Japan

February 8, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Gen. John Raymond, USSF, chief of space operations, is seeing increased cooperation among the new U.S. Space Force and international partners.

The formation of the U.S. Space Force has led to more advanced cooperation in the space domain with existing and new partners, according to the force’s chief of space operations. Gen. John Raymond, USSF, noted that some nations even followed the U.S. example in giving space an increased priority as a warfighting domain.

Speaking at a Defense Writers Group media roundtable, Gen. Raymond stated that the United States is stronger as a nation with a stable and secure space domain. “The United States is a spacefaring nation, and we’ve long known that access to space and freedom to maneuver in space underpin all the instruments of our national power,” he declared.

June 5, 2020
 

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, is awarded a $12,355,663 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract M67400-18-F-0065 to exercise Option Year Two for analytics support for III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC). Work will be performed in Okinawa, Japan, and is expected to be complete by July 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funding in the amount of $12,355,663 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The MCIPAC Regional Contracting Office, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan, is the contracting activity.

September 26, 2019
 

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.

May 1, 2019
By Janel Nelson
To attract more cybersecurity professionals into the teaching profession, school systems must change their qualifications requirements and revise recertification timelines. Credit: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

Recruiting and maintaining a cybersecurity workforce is a complicated challenge for the government. According to the Information System Security Certification Consortium, 85 percent of cybersecurity professionals would consider leaving their current jobs. Information technologists do not need to search for positions that are exciting, respect their expertise, help them become more marketable and pay well because as many as 18 percent of non-active job seekers are contacted daily by employers seeking them out.

May 30, 2018
 

Motorola Solutions Inc., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, was awarded a $19,370,000 firm-fixed-price contract to upgrade, expand and connect sites to the current Joint Japan Land Mobile Radio system and upgrade the Army backup core infrastructure in Japan. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of May 14, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-18-D-0036).

April 26, 2018
 

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $64,290,515 firm-fixed-price contract for delivery of AN/SPQ-9B ASMD radar systems and associated equipment. The contract is for the manufacture of up to 59 AN/SPQ-9B radar systems. The AN/SPQ-9B provides Navy ships the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, small Radar Cross Section (RCS) anti-ship missile targets in heavy clutter environments. The system uses a high-resolution, track-while-scan, X-band, pulse-doppler radar to provide real time acquisition and automatic tracking of multiple surface and air targets while maintaining the surface detection, gunfire control and navigational capabilities.

March 1, 2018
By Jonathan Hobbs
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Artificial intelligence is one of the most influential forces in information technology. It can help drive cars, fly unmanned aircraft and protect networks. But artificial intelligence also can be a dark force, one that adversaries use to learn new ways to hack systems, shut down networks and deny access to crucial information.

September 25, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $49,215,810 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) to provide equipment upgrades and spares to the Aegis Weapon System baseline, systems engineering, and staging services in support of the Japanese Computer Program Test Site. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (97.8 percent); Yokosuka, Japan (2.0 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (0.2 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2020.  Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $49,215,810 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The cont

July 29, 2016
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $163,957,953 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft configured for the Government of Japan. Work will be performed in St. Augustine, Florida (24.9 percent); Syracuse, New York (20.59 percent); Melbourne, Florida (7.60 percent); El Segundo, California (4.56 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (4.05 percent); Menlo Park, California (3.90 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (2.30 percent); and various locations within the continental U. S.

May 13, 2016
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $40,761,140 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-type modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise a one-year option for engineering services, travel and other direct costs for AN/SQQ-89A surface ship undersea warfare systems. The AN/SQQ-89A is a surface ship undersea warfare systems combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, in order to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. The contract is for development, integration and production of future advanced capability build and technical insert

May 2, 2016
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (LM MST), Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $45,036,292 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6292) to exercise options for the production of TB-37 Multi-Function Towed Array (MFTA) production units, tow cables, electro-optical slip rings, drogues, shipping products and the performance of engineering services in support of the AN/SQQ-89 anti-submarine warfare system. The TB-37 MFTA is a towed sonar receiver and component sensor of the AN/SQQ-89 anti-submarine warfare combat system. It provides surface ships greater capability to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

February 26, 2016
 

Systems Planning and Analysis Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,544,903 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-only contract for engineering, technical and professional support services for above-water sensor systems development. This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $35,062,087. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (93.2 percent) and the government of Japan (6.8 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (92.8 percent); Lexington, Massachusetts (3.7 percent); Crane, Indiana (1.6 percent); Dahlgren, Virginia (1 percent); and Cooks, Michigan (0.9 percent).

