Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, and the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., San Diego.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California, has been awarded a $96,500,490 firm-fixed-price contract for launch services to deliver a GPS III satellite to its intended orbit. Contractor will provide launch vehicle production, mission integration, launch operations, spaceflight worthiness and mission unique activities for a GPS III mission. Work will be performed at Hawthorne; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and McGregor, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2016 space procurement funds in the amount of $96,500,490 are being obligated at the time of award.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $15,000,000 modification (P00874) to previously awarded contract (F04701-95-C-0017) for Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) engineering, manufacture and development. Contractor will enhance cyber capabilities on the operational SBIRS ground system. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,394,965 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
Pole/Zero Acquisition Inc., West Chester, Ohio, is being awarded $20,296,223 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0002 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-15-G-0001) for the procurement of supplies and services that will provide organic depot-level maintenance repair capability for the antenna interface units and supporting components, including mounting tray and low noise amplifier, in support of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s depot for the Multi-Mission Maritime P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Work will be performed in West Chester, Ohio (70 percent); and San Diego, California (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019.
Northeast Information Discovery Inc.,* Oneida, New York, has been awarded a $17,826,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Collection Techniques for Radio Network Exploration software and hardware. Contractor will research, develop, integrate, prototype, demonstrate, validate and verify new software capabilities for a software-defined and reprogrammable transceiver that has broad applicability to military-relevant missions. This is an effort to improve military capabilities in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace using digital transceivers that leverage open architectures as well as standard frameworks and interfaces.
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $7,852,566 firm-fixed-price order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00024-17-G-5103 for Aegis Modernization (AMOD) production requirements. This order covers the production of Multi-Mission Signal Processor Ordnance Alteration (ORDALT) kits; kill assessment system ORDALT kits and spares; radio frequency coherent combiner kits; high-voltage power supply sidewall capacitors; traveling waves tube-monitoring circuits; stabilized master oscillator ORDALT kits; as well as test and installation efforts to support the AMOD program.
Harris Corp. Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded an $18,602,155 modification (P00002) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8819-17-C-0004 for Counter Communication System Block 10.2. The contractor will provide Block 10.2 upgrades for 13 existing antennas across the Counter Communication System fleet. Work will be performed in Palm Bay and should be completed by February 25, 2019. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $18,602,155 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8819-17-C-0004).
Applied Systems Engineering Corp.,* Niceville, Florida, is being awarded an $11,679,073 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide essential hardware, upgrades and repairs for the Battle Management Systems program, specifically Advanced Tactical Navigator units. The work will be performed in Niceville and should be completed by March 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $641,735 are being obligated for the first delivery order and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.
Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, is being awarded a $20,893,295 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of Portable Common Data Link (PCDL) systems that includes procuring, producing, assembling, testing, documenting and delivering 25 TacMobile Person PCDL systems and spare suites for installation in tactical and mobile tactical operation centers. The contractor also will provide engineering services for production support, field testing, training documentation and training and logistics support. The period of performance will consist of an 18-month base period for the procurement of the PCDL systems and four one-year options for production and engineering services.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $15,687,725 modification (1Q0149) to contract W911SE-11-D-2010 to provide battle command training, technical, exercise, simulation and administrative support services to support the Mission Command Training Center, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, Fort Hood, Texas, and its supported installations (Forts Carson, Riley, Bliss, Sill and Knox). Work will be performed at Fort Hood, with an estimated completion date of September 22, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $15,687,725 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.
M.C. Dean Inc., Sterling, Virginia, was awarded a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract for information technology services and infrastructure support services. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2021. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W904TE-17-D-0120).
Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114) to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Rancho, California, is being awarded a $30,995,905 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-09-D-0003) to extend the ordering period and exercise option year six for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5, to support explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The AN/PLT-5 is a man-portable system that supports the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare program. Work will be performed in Rancho and is expected to be completed by March 2018.
SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $13,263,034 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Sensor Beam program. The contractor will research, analyze, technically document and perform reviews on electromagnetic systems, events and signatures required by all services and other U.S. agencies. This includes reprogramming and mission planning to increase the fidelity of combat identification and reduce the potential for friendly fire. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Apollo Information Systems Corp.,* Los Gatos, California, is being awarded a $13,115,787 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 1,102 Fortinet FortiGate license subscriptions to support communications security for the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Poseidon aircraft for the Navy and the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Los Gatos and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $83,923 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
ViON Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,790,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide capacity as a service support to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) headquarters, SPAWAR System Center Pacific and SPAWAR System Center Atlantic. The capacity as a service acquisition model allows SPAWAR to more accurately scale up and down its information technology (IT) infrastructure to meet evolving mission requirements. Savings are realized through no upfront costs and a pay-as-you-go acquisition model, reducing waste usually associated with overbuying IT equipment to eventually meet an expectation of mission requirement.
Oceaneering International Inc., Hanover, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $19,331,128 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop and demonstrate novel technology options and designs to restore connectivity for tactical data networks using small diameter optical fiber and buoy relay nodes. This is an 18-month contract with no options. Work will be performed at the contractor's facilities in Maryland (75 percent); and government test facilities in Southern California (25 percent). Work is expected to be completed September 5, 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount $4,000,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the en
FAAC Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Common Weapon Engagement Zone - Operational Flight program software updates. Contractor will support updates on the F-16 weapon system to include, software capabilities upgrade, multi mission computer and European participating air forces mid-life updates for F-16 Block 15. Work will be performed at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is expected to be complete by March 5, 2023. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.
Blue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as PEMDAS Technologies and Innovation,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract for the Atmospheric Sensing and Prediction System. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 5, 2022. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-17-D-0001).
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $91,034,997 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-14-D-0018). This modification provides for the design, development and implementation of the airborne electronic attack requirements for software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware in support of the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Pt.