Integral Systems Incorporated recently announced that Avtec Systems, which now operates as part of Integral's Satellite Communications Solutions Divisions, has been awarded a $5 million contract to replace Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) multiplexers that are no longer sustainable at the U.S. military's largest test ranges. The contract was awarded as part of the Air Force Flight Test Center Range Data Acquisition Transport System program. Additional contract phases will replace ATM multiplexers at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Point Mugu Air Station and China Lake Naval Weapons Testing Center.
General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at nearly $36 million to provide engineering services supporting the effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation and EM spectrum. Support will provide actual site surveys at physical locations as well as modeling and simulation of sites and equipment sets. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $52 million contract modification for the procurement of 19 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft Lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $8 million contract for lightweight wide-aperture array inboard equipment and associated engineering and technical support for two Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
University Multispectral Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a potential $39 million contract modification to provide support services, which include identification, analysis, selection, testing and evaluation of solutions to warfighter requirements for command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive sensors and sensor-related technology. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $59 million contract to provide for joint helmet mounted cueing system full rate production seven for the Air Force and foreign military sales. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $50 million contract to provide fully functional messaging systems to the operational messaging community, including Air Force Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, Department of Defense, intelligence community members, federal government departments/agencies and our coalition partners for messaging and data handling systems. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $9 million contract modification for land mobile radio systems and equipment for the "Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture Wireless Interior Communications Program". The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is more than $48 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Rodale Electronics Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a maximum $13 million contract to provide antennas to the U.S. Army. The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Booze Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a more than $9 million contract for proactive radar electronic protection techniques using multi input multi output and waveform diversity. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a contract modification of more than $10 million for Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research topic, "Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction." The concept is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements.This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts.
NASA selected DB Consulting Group Incorporated, Silver Spring, Maryland, to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The new Information Technology and Multimedia Services contract has a maximum value of $251 million. The company will provide services operation and maintenance of primary information technology services; graphics; library management; imagery acquisition, processing and cataloguing; television systems support for human spaceflight missions; public affairs services including creative content for NASA Television, live mission television, multimedia and the public Internet; and education program support.
Diligent Consulting Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $24 million contract to provide for Air Education and Training Command Department of Defense information assurance certification and accreditation process support services. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
AMPEX Data Corporation, Redwood City, California, and Calculex Incorporated, Las Cruces, New Mexico, were awarded a $15 million contract to provide airborne data recorders. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is the contracting authority.
The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recently awarded contract modifications to multiple companies, including: Valley Tech Systems, Incorporated, Folsom, California; Advanced Integrated Systems, Santa Barbara, California; LC Engineers Incorporated, Rahway, New Jersey; and New Directions Technologies Incorporated, Ridgecrest, California. The companies are each being awarded price modifications to exercise options for advanced technology products in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Weapons Prototype Division.
Alenia North America has been awarded an approximately $4 million contract by the United States Air Force to provide training of pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel on the C-27/G.222 tactical transport aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force. This is a follow-on contract to a previous contract with the U.S. Air Force, which had three training classes on the C-27/G.222. This new contract will consist of four training classes over the next year. In 2008, the company received a contract to supply 18 refurbished C-27/G.222 aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force.
Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was recently awarded a contract for more than $9 million to develop and test cost-effective intelligent systems that will address present and future humanitarian de-mining and unexploded ordinance clearance needs. The systems will support operations for mission planning, detection and clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance so that indigenous citizens can safely reoccupy the land. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center Washington, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract valued at $16 million to provide the Kuwait General directorate of civil aviation with air traffic control systems. The company will equip the international airport of Kuwait City with an ATCR-33/S primary radar, an SIR-S secondary radar and a ground station Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, a high-performance system for en-route, terminal area and airport surveillance applications. The contract, which will last about three years, also includes the supply of the logistic and post sales support and the relevant civil works.
Lattice Incorporated recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a demonstrable prototype device able to search for and identify bulk quantities of currency. The company has teamed with the University of Washington to research, design and develop a special-purpose concealed sensor platform specifically targeted to identifying large quantities of U.S. and Canadian concealed currency as well as Euros. In 2001, Congress criminalized the act of smuggling large amounts of cash as part of the U.S. Patriot Act.
Harris Corporation recently received a $14 million contract from the State of Vermont to deploy a statewide radio system for public safety first responders and state agencies. The system meets Vermont's specific requirements for regional and cross-border communications - connecting local, state and federal agencies within the state, and providing interoperability with agencies in neighboring states and Canada. The Project 25 standards-based system will be built on Harris Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access network technology, an Internet Protocol-based interoperable radio communications technology that fully complies with emerging standards.