Air Force

June 1, 2022
By George I. Seffers
After overhauling cyber training and achieving unusually high rates for students passing the National Security Agency’s cyber training, the Air Force’s 39th Information Operations Squadron shares lessons learned with others.  U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.

Passing the National Security Agency’s comprehensive cybersecurity training is no easy feat, but the Air Force’s 39th Information Operations Squadron has achieved unusually high success rates in getting students through the programs.

November 14, 2017
 

The Air Force awarded Raytheon Company's Missile Systems Division in Tucson, Arizona, a $17,255,491 modification (P00009) to a previously awarded contract (FA8675-15-C-0004) for High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Targeting System (HTS) contractor logistics support (CLS) services. The contract modification provides for HTS pod CLS depot repairs and sustainment activities.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2018. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,825,015 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

April 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ace Technology Partners LLC., Arlington Heights, Ill.; CDW Government LLC., Vernon Hills Ill.; CounterTrade Products Inc., Arvada Colo.; FedStore Corp., Rockville Md.; General Dynamics IT, Needham Mass.; Intelligent Decisions Inc., Ashburn Va.; Iron Bow Technologies LLC., Chantilly Va.

April 20, 2022
 

Utah State University/Space Dynamics Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded an $11,384,566 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for the Hybrid Space Architecture Testbed - Albuquerque Mission Operations Center. This contract provides for support tools for emerging satellite technologies that may solve many software and communications challenges among satellite antennae ground stations and orbiting assets. Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by April 19, 2027. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal 2022 research and development funds in the amount of $4,616,007 are being obligated at the time of award.

March 17, 2022
 

Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $91,277,706 modification (P00048) to previously awarded FA8615-19-C-6061 for electronic warfare radio frequency compatibility. The contract modification provides for software development, support for developmental testing and operational testing, initial production capabilities maturation, and hardware qualification testing. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,000,000 is being obligated at the time of award.

February 24, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
CIOs from different part of the Defense Department talk about cybersecurity issues during a panel at the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2022.

To be able to face near-peer adversaries in degraded, denied and intermittent communication environments, U.S. warfighters need to be able to leverage tactical cloud computing at the battlefield or operational edge. For some departments, it is a large-scale and urgent need, chief information officers report.

A panel that included the chief information officers (CIOs) of the Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Navy spoke yesterday at the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual Cyberspace Symposium, held February 21-24 in Colorado Springs.

February 23, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
Panelists discuss cyber training for the Air Force during a panel at the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2022.

In today’s complex operating environment, airmen specializing in networking, communications and cyberspace operations need a more robust training regimen throughout their careers. The U.S. Air Force is not doing enough to prepare these specialists for future roles as chief operating officers or as so-called A-6s, officers in charge of preparing for or conducting communication and information operations. The service needs to do a much better job, according to a panel of A-6 leaders from several Air Force major commands.

January 11, 2022
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
John Mark Norris, a 578th Software Engineering Squadron electronics engineer, installs a new high frequency radio prototype in the C-5 System Integration Lab at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for an over-the-air voice test call to Rome, New York. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Electronic Warfare and Avionics Program Office at Robins is working to rapidly develop and field a replacement airborne high frequency radio to meet evolving warfighter needs in a contested environment. Credit: Robins AFB

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Electronic Warfare and Avionics Program Office at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, will transform legacy airborne high frequency radio systems into assured, anti-jammable radio communications capabilities for a near-peer environment. The effort will modernize high frequency radios across Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft under a multiyear contract with BAE Systems, the base stated in a report from Holly Logan-Arrington, Robins Public Affairs.

January 10, 2022
 

Mechanical Technology Inc., Albany, New York, has been awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-priced requirements type contract for the production and repair of the PBS4100 and associated adapter kits. The PBS4100 is used to perform trim balance and vibration diagnostics frequency spectrum analysis, act as an oscilloscope/voltmeter and perform balance analysis. The adapter kits allow the PBS4100 to work with multiple aircraft. Work will be performed in Albany, New York, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2027. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition and no funds are being obligated at the time of award.

