Air Force

June 9, 2021
 

The Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California has been awarded a $3,120,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F-15 Radar Eagle Vision. This contract provides for the production, modernization and support of the F-15 APG-82 radar system to rapidly deliver and stay aligned with the F-15 weapon system program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed June 8, 2036. This contract currently does not have any delivery orders for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) but does allow for future FMS orders and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $471,662 are being obligated at the time of award.

June 8, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,851,622 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering and hardware sustainment for the AN/ALQ-131 and AN/ALQ-184 electronics countermeasures pods. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, and is expected to be completed June 3, 2031. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8523-21-D-0006).

May 27, 2021
 

Oracle America Inc., Redwood City, California, has been awarded a $16,061,658 firm-fixed-price contract for my personnel (myPers) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Oracle Service Client (OSvC) Bridge. This contract provides for the continued operations, sustainment and support of a CRM software platform of personnel knowledge, business processes and transactional services for active-duty, guard, reserve, retirees, and civilian personnel and their families with a total force knowledge base and data model. Work will be performed at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed November 30, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

May 27, 2021
 

Stephenson Stellar Corp., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been awarded a $22,738,300 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Stellar Space Cyber Range Software/Hardware prototype. This contract provides the Air Force with tools and techniques to facilitate defensive cyber operations for space through the research and development of a land and space-based cyber experimentation platform entitled the “Stellar Space Cyber Range.” Work will be performed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is expected to be completed May 28, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-21-C-1503). 

By Kimberly Underwood
The 67th Cyberspace Wing of the U.S. Air Force is examining the concept of software factory-as-a-service that could aid in cyber space operations, reports Wing Commander Col. Jeffrey Phillips, USAF.

The U.S. Air Force’s 67th Cyberspace Wing has been busy. The wing operationally acts as the execution arm of Air Forces Cyber, performing comprehensive cyber operations on a service and nation level. The wing has successfully proven its ability to operationalize on top of its duties to organize, train and equip, reported Col. Jeffrey Phillips, USAF, wing commander. The wing took action against Russia’s information warfare campaign over the last year, responded to the SolarWinds compromise and helped ensure the digital security of the 2020 election, Col. Phillips said during a May 18 presentation to the AFCEA Alamo Chapter.

May 11, 2021
 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded a $46,375,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the Air Force Targeting Center facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Bids were solicited via the internet with eight received. Work will be performed in Hampton, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of May 21, 2023. Fiscal 2017 and 2021 military construction, Air Force funds in the amount of $46,375,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W91236-21-C-2005).

May 6, 2021
 

CACI Inc. - Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded an estimated maximum $496,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Automated Test System Sustainment Initiative II (ATSSI II). This contract provides support to the Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s (OO-ALC) ATSSI II program for the continued development and sustainment of a depot technology infrastructure supportive of the OO-ALC mission to perform critical test functions important to the ongoing operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness of multiple Air Force weapon systems/subsystems. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be completed May 5, 2030.

May 5, 2021
 

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded an estimated $12,016,370 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for the production of ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation receiver transmitters. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Iowa, with a May 4, 2026, ordering period end date. Using customer is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2026 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Warner Robins, Georgia (SPRWA1-21-D-0008).

April 28, 2021
 

Saguaro Business Solutions LLC, Goodyear, Arizona, has been awarded a $67,343,855 firm-fixed-price contract for aircrew training and courseware development. This contract provides all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and all other items and services that are required to perform 552 Air Control Wing E-3 Aircrew Training and 752nd Operations Support Squadron and Reporting Center support at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Work is expected to be completed April 30, 2026. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,871,519 are being obligated at the time of award. The Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-21-C-0007).

April 27, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Layton, Utah, has been awarded a $106,821,546 change-order-definitization, cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00176) to contract FA8214-15-C-0001 for the Flight Test Telemetry Termination Rapid Fielding Initiative (FT3 RFI). This contract allows the implementation of initiatives to meet the FT3 flight schedule. Work will be performed in Layton, Utah, and is expected to be completed June 28, 2024. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

April 26, 2021
 

University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $96,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research enabling procurement for aerospace systems. This contract provides for the advancement of the state-of-the-art of propulsion, power, and thermal management technologies for transition to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed April 25, 2029. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 10 offers were received.

