Iraq

December 22, 2016
 

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $16,946,770 firm-fixed-price modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA8106-16-C-0004. Contractor will fully develop and implement a modification in Iraq to install five MX-15 HD systems and upgrade all Cessna 208 aircraft to HD video. Work will be performed in Iraq, and is expected to be complete by February 1, 2018. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Iraq. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8106-16-C-0004).

May 13, 2016
 

Raytheon Co., Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a $14,251,726 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with options for multinational information sharing services. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Iraq and at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of February 15, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $7,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-C-0046).

May 13, 2016
 

Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $173,756,967 modification (P00027) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for enterprise network capabilities and support to the U.S. Central Command. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $173,756,967 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

October 7, 2015
 

Syracuse Research Corp. Inc., North Syracuse, New York, was awarded a $7,128,211 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded 12-month bridge contract with options to continue critical support to the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, J3X (Operations-Special Plans) Branch, Sensitive Integrated Office. One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Afghanistan, Iraq, and Qatar, with an estimated completion date of Oct.

May 8, 2015
 

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $10,919,060 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0008 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-11-G-0009). This effort is for the procurement of site activation services, and field service representative personnel to perform site lead, pilot/operator, and maintenance personnel duties to support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services program and force protection services for the government of Iraq. It will also procure one Mark 4 Launcher, two Full Mission Training Devices and spares kits.

March 30, 2015
 

Textron Systems, Unmanned Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $51,762,329 modification (P00025) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0001 for performance based logistics and operational support for Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems for the Army and Marine Corps. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $45,404,029 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Oct. 31, 2015. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
 

 

October 29, 2014
 

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $82,215,853 modification (P00020) to foreign military sales, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract W58RGZ-14-C-0001 to acquire Shadow unmanned aircraft systems performance-based logistics and sustainment/operations. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $15,599,124 were obligated at the time of the award. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $215,842,143. Estimated completion date is Oct. 31, 2015. Work will be performed at Hunt Valley, Maryland (50 percent); Afghanistan (30 percent); Australia (5 percent); and Iraq 15 percent).

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

U.S. forces will need to be actively supporting other nations’ ground forces if the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) is to be defeated and removed as a threat, said two leading members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Speaking at a plenary session during the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014, being held September 18-19 in Washington, D.C., the congressmen presented a bipartisan approach to several key intelligence issues.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

U.S. intelligence agencies gave administration officials good advance information on Ukraine and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) activities before the crises unfolded, according to leaders of the agencies. Yet, inherent limitations prevented them from being able to measure transitional events.

July 8, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $11,645,964 undefinitized, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract. This contract provides contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Integrated Air Defense System. The scope of this effort includes engineering support services, on-site support, logistic management, technical support, preventative/corrective maintenance and engineering analysis and recommendations for logistical and lifecycle support for the IADS and equipment.

May 9, 2014
 

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a maximum $15,167,984 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract modification (P00039) to FA8106-10-C-0010 to continue contractor logistic support services for the Iraqi Air Force's Cessna 208s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance caravan and the Cessna 208 armed caravan and for aircraft maintenance student training on both aircraft types without a break in service. Work will be performed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

January 27, 2014
 

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., has been awarded a $200 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to perform acquisition and sustainment for the Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System (EGI). The acquisition and sustainment will consist of platform integration, modernization, diminishing manufacturing sources, flight test support, technical support following integration efforts, training, engineering support/studies, contractor depot repair, spares, and data for the standard EGI.

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
FLIR Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., was awarded a $14,361,776 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for the procurement of repairs and refurbishments and logistical support for sensor components of the Legacy Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Base, Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems – combined, Cerebus and Cerebus Lite systems that are fielded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $43,268,391. The Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

June 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Electronic Business Segment, Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded a maximum $115 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide 16 AN/APG-68 (V)9 radar systems for the Royal Thai Air Force and 22 AN/APG-68 (V)9 radar systems for the Republic of Iraq for a total of 38 radar systems. This foreign military sale also includes spares for the Egyptian Air Force, Royal Moroccan Air Force and Pakistan Air Force. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 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

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

May 1, 2013
George I.Seffers

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $830,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to contract for additional production of 18 Iraq F-16 aircraft and associated support equipment, technical orders, integrated logistics support, contractor logistics support and an electronic warfare system. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. 

November 30, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $31,937,699 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time and material contract for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods for the Iraq Air Force. The contract involves foreign military sales to Iraq. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.  

July 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Goodrich Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems, Westford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $71,450,000 firm fixed price, time and materials, and cost reimbursable, undefinitized contract action/letter contract for the procurement and deployment of four DB-110 reconnaissance pod systems for use on the F-16 C/D Block 50/52 being purchased by the government of Iraq. The contracting activity is Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

April 20, 2012
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $269 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for systems engineering, analysis, design development, acquisition, integration, installation, testing, maintenance, and integrated logistic support for satellite and communication systems to adequately support the requirements of the Department of Defense and other United States government sponsors for continued morale, welfare and recreation internet cafe support. Work will be performed in Iraq; Afghanistan; and Stuttgart, Germany. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

March 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, has received a $51 million order from the government of Iraq to provide high-performance tactical communication solutions for a range of security missions. Iraq is acquiring radios and accessories from both the Harris Falcon II and Falcon III families for its security forces. As part of the order, Harris will provide Falcon III RF-7800S wideband Secure Personal Radios, Falcon II RF-5800M multiband handheld radios and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios, along with accessories and training services.

