Marine Corps Systems Command

August 30, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $14,092,012 modification for the cost-plus-fixed-fee portion of a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0211) for software release and advanced emplacement displacement simultaneous motion component required to support ongoing Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Gallium Nitride efforts in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (66%); and East Syracuse, New York (34%), and is expected to be completed by September 28, 2020. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,455,332 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire

July 30, 2019
 

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc.

June 19, 2019
Posted by Gopika Ramesh
A U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal is assembling an AN/PRC-117G radio on the flight deck of an amphibious assault ship. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) adds updated firmware to the radio, giving warfighters more advanced satellite communications.” Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood.

The U.S. Marine Corps recently began using a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system called the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to help warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield and communicate in a tactical environment.

MUOS works by using antennas that let Marines access SATCOM networks while also providing them with secure and nonsecure internet access. The system applies to both mobile or stationary marines and was fielded in the first quarter of 2019. It includes updated firmware to the AN/PRC-117G radio system and one of three antenna kits.

June 10, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $958,049,562 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 30 full-rate production Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar units under the portfolio management of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. This procurement also includes spares parts and retrofit kits.  Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland (37 percent); East Syracuse, New York (28 percent); Stafford Springs, Connecticut (7 percent); Tulsa, Oklahoma (6 percent); Syracuse, New York (4 percent); Valencia, California (3 percent); San Diego, California (3 percent); Richardson, Texas (3 percent); Farmingdale, New York (2 percent); St.

May 21, 2019
 

Portland, Oregon-based PacStar announced on May 21 that the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) selected aspects of the company's ​Secure Wireless Command Post solution to support the Marine Air Ground Task force (MAGTF). The equipment includes network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) program. The MCH, a digital information processing and display system, provides integrated command and control (C2) and situational awareness to commanders, leaders and other C2 nodes, during tactical combat and combat support.

May 20, 2019
 

Corps Solutions, Stafford, Virginia, is awarded a firm-fixed-price task order M67854-19-F-7886 with a total value of $18,543,043 under a previously awarded contract (M67854-19-D-7872) to provide support services for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Support Service, Battle Simulation Center/Combined Arms Staff Training Facilities. Support services will include delivering instruction; supporting live, virtual, and constructive training events; providing modeling and simulation system operations; developing and modifying training curricula; and maintaining networks and information technology equipment. Training will support a number of military systems designed to train Marines in a virtual environment.  The place of performance fo

February 19, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Marines’ Systems Command and Recruiting Command have partnered to create a computing tool aimed at making recruitment of the next generation of Marines easier. Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia has unveiled a computer system aimed at giving Marine Corps recruiters state-of-the-art tools for the enlistment process.

Working with the Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC), the MCSC developed the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System II, known as MCRISS II. The system uses a customizable platform that recruiters can access across government-issued cellphones, laptops and tablets.

December 13, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command is leveraging other transactional authority to spur a Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, which is meant to replace four legacy systems. Credit: Marine Corps Systems Command.

To spur innovation for a necessary handheld targeting system, the U.S. Marine Corps is turning to the Other Transaction Authority contracting tool, which provides for rapid prototyping of technologies.

The Marine Corps Systems Command awarded four Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) to BAE Systems, Elbit Systems of America, Fraser Optics and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., according to the command.

The command will use the OTAs to assess how the companies are able to produce a Next Generation Handheld Targeting System. The Marines need such a system to quickly acquire targets; perform guidance against targets; and generate target location data during combat operations, the command reported.  

October 9, 2018
Kimberly Underwood
James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy, speaks at the recent Modern Day Marine event in Quantico, Virginia.

The move away from technologies meant for a static battlefield environment continues for the U.S. Marine Corps, as the service fields technologies needed for operating in austere environments.

Leaders want ruggedized and resilient technologies that are low in size, weight and power for soldiers on the move. The technology gaps to fill come across all aspects of command, control, communications and computing, or C4. Marine Corps leaders identified the service’s top technological needs during the Modern Day Marine event September 25-27 at the Marine Corps Quantico base.

