Defense Operations Blog

Design Knowledge to Develop 4-D Common Operational Picture

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Design Knowledge Co., Fairborn, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,899,999 Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for research and development of the 4-D Common Operational Picture for Mission Assurance. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  

U.S. Navy Awards Aegis Threat Analysis Contract

February 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

General Dynamics to Support Remote Re-Key Modernization

February 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Needam, Mass., is being awarded a $9,286,309 firm-fixed-price contract to support the Remote Re-key Modernization Program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Contracts

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

Exelis to Support Weather Satellite Follow-On

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
ITT Exelis Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., is being awarded a $12,706,126 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support to the Weather Satellite Follow-on Broad Agency Announcement. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.   

Exelis Awarded Systems Engineering and Sustainment Integration Contract

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $37,060,527 contract modification for Systems Engineering and Sustainment Integration (SENSOR) Sustainment. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  

Lockheed to Provide GPS On-Orbit Support

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Newton, Pa., is being awarded a $68,856,746 fixed-price, incentive-firm contract for Global Positioning Systems On-Orbit support. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  

U.S. Navy Slows NGEN Award

January 31, 2013

The U.S. Navy now plans to award the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract(s) for transport and enterprise services in May rather than on February 12, as originally planned, service officials announced The delay is due to the complexities of the NGEN requirements and the need to complete a thorough review of the bids, Navy officials say.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Mission Planning and Analysis Contract

January 30, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Services Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $49,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment and maintenance of the Global Strike and Product Support suite of software applications within the Mission Planning and Analysis System framework. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Space-Based Infrared Systems Contract

January 30, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $58,408,979 contract modification for the Space Based Infrared Systems Follow-on Production Program. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

Toshiba Supplies Radiology Equipment

January 30, 2013
George I. Seffers

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., Tustin, Calif., was issued a contract modification exercising the fourth option year. The modification is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract with a maximum $214,041,309 for radiology systems, subsystems and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Beefing Up the Apache Helicopter

January 29, 2013
George I. Seffers

The latest version of the Apache Block III attack helicopter, the AH-64E, was approved for full rate production in October 2012. Improvements to the aircraft include an Improved Drive System, increased engine capabilities, technologically advanced composite main rotor blades and sensor enhancements. For more information—and some pretty cool video of the AH-64E in action—see the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command YouTube Channel video.

Southeast Aerospace to Provide T-44 Avionics Upgrade Kits

January 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $9,108,235 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, requirements contract for the purchase of part kits for Avionics System Upgrade (ASU) for the T-44 aircraft. This contract contains two option years, which if exercised, would bring the contract value to $18,275,151. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be provided under individual delivery order.

Alion to Study Radio Frequency Spectrum Reallocation

January 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., was awarded a $1.5 million contract by the Spectrum Policy and Programs office, within the Defense Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, to study the impact of potentially reallocating or sharing the radio frequency bands between the military and commercial sector. Alion will assist in developing a long-term spectrum strategy that will anticipate, guide and respond to changes in technology, policy and regulation and ensure spectrum access for all current and future military systems.

Lockheed Martin to Produce Ship Multi-Mission Signal Processor Equipment

January 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $43,867,055 modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract for the production of fiscal 2013 Multi-Mission Signal Processor equipment, Ballistic Missile Defense equipment and associated spares and engineering services for USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51); USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS Milius (DDG 69). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

SIX3 Awarded Cyber Fast Track Funding

January 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

SIX3 Advanced Systems Inc., Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $7,035,000 contract modification for establishment of program requirements and milestones for Cyber Fast Track Commercial Agreements. The location of the performance is Dulles, Va. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 18, 2014. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

Argon ST Provides Countermeasure Decoy Technology

January 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

Argon ST Inc., Smithfield, Pa., is being awarded an $8,563,195 firm-fixed-price delivery order modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of eight AN/SLQ-25A/C systems and spares. The AN/SLQ-25A/C is a countermeasure decoy system that provides improved naval defense for current threat torpedoes in support of undersea defensive warfare programs. This contract modification includes purchases for the U.S.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Exercises Option

January 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reissued contract HM0176-11-C-0002, for administrative reasons, and exercised option year 2011 simultaneously under reissued contract HM0176-13-C-N002 to NJVC LLC, Chantilly, Va. The Information Technology/Information Services (IT/IS) contract provides the NGA IT Enterprise Operations and Sustainment (O&S) support to NGA IT systems at approximately 170 sites (90 manned/80 unmanned) around the world. The award consists of cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) and firm-fixed-price (FFP) support.

Northrop Grumman Supports Hunter Unmanned Aircraft in Afghanistan

January 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Ariz., was awarded a $37,275,169 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification of an existing contract to supply logistics and engineering support for the Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 14, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Middle East and African Governments Order Z Backscatter Vans

January 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
American Science and Engineering Inc., Billerica, Mass., recently announced the receipt of orders for five of the company’s top-selling Z Backscatter Vans (ZBV) for Middle East and African government agencies. The ZBV cargo and vehicle screening systems will be used for counterterrorism missions. 

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