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Palantir is Supporting the Space Force's Data-as-a-Service Platform

September 1, 2021

Palantir USG Inc. Palo Alto, California, was awarded a $48,500,000 firm-fixed-price definitization modification (PZ0004) to contract FA8806-21-C-0010 for a Data-as-a-Service Platform. This effort will provide the government with a term software licenses, cloud hosting, enablement services, support and training for each platform solution. The location of performance is El Segundo California; Palo Alto, California, Washington, D.C.; and New York, New York. The work is expected to be completed by November 30, 2021, with three six-month options. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $91,500,000. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,000,000; and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,500,000 were obligated at the time of award. Space Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity. 

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Serco is Supporting the Naval Sea System Command's Surface Ship Modernization Effort

September 1, 2021

Serco - IPS Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $12,526,821, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00174-18-C-0015 to procure professional support services for the Naval Sea System Command’s director for surface ship maintenance and modernization (SEA 21). This procurement is for professional support services in the areas of program management, administrative support, surface ship modernization, inactive ships, surface ships readiness, surface training systems, business and financial management, records management, and information technology (IT) support. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (55%); Norfolk, Virginia (19%); San Diego, California (18%); Mayport, Florida (2%); Yokosuka, Japan (2%); Sasebo, Japan (1%); Manama, Bahrain (1%); Pascagoula, Mississippi (1%); and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1%), and is expected to be complete by October 2021. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,290,333; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,334; fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,456,683; fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $260,868; and fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,570,412 will be obligated at time of award, of which $9,865,079 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

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Corvid Technologies Secures SBIR Phase III Award for MDA Debris Modeling and Sensor Planning

September 1, 2021

Corvid Technologies Inc.,* Mooresville, North Carolina, is being awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase III cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The total value of this contract is $7,936,440. Under this follow-on contract, the contractor will support the development of post-intercept debris models to include applicable databases and sensor scene generation tools. The capabilities to be developed will support improvements and solutions for Missile Defense Agency requirements including, but not limited to, program management, mission management functions; modeling and simulation frameworks; post-intercept assessment; sensor planning; supporting demonstration and test activities; maturing developmental and operational software; rigorously benchmarking algorithms; transitioning resultant database to Layered Homeland Defense program offices to support sensor scene investigations, and the transitioning of resultant technology into the future missile defense system with command and control, battle management and communications (C2BMC) as the integrating element. The work will be performed in Mooresville, North Carolina; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of June 2026. This contract was competitively procured in accordance with the SBIR Program Policy Directive. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $190,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0860-21-C-7300).  *Small Business

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Boeing and Lockheed Are Progressing on Hypersonic Cruise Missile Effort

September 1, 2021

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $39,660,399 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8682-21-C-0008 for Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) Project Phase I Preliminary Design Review.  The contract modification is an option exercise to mature a solid-rocket boosted, air-breathing, hypersonic conventional cruise missile, air-launched from existing fighter/bomber aircraft, through the completion of a preliminary design review. The location of performance is St. Louis, Missouri. The work is expected to be completed by August 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $1,521,862 and $8,750,000, respectively, are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $47,153,068. Future Hypersonics, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

In a second award, Lockheed Martin, Palmdale, California, was awarded a $27,192,571 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8682-21-C-0009 for Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) Project Phase I Preliminary Design Review.  The contract modification is an option exercise to mature a solid-rocket boosted, air-breathing, hypersonic conventional cruise missile, air-launched from existing fighter/bomber aircraft, through the completion of a preliminary design review.  The location of performance is Palmdale California. The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $1,521,862 and $8,750,000, respectively, are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $33,499,083. Future Hypersonics, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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The Space Force is Building a Space Operations Facility at Schriever

September 1, 2021

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Thornton, Colorado, was awarded a $121,968,000 firm-fixed-price contract to construct the Consolidated Space Operations Facility at Schriever Air Force Base. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of January 2, 2025. Fiscal 2021 military construction, Air Force funds in the amount of $121,968,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (W9128F-21-C-0041).

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The Navy is Adding a Training Facility in Norfolk for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

September 1, 2021

Hourigan Construction Corp., Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded a firm-fixed-price task order (N4008521F6280) at $25,576,452 under a multiple award construction contract for design-bid-build of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Training Facility, Naval Station Norfolk. The task order also contains one unexercised option and two planned modifications which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $27,910,697. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2023. This project constructs an operation training building for the Airborne Command Control Logistics Weapons School and fleet E-2D Advanced Hawkeye squadrons. The building will include two E-2D high-bay weapon system trainers and two E-2D distributed readiness trainers, instructor areas, brief/debrief rooms, and support spaces. Building must be constructed to the information security requirements. Building construction will include a pile foundation, exterior doors adequate to allow installation and maintenance of high-bay trainers. The building will also include classified and non-secured internet routing networks, and electronic security systems. Fiscal 2021 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $25,576,452 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N40085-19-D-9068). 

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Hamilton is Supporting the Navy's Repair of V-22 Frequency Generators

September 1, 2021

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $60,697,125 five-year, long-term, firm-fixed-priced requirements contract for the repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of the weapon replaceable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies programs. All work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected to be completed by September 2026. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders are issued, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement under authority 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-21-D-ZQ01).

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General Electric Aviation is Supplying F/A-18 Engine Components to the Navy

September 1, 2021

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,650,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement, inventory management, and required supply response times of 17 F414 engine components in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (90%); and Jacksonville, Florida (10%). Work is expected to be completed by August 2026. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $77,100,000 will be issued for delivery order (N00383-21-F-0ZN0) that will be awarded concurrently with the contract and will initially be obligated at the time of award as an undefinitized contract action, with a commitment of an additional $25,700,000 for period of performance from September 1, 2021, through December 21 2021. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for this non-competitive requirement pursuant to the authority set forth in 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-21-D-ZN01).

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Johns Hopkins APL is Performing R&D and Prototyping Efforts for Space Systems Command

August 27, 2021

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory LLC, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $12,483,112 bilateral modification (P00006) to previously awarded contract FA8819-18-D-0009’s task order FA8819-20-F-1005 for additional studies, concept development, systems engineering and technical assessments, modeling, simulation, and prototyping/experiments. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by May 10, 2025. The total value of the task order is $22,138,689. Fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 operation and maintenance; and research and development funds in the amount of $2,226,000 were obligated at the time of award. Space Systems Command, Los Angeles AFB, California, is the contracting activity. 

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L3 Harris is Preparing Anti-Jam Airborne Modem

August 27, 2021

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $23,386,618 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force and Army Anti-Jam Modem Half Transport Rack U.S Air Force Airborne Modem. This contract provides for the purchase of 16 pre-production units under the delivery order. The location of performance is Salt Lake City, Utah; and Camden, New Jersey, and work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2023. This award is the result of a Fair Opportunity competitive acquisition in which two solicitations were mailed and one offer received. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,888,716 were obligated at the time of award. Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity. (FA8808-21-F-0001)

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