Australia

March 3, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat sails alongside the USS Nimitz as a U.S. Navy helicopter lands on the flight deck. The United States and its Indo-Pacific allies are working to improve their communications interoperability as they face growing challenges in the vast region. Credit: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) is placing a greater emphasis on communication, especially with allies and partners, as it faces growing threats across the vast region. The scope of those threats and the need to confront them in a coalition approach was described by three officers from the United States and Australia on the third day of TechNet Indo-Pacific, running virtually March 1-3.

September 10, 2019
 

Carlsbad, California-based Viasat upgraded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) ultra high frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM) control stations to comply with the new integrated waveform baseline. The upgrade will provide NATO with improved interoperability, scalability and flexibility across legacy and next-generation platforms, according to the company.

October 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman
An Australian signalman communicates during Exercise Talisman Saber 17. The joint exercise with the United States is a vital part of Australia’s efforts to improve communications and information systems interoperability as it modernizes its force.

Australia is drawing on relationships with its closest allies to improve the interoperability of communications and information systems with nontraditional partners. Large-scale programs among allies as well as formal alliances are creating the basis of efforts to ensure bilateral collaboration in contingency operations. These efforts come amid Australian programs to modernize the country’s communications and networking technologies across the spectrum of military operations.

June 16, 2017
 

L3 Technologies, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $90,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hardware, sustainment, and training of video data link devices. Work will be performed at Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be complete by May 16, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia with the potential for other approved countries to join the contract. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,560,947 are being obligated at the time of award on the first delivery order.

May 25, 2017
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $13,935,792 for modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0026) for procurement of additional hardware to integrate Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures on combat aircraft for the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment: two 2103 signal processors, 23 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTAs), 23 GLTA shipping containers for the Navy, and 18 Multi-role Electro-optical End-to-End Test Sets for the Navy (14) and the governments of the Un

March 8, 2017
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $91,034,997 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-14-D-0018). This modification provides for the design, development and implementation of the airborne electronic attack requirements for software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware in support of the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Pt.

November 1, 2016
 

AAI Corp., a Textron company, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $206,561,704 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales (Australia) contract for contractor logistics sustainment services for Shadow RQ-7B unmanned aerial systems. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2017. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $3,705,107 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-17-C-0013).

October 19, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
DARPA transitioned its space surveillance telescope (SST) from an agency-led design and construction program to ownership and operation by U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), which has announced plans to operate the telescope in Australia jointly with the Australian government. SST, imaged here on its mountaintop perch at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, is redefining what telescopes can do and could revolutionize space situational awareness.

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday inherited a next-generation telescope capable of detecting and tracking space debris with unprecedented fidelity. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, transferred to the U.S. Air Force Space Command its space surveillance telescope (SST), a revolutionary device designed to track objects in Earth’s orbit.

October 6, 2016
 

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $21,960,386 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0001) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00016-16-G-0003 for the development and qualification of 12 each new digital receivers and technique generator (DRTG) shop replacement assemblies (SRA) for the ALQ-214(V)4/5 on-board jammer system for the government of Australia. The DRTGs and SRAs will be used for an engineering change proposal involving both a hardware and software/firmware change to address diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages issues of the ALQ-214(V)4/F on-board jammer system. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey (99 percent); and San Diego, Ca

July 29, 2016
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $41,420,991 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0026 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-00001), to procure 80 advanced capability mission computers and associated non-recurring engineering in support of the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed at St.

November 30, 2015
 

The U.S. military and the Australian Defense Force noted improved connectivity while testing an advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) waveform technology during the Talisman Sabre 2015 joint training exercise, according to news statements.

The militaries tested a high-performance IP satellite broadband system developed by Hughes Network Systems LLC. The HX System is designed for carrier-grade IP broadband for maritime, air and ground-based mobile networks and video, voice and data trunking for mesh networks.

November 13, 2015
 

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $101,585,021 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the integrated logistics support and site activation for full-rate production II and III (Lots 6 and 7) of the P-8A aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (50 percent); St.

August 31, 2015
 
The P-8A Poseidon launches an exercise torpedo. The Boeing Company is being awarded a $1,489,387,310 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for nine Navy Lot II P-8A aircraft and four Royal Australian Air Force Lot II P-8A aircraft.

The Boeing Co., Seattle, is being awarded a $1,489,387,310 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the manufacture and delivery of nine Navy full-rate production (FRP) Lot II P-8A aircraft, and four Royal Australian Air Force FRP Lot II P-8A aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of long-lead parts associated with the manufacture of 20 P-8A FRP Lot III aircraft for the Navy (16) and the government of Australia (4). This modification also provides for FRP Lot II segregable efforts including unknown obsolescence, class I change assessment, obsolescence monitoring, integrated baseline/program management reviews, two advance airbo

July 31, 2015
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, is being awarded a $20,517,876 delivery order (0061) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0012) for peculiar support equipment for the initial outfitting of the Navy emerging squadron stand-ups of the EA-18G aircraft and intermediate level (I-Level) support for the Royal Australian Air Force. The Navy-related peculiar support equipment is required to perform both organizational level and I-level maintenance on the Navy aircraft. The Royal Australian Air Force-related peculiar support equipment will support an additional 12 EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed in July 2017.