December 30, 2021
 

Leidos Inc., S&R and Intelligence System Services, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $44,439,158 modification (P00039) to previously awarded task order FA8730-19-F-0012 for installation, fielding and support of the Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application (C2IMERA). This modification incorporates two additional 12-month option years. Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,648,643 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2021
 

Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded the option to extend terms of the contract (P00004) in the amount of $18,860,822 for previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8650-21-C-7031 for surveillance processing over the Extreme Radio Frequency (RF) Bandwidths effort. The contract provides for the development of advanced signal processing technologies and techniques for future RF systems. These systems will create an asymmetric advantage for tactical operations in anti-access/area-denial environments by enhancing the operating bandwidth of real-time signal detection and recognition capabilities. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by February 14, 2024.

December 20, 2021
 

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $12,142,153 firm‐fixed‐price requirements contract for the purchase of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) system repairs. This contract provides for materials and services required to return the MIDS and JTRS end items to a serviceable condition and ensure terminal-to-terminal interoperability between the MIDS, JTRS and Link 16 terminal platform variants. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by December 19, 2026. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8539‐22‐D‐0005).

December 20, 2021
 

Peraton Labs Inc., Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded the option to extend terms of the contract (P00003) in the amount of $17,946,558 for previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8650-20-C-7029 for the System for Integrated, Intelligent, and Versatile Signal Processing effort. The contract provides for the development of advanced signal processing technologies and techniques for future Radio Frequency systems. These systems will create an asymmetric advantage for tactical operations in anti-access/area-denial environments by enhancing the operating bandwidth of real-time signal detection and recognition capabilities.

December 20, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $13,184,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator and General Support Fleet Airframe in support of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. This contract provides for basic F-16 engineering support, documentation, special projects and logistical support. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $780,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 20, 2021
 

Consortium Management Group Inc., Washington, D.C., has been awarded an estimated $175,783,134 other transaction agreement for the rapid fielding phase of the Airborne High Frequency Radio modernization. This agreement provides for rapid fielding to include production readiness, first article test, operational test support, production deliveries (including limited production), initial contractor support, depot stand-up, training and other tasks required to support fielding. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.; and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2027. This award is the result of a competitive white paper selection process with two white paper offers received.

December 17, 2021
 

Shield AI, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $14,989,097 firm-fixed-price modification (A0001) to previously awarded contract FA8649-20-C-0158 for research and development efforts relating to unmanned aircraft system operations. This modification provides for the support of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations conducted by special operations forces ground combat maneuver elements in complex, contested and congested environments. Work will be performed in Hurlburt Field, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023. Fiscal 2021 Small Business Innovation Research funds in the amount of $14,989,097 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 17, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $189,761,282 firm-fixed-price modification (P00049) to contract FA8615-17-C-6047 for Active Electronically Scanned Array radars of Air Force F-16 aircraft. This modification exercises options to include 83 production radars, as well as associated spares. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,032,433,616. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $67,964,526; and fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $121,796,756 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 16, 2021
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $9,536,068 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Weapon Data Link (WDL) other transaction agreement. This agreement provides for the prototype of a WDL to be integrated into the JASSM weapon system. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by July 1, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers received. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $9,526,086 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-22-9-0023).

December 16, 2021
 

Telos Corp., Ashburn, Virginia, has been awarded a $34,310,531 modification (P00019) to previously awarded contract FA489017F0025 for defensive cyber operations whitespace support. The modification exercises the final option year.

December 15, 2021
 

Infinite Technologies Inc., El Dorado Hills, California, has been awarded an $11,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for continuation of support of the Centralized Access for Data Exchange (CAFDEX) system. This contract provides support for Centralized Asset Management weapon system sustainment and requirements scheduling and execution process. Work will be performed in El Dorado Hills, California; and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by December 15, 2022. This award is the result of sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,660,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 13, 2021
 

The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $50,000,000 modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8656-20-D-0005 for Air Warfare Systems. The modification provides services for advanced development, acquisition and test and evaluation of aerospace systems, to include munitions, cyber warfare and electronic warfare elements. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2026. No funds are being obligated at the time of award, and the total cumulative face value of the contract is $99,999,000. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