April 26, 2021
 

National Aerospace Solutions LLC, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, has been awarded an $185,599,572 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00139) to contract FA9101-15-C-0500 for test operations and sustainment. This modification adds Option Year Five for test operations, technology development, equipment and facility sustainment, capital improvements and some support services for the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Work will be performed at Arnold AFB, Tennessee, and is expected to be completed June 30, 2022. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,517,987,024. Air Force Test Center, Arnold AFB, Tennessee, is the contracting activity.

April 26, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $138,000,000 modification (P00079) to contract FA8615‐12‐C‐6016 for the Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program. The contract modification is for the development and fielding of capabilities for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System and AGM-88 High Speed Anti-radiation Missile; improvements in radar software maturity; an update to the Data Acquisition System; and Advanced Identification Friend or Foe for the Taiwan Retrofit Program F-16 Block 20 fleet. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2022.

May 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Collaborative small diameter bombs are launched from the wing of an F-16 fighter. Four of the bombs were dropped during the second flight demonstration of the Air Force Golden Horde Vanguard in March.  U.S. Air Force

For some time, engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory have been developing network collaborative autonomous technologies. Munitions that operate in coordination with unmanned aerial vehicles, decoys and other systems make decisions, shift course and achieve a mission. The researchers have successfully designed platforms to support such capabilities, as well as developing and integrating the complex subsystems that support the networking, collaborative operations and autonomy.

May 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
An F-16 Viper takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in March 2020. F-16 Vipers from the 20th Fighter Wing have played a primary role in demonstrating agile combat capabilities in joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) experiments. Leaders from the Joint All-Domain Strategist course visited Nellis in March to learn firshand from the military’s JADC2 efforts.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Gutierrez

To prepare, operate and fight in joint warfare against near-peer adversaries across all domains will take adroit leaders who provide effective decisions in near or real time. The Air Command and Staff College, or ACSC, has set a course to do just that: prepare leaders to thrive and fight with joint operations in a contested environment on a global scale using joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2. Leaders in the class learn to plan and execute multidomain operations against possible threats on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace to lead through the challenges of the expected future operational environment in 2030 and beyond.

April 14, 2021
 

The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $49,900,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sensor technology at the APL Research Center. This contract provides research and development of new sensor technologies that JHU/APL may perform for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the broadest and most flexible manner for the Air Force. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be completed April 9, 2028. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

April 7, 2021
 

Ametek Programmable Power Inc., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $15,740,450 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the purchase of Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits. The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. The VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. There are two configurations of VDATS, the Digital Analog (DA)-1 and DA-2. Currently, these configurations support the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135 MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships, and UH-1 weapon systems.

April 7, 2021
 

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $79,398,158 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Small Diameter Bomb Increment II lot integration and test. This contract effort will deliver all-up round (AUR) test vehicles, perform AUR-level assembly, checkout, testing and systems integration testing; and prepare for production cut-in and fielding for the multiple engineering changes needed, including National Security Agency (NSA) cryptographic modernization, Global Positioning System (GPS) military code, mitigation of part obsolescence, and design changes evolving from production and/or operations. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed April 1, 2023.

April 5, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $7,842,572 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N0001920C0037). This modification exercises options to provide deficiency investigations and corrections to the fielded Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) Development Labs and development of capabilities to be added to the ALIS in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2022.

March 30, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, is training leaders for joint all-domain warfare through its rigorous year-long Joint All-Domain Strategist course. Students from the 2017-2018 course pose with their instructors. The course is growing in stature, given the need for such warfighting abilities. Credit: Air University Public Affairs Photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty.

To prepare, operate and fight in joint warfare against near-peer adversaries across all domains will take adroit leaders who provide effective decisions in near or real time. The Air Command and Staff College, or ACSC, has set a course to do just that: prepare leaders to thrive and fight with joint operations in a contested environment on a global scale using joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2. Leaders in the class learn to plan and execute multidomain operations against possible threats on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace to lead through the challenges of the expected future operational environment in 2030 and beyond.

