Less than two months on the job, Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, USAF, commander of the 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), is already shaping the structure of the service’s new information warfare Numbered Air Force (NAF). Stood up in October, the NAF combines the service’s cyber operations; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities; electronic warfare and information operations, including capabilities folded in from the 24th and 25th Air Forces.
On the battlefield of the future, warfighters will need to be extraordinarily interconnected to weapon systems in the air, sea, space, land and digital realms. To support operations across these multiple domains, warfighters will have to rely on advanced command and control capabilities and vigorously employ cyber defenses to its weapons and systems.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $1,362,276,582 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-18-C-1037). This modification is for non-recurring and recurring engineering for the production and delivery of nine Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act. This modification definitizes a previously awarded modification (P00003) for long lead parts associated with the Japan E-2D aircraft. Work will be performed in St.
The General Services Administration (GSA), on behalf of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), issued a Request for Information on May 3 to determine the availability and technical capability of the industry to provide joint airborne intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR)-related services. The anticipated North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) for this requirement is 517410 Satellite Telecommunications with the corresponding size standard of $32,500,000.00.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $217,000,000 task order under General Services Administration Alliant 2 Unrestricted Government-Wide (GWAC) for the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing technical operations support. This task order provides for support of the Distributed Common Ground System network weapon system and all supporting activities, such as the development, integration, maintenance, administration, management, documentation, assessment, disposal and troubleshooting of 480 ISRW information technology assets from the network and enterprise level.
Under a $2,458,707,154 contract modification, the U.S. Navy, the United Kingdom and Norway are purchasing 19 P-8A lot 10 aircraft from The Boeing Co. of Seattle. The P-8A aircraft, also known as the Poseidon, has long-range anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities across a broad area of maritime and littoral operations, according to the company. The award comes under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0067). Boeing will produce and deliver 10 Poseidons to the U.S. Navy, 4 for the United Kingdom and 5 to Norway.
A resurgent Russian military that has adopted an entirely different posture than its communist predecessor is posing a major military challenge to U.S. forces worldwide, according to U.S. service intelligence chiefs. Where China is boosting its military to realize its goal of global economic supremacy, Russia is focusing its force modernization to defeat the U.S. military in any setting, the flag officers said.
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.,* Warminster, Pennsylvania, is awarded $13,389,665 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6833518F0414 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-18-G-0033). This delivery order provides for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III effort that continues intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensor development, testing, and evaluation under SBIR topic numbers N92-170 and AF-083-0006 in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Fleet Innovative Team.
The Rockhill Group, Molino, Florida, has been awarded an $8,430,746 firm-fixed-price modification (P00020) to contract (FA4890-16-C-0011) for the air-to-ground intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance contract. The contract modification is for exercising Option Year Two. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $76,627,660. Work will be performed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Hancock Field, New York; March Air Reserve Base, California; and Creech AFB, Nevada. Work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2019 for this option period. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., Burlington, Massachusetts, was awarded a $58,395,992 modification (P00068) to contract W9113M-13-C-0009 for surveillance system supply and support. Work will be performed in Burlington, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $6,835,517 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Navy is procuring advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems. It awarded six indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract for engineering services to provide development, technical, management and engineering services for such systems. The awards to companies included: Science Application International Corp., Reston, Virginia ($17,221,542); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia ($16,446,968); Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia ($15,685,313); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia ($15,651,710); Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Virginia ($14,991,699); and Solute, Inc., San Diego, California ($13,390,442).
NATO is building a wide range of technological capabilities, including open source intelligence, counterterrorism, artificial intelligence, space-based surveillance, electronic warfare and biometric solutions, some of which were previously left to the individual nations or other international organizations.
The flurry of activity amounts to a complete metamorphosis of NATO’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets, according to Matt Roper, the joint ISR chief within NATO’s Communications and Information Agency. Roper notes that the alliance’s new direction results directly from the 2012 summit in Chicago.
URS Federal Services Inc. (an AECOM Co.), Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,735,531 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide responsive and real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support to U.S. Central Command, U.S.
Orbital ATK, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an $86,402,055 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action for the Afghanistan Air Force AC-208 armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft requirement. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be complete by June 9, 2019. The contract involves pseudo foreign military sales. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 Afghan security forces funds in the amount of $42,337,007 are being obligated at the time of award. 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-18-C-4023).
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Polaris Alpha a $96 million contract vehicle for maintenance and enhancement for command, control, intelligence and surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Under the task orders, the company will support projects ranging from advanced research and development of machine learning and complex event processing, to the creation and deployment of state of the art command and control applications, to cross-community intelligence reporting and analysis tools and software development. "We’ve been privileged to provide this national security enterprise support for the Air Force for over 15 years," the company's Executive Vice President Kevin Moffat said.
The U.S. Air Force is deploying a new open architecture for its primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. At the same time, Air Force researchers are developing deep learning capabilities that will allow the decades-old system to sort through reams of data more easily, enabling faster decision making on the battlefield and enhancing multidomain command and control.
AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $15,670,445 firm-fixed-price contract for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services, to include supporting force protection efforts and providing a non-developmental Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated UAS ISR solution to perform operational, engineering, and sustainment efforts. Work will be performed at Bagram and Kandahar Airfields, Afghanistan, and is expected to be complete by September 27, 2018. The award was a sole-source acquisition. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-18-C-0005).
The Navy is working to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and information operations systems across ocean, airborne, land and space platforms. It recently executed four contracts for engineering, software development, test and evaluation support services in this area. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. Five offers were received and the four two-year awards were competitively procured via request for proposal N66001-17-R-0291 and publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website.