Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Navy Purchases Two MQ-4 Triton UAS Systems From Northrop

February 6, 2020

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $172,424,000 modification (P00004) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-19-C-0008). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of two MQ-4 Triton unmanned air systems for the Navy, one Navy main operating base, trade studies and associated technical and administrative data.

Navy Selects Fleet of Companies to Support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems

February 5, 2020

Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, Hauppauge, New York (N00024-20-D-6321); Aerostar Technical Solutions Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia (N00024-20-D-6322); Arete Associates,* Tucson, Arizona (N00024-20-D-6324); Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Alabama (N00024-20-D-6325); Azimuth Inc.,* Morgantown, West Virginia (N00024-20-D-6326); BAE Systems Electronic Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire (N00024-20-D-6327); BMT Designers & Planners Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (N00024-20-D-6328); Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc.,* Reading, Pennsylvania (N00024-20-D-6329); The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambrid

Leidos Selected in $7.73 Billion DON Enterprise Service Management Effort

February 5, 2020

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded an estimated $7,729,639,286 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to include all options, if exercised, for the procurement of Department of Navy (DoN) service management, integration and transport used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, the outside continental U.S. Naval Enterprise Network and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network.

Data Link is Providing JTIDS Crypto Modernization Kits

February 4, 2020

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $9,140,302 firm-fixed-price order for Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) Cryptographic Modernization (CM) kits. The JTIDS CM Kits will provide a build-to-print solution to maintain secure operations of Link 16 for all versions of the JTIDS terminal. This order covers the production of 47 kits along with the associated program management, testing and logistics support to deliver the kits. This order includes one option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this order to an estimated $12,057,419.

Applied Visual to Develop Virtual Trainers for the Army

January 30, 2020

Applied Visual Technology Inc.,* Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $31,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop, integrate, manage, deliver, install, test, document and support construction equipment virtual trainers. 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 January 29, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-20-D-0008). *Small Business

General Dynamics Secures $833 Million LT2 Army Contract

January 30, 2020

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Orlando, Florida, was awarded an $883,000,000 order-dependent contract for the enhancement and maintenance of the Live Training Transformation (LT2) product line, including software architecture, LT2 framework, and individual products associated with the LT2 product line. 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 January 31, 2028.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-20-D-0007).

Technica is Supporting Air Force Cyber Software

January 29, 2020

Technica Corp. of Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,591,345 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to exercise the first option period, February 15, 2020, through February 14, 2021. The contract provides weapon system engineering and maintenance services to include incremental software version development and installation, security patch installations, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and responsive Tier 1, 2 and 3 support for the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter (CVA/H) weapon system.

Rockwell Collins to Procure Landing System Radio Units for NAVAIR

January 29, 2020

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded an $11,301,660 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems Airborne Radio Communication ARC-210 Generation 5 radio units for the Navy. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in March 2021. Fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds for $403,110; and other procurement (Navy) funds for $3,627,990 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Northrop Gets Contract Mod to Continue Naval SEWIP Block 3 Support

January 29, 2020

Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $15,752,580 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to exercise options to previously-awarded contract N00024-15-C-5319 for level of effort engineering services and associated travel to provide continuous support of two AN/SLQ-32(V)Y Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 System low rate initial production units. The option is for the continued level of effort engineering services in support of SEWIP Block 3 low-rate initial-production units.

Navy Selects Companies to Support C4ISR Efforts

January 29, 2020

Geocent LLC, Metairie, Louisiana (N66001-20-D-3417); M.C.

Air Force Backs Aviation Communications Simulator

January 29, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
A new tool from West Lafayette, Indiana-based PlaneEnglish provides a training application for new pilots learning to speak with air traffic controllers during all flight phases, from taxi out, to takeoff, to airspace entrance, approach, landing and taxi in, the company says. Credit: PlaneEnglish

Radio communications training app will help pilots engage properly with air traffic controllers.

Lockheed is Supporting the Navy's Surface EW Program

January 28, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary Mission Systems, Liverpool, New York, is awarded a $185,025,000 firm-fixed-price contract for follow-on full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program AN/SLQ-32(V)6, AN/SLQ-32A(V)6 and AN/SLQ-32C(V)6 systems.  Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system.

Navy Puts $850 Million into Ship Modernization at Pearl Harbor

January 28, 2020

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego, California (N00024-20-D-4449), Vigor Marine, LLC, Portland, Oregon (N00024-20-D-4442), and Pacific Shipyard International, Honolulu, Hawaii (N00024-20-D-4448) (Lot I); and Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego, California (N00024-20-D-4450), MARISCO Ltd., Kapolei, Hawaii (N00024-20-D-4453), Propulsion Control Engineering, Aiea, Hawaii (N00024-20-D-4451), and Pacific Shipyard International, Honolulu, Hawaii (N00024-20-D-4452) (Lot II), are each awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for ship repair, maintena

Army Selects Leidos to Continue Support of Night Eagle Airborne Intel System

January 28, 2020

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $72,575,612 firm-fixed-price contract for services in support of the existing Night Eagle System. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of April 25, 2022. Fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $72,575,612 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-20-C-0021). (Awarded January 25, 2020)

DRS Laurel Technologies is Producing Missile Launch Controls for the Navy

January 28, 2020

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded an $8,686,145 firm-fixed-price contract for Launch Control Unit Mk 235 Mods 11 and 12 production in support of the Vertical Launch System (VLS). The launch control units are used to select and issue pre-launch and launch commands to selected missiles in the VLS. The order will provide for the fabrication, assembly, test, final acceptance and delivery of VLS Launch Control Unit Mk 235 Mod 11, part number 7104280-119, and Mk 235 Mod 12, part number 7104280-129. The VLS is equipped with two redundant launch control units, each of whi

Raytheon is Supplying Mid-Band Next Generation Jammer to the Navy

January 28, 2020

The Raytheon Company, in El Segundo, California was awarded a $403 million System Demonstration Test Articles contract with the U.S. Navy for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB). The company will deliver the jammer pods to the fleet once developmental and operational testing is complete, the company announced on January 28.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is Supporting Air Force ISR in Europe and Africa

January 27, 2020

Huntington Ingalls Industries secured a General Services Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS, task order to provide Persistent Multi-Role Operations support to the U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center. The task order will provide contractor owned-contractor operated manned and unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) in support of Air Force requirements in the European and African theaters of operation.

The Air Force is Purchasing Potable Doppler Radar Units from EWR

January 27, 2020

EWR Radar Systems Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $20,705,290 contract for the Portable Doppler Radar (PDR) program. The contract provides for the purchase of 22 PDR systems, with an option to purchase up to an additional 14 systems. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by January 24, 2023. The contract is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,662,566 are being obligated at the time of award.

Graf Research is Looking into Trusted Microelectronics for AFRL

January 27, 2020

Graf Research Corp. of Blacksburg, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,500,000 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders for research and development.

Marine Corps to Add Key Communications System to Light Armored Vehicles

January 24, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Marines with 2nd Marine Division conduct a light armored vehicle (LAV) crew gunnery atn Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, last June. A new tactical communications system for LAVs that the service will field increases situational awareness and communication capabilities for warfighters. Photo credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton

The new tool will offer an advanced user interface that allows warfighters a single point-of-control for the LAV and related devices.

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