March 26, 2021
 

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,043,264 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the National Space Test and Training Range (NSTTR) under the Combat Mission Systems Support contract FA8819-19-C-0002. NSTTR will create the data operations and supporting infrastructure for on-orbit test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed March 22, 2022. Fiscal 2021 Space Force research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity. 

March 16, 2021
 

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $16,633,274 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the full-rate production of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 airframe. This contract provides for the fabrication and delivery of Rockwell Collins B-Kit items, installation and checkout spares items, and software and associated ancillary items, to be installed on 25 AWACS aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed March 2028. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

March 15, 2021
 

Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York, has been awarded a $49,904,181 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Dauntless Cyber Platform/Prototype.  This effort is for research, development, integration, testing, evaluation and transition of new and emergent technologies that improve mission coordination, advance the capabilities of cyberspace operations in an array of environments, and better equip the warfighter. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be completed March 11, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-21-C-1501). *Small Business

March 16, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood and Maryann Lawlor
A 40th Flight Test Squadron F-16D Fighting Falcon prepares to drop four bombs for the second Golden Horde test mission designed to provide proof of concept for collaborative autonomous weapons.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Raven, USAF

Four collaborative small diameter bombs successfully passed a recent second flight test, demonstrating a technology that enables weapons to respond rapidly to changes in their battlespace without real-time human intervention. The U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in conjunction with industry, are developing networked collaborative autonomous technologies through the Golden Horde project, a Vanguard program.

March 12, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group takes off June 18, 2019, from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The First Air Force, based at Tyndall will now be providing command and control in support of the U.S. Space Command. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie

The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force announced a reorganization plan today that will add duties to the First Air Force. In addition to its current role, the Numbered Air Force (NAF) also will be the air component to the U.S. Space Force Command.

Under Air Combat Command, the First Air Force, based at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is responsible for protecting the continental United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by providing air component support to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Now the NAF will also be providing command and control over the Air Force efforts supporting U.S. Space Command.

March 11, 2021
 

Keysight Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $38,423,360 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the purchase of Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits. The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. The VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. There are two configurations of VDATS, the Digital Analog (DA)-1 and DA-2. Currently, these configurations support the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135 MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships and UH-1 weapon systems.

March 8, 2021
 

The Perduco Group Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a ceiling $500,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract for tradespace analysis support. This contract provides for filling critical analysis gaps in acquisitions and increase the rigor of Space Force and Air Force, Army, Navy, and other Department of Defense entities in resourcing decisions towards them.

March 10, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, USAF, looks on in a demonstration of how to fix code in minutes as part of the Air Force's Kessel Run. The Air Force is building an information enterprise that will enable both users and shapers of data systems to access needed information from a single source. Credit: U.S Air Force

The U.S. Air Force will be flying in a different sort of cloud as it matures its information technology systems. Its Cloud One system will be at the heart of equipping everyone in the Air Force and the Space Force with access to vital information as it embraces multidomain operations.

Lauren Knausenberger, chief information officer, U.S. Air Force, described the future Air Force information environment at the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium being held March 8-11 both virtually and at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She reported that many elements will need to come to pass, including better cyber training, for this new enterprise information system to realize its full potential.

March 1, 2021
 

InDyne Inc., Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $52,552,505 modification (P00090) to contract FA2517-18-C-8000 for Solid State Phased Array Radar Systems (SSPARS). The contract modification is for the management, operation, maintenance and logistical support of SSPARS.  Work will be performed at Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station (AFS), Massachusetts; Clear AFS, Alaska; Thule Air Base, Greenland; and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed April 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $152,122,325. The 21st Contracting Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colorado

March 1, 2020
 

Qayaq Government Solutions LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $7,902,831 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a new space control facility at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Bids were solicited via the internet with eight received. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of March 3, 2022. Fiscal 2018 military construction, defense-wide funds in the amount of $7,902,831 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Colorado, is the contracting activity (W50S6V-21-C-0001).

