Marine Corps

April 10, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $83,738,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Efforts include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and obsolescence management of the mission computer.

April 2, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded $15,292,388 for modification P00149 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) in support of Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program managed by Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. This modification incorporates a change order to implement Phase II of the computer program reliability improvement plan within the framework of the low rate initial production contract. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (82 percent); and Syracuse, New York (18 percent), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016.

March 30, 2015
 

iGov Technologies Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,400,323 firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded NASA contract (NNG07DA27B) for Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) (MCEN-S) Enterprise Service Stacks (ESS). The scope of this effort includes procuring and delivery of a technical solution, (i.e., hardware, software, and infrastructure), support services, user training, and lifecycle sustainment support to replace MCEN SIPR ESS. This task order includes options which, if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this order to $9,341,310.

March 17, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $113,276,299 modification under a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2072) to exercise an option for procurement of two additional Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production (LRIP) systems. Exercise of this option brings the total production of G/ATOR LRIP systems to six systems. 

March 13, 2015
 

Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $73,400,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability. This contract provides for the low-rate initial production and full-rate production for a maximum of up to 1,500 systems, contractor logistics support, training, technical data, and spare parts. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and work is expected to be completed March 2020. Fiscal 2015 procurement funds (Marine Corps) in the amount of $7,566,927 will be obligated at time of award under delivery order 0001 and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was compet

March 9, 2015
 

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, California, was awarded $13,577,198 to exercise a firm-fixed-price option under a previously awarded contract (M67854-12-C-4900) to provide operations and support for Marine Corps enterprise information technology (IT) services, including the processes and functions necessary to ensure successful management, oversight, operations and maintenance of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network.

March 9, 2015
 

TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded an $11,236,214 modification to definitize a previously awarded letter contract (M67854-14-C-2400) on March 4, 2015, for contractor engineering technical support for the Kuwait Low Altitude Surveillance System (KLASS), to perform operation and maintenance of the KLASS aerostat. Work will be performed in Kuwait City, Kuwait (90 percent); Elizabeth City, North Carolina (5 percent); and Columbia, Maryland (5 percent); and is expected to be completed in June 2016. This is a Foreign Military Sales contract which is 100 percent funded by the government of Kuwait. The funds do not expire.

February 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
U.S. Marines learn about network and communication technology available at the 2014 Agile Bloodhound demonstration in Hawaii.

Thirteen years of sustained U.S. combat troop presence in war zones overseas compelled the U.S. Marine Corps to set aside its expeditionary nature and dig in alongside its U.S. Army counterpart for long deployments and occupying missions. The longest war in U.S. history—the Afghanistan War—had Marines conducting yearlong assignments to expunge terrorists, train foreign armies and security forces and help rebuild nations torn apart by the punishing battles.

February 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
The unmanned version of Kaman Corporation’s K-MAX platform demonstrates dropping water on a controlled fire during trials at Griffiss Air Force Base in New York.

After a successful three-year logistics run in Afghanistan aiding the U.S. Marine Corps, an unmanned aerial asset may be repurposed for battles of a slightly different kind, if officials from the Department of the Interior have their way. The unmanned version of the K-MAX medium-lift helicopter, used in the war zone to ferry cargo, might find a new mission in the United States—fighting wildfires under the purview of the federal agency tasked with protecting the country’s natural resources.

November 12, 2014
 

Meggitt Training Systems, Suwanee, Georgia, was awarded a $30,575,466 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 670 indoor simulated marksmanship trainers (ISMT), a three-dimensional, simulation-based system for indoor use capable of instructing in basic and advanced marksmanship, shoot/no-shoot judgment, combat marksmanship, supporting arms and weapons employment tactics. The ISMT system will consist of an instructor/operator station, audiovisual system, host computer, input/output network system and weapons. The ISMT systems will be used both within and outside the continental United States.

October 24, 2014
 

Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $207,291,682 modification to a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for procurement of four Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production systems, including operating spares, contractor engineering services and support, developmental and operational test support, and transition to production. G/ATOR is an expeditionary, three-dimensional, short-to-medium-range multi-role radar system designed to detect low-observable, low-radar cross section targets such as rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, and unmanned aircraft systems.

September 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond gives joint terminal attack controllers better situational awareness when calling for close air support. It was among 400 exhibits at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exhibition.

Whether calling for close air support from an armed A-10, an unmanned aerial vehicle or a Howitzer artillery piece miles away, U.S. joint terminal attack controllers now are field testing a ruggedized, chest-mounted computer that provides optimal situational awareness.

The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond was among the latest in military technology, particularly for expeditionary forces, showcased by the roughly 400 exhibiting companies at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exposition held at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Marine Corps is leveraging its expertise in tactical intelligence to interoperate with the other services in generating an overall intelligence picture. New Marine forces and platforms will be contributing to this new joint product.

“The Marine Corps is very much a joint player in the intelligence arena—we have to be,” declared Brig. Gen. Michael Groen, USMC, director of intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps. Speaking at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014, held September 18-19 in Washington, D.C., Gen. Groen explained that the Corps always has had a focus on tactical collectors, and it is brining that to the battlespace.

July 17, 2014
 

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.  

May 30, 2014
 

Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,518,147 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the upgrade and maintenance support of Marine Corps outer routers. This contract contains four one-year options, which if exercised, would being the maximum dollar value to $13,760,881. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-14-D-4400).

April 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, USMC, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, is a busy man. He essentially wears three hats, because he is also in charge of the newly created Futures Directorate and is the vice chief of naval research. He travels a lot. He meets with a lot of high-ranking, important people.

April 25, 2014
 

CDW Government, Vernon Hills, Ill., is being awarded $22,982,965 for delivery order 0024, under a previously awarded requirements contract (M67854-12-D-4153) for a quantity of 19,073 general purpose laptops to support the next-generation enterprise network computer refresh. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

February 19, 2014
 

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (M67854-14-D-2521) and Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va. (M67854-14-D-2522) are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) electronic warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation capable (CREW MEU (SOC), dismounted systems. The CREW MEU (SOC) program addresses an urgent and compelling need for a capability to counter the threat posed by IEDs.

December 27, 2013
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

December 23, 2013
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the ground/air task-oriented radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

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