January 4, 2016
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $285,975,244 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for non-recurring engineering and recurring efforts to support the production and delivery of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (81 percent); St. Augustine, Florida (10 percent); Herndon, Virginia (6 percent); and various locations within the U.S. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019.

November 13, 2015
 
Japan is purchasing one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corporation under the Foreign Military Sales program.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $151,309,421 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for the procurement of one Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in St.

July 1, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,426,483 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) to provide the Reprogramming Center-West, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, with the primary mission equipment (hardware) required for the laboratory to meet partner and foreign military sales mission data file requirements in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program.

May 27, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $69,690,095 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and testing of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification covers efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability. This contract will support foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan (100 percent). Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (98 percent); Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2014
 

Boeing Company, Defense Space and Security division, Kent, Washington, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $25,640,000 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee for the Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) mission control unit design and production program to upgrade four E-767 aircraft and three ground support facilities. Contractor will provide procurement of mission computing, electronic support measures, traffic alert and collision avoidance system, interrogator friend or foe transponder, next generation IFF, automatic identification system and data link upgrades. Work will be performed at Kent, Washington, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2015.

October 10, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $37,129,230 modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract (N00019-11-C-0083). This modification provides for nonrecurring efforts associated with the procurement of training spares for Israel and Japan and two full mission simulators in support of Japan’s F-35A Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) Air System for pilot training.

October 1, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,595,257 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and test of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification provides for efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability. This contract supports foreign military sales to Japan (100 percent).

June 25, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $75,980,553 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the procurement of 252 helmet mounted display systems in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Japan and Israel. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($33,541,274; 44 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($28,938,439; 38 percent); international partners ($10,103,656; 13 percent); and the governments of Japan ($2,264,917; 3 percent) and Israel ($1,132,267; 2 percent).

April 16, 2014
 

BAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,715,693 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 16 AN/UPX-41 (C) Digital Interrogators for the U.S. Navy (14) and the government of Japan (2) and 45 Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe field change kits for the U.S. Navy (33) and the government of Japan (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($5,399,417; 80.4 percent) and the government of Japan ($1,316,276; 19.6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

December 27, 2013
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,912,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the Integrated Common Processor Program. The organization will provide software and hardware development, production, installation, training, maintenance and provisioned items under the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, PMS-485, Program Executive Office Submarines, Naval Sea Systems Command. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $83,502,467. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

December 23, 2013
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,912,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the Integrated Common Processor Program. The organization will provide software and hardware development, production, installation, training, maintenance and provisioned items under the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, PMS-485, Program Executive Office Submarines, Naval Sea Systems Command. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $83,502,467. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

June 5, 2013
George I. Seffers

NextiraOne Federal LLC, Herndon, Va., was awarded a $25,589,368 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for long-term support of the Nortel Networks family of digital telephone switch systems within the Department of Defense. Work will be performed in Herndon, Va.; Bahrain; Japan; and Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity. 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Kent, Wash., has being awarded an $8,481,422 delivery order to a previously-awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed- fee contract for Japan AWACS mission computing upgrade (MCU)/electronic support measures requirements planning program. The contract delivery order provides a program risk assessment, export licensing planning, modeling and simulation analyses, trade studies, conduct of a MCU demonstration, diminished manufacturing sources monitoring, planning, and sustainment support planning on behalf of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

April 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,689,518 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed- price contract for the full rate production of 1,496 precision laser guidance sets (DSU-38/B) and the appropriate shipping containers for the U. S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the governments of Saudi Arabia and Japan. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $9,839,099 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services and supplies for land and sea-based modeling, testing and risk reduction flights for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Norway. In support of these efforts, the contractor will utilize a Vindicator II System comprised of contractor-owned unmanned air vehicles and high-speed maneuvering unmanned surface vehicles, as well as a contractor-owned helicopter radar signature simulator. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.