December 23, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
In April 2021 at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Staff Sgt. Christopher Watson, USAF, 25th ASOS Radio Frequency Transmissions craftsman (l), speaks with Gen. Ken Wilsbach, USAF, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander (c) and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, USAF, PACAF command chief, about the 25th ASOS’ joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) capabilities. Authors of a new study are warning about the growing risks of JADC2 on space-based solutions. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Wilson

The U.S. military’s existing satellite communications network, built to serve legacy systems, cannot appropriately enable warfare in the information age. To enable joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2, the U.S. Space Force needs to proliferate low-earth- and mid-earth-orbit, LEO and MEO, satellite constellations. In addition, the service needs to leverage space-based optical communications to reach the full potential of proliferated satellite communication networks.

December 22, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Air Force is deploying robotic process automation capabilities on a wider scale across the service. Initiatives like the Air Force Materiel Command’s Robotic Process Automation Roadshow, held in December 2021 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, helped to provide the associated tools and understanding to airmen. Credit: Michele Ruff, Air Force Materiel Command

Building off some early successes with robotic process automation, or RPA, the U.S. Air Force is deploying the capability on a greater scale. Assisted by the Air Force Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence, the service most recently has been testing out the application of RPA in its Department of the Inspector General, or IG.

December 15, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Col. William Young, USAF, commander of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, speaking at the standup of the new wing in June at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, says the wing’s application of the STITCHES technology will be critical to being able to dominate operations in the electromagnetic spectrum. Credit: Air Force photo by Lt. Karissa Rodriguez

The U.S. Air Force’s 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing is leveraging the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA's) System-of-Systems Technology Integration Tool Chain for Heterogeneous Electronic Systems, also known as STITCHES. The integration tool chain, which enables machine-to-machine communications, can integrate command and control, and fires platforms quickly—an important capability for electromagnetic spectrum operations.

The government-owned, software-only middleware solution connects heterogeneous weapon systems, other platforms and subsystems that were not originally designed to cross-communicate.

December 2, 2021
 

Advanced Strategic Insight Inc., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,794,814 firm-fixed-price contract to provide multi-domain subject matter expertise support to the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and other locations as required per mission requirements, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2022. This award is the result of fair and open competition. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $320,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8612‐22‐C‐5015).

November 29, 2021
 

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Weapon Engagement Simulation Technology for Advanced Research (WESTAR). The contract provides for the development of multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling capabilities towards the research, development and transition of Air Force munitions. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2026. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,843,404 are being obligated at the time of award.

November 19, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Two MQ-9 Reapers are parked on the flight line during the Air Force’s Exercise Agile Combat Employment Reaper on September 20, 2021, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii. Reapers joined on MCB Hawaii from multiple bases across the continental United States for the exercise. Experts purport that cutting the MQ-9 Reaper program would harm U.S. capabilities and ability to protect itself. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar

The U.S. Air Force would be foolish to cut its MQ-9 Reaper program, as the unmanned aircraft provides key strike and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, capabilities that will still be very much needed into the future, an expert claims. Amidst great budgetary pressures, the service is proposing to cut the program in 2035.

November 16, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. National Guard has a vested interest in growing its partnership with foreign countries, says Guard Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson, USA. In October, Gen. Hokanson (l) met with Arnold Kammel, policy director, Austrian defense ministry, and Austrian Ambassador Martin Weiss (r), at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jim Greenhill

The U.S. National Guard has an ever present international mission, with the U.S. state-based militaries growing their relationships with other nations. In some cases, the partnerships with certain countries have been established for decades, shares Gen. Daniel Hokanson, USA, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

The adjutant generals, or leaders of the U.S. state guards, work with a country’s military, their top military leaders and oftentimes directly with the president or ruler of a nation. The partnerships serve as a way to share information, techniques and how the U.S. National Guard responds to national events, medical or natural disasters.

November 10, 2021
 

The University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded an $87,986,952 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development to advance, evaluate and mature Department of the Air Force autonomous capabilities. Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by February 12, 2027. This award is the result of a broad agency announcement. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $1,754,885 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-22-C-1017).