November 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $7,185,927 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to procure sense-and-warn capabilities in support of ongoing theater of operation efforts. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; and Huntsville, Alabama. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $16,004,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the Night Eagle System services in support of fielded systems. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, Iraq and Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded an $18,987,583 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the necessary support, material and equipment to continue operations of an existing advanced penetrating radar system. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated, also known as ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a $103,000,905 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 3,351 Band-C upgrade kits, initial spares and consumables, engineering support services hours, and data to upgrade fielded Counter Radio-Controlled Electronic Warfare Vehicle Receiver/Jammer (CVRJ) Systems. CVRJ systems are vehicle-mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio controlled improvised explosive devices.

September 29, 2011
 

One more sign that the American military presence in Iraq is winding down: an Armed Forces Network(AFN) radio station is now off the air. After 8 years broadcasting in Baghdad, AFN-Iraq-better known as Freedom Radio-presented its final morning program on September 23 and now relays a satellite feed of AFN Europe. Guests on the final broadcast included Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, USA, deputy commander, U.S. troops in Iraq, and Adrian Cronauer, the AFN radio broadcaster whose radio work was depicted in the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam. The station closing comes 100 days before U.S.

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI-WGI Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a nearly, $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's Operations and Training Division. Work will be performed in Iraq, and Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which is an extension to continue services for the Integrated Base Defense System of Systems support and sustainment effort. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Balad, Iraq; Fort Irwin, California; Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Dominguez Hills, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone, Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $11 million contract modification for the installation or reconfiguration of sense and warn capabilities at nine sites. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded about $10 million for the procurement of repairs and refurbishments, and logistics support for sensor components of the Legacy Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) and RAID Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined, Cerberus, and Cerberus Lite systems that are fielded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications EO/IR Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, has been awarded a $21 million contract for 22 MX-15Di forward looking infrared radar sensors with laser designator for installation on Iraqi Armed 407 helicopters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Eagan, Minnesota, is being awarded an approximate $26 million contract to provide a turn-key Long Range Radar 2 site for the Iraqi Air Force. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

May 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Integrated Systems, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently awarded a $49 million contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was recently awarded a more than $96 million contract for the operation and maintenance of communication facilities, systems and equipment in Southwest and Central Asia and Africa. Work will be performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $78 million time-and-materials contract to provide specialized engineering and installation support services for the ongoing information technology infrastructure requirements in support of U.S. Forces - Iraq and State Department users. Work will be performed in Iraq. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

January 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Mission 1st Group Incorporated, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, was awarded a $3 million contract to provide for engineering, logistics and oversight of information technology projects in Southwest Asia and within the United States. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Kuwait; Iraq; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it has received a task order under its Strategic Services Sourcing prime contract to provide Base Expeditionary Target Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C) operators in Iraq. The multiple-award task order, in support of the U.S. Army's Project Manager Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition, has an expected value to ManTech of $70 million if all contract options are exercised. ManTech will provide BETSS-C operators and related administrative, managerial, logistics and business services necessary to support their deployment to Iraq.

December 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

The following is an e-mailed letter to the editor from Col. Dionysios "Dan" Anninos, USA, Gulf Region district commander. His entire e-mail appears unedited below:

I'm currently serving in Iraq as the Gulf Region District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responsible for reconstruction efforts in Central and Northern Iraq. As the on-scene commander, I have a unique perspective to offer regarding our efforts here.

December 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

Through a foreign military
 sales program that sends ocean vessels to Iraq, officials hope to facilitate stability in the area.

Though operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn officially have come to an end, U.S. military support to the nation that contained the conflicts has not. The U.S. Navy has completed its transfer of platforms to its counterpart in the Middle East via a program to arm the developing sea service for its maritime challenges. Training and other support activities will continue in this effort designed to shore up maritime security in the region as well as to improve relations between the recent partners.

March 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Platoon Sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Frank Reddish, USA, of 1st Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment (1-27 IN), leads his platoon in clearing a known enemy mortar position prior to the change of command ceremony between the 3rd and 4th infantry divisions.

February 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Staff Sgt. Travis Ancrum, USA (r), 5th squad leader with the 501st Military Police Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, United States Division-Center (USD-C), discusses a rendezvous location with Iraqi Army soldiers in Baghdad.

July 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Lt. Damian Taylor, USN (l), program manager, Iraqi Command and Control Network (IC2N), and Col. Karlton Johnson, USAF, J-6, Multinational Security Transition Command–Iraq (MNSTC-I), plan strategies for possible IC2N fielding priorities to recommend to the Iraqi Minister of Interior.
Cooperative effort enables ministries of Defense and Interior to stay connected and share information.

January 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Cpl. Kelvin Brodie, USMC, checks radio equipment inside his high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle at Camp Blue Diamond in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps vehicles and communications equipment in Iraq reveals that the protracted engagement there is affecting overall military readiness.
Researchers describe short- and long-term costs of drawn-out conflicts.