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Contract Mod from Air Combat Command has PAE Continuing to Support Aerial Targets Program

August 26, 2019

PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $19,156,738 modification to previously awarded contract FA4890-15-C0018 for the Aerial Targets Program. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional year of service under the multiple year contract, which directly supports live-fire weapons system testing and enables the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group to perform developmental and operational weapons testing for all air-to-air missiles for the F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Ba

UES is Investigating Molecular Sensing Technologies for AFRL

August 26, 2017

UES Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $90,300,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for molecular assessment sensing technologies. This contract provides for basic, applied and advanced technology development research, as well as development and demonstration of discovery of molecular signatures of Airman performance and the operational environment and sensing of these signatures in Air Force relevant scenarios. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by August 31, 2027. This award is the result

The S&T of Multidomain Operations

August 23, 2019
By George I. Seffers
C5ISR Center computer scientist Zach Kjellberg tests position, navigation and timing (PNT) system at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The center is developing new PNT technologies in support of Army modernization efforts. Credit: Dan Lafontaine, CCDC C5ISR Center PAO

The Army’s modernization efforts begin with science and technology.

USC Wins DARPA Contract

August 26, 2019

The University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, California, was awarded a $19,843,137 cost-no-fee contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. Work will be performed in Marina del Rey, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Columbia, Maryland, with an expected completion date of August 2023. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $2,905,000 are being obligated at time of award. The contract was a competitive acquisition under a broad agency announcement and nine offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Pr

NAVAIR Selects Raytheon to Provide Avionics Equipment and Support for the Navy's V-22

August 22, 2019

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded a $29,919,648 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00421-19-F-0531) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This order provides for the procurement of V-22 Software Support Activity (SSA) systems and software engineering, avionics integration and testing, software testing, avionics acquisition support, and SSA operations to include classified and unclassified laboratories, configuration and data management, and release of avionics software products and related systems. Work will

BAE Systems is Supporting NAVAIR's Special Communications Mission

Augusts 22, 2019

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $34,872,647 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  This contract provides for up to 505,560 man-hours of technical, engineering, operations and maintenance support for communication-electronic equipment/systems and subsystems.  These services are in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.  Work will be performed at various locations outside the continental U.S.

Rockwell Collins Gets the Nod for the Navy's UHF/VHF Rack Mounted Radio System Modernization Effort

August 22, 2019

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $44,454,546 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for UHF/VHF standard rack mounted receiver/transmitter radios and accessories to replace out-of-date, non-upgradable radios currently deployed at tactical training ranges worldwide in support of the Systems Replacement and Modernization Program.  Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by August 2024.  Fiscal 2019 working capital funds (Navy); and fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,689,585 w

General Dynamics is Preparing Hardware for the UK's Dreadnought Strategic Weapon Fire Control Subsystem

August 26, 2019

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is awarded a $64,838,526 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Strategic Weapon System Fire Control Subsystem hardware, associated deliverables, and spares for production efforts supporting the second hull of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Dreadnought Class ballistic missile submarines, nuclear, recently named as HMS Valiant, and the U.K. Software Facility.  Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed Aug.

BAE Systems is Integrating Bradley Protection System for the Army

August 22, 2019

BAE Systems Land and Armaments, San Jose, California, was awarded a $13,688,402 modification (P00108) to contract W56HZV15-C-0099 for active protection system integration and urgent material release in support of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Work will be performed in San Jose, California, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,688,402 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon is Supplying Signal Data Processor Kits to the Army

August 22, 2019

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, was awarded a $23,995,308 modification (P00005) to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0021 for acquisition of a production contract for signal data processor kits for Sentinel A3 radars. Work will be performed in Fullerton, California, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $23,995,308 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Gets Contract Option for Naval Navigation System

August 22, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Virginia, is awarded $15,750,807 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00024-19-F-5201 on previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00024-15-D-5208 to exercise a one-year option for the production Ring Laser Gyro Navigation (RLGN) System, provisioned items and associated technical program support of the Navy's WSN-7 navigation system. The AN/WSN-7(V) RLGN system is a self-contained inertial navigator designed for Navy surface ships.

