SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,876,384 firm-fixed-price, time-and-material contract to fulfill a requirement of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (480 ISRW) for support of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.
Insitu, Bingen, Washington, recently announced that it has signed a contract to deliver its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Netherlands to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) for the Ministry of Defense (MOD). The Netherlands will use ScanEagle both domestically and abroad. ScanEagle will provide an ISR capability during the second half of 2012, replacing a program that ended in the middle of 2011. Looking forward, Netherlands MOD and Insitu plan to continue to explore the potential for multi-mission ISR capabilities using a next-generation Insitu UAS that carries multiple ISR sensors and enables rapid, robust payload integration.
Atlantic Diving Supply Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia; CDW Government, LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Global Technology Resources Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; iGov Technologies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Mercom Incorporated, Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St.
AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a three-year contract to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance service in support of U.S. Special Operations Command with the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System II. The value of the contract was approved up to $600 million. AAI will provide the service with contractor-owned and contractor-operated equipment. U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters Procurement Division, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland; CSC, Falls Church, Virginia; and Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the Department of Defense and other government agencies, as well as potential coalition military Foreign Military Sales customers. There are two separate performance-based work statements; one for sea-based requirements, and one for land-based requirements.
Sharing is a magic word when it comes to NATO member nations pooling technology resources. Nine alliance countries plan to integrate abilities so that one hand knows what the other is doing-or what it's capable of doing-in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). This is taking place through the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency's Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Interoperability Coalition 2 (MAJIIC 2) project. The aim, says George I.
L-3 Communications Corporation, Greenville, Texas, is being awarded a $12,551,264 cost-plus-firm-fixed modification for the integration of two King Air 350ER aircraft in support of the Army Constant Hawk Program. The integrated King Air 350ER aircraft provide an immediate response to urgent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements in combat zones. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $12,436,224 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to continue efforts initiated under Small Business Innovation Research topic N94-178, to assess, procure, deploy, and support an advanced coalition, command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment and system of architecture. Twenty percent of the work will be performed in Afghanistan.
Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded three contracts. The first is a $24,966,507 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the "Emerging Leading-Edge Technological Advancement of Intelligence Surveillance Recon Capabilities Report", "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Report" and wargame/exercise lessons learned reports. These deliverables will be used to ultimately increase the situational awareness and survivability of the warfighter by helping them to better identify battlefield threats.
Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded about $8 million for the research, development, and demonstration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, munitions detection, and counter-improvised explosive device technological solutions to address deficiencies. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. There were 999 bids solicited, with 999 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Contrack International Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $34 million contract for the design and construction of an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance complex in Shindand, Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, Winchester, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.
Over the past year, situational awareness (SA) in Afghanistan has received a huge boost via the new Afghan Mission Network, which is transforming how U.S. and coalition partners share intel that's classified secret and below. Formally approved by NATO in early 2010, it reached IOC in the summer. In this month's issue of SIGNAL Magazine, Technology Editor George I. Seffers examines the high-level U.S.
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.
From Aerostats to chat rooms, the demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in Afghanistan is at an all-time high. As coordinators work to allocate and organize the largest number of capabilities ever deployed, the challenge remains to maximize the potential of what already exists.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $14 million contract modification for additional persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle services in support of U.S. Marine Corps combat missions. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Information technology provides us with mountains of data, but therein lies the challenge of weeding through what's useful and what's not. How do we whittle the mountain down to the molehill to find golden nuggets of data? Processing, exploitation and dissemination analysts are finding ways to identify necessary info, and in the process, move it more efficiently and effectively.
Trident Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $48 million contract for the procurement of technology solutions for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on small unmanned aerial vehicle platforms. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
The future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is purple—or Pentagon parlance for the military services working together in a joint environment.
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls for improved development and the sharing of ISR data and technologies, not just among the U.S. military services, but also with industry and foreign militaries.
The U.S. Navy is on a course designed to rule the information arena.
With information operations growing increasingly critical to combat operations, the United States cannot afford to be anything less than number one in the data wars. And the U.S. Navy is implementing several measures to ensure information dominance. Measures include dramatically reducing the number of data centers and legacy networks, further developing the Information Dominance Corps and building an unmanned vehicle capable of being launched from sea. These efforts all are under way while the Navy also is modernizing networks both ashore and afloat.