Defense Operations Blog

U.S. Marines Procure Solar Power Adaptors

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Iris Technology Corp., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded $7,811,874 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0002 under previously awarded contract for the procurement of 1,563 solar power adaptors (SPA II) in support of the program manager, Expeditionary Power Systems. The 1,563 solar power adaptors will be procured to meet continuing need for these items in support of on-going deployed operations, equipment reset, and commonality across the Marine Corps.

SAIC to Develop Anti-Submarine Surveillance Technology

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Science Applications International Corp., Arlington Va., is being awarded a $9,468,199 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement.

Ace Engineering to Build Predator Launch and Recovery Element

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ace Engineering Inc., La Verne, Calif., was awarded a $9,433,788 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a Predator launch and recovery element at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Two Classified Contracts

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $11,037,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded an $8,086,263 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The statement of work for both is classified. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman to Continue Producing Tactical Internet Data Products

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $5,428,394 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to continue the production and support services of the lower tactical Internet data products. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Army Purchases Panther Radios

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was awarded a $12,656,358 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Panther radios. This contract is in support of foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Range Communications Contracts

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
InDyne Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $34,107,547.11 contract modification for range operations, communications and information services. The contracting activity is the 30th Contract Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.  

Lockheed Awarded Space Based Infrared Systems Funding

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $105,868,182 cost-plus incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive-firm contract for contractor logistics support, legacy sustainment and combined task force support for the Space Based Infrared Systems. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.  

Boeing to Provide JDAM for Foreign Military Sales

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $99,900,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and indefinite- quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for production assets, spares, repairs and sustainment for the Joint Direct Attack Munitions system. Type of appropriation is foreign military sales funding. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  

Boeing to Provide JDAM for Foreign Military Sales

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $99,900,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and indefinite- quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for production assets, spares, repairs and sustainment for the Joint Direct Attack Munitions system. Type of appropriation is foreign military sales funding. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  

Three Companies to Support Marshall Space Flight Center

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

NASA has selected three companies to provide engineering solutions and products to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The companies are Radiance Technologies Inc. and Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc., Huntsville, Ala., and Wyle Laboratories Inc., Houston, Texas. The performance-based, cost-reimbursement fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts have a potential value of $350 million.

DARPA Awards Medical Device Research Contract

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. is being awarded a $15,150,012 modification to a cooperative agreement for the autonomous diagnostics to enable prevention and therapeutics: diagnostics on demand (ADEPT: DxOD) program. The digital slipchip platform for use in limited resource settings will be designed to provide analytic parity with the equipment typically used in reference laboratories, yet with a user experience and robustness that would permit clinical laboratory improvement amendments-waived status.

Boeing to Research P-8 Life Extension

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $128,393,761 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for engineering labor to perform extended lifetime fatigue testing, teardown, and post-teardown analysis of the P-8A airframe under the P-8A System Development and Demonstration Program. The engineering tasks and analyses are necessary to authorize P-8A operations for up to 150 percent of the specified service life of the airframe, dependent upon the results of the extended lifetime testing.

Northrop Grumman to Sustain LITENING Pod

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $173,643,542 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-no-fee, time and material contract for sustainment of the LITENING Targeting Pod System. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

W.M. Robots to Provide Mine Detectors in Afghanistan

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

W.M. Robots LLC, Colmar, Pa., is being awarded an $18,081,851 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Vallon mine detectors and consumable spares in support of foreign military sales to Afghanistan. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada to Prototype IT Architecture

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., is being awarded an $8,387,809 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for software and hardware architecture framework prototype development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

Northrop Grumman Receives Infrared Countermeasure Contract Modification

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $20,562,405 contract modification for large aircraft infrared countermeasure hardware and support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Aircraft Radar Pods

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $30 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for contractor logistics support services in support of the AN/ASQ-236 aircraft radar pod. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

U.S. Army Modifies Radar Systems Contract

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, N.Y., was awarded an $11,989,659 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure interim contractor support for the AN/TPQ-53 radar systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

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