Air Force

June 18, 2018
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, California, has been awarded a $22,907,561 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for MQ-9 Reaper radar update support. This contract provides for the configuration of the Lynx Block 20A synthetic aperture radar (SAR), to be a form, fit and functional replacement for the current production configuration Lynx Block 20A SAR for installation in the MQ-9 Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by June 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $22,907,561 are being obligated at the time of award.

June 18, 2018
 

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, has been awarded a $91,131,325 basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for digital video laboratory support and an $11,150 delivery order (FA2487-18-F-1100) for upgrade of Terrasight mobile processing units. The contract provides for improvement and modernization of capabilities using digital data in support of the Air Force test mission. Work will be performed in Princeton, New Jersey. The basic IDIQ has a five-year ordering period, with work expected to be completed by June 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

June 18, 2018
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, has been awarded a $48,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ordering contract, for ALR 56C and 56M radar warning receiver (RWR)sustainment. This contract provides for engineering support for the electronic warfare RWR and associated software tools for the Air Force and foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Totowa, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 14, 2023. Additional options will extend the contract completion date to June 15, 2028. This contract involves foreign military sales to Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, France, Italy, Oman, Norway, Australia, Qatar and Canada.

June 18, 2018
 

John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $47,000,000 face value, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for computer software. The contract provides for research and development, to provide the Air Force Research Laboratory with the necessary research and development to maintain an essential engineering, research and development capability in the areas of space control; space communications and positioning, navigation and timing; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space situational awareness; high-power electromagnetics, lasers and space electro-optics. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by June 13, 2023.

June 10, 2018
 

Harris Corp., Harris Radio Frequency Communications Division, Rochester, New York, has been awarded a $73,500,000 firm-fixed-price modification (P00002) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract (FA8629-14-D-2407) for AN/PRC-152A handheld radios. The contract modification increases the estimated contract ceiling and provides for the procurement of additional quantities of AN/PRC-152A hand-held radios and accessories in support of the Battlefield Airmen Air Operations program. Work will be performed in Rochester, New York. The ordering period ends on June 1, 2019. No funding is being obligated at the time of award of this modification; funding will be obligated on delivery orders placed against the ID

June 10, 2018
 

NextGen Federal Systems, Morgantown, West Virginia, has been selected for an estimated $7,901,864 single award, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable no fee contract for the Control and Reporting Center (CRC) Site Support Team. The contract provides continued site support for the CRCs for systems integration, modification, software, firmware, hardware upgrades and installation. Work will be performed at, but is not limited to, air control squadrons, major commands, the CRC program office, depots, and contractor’s facilities. Work is expected to be complete by June 7, 2019, with four, 12-month option years. This award is the result of a competitive, small business acquisition.

June 10, 2018
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Technology Solutions, Burlington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,286,398 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for radio frequency (RF) emissions made unique and separable/dynamic adaptive neurally-inspired control for efficient RF surveillance software. This effort is focused on developing foundations for applying machine learning to the RF spectrum domain and developing practical applications in emerging spectrum problems to develop vastly improved discrimination performance over today’s hand-engineered RF systems.  Work will be performed in Burlington, Massachusetts; Merrimack, Massachusetts; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; and Reston, Virginia. The work is expected to be complete by June 8, 2021.

June 10, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Technology Services, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,611,541 undefinitized contract action modification (P00036) to a previously awarded contract (FA8540-12-C-0002) for software sustainment services for the AN/ALQ-131A Electronic Attack (EA) Pod Upgrade program (PUP). This modification provides for block cycle upgrades to the EA PUP pod being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Warner Robins, Georgia; and Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by May 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds not-to-exceed the amount of $8,611,541 will be awarded on this modification.

June 1, 2018
 

Pivotal Software Inc., San Francisco, California, has been awarded a $47,537,079 fixed-base, production, other transaction agreement. This agreement will utilize the prototyped methodology, and the software and services that support them, across the entire Air Operations Center, as well as the targeting and geospatial-intelligence enterprises.

June 5, 2018
 
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron, who will be performing for the Vectren Dayton Air Show later this month, performed at last year’s event, flying over Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. The Air Force wants its laboratory research to soar to new heights, and is tapping Oak Ridge Associated Universities to bring in new Ph.D.-level scientists.

The Air Force wants to bring top-level researchers into its laboratories and is turning to Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to help with recruiting efforts. The service awarded a $49,264,158 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid firm-fixed-price/cost-reimbursable contract to ORAU "for the enlistment and hiring of highly-qualified, non-government, Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers," for limited-term appointments as research associates, DOD reported.

June 4, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $866,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple contract line item contract for the sustainment and modification of radar sensors, providing depot-level sustainment services and modification projects for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning systems and PAVE Phased Array Warning system radars, and the Parameter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization system. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and other locations, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.

May 30, 2018
 

PreTalen LTD, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,741,397 cost-plus-fixed-fee, completion contract for Operational Multi-Domain Enhanced Global Navigation Satellite System applications research and development. The contract will concentrate on extending position navigation and time autonomous negotiator applying cognitive effects-based analysis, to control multiple global navigation satellite systems (e.g. GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo), their host platforms and expand the capability to automate the analysis of these platforms dependent on these signals. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by August 25, 2023.

May 23, 2018
 

V3Gate, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an estimated $63,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Air Force Standard Enterprise Resource Planning License Agreement. This contract provides for the standard set of Oracle commercial Enterprise Resource Planning licenses, Manufacturing Execution System module licenses and Oracle Software-as-a-Service licenses. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by May 24, 2023, if all options are exercised by the government. Air Force Materiel Command, Maxwell Air Force Base - Gunter Annex, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

 

 

May 14, 2018
 

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $93,000,000 ceiling cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for space systems engineering. The contract provides for systems engineering, technical support tasks, and specialized research and development. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by May 2025. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $7,500 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8819-18-D-0009).

May 11, 2018
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Link Training and Simulation Division, Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $20,251,157 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract for the F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) M7.2+ Operational Flight Program (OFP) upgrade. The contract modification provides for incorporation of the F-16 M7.2+ OFP capability into the Air Force's F-16 MTC.

May 11, 2018
 

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information & Services, Richardson, Texas, has been awarded $37,366,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contact for the sustainment of services to the Cross Domain Enterprise All Source User Repository (CENTAUR) system. This contract provides for the continued sustainment of the CENTAUR architecture that services as a coalition cross domain solution, as well as continued development of the NGA Coalition Data Broker.

May 7, 2018
 

Edaptive Computing Inc.,* Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $24,900,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract for solutions for threat assessment, mitigation and prevention research and development. This contract provides for the ability to research, develop, deploy and transition innovative optimization, assurance and automation technologies, techniques and tools to assess, mitigate and prevent threats to our systems and processes.  Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by May 1, 2025. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $175,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

April 25, 2018
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Air Force is extending its smart base pilot program at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

After about a year, the U.S. Air Force is extending its smart base pilot program at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. The effort takes advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applies the smart city concept to the base. The lessons learned at Maxwell likely will be applied to Air Force bases around the world.

April 30, 2018
 

Harris Corp., Harris RF Communication, Rochester, New York, has been awarded a $130,000,000 indefinitely-delivery/indefinite-quantity for handheld video data link (HH-VDL) radios. This contract provides for the development, production, and sustainment of HH-VDL devices. Work will be performed in Rochester and is expected to be complete by April 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $6,029,998 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629-18-D-5009). 

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