July 30, 2015
 

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia is being awarded a $32,721,919 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) for AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will complete AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. They will commence migration of TCS from TI-14 baseline to TI-16 and integrate APB-15 to support the lead variant test readiness review (TRR) during FY16.

July 24, 2015
 

General Dynamics received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) technology insertion and advanced processing build software for U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles. Work will take place at the General Dynamics facility in Pittsfield, Massacusetts.

July 20, 2015
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $14,689,239 for cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 0387 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the multi-module redesign of the array drive and beam steering controller for the AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radio detection and ranging to mitigate obsolescence for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (40 percent); Forest, Mississippi (30 percent); El Segundo, California (20 percent); and St. Louis, Missouri (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2018.

July 1, 2015
 

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $20,804,762 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00024-09-C-6246) to complete AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. The company will also continue migration of WCS from TI-14 baseline to TI-16 and integrate APB-15 to support the lead variant test readiness review during fiscal 2016 and will continue maintenance activities for TI-14 APB-13 and earlier baselines. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

July 1, 2015
 

J.F. Taylor Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded a $32,559,234 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mission essential engineering services in support of identification friend or foe equipment, systems and subsystems, and advanced technologies development for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Taiwan, Australia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, and Poland. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Maryland and is expected to be completed in June 2020. No funding will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via electronic announcement; two offers were received.

July 1, 2015
 

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $358,938,513 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of nine United States Navy Full-Rate Production Lot II P-8A aircraft, 16 USN FRP Lot III P-8A aircraft, and four Royal Australian Air Force FRP Lot III P-8A aircraft. This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($219,407,863; 61 percent) and the government of Australia ($139,530,650; 39 percent) under a cooperative agreement.

June 29, 2015
 

PoleZero Corp., West Chester, Ohio, is being awarded a $72,088,652 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 118 ultra high-frequency antenna interface units and 177 very/ultra high-frequency units and their associated communication tray assemblies for Lots 6, 7 and 8 in support of the Navy and the government of Australia P-8A program. Work will be performed in West Chester, Ohio, and is expected to be completed in June 2018. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($57,670,921; 80 percent); and the government of Australia ($14,417,731; 20 percent), under a memorandum of agreement.

May 29, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded an $8,463,768 modification to delivery order 4001 issued against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for integration of software modifications of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast into Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Guidance units in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (80 percent); and Owego, New York (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2017.

May 27, 2015
 

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,788,109 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 63 aircraft direction finders, radio tuner panels and high frequency radio shipsets for the Navy (47) and the government of Australia (16), in support of the P-8A program. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in May 2020. This contract combines purchases for the Navy and the government of Australia under a memorandum of agreement.

May 14, 2015
 

L-3 Communications announced today that it has been awarded an $81.8 million contract from Raytheon Australia to supply the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with 236 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), additional support equipment and training as part of Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B1. This program will further enable the ADF to utilize the Wideband Global Satellite Communications system, significantly increasing its satellite communications capabilities. Two L-3 business units, Global Communications Solutions (GCS) and Linkabit, will perform on this contract, with hardware deliveries expected to be completed this year.

April 10, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $150,609,953 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract to provide an integrated reprogramming capability to build, test, modify, and field F-35 Lightning II mission data files for Australia and the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be completed in December 2018. International partner funds in the amount of $150,609,953 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

October 24, 2014
 

Cobham, Wimborne, United Kingdom, recently announced it has secured the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) contract to provide an airborne search and rescue capability in Australia for 12 years from 2016, with aircraft modification and mobilization activity to commence later this year. AMSA utilizes aircraft based in strategic locations across Australia to perform search and rescue tasks such as searching for missing people, locating activated distress beacons, providing communications support at an incident and dropping survival equipment to people in distress.

October 10, 2014
 

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $12,086,117 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0004) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N61340-12-G-0001) for the procurement of two EA-18G Tactical Operational Flight Trainers, one brief/debrief Station, two F/A-18 retrofit kits, spares and associated technical documentation for the government of Australia under the foreign military sales program. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed in November 2015. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $12,086,117 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

September 30, 2014
 

DRS Intelligence, Communication & Avionic Solutions LLC, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $12,005,974 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture of joint tactical terminal–receivers (JTT-R), JTT-R production engineering test set racks; fixtures and tooling. The JTT-R is an ultra-high frequency receiver that provides near real-time over the horizon threat data for situational awareness and assessment, threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning and communications. This procurement combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91 percent), and the government of Australia (9 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program.

September 3, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,879,035 for delivery order 4001 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for software modifications required for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS II) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast enhancements, including integration of the TAWS II software into the 2018 product line. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed in October 2017.

September 1, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $10,271,439 firm-fixed-price contract for transmitter receivers. This is a four-year base contract with no option periods. Using service is Royal Australian Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THAX).