November 8, 2021
 

Environmental Chemical Corp., Burlingame, California, is awarded a $25,976,855 firm-fixed-price task order (N3319121F4241) under previously-awarded global contingency multiple-award construction contract N62470-19-D-8025 for airfield construction and improvements at Larissa Air Force Base in Larissa, Greece. Work will be performed in Larissa, Greece, and is expected to be completed by November 2022. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $25,976,855 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Europe Africa Central, Naples, Italy, is the contracting activity.

November 8, 2021
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment and modernization of the F-22 Raptor for the Air Force over the next ten years. Credit: Lockheed Martin

On November 5, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, or LCMC, issued a 10-year, $10,863,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, for the Advanced Raptor Enhancement & Sustainment (ARES) program of the Air Force's F-22 Program Office. Under the effort, Lockheed will provide the necessary supplies and services to sustain and modernize the F-22 Raptor, including modernization hardware kit procurement and services such as upgrades, enhancements and fixes, as well as performance-based logistics services.

October 25, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
An airman from the Weapons Load Crew at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, prepares for operations. The service is shifting how it projects air power in response to near-peer threats. Credit: Air Force photo

In a near-peer environment, the assumption of homeland safety may not be valid. Dangerous capabilities, such as hypersonics, in development by adversaries, call into risk the safety of U.S. facilities. Allies, like those in the Middle East, who face daily threats already have protective measures, suggests Gen. Mark Kelly, USAF, commander, Air Combat Command, or the ACC. China, who is advancing hypersonics and is considered the greatest threat to America, has its own considerable protections.

The general, who spoke during a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Aerospace Nation virtual event on October 25, said he would like to see additional defenses for U.S. Air Force bases on the homefront.

October 14, 2021
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
One of two semifinalists of U.S. Air Force’s Material Command (AFMC) Spark Tank competition, Gregory Monroe, Air Force Lifecycle and Management Center, created a web-based system to provide coordinated flight test planning. Credit: AFMC

The U.S. Air Force’s Material Command, or AFMC, will pursue several new innovative efforts across open architecture for fighter jets, digital administration forms, flight testing and medical field operations. The command, led by Gen. Arnold Bunch, USAF, announced its 2022 Spark Tank winners in an October 12 release. AFMC leaders selected five semifinalists out of 97 submissions in the competition; last week the semifinalists presented their solutions to leaders during the command’s fall Senior Leader Conference.

October 5, 2021
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Air Force is adding first responder network capability to 15 of its bases, which will help public safety personnel communicate during operations or emergencies, such as weather-related disasters, like Tyndall faced in 2018 with Hurricane Michael. Credit: Staff Sgt. Alexander Henniger

Under an agreement with the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center and telecommunications carrier AT&T, the Air Force will add FirstNet to 15 of the service’s bases to better support base first responders. For the next 21 years, AT&T will deliver FirstNet connectivity to the facilities, the company reported October 5.

Built in response to first responder and public safety needs following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet is the nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform for police, fire, emergency medical and public safety personnel. It was constructed in 2018 with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority.

September 23, 2021
 

Centauri LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,746,122 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract under the Small Business Innovation Research Phase-III program for Stealth & Cognitive Agile Navigation System (SCANS). The contract provides for further research, investigation, comparison and prototyping a cutting edge alternate position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system for use in global positioning system-denied environments. The SBIR Phase III effort extends the previous Phase I and Phase II efforts by continuing to develop a tactical PNT system for continued research and development as well as to produce the first prototype for commercialization.

September 21, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
An airman from deployed from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, examines an F-15E Strike Eagle during preflight inspections at Tinian International Airport, Tinian during Pacific Iron 21 in August. To conduct such agile, more lethal movement of forces and airpower in the region, more software solutions are needed. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton

The U.S. Air Force’s Pacific Air Forces, or PACAF, held Pacific Iron and several other exercises and events this spring and summer to test and confirm the ideal solutions needed and constructs in which to conduct agile combat employment, known as ACE. And while the leader of PACAF is not quite yet ready to declare that the major command has reached initial operating capability (IOC) for ACE, officials are in the process of revamping its draft concept of employment to improve ACE deployment and have identified key software capability needs.