February 24, 2021
 

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. (GTARC), Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a ceiling $998,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Defense Research, Engineering, Science and Technology Development II.  This contract provides for the continued acquisition of essential engineering, and research and development capability by GTARC. Work will primarily be performed in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by February 2032. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,199 are obligated at the time of award on the same day delivery order.

February 12, 2021
 

Ampex Data Systems, Hayward, California, has been awarded a $9,999,999 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for telemetric electrical system-supplies and ancillary services. The contractor will furnish all personnel, equipment, labor, tools, materials and other items necessary to provide recorders, parts, technical engineering support, upgrades and the ability for maintenance sustainment of airborne data recorders and ground data recorders for the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California; Eglin AFB, Florida; and other Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration continental U.S. activities.

February 12, 2021
 

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,681,160 modification (P00002) to contract FA2517-20-C-0003 for Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance system support. Work will be performed in Socorro, New Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and is expected to be completed April 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the full amount will be obligated the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $57,097,418. The 21st Contracting Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

February 10, 2021
 

Rohde & Schwarz USA Inc., Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,218,160 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for the purchase of Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits.  The purpose of this acquisition is to procure the kits required to assemble the VDATS stations. The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. Work will be performed in Columbia, Maryland, and is expected to be completed February 9, 2026, and no funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8571-21-D-0006).

February 2, 2021
 

Cyber Systems and Services Solutions, Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $17,765,741 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P0010) to contract FA8773-18-D-0002 to exercise Option Three for defensive cyber realization, integration and operational support services. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed February 28, 2022.  This modification is the result of a competitive acquisition and seven offers were received. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,764,731 are being obligated at the time of award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity.

February 2, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost (l), USAF, who is now the commander of Air Mobility Command, greets the since retired Gen. Paul Selva, USAF, who was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before they flew the third and fourth delivered KC-46A Pegasus refueling aircraft in January 2019, from Boeing at King County International Airport in Seattle. Credit: DOD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James McCann

The U.S. Air Force plays a vital role to the rest of the U.S. military in providing airlift response, mid-air refueling, aero-medical evacuation and global air mobility support for military operations, as well as during humanitarian crises. To perform these missions, the Air Force depends on a variety of tanker and cargo aircraft including the KC-135, KC-10 and KC-46. However, in addition to these more traditional roles for the air fleet, the service is employing the aircraft more and more as flying communications nodes for the growing and ever-important mission of enabling Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) and Joint All Domain Command and Control, or JADC2.

February 2, 2021
 

Technica Corp., Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $22,040,950 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order (FA8307-19-F-0098) for weapon system engineering and maintenance services to include incremental software version development and installation, security patch installations, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and responsive Tier 1, 2 and 3 support for the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system.  Work will be performed in Sterling, Virginia, and is expected to be completed August 14, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and seven offers were received.

February 1, 2021
 

Teradyne Inc., North Reading, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $78,232,776 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the purchase of Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits.  The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. The VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. There are two configurations of VDATS, the Digital Analog (DA)-1 and DA-2. Currently, these configurations support the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135 MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships and UH-1 weapon systems.

February 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
An eight-ship joint coalition formation flies over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Cope North 2020 in February 2020. Guam is proving to be a strategic hub for the United States’ efforts in the Indo-Pacific region, the military’s priority theater.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.

Always strategic, the island of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean in Micronesia is playing a growing role in the contested, troublesome, near-peer competition environment. The Defense Department is investing more into the military facilities of this U.S. territory, including adding networking and bandwidth solutions; joint all-domain command and control; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions as well as additional U.S. forces. The measures will add key communications and advanced capabilities to the island as well as increase the military’s power projection abilities.

January 22, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $3,600,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) operations, sustainment and support. This contract provides for research, development, test, and evaluation, integration and operations and sustainment for existing and future payloads contained in or connected to the BACN system and associated ground stations or controls, ancillary equipment, support equipment and system integration laboratories. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and overseas locations, and is expected to be completed by January 24, 2026.