September 1, 2014
 

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 21, 2014
 

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $16,286,671 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 60 Lot 38 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the E/A-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (48) and the government of Australia (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,772,003; 60 percent), and government of Australia ($6,514,668; 40 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0068).

August 15, 2014
 

The Boeing Company, Seattle, is being awarded a $295,643,284 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot II Full Rate Production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy (8) and the government of Australia (4). This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($152,043,495; 51 percent) and the government of Australia ($143,599,789; 49 percent) under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0067).

August 8, 2014
 

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $34,185,625 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) to migrate the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System from a Technology Insertion (TI-12) baseline to a TI-14, integrate Advanced Processing Build (APB-13 and APB-15) and deliver this capability to multiple submarine platforms. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91.22 percent) and Royal Australian Navy (8.78 percent). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2014
 

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded a $7,171,955 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Austria) contract for seven Star Safire 380-High Definition Thermal Imaging Systems, with accessories, training and extended warranty. Work will be performed in Wilsonville, Oregon, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,151,174 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-14-C-D058).

July 14, 2014
 

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $198,901,412 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development, and implementation of the Airborne Electronic Attack requirements for software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware in support of the EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft for the United States and the government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the United States ($179,011,271; 90 percent) and the Government of Australia ($19,890,141; 10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

July 8, 2014
 

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, is being awarded $20,753,552 for delivery order 0201 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for non-recurring engineering and associated program management, logistics and spares for the AEA-18G aircraft in support of the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 30, 2014
 

Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $15,262,451 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, engineering analysis, program, manufacture and test of the universal exciter upgrade (shop replaceable assembly redesign) to support the AN/ALQ 99 tactical jamming system used on the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G aircraft. This procurement is to design and manufacture three components of the universal exciter: the modulation direct digital synthesizer, the direct digital synthesizer and the oscillator switch to eliminate the use of obsolete parts. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

May 16, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $38,530,708 for delivery order 4003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MH-60 integration and testing of the Advanced Data Transfer System, including mission system and common cockpit suite. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy, and governments of Australia and Denmark. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

December 27, 2013
 

Sensor and Antenna Systems, Lansdale, Pa., is being awarded a $21,804,323 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0047) to exercise an option for the procurement of eight low-band transmitters (LBT), 11 vertically polarized (VPOL) antennas, and 17 high-band, horizontally polarized (HPOL) antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 tactical jamming system (TJS) for the U.S. Navy.

October 30, 2013
George I. Seffers

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee, option-included contract with a maximum value of $126,262,568 to provide logistics and operational support services to the Army and Marine Corps for Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems. A portion of this contract includes foreign military sales in support of Australia. Work will performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0001).

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

L3-Kollmorgen Corp., Northampton, Mass., was awarded a $10,970,754 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5447), for the fiscal 2013 MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System units including the associated equipment, services and emergent provisioned item order for spares requirements and level-of-effort engineering services. The MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System is employed as a check sight and targeting sensor for anti-surface and anti-air warfare, and naval gun fire support missions as well as ship self defense and situational awareness. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

September 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $7,382.694 firm-fixed-price order (THA7) against contract (SPRWA1-13-D-20000) for radar data processors. Using military service is Royal Australian Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa.

September 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Va., was awarded two contracts totaling $50 million to support the continued modernization of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 modernization program integrates the tactical control, weapons control and tactical network subsystems to provide submarine fleet operators and commanders with a common operational picture that enhances real-time intelligence and improves situational awareness.

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $7,050,538 cost-plus-fixed fee contract with firm-fixed-price line items for continued support of the multi-tube weapon simulator (MTWS) and common weapon launcher (CWL) products and services.This procurement will provide the necessary technical services and associated products to support technology improvements and enhanced capabilities for in-service CWL and MTWS systems in support of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system.This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $19,165,448.This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

June 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $9,899,914 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Common Unique Planning Component software. Foreign Military Sales contract funds in the amount of $9,899,914 are being obligated at time of award for Finland and Australia. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

June 5, 2013
George I. Seffers

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Md., is being awarded a maximum value $18,788,706 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering, technical and programmatic support for the Spectrum Electronic Warfare Department, which primarily focuses on direct support of airborne electronic defense, airborne electronic attack, maritime, and expeditionary divisions. Tasks include research and development support; system engineering and process engineering; modeling, simulation, and analysis; prototyping, pre-production, model-making and fabrication support; system design documentation and technical data support; software engineering, development, programming

March 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $9,839,099 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services and supplies for land and sea-based modeling, testing and risk reduction flights for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Norway. In support of these efforts, the contractor will utilize a Vindicator II System comprised of contractor-owned unmanned air vehicles and high-speed maneuvering unmanned surface vehicles, as well as a contractor-owned helicopter radar signature simulator. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $24,186,962 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for the procurement of Common (Identification Friend or Foe) Digital Transponder (CXP) hardware for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and the governments of Saudi Arabia, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including transponders, mounts, modification kits and remote control unit modes. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.