Exelis Inc., Clifton New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,529,747 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for engineering and technical support to the Naval Research Laboratory Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. The areas of support include: research engineering services in support of Advanced Decoy Architecture Payloads (ADAP) program; and fabricate, test and deliver 99 ADAP payloads. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by Sept.
It is not easy to find a lot of current material on electronic warfare (EW), but I have always believed it can be reduced to two basic elements.
First, the military force must own the EW frequency spectrum upon which both it and its adversary operate while maintaining the capability to operate freely in it. Alan Shaffer, who was the Defense Department research and engineering chief, a year ago told an audience at the Press Club, “We have lost the electromagnetic spectrum. That’s a huge deal when you think about fielding advanced systems that can be countered by a very, very cheap digital jammer.”
Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, New York, has been awarded a $9,100,822 indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract for engineering services to support the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integrated Support Facility Simulation Network. Contractor provides for on-site engineering support, off-site engineering support, over and above repairs, simulator upgrades and cost reimbursable material and travel to support the engineering services. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, or as cited on individual task orders for off-site support and is expected to be complete by September 10, 2020.
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Greenlawn, New York, has been awarded an estimated $248,200,000 requirements contract for various electronic warfare, automatic test and support equipment systems including but not limited to F-16, C-130, B-1B ATE, APX 113, ALQ-161 and ALM -288.
General Dynamics C4S, Orlando, Florida was awarded an $8,730,370 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for the Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $4,668,383 were obligated at the time of the award. Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-C-0019).
DOK-ING, Zagreb, Croatia, was awarded an $8,670,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 45 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) compatible radio retrofit kits. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 24, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0057).
Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,473,777 indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract for the repair of various national stock numbers applicable to the AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare countermeasures system that is on the B-52(H), A/C-130 and M/C-130 aircraft. Work will be performed at Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 23, 2016. This contract includes four one-year unexercised options. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (FA8522-15-D-0002).
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $7,967,150 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2015-2019 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 systems. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system through a modular, open-system approach. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning and protection from anti-ship missiles. SEWIP Block 1 focuses on obsolescence mitigation and special signal intercept. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $58,928,991.
Avarint LLC, Buffalo, New York, has been awarded an $83,740,389 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract for Virtual Integrated Electronic Warfare Simulations (VIEWS) II. Contractor will provide an integrated, multi-spectral, virtual battlespace environment suitable for the test and evaluation of advanced sensor, fused system performance. Continuous advancements in survivability technologies necessitate improvements to ground and open-air test capabilities, with particular focus on the areas of sensors and avionics architectures that fuse information from multiple sources including the F-22 and F-35.
The United States is falling behind potential adversaries, such as China and Russia, in key technological areas, including electronic warfare, warned Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, January 28.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, has been awarded a $25,000,000 delivery order (0277) to previously awarded contract HC1047-05-D-4000 for Communications Electronics Command, Software Engineering Center, Army Reprogramming Analysis Team multispectral sensor research and development. Contractor will establish a framework to conduct threat analysis, mission software development, modeling and simulations, validating and support of electronic warfare systems across multiple sensor spectrums. Work will be performed in Atlanta, and is expected to be completed by December 6, 2015.
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.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) primary external advisory board today announced a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and to implement more explicit processes for ensuring openness and transparency to strengthen its cryptography efforts. In making its recommendations, the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) specifically addressed NIST’s interactions with the National Security Agency (NSA).
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.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $15,212,790 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of the AN/ALQ-135 Electronic Countermeasures System’s Band 3 and Bands 1&2 Traveling Wave Tubes. Work will be performed at Warner Robins, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by June 25, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $15,212,790 will be obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-14-C-0009).
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.
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $80,768,012 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Lot 7 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile (200 each) to include: data, mission planning, process verification program, and operational flight software. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-14-C-0004).
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $90,914,168 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to incorporate the updated system architecture into the original Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign activity for the Electronic Warfare System in support of the F-35 Lot VII effort for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and the governments of the F-35 International Partners: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a $20,545,422 delivery order (0265) on the SENSIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source contract (HC1047-05-D-4000) for Foreign Military Sales Electronic Warfare Sensor Systems. SENSIAC will support FMS and their customers in centralizing technical, engineering, and analytical support of all EW sensor systems, improving the hardware and software capabilities of EW sensor systems, and improving expendable countermeasures technologies. Air Force Installation Contracting Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $17,969,104 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0506 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite upgrade, including integration of the AN/AAQ-24(V)25 software with an electronic warfare controller and the MV-22 mission computer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.