September 17, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Newark, Ohio, has been awarded a $1,620,707,490 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair. This contract will repair the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) missile guidance set. Work will be performed in Newark, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 27, 2039. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $32,486,160 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA821421D0003).

September 16, 2021
 

Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah, has been awarded a $50,000,000 ceiling contract for Aerospace Dominance Systems Support. This contract provides for research, development, analysis, and engineering support for the development and modernization of Department of Defense systems. Work will be performed in North Logan, Utah, and is expected to be completed by September 16, 2027. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 3400 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $850,955 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8218-21-D-0004).

September 15, 2021
 

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $294,139,940 modification (P00020) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0042118D0004). This modification exercises an option for the procurement of 8,085 AN/ARC-210(v) radios for installation in over 400 strategic and tactical airborne, seaborne and land based (mobile and fixed) platforms for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, other government agencies, and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in September 2024. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.

September 15, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $37,490,229 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001919D0015). This modification increases the contract ceiling and adds scope to procure ancillary mission equipment in support of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lot 15 production aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Foreign Military Sales customers, and non-U.S. Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2023. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.

September 15, 2021
 

Vienna, Virginia-based Trace Systems Inc. was awarded a competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity $600 million contract to provide communications and information technology systems, integration, installation, and operations and maintenance support to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) deployed mission requirements. Trace Systems and its industry partners team will support the USAFCENT's Communications Technical Support Services (CTSS) IV requirements at locations throughout Southwest Asia  and Continental United States.

September 7, 2021
 

Trace Systems Inc., Vienna, Virginia, was awarded a competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide communications systems acquisition, integration, installation, and operations and maintenance in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) deployed mission requirements. The not-to-exceed/ceiling value of the contract is $600,000,000.  The minimum guarantee will be funded by fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds. Primary performance will be at USAFCENT locations throughout Southwest Asia. The solicitation (HC1028-19-R-0009) was issued as a full and open competitive action via Beta.Sam.Gov, and seven proposals were received.

September 3, 2021
 

The Air Force awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $46,000,000,000 to 55 vendors: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia; Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, Colorado; Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, California; Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona; General Dynamics OTS Inc., Niceville, Florida; Integrated Solutions for Systems Inc., Huntsville, Alabama; Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico; L3 Technologies Inc., Camden, New Jersey; General Atomics, San Diego, California; MBDA Inc., Huntsville, Alabama; Tangram Flex Inc., Dayton, Ohio; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Northridge, California; Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, Alabama; Logicquest LLC, Huntsvill

September 1, 2021
 

L3 Harris, Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the amount of $947,292,440 for the AN/ALQ-172 Countermeasures Program and modernization. This contract provides for engineering services for block cycle, non-block cycle and sustaining engineering services and for Air Force Global Strike Command enhancement modernizations. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by August 30, 2031. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition, and fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,789,811 are being obligated at the time of award.

September 1, 2021
 

Rockwell Collins Inc., Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $43,300,000 firm-fixed-price modification (P00010) to contract FA8102-16-D-0005 for services and supplies in support of modernization, expansion and depot-level contractor logistic support. The contractor will provide support for SCOPE Command’s High Frequency Global Communications System in support of Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard requirements. Work will be performed in Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be completed August 30, 2022. This option exercise is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The estimated cumulative contract value is $113,300,000, and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award.

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.

August 27, 2021
 

Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $77,107,920 non-competitive fixed-price incentive (firm) modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA8675-21-C-0034 for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 35 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) and CATM guidance sections. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024.

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.

August 25, 2021
 

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $12,619,647 modification (P00023) to previously awarded FA8523-16-F-0049 for Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver 2K-M development. This contract modification implements a period of performance extension due to a program delay with the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California; and Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,399,487 were obligated at the time of award, and the total cumulative face value of the contract is $89,331,098.

August 25, 2021
 

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $98,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order (FA7014-21-F-0108) under a General Services Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 1 contract for A10 strategic plans and policy support services. This task order will provide technical, analytical, operational, programmatic, and planning subject matter expertise support for Air Force A10-S, and its component branches, as well as the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Branch missions.