January 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $13,172,882 five-year performance based logistics firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the AN/ASN-139 Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigation System (CAINS II) used in support of the C-2A, E-2C, F/A-18 B/C/D/E/F, S-3 and TAV-8B aircraft. The announcement contains purchases for the governments of Japan, Egypt, France, Malaysia, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $37,532,907 firm-fixed-price contract, with performance and delivery incentives requirements, for logistics support of the Aegis AN/Spy-1 Radar Weapon System. The logistics support includes managing the systems by furnishing repaired and new units for 1,649 line items under prescribed performance metrics in response to fleet requisitions. This contract combines the effort between the U.S. Navy, and, under the Foreign Military Sale Program, the governments of Spain, Japan, Korea, and Norway. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

August 3, 2012
By George Seffers

TASC Incorporated, Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $18,641,820 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval surveillance radar acquisition, engineering and logistics support services for the Ship Defense Expeditionary Warfare Department, Naval Surveillance Radar Division. The objective is to provide high quality engineering and technical services in a timely manner that maximizes innovation and cost reduction initiatives while not sacrificing quality. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Wallops Island, Virginia; Washington, DC; San Diego, California; Yokosuka, Japan; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $7,440,473 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification for technical engineering and related operation and maintenance of Navy AEGIS sites in New Jersey in support of AEGIS Foreign Military Sales cases Japan and Spain, and for U.S. Navy AEGIS support efforts. This contract modification will provide continuing technical engineering, logistics, configuration management, quality assurance, operation and maintenance for AEGIS program support sites located in New Jersey. These facilities incorporate highly integrated, classified, real-time networks that connect numerous contractors and U.S.

December 9, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $121,279,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the wideband satellite communications missions identified in the Operational Management System. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations; Landstuhl, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; and Canberra, Australia. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Information Network Systems Incorporated, Lockheed Martin Corporation Global Training & Logistics, Stafford, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $31,087,481 for firm-fixed-priced task order 0070 under a previously awarded contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Program Manager (PM) Networks and Satellite Communications Systems, and PM for Tactical Communication Systems. The scope of this effort is represented in the following areas: logistics management support, inventory management support, equipment fielding support, deployment fielding support, and management and administration. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; Afghanistan; and Hawaii.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $228,155,587cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Aegis Weapon System and Aegis Combat System systems, engineering, alteration installation/repair overhaul execution, computer program maintenance, in-country support services, and staging support to fulfill Aegis lifetime support requirements of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This contract option involves Foreign Military Sales to Japan (100 percent). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $161 million contract modification for MK15 Mod 31 SeaRAM systems in support of LCS 6 and 8 and Japan's DDH 2405 helicopter destroyer, as well as Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B class "A" overhauls, and land-based Phalanx Weapon System class "A" overhauls. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating outer defense envelopes.

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

AT&T Government Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a nearly $7 million task order to provide technical support to the Marine Corps Systems Command, Information Systems and Infrastructure Product Group, Marine Corps Network and Infrastructure Services Program Office to provide information technology networking support services for the Marine Corps Garrison Classified Network to Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Installation National Capitol Region installations. Throughout the contract period, the contractor will be required to perform such duties as customer support, network testing and monitoring, system analysis, and problem solving.

July 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an approximate $18 million contract modification for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelop

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded more than $27 million for multifunctional information distribution system-low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract delivery order for MIDS-LVT. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. These awards combine purchases for the United States and the governments of Japan and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a more than $35 million contract modification for modification of four Japan Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft on behalf of the Japan Air Defense Force. The Aerial Air Surveillance Systems Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Computer Sciences Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $22 million contract for support services for the operation, maintenance, support, and management of Outside-the-continental-U.S. Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET), Far East Region. Work will be performed in Yokosuka, Japan; Guam; Atsugi, Japan; Misawa, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Korea; Okinawa, Japan; and Singapore. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

December 7, 2010
By George Seffers

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a contact modification of more than $28 million for continued E-2C/E-2D/C-2 planning, program, and financial services in support of the Navy and the governments of France, Taiwan, Egypt, Japan, Singapore and Canada under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.