Partnerships Are Force Multipliers For Small Business

August 21, 2019
By Beverly M. Cooper
Small business experts discuss techniques to develop good partnerships during a small business panel at AFCEA TechNet Augusta. Moderating was (r) Brian Moore of EWA Government Systems. Panelists were (l-r) Rufus Gates, U.S Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command; Col. Laurie Moe Buckhout, USA (Ret.), president and CEO, The Corvus Group; Roy Rucker Sr., CEO and founder, TRECIG LLC; and Dawn Ross, chief information officer, Grimmer Technology and Operations. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Relationships, reputation and good homework open doors to defense contracting opportunities.

Phase Sensitive Innovations Performing Radio Frequency Photonic System R&D for AFRL

August 15, 2019

Phase Sensitive Innovations, Newark, Delaware, has been awarded a $10,553,397 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract will design, develop and demonstrate RF-photonic systems, sub-systems, components and devices for the Coherent Homodyne Integrated RF-Photonic System. Work will be performed at Newark, Delaware, and is to be completed by November 15, 2023. This award is the result of a Small Business Innovation Research III request for proposal acquisition with one offer received.

Lockheed Martin Get Air Force SMC Contract Modification for Space-Based Infrared Systems Contractor Logistics

August 15, 2019

Lockheed Martin Co., doing business as Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $15,555,158 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00150) to previously awarded contract FA8810-13-C-0002 for Space-Based Infrared System contractor logistics support for fiscal 2019 projects. This contract will provide an in-scope bilateral supplemental agreement executed in accordance with the terms of special clause requirement H00005.

Javelin Missile Joint Venture Team Will Provide Test and Evaluation Plan and Reporting System to the Army by 2021

August 15, 2019

Raytheon Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded an $11,100,544 modification (P00017) to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0038 for engineering services for the Spiral 3 Test and Evaluation Plan, Spiral 3 System Hardware Qualification, and Worldwide Ammunition Reporting System requirements to support the Javelin Missile System. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of September 1, 2021. Fiscal year 2019 missile procurement, Army funds in the amount of $11,100,544 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

NAVAIR Selects Sabre Systems to Perform Cyber Warfare and Resiliency R&D

August 15, 2019

Sabre Systems Inc., Warrington, Pennsylvania, is awarded $42,999,468 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N68335-19-F-0533 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-16-G-0022). This delivery order provides for the research and development of cyber resilient and full spectrum cyber warfare capabilities in support of the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Infrastructure Division. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in August 2024.

DOD Sponsors Artificial Intelligence Competition

August 15, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit is sponsoring a new competition to help advance artificial intelligence solutions for disaster relief. Credit: DIU

The military is looking for machine learning solutions that can process and analyze satellite and aerial imagery to assess damage from natural disasters.

G2 Global Solutions is Providing Analytical Support to DIA

August 13, 2019

G2 Global Solutions LLC,* Gainesville, Virginia, has been awarded a base year plus four option year time and materials contract (HHM402-19-F-0139) with a ceiling of $84,683,469 to provide analytical services for the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Directorate of Operations. Through this award, DIA will procure services of senior and mid-level analysts to who will provide strategic-level analytical support through focused all-source analysis to advance national and Department of Defense (DOD) strategic goals and objectives for protecting DoD personnel, operations and missions.

Leidos is Supporting the National Data Center's OSS II Effort

August 13, 2019

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $46,533,950 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the U.S. National Data Center (U.S. NDC) Operations Support and Studies (OSS) mission. The contract provides support to the U.S. NDC in the areas of maintenance, sustainment, configuration management, database and system administration, development, testing and integration of geophysical data processing software, hardware, and geophysical data from both traditional and non-traditional sources into the U.S.

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