January 22, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $2,124,531,149 modification (P00232) to contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for Lot 7 production KC-46 aircraft, subscriptions and licenses and G081 flat file. The modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 15 KC-46 aircraft, data, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

January 19, 2021
 

Mile Two LLC, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $14,788,874 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support to the Air Force Research Laboratory Autonomy Capabilities Team Three mission through the development of production level software systems and rapid prototyping of new operational concepts that leverage best practices for application development operations by expanding, extending, or enhancing work performed under the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Phase II, Air Force Topic 183-005, FA8751-19-C-A048, entitled “TechSuite: TechScout and Project Tracking Prototype Applications.”  Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed January 15, 2026.

January 12, 2021
 

AchieveIt Online LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (FA8612-21-D-0101); Aerocine Ventures Inc., Jackson Heights, New York (FA8612-21-D-0102); Aerovation Inc., Tucson, Arizona (FA8612-21-D-0103); AI.Reverie Inc., New York, New York (FA8612-21-D-0104); All Vision Technologies Inc., New York, New York (FA8612-21-D-0105); Allied Associates International Inc., Gainesville, Virginia (FA8612-21-D-0106); Aptima Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts (FA8612-21-D-0108); A-Tech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico (FA8612-21-D-0109); BlackHorse Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia (FA8612-21-D-0110); Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts (FA8612-21-D-0111); CIS Secure Computing Inc., Ashburn, Virginia (FA8612-21-D-0112); Cognitive Space Inc., Manvel, Texas (FA861

January 12, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $1,687,359,008 modification (P00166) to contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for Lot Six production of KC-46 aircraft, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 12 KC-46 aircraft, data, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file being produced under the basic contract.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed April 30, 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

January 12, 2021
 

iGov Technologies Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $30,906,705 firm-fixed-price modification (P00015) to contract FA8730-18-F-0061 to exercise options for Tactical Air Control Party - Mobile Communications System Block Two kits, training and support of the system. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 142 production kits, along with the associated training Lot Two and second generation anti-jam tactical ultra-high frequency radio for the NATO licenses Lot One and Lot Two being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at various locations across the U.S., and is expected to be completed by September 2022.

January 11, 2021
 

Haight Bey & Associates, West Haven, Utah, has been awarded a $35,888,778 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/TMQ-53 Tactical Meteorological Observing System contractor logistics support. The contract provides spares, repairs, obsolescence management, engineering change proposals and special projects in support of the TMQ-53 system. Work will be performed in West Haven, Utah, and is expected to be completed July 2027. Fiscal year 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $578,060 are being obligated with the first delivery order at the time of contract award.

December 14, 2020
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $73,194,742 firm-fixed-price delivery order under the Ground Subsystems Sustainment contract FA8214-15-D-0001 for Remote Visual Assessment II production and deployment for the Minutemen III. This delivery order provides for modification to the Remote Visual Assessment program by adding six capabilities to procure, produce, remove, install, audit, test and document the equipment. Work will be performed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F.E.

December 8, 2020
 

International Enterprises Inc., Talladega, Alabama, has been awarded a $12,469,948 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), requirements contract for F-16 modular low power radio frequency (MLPRF) and dual mode transmitter (DMT) repairs. The contract provides for the repair of both MLPRF and DMT, which function as part of the radar systems of each F-16 C/D aircraft. Work will be performed in Talladega, Alabama, and is expected to be completed December 6, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Funding for the initial order is not presently available due to the contract being a requirements-type IDIQ.

December 2, 2020
 

Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded an $888,422,571 modification (P00451) to contract W56HZV-15-C-0095 to exercise options (1,001 trailers; 2,679 vehicles; and 6,725 kits) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Family of Vehicles for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 other procurement (Army); 2021 procurement (Marine Corps); 2020 and 2021 procurement (Air Force); and 2021 procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $888,422,571 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

December 1, 2020
 

Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $642,000,000 not-to-exceed, cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target undefinitized contract. This contract provides for the procurement of performance-based logistics activities including maintenance of support equipment, common program activities, unique and common base recurring sustainment, repair of repairables, field service representatives, common replenishment spares, conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant F135 unique maintenance services and short take-off and landing F135 unique services in support of the F-35 Lightning II F135 propulsion system for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Departme