Acquisition and Contracting Blog

General Dynamics Continues Abrams Tank Upgrades

February 3, 2014

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. The M1A2 SEP V2 includes improved color displays, day and night thermal sights, commander remote operated weapon station (CROWS II), a Thermal Management System (TMS) and a tank-infantry phone. The original multi-year contract was awarded in February 2008, which authorized the upgrade of 435 M1A1 tanks that have been in the Army’s inventory for more than 20 years.

XTAR LLC Names Ruszkowski Chief Commercial Officer

XTAR LLC, Herndon, Virginia, has named Andrew Ruszkowski chief commercial officer.

QinetiQ Awarded Naval Research Lab Contract

QinetiQ North America, Reston, Va., has announced that it was awarded a three-year, potential $12 million strategic contract for ocean modeling, remote sensing, and physical oceanography programs to support the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. One of the primary projects included in this contract is to continue developing the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). HYCOM is a new global, high-resolution ocean prediction system that improves situational awareness and the ability to predict future ocean environments.

BAH to Support Naval Enterprise Networks Office

January 29, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded $12,502,113 for task order NS27 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, six-month bridge contract (N00178-04-D-4024) for program management office support for the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) office. Services being acquired are program management, financial management and administrative services in support of the NEN program office.

Lab Seeks to Protect Pilots from Photonic and Electromagnetic Attacks

January 29, 2014

Azimuth Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,734,700 cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification (P00006) to an existing contract (FA8650-09-D-5434) to advance research and development efforts for the Hardened Materials Research and Survivability Studies Program. General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,734,700 cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification (P00006) to an existing contract (FA8650-09-D-5430).

PLEXSYS Supports AWACS Simulation

January 29, 2014

PLEXSYS Interface Products Inc., Camas, Wash., has been awarded an $8,254,297 sole-source, firm-fixed-price, follow-on contract for commercial training simulation services (CTSS) on contractor-owned equipment for the Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) Mission Training Center (MTC) follow-on program. The purpose of this acquisition is to deliver continued AWACS MTC Block 30/35 CTSS on contractor-owned equipment until the trainers are replaced by Block 40/45 Mission Crew Training Systems.

PLEXSYS Supports AWACS Simulation

January 29, 2014

PLEXSYS Interface Products Inc., Camas, Wash., has been awarded an $8,254,297 sole-source, firm-fixed-price, follow-on contract for commercial training simulation services (CTSS) on contractor-owned equipment for the Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) Mission Training Center (MTC) follow-on program. The purpose of this acquisition is to deliver continued AWACS MTC Block 30/35 CTSS on contractor-owned equipment until the trainers are replaced by Block 40/45 Mission Crew Training Systems.

SecureKey Appoints Serra as Executive VP

SecureKey, Toronto, Canada, has appointed Didier Serra as executive vice president for global partnerships.

Irish Navy Purchases Hand-Held Sonar System

January 27, 2014

The Irish Naval Service has acquired a NAVIGATOR Diver Held Sonar and Navigation System manufactured by Shark Marine Technologies Inc., of Ontario, Canada. The Irish Naval Service is the state’s principal seagoing agency. The Naval Service Diving Section (NSDS) is the primary state diving team, carrying out varied tasks for a number of state agencies. Members of the NSDS used the NAVIGATOR system whilst training with the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet diving unit.

Iraq, Thailand Procure Inertial Navigation Systems

January 27, 2014

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., has been awarded a $200 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to perform acquisition and sustainment for the Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System (EGI).

McGrath Joins Deloitte Consulting's Federal Practice

Elizabeth McGrath has joined the federal practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, Washington, D.C., as a director.

Cortana to Research and Develop Sensor Technology

January 24, 2013

Cortana Corp., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $7,760,214 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-09-C-0028) to exercise an option for the research and development of sensors and systems in support of the Advanced Sensor Application Program and the Remote Environmental Sensor Program. Sensors and systems support a variety of naval aviation missions, including air-under-sea warfare, defense suppression, electronic attack, naval warfare and amphibious, strike and anti-surface warfare. The Naval Air War

Rockwell Collins to Supply Radios

January 24, 2013

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,022,845 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) Electronic Radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 15 C-12561A/ARC; 65 MT-6567/ARC; 15 MT-7006/ARC; 15 AM-7526/ARC; 15 MX-11641/ARC; 50 AS-3972/A; 50 CV-4092/A, and 65 RT-1939(C)/ARC. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Supply Radios

January 24, 2013

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,022,845 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) Electronic Radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 15 C-12561A/ARC; 65 MT-6567/ARC; 15 MT-7006/ARC; 15 AM-7526/ARC; 15 MX-11641/ARC; 50 AS-3972/A; 50 CV-4092/A, and 65 RT-1939(C)/ARC. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

EFW Provides Helmet Display Tracker Systems

January 24, 2013

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,666,579 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0037) to exercise an option for the installation and procurement of helmet display tracker system (HDTS) kits for AH-1W aircraft, including nine HTDS P-kits, 29 AH-1W Helmet kits, and installation of 54 HDTS. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Cueing System Parts to Six Nations

January 24, 2013

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems (formerly Vision Systems International LLC), Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $14,666,736 firm-fixed-price contract for replenishment spare parts in support of the A/24A-56 joint helmet mounted cueing system. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. Using military services are the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Air National Guard. A portion of this contract is in support of foreign military sales for Canada, Chile, Pakistan, Portugal, Thailand and Iraq.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Cueing System Parts to Six Nations

January 24, 2013

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems (formerly Vision Systems International LLC), Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $14,666,736 firm-fixed-price contract for replenishment spare parts in support of the A/24A-56 joint helmet mounted cueing system. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. Using military services are the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Air National Guard. A portion of this contract is in support of foreign military sales for Canada, Chile, Pakistan, Portugal, Thailand and Iraq.

L-3 to Support Fire Scout UAV

January 24, 2013

L-3 Corp. Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $17, 611,443 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0001) for supplies and services associated with Surface Terminal Equipment for Hawklink Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) and the Littoral Combat Ship configurations, and the Vortex Mini-TCDL Shipset components. These supplies and services are in support of the Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B/8C.

L-3 to Support Fire Scout UAV

January 24, 2013

L-3 Corp. Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $17, 611,443 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0001) for supplies and services associated with Surface Terminal Equipment for Hawklink Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) and the Littoral Combat Ship configurations, and the Vortex Mini-TCDL Shipset components. These supplies and services are in support of the Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B/8C.

BAE Systems Appoints DeMuro President and CEO

BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia, has appointed Jerry DeMuro as president and chief executive officer.

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