SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $13,472,364 modification (P00008) to exercise an option on contract FA7037-17-D-0001 for the Sensor Beam program. The contractor will research, analyze, technically document and perform reviews on electromagnetic systems, events and signatures required by all services and other U.S. agencies. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2021. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Acquisition Management and Integration Center-Detachment 2, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Army’s efforts to bring electronic warfare, information warfare and cyber capabilities into expeditionary forces is succeeding, Army leaders report. To better support tactical commanders, the service developed a pilot program in 2015 to add such capabilities to brigade combat teams (BCTs). In addition to providing equipment, abilities and authorities to BCTs, the service deployed cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) teams to support the initiative known as CEMA Support to Corps and Below (CSCB). The CEMA teams, under the guidance of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, provide training to brigade combat teams (BCTs) through National Training Center (NTC) rotations at exercises and home-base training.
The U.S. Army is overhauling its relationship with technology providers to incorporate a new class of capabilities that will enable survivable, protected, intuitive, standards-based, interoperable, sustainable and, above all, highly mobile networks. To obtain these types of technologies, the service plans to assume a position where it is articulating its intent, a process that’s being described as “adapt and buy.”
The combination of so-called additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, electromagnetic simulation and mechanical design software is enabling innovative antenna and radio-frequency components. Engineers are harnessing these tools to design, fabricate, test and manufacture lightweight, highly complex antennas and radio-frequency products.
Melding materials three-dimensionally into state-of-the-art antennas would not be possible without key software platforms. For this, antenna producer Optisys relies on technology from ANSYS Incorporated. Started in 1970 as a small company in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, ANSYS now has 75 offices in 40 countries. As a multiphysics business, ANSYS looks at all aspects of physics design—structural, thermal, fluid dynamics and electronics.
SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $13,263,034 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Sensor Beam program. The contractor will research, analyze, technically document and perform reviews on electromagnetic systems, events and signatures required by all services and other U.S. agencies. This includes reprogramming and mission planning to increase the fidelity of combat identification and reduce the potential for friendly fire. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $38,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high power electromagnetic source research and development. Contractor will provide research and development of Next Generation High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) sources and components. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by January 4, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 201 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $257,156 are being obligated at the time of award for the first task order.
Golden Sands General Contractors Inc., Richmond, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,757,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the Vertical Electro-Magnetic Pulse Simulator (VEMPS) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a new VEMPS facility, which is a small shelter to house the VEMP generator. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by June 2017. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation, (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $11,757,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured
Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, has been awarded a nearly $9 million contract to provide the U.S. Army research and development on identifying and securing access to radio frequencies, spectrum supportability and efficiency risk assessment, electromagnetic analysis, and equipment spectrum certifications. The U.S. Air Force 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.