September 6, 2018
 

On September 6 the U.S. Marine Corps released a request for information (RFI) for industry input to identify potential sources for a suite of hearing enhancement devices. The service is looking for a next-generation hearing system that will protect Marines’ hearing while increasing their situational awareness in a variety of training and combat environments, the service reported. The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) will spearhead the effort and assess possible systems for compatibility with existing Marine Corps radios and the Marine Corps Enhanced Combat Helmet, known as ECH. Any system would also be used with the current Combat Arms Earplugs that Marines wear.

June 18, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Force Reconnaissance Platoon waits on the flight deck while training in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Corps Systems Command unveiled its new Binocular Night Vision Goggle II that it is fielding to Force Recon and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines this year, with full capability next year. Photo credit: Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish, USMC

U.S. Marines on the move need to be able to negotiate the battlefield effectively. Part of operating on the fly also means working in the dark. To aid warfighters, the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) recently began fielding advanced binoculars to help with improved vision at night, according to a June 18 report from Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication.

June 29, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The addition of the U.S. Marines Corps’ networking on the move platform known as NOTM-A Increment II system onto the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft will enhance the Marines’ abilities to communicate in the air. (U.S. Marine Corps photo courtesy of Chris Wagner)

The effort of the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in bringing the networking on-the-move platform to more aircraft is coming to fruition. The service announced on June 28 that it had placed a new iteration of tactical network family of systems known as the NOTM onto the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The new NOTM-Airborne Increment II System can provide communications access for up to five users, including access to networks, voice, email, video and texting capabilities while airborne, command officials noted.

April 30, 2018
 
A U.S. Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires a M27 infantry automatic rifle at simulated enemies during an Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. Under a new contract award to Heckler and Koch, the service will be purchasing 15,000 additional M27s to partially replace the M4 carbine semi-automatic rifle. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez.

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced on Friday that they will be purchasing up to 15,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles (IAR) and spare parts from Heckler and Koch (H&K) in Ashburn, Virginia, under a five-year, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum ceiling of $29.4 million.

October 12, 2017
 

Dell Federal Systems, Round Rock, Texas, received $22,420,790 on September 29, 2017 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order M67854-17-F-4102 under a previously awarded contract (NNG15SC06B) for a quantity of 27,013 general purpose laptops to support the Next Generation Enterprise Network mandatory Windows 10 transition. Work will be performed at Round Rock, Texas, and is expected to be completed by February 2, 2018. Fiscal year 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $7,849,310; and FY 2017 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $14,571,480 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

August 25, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary Mission and Systems, Liverpool, New York is being awarded a $25,246,336 firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee line contract for the development and production of a digital receiver exciter for the AN/TPS-59A(V)3 Radar system. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the maximum dollar value of the contract to $46,709,617. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (85 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (10 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2021. 

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems Limited Liability Corporation, Sarasota, Florida, is being awarded $9,539,083 for delivery order #0002 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (M67854-12-D-5504) to provide field service representatives in support of the vehicle optic surveillance system program. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being issued a modification to a previously awarded five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to change the maximum contract value to $500 million. This contract is for the product support integrator for the U.S.

June 25, 2012
By George Seffers

iGov Technologies Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $96,907,500 firm-fixed-price contract to modernize the existing hardware within the Combat Operations Center. This effort will update and modernize the COC to a single baseline while reducing size, weight and power requirements, replacing routers and servers, etc. The COC is an integrated, mobile, command and control center consisting of shelter, power, cabling, processing systems, and trailers. This contract award modernizes the existing hardware within the approved acquisition objective. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Softchoice, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement to procure Microsoft brand name software licenses and software support, known as software assurance (SA), through 2015 for the Department of the Navy. The licenses and SA must be compatible and interoperable with existing Department of the Navy hardware and technology equipment. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option periods is $700 million. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded the Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite (MCHS) End User Devices contract by the United States Navy. This Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract enables the United States Marine Corps to purchase commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computers, servers and other advanced IT products. The contract has an estimated value of $775 million with a three-year base period of performance with the option to be extended for an additional two years.

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