The FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single-award contract for a multi-country KC-46 aircrew and maintenance simulator training. The contractor will provide KC-46 aircrew and maintenance training to support the U.S. government and Air Force Security Assistance Training international partners' mission objectives. Work will be performed at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed September 2026. This is a sole-source requirement as the FlightSafety Corp., in accordance with 10 U.S.
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QTEC Aerospace, Huntsville, Alabama is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of $9,608,653. Under the new contract, the contractor will use PreACT capabilities, integrated with the Government's Modeling, Simulation, Software and Analysis lab and resources, to identify, model and evaluate available non-traditional data, tools and abilities for integration into the Ballistic Missile Defense System. A task order in the amount of $2,217,298 is being issued. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. The ordering period and the period of performance is five years from the date of award. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business O
American Electronic Warfare Associates Inc., California, Maryland, is awarded a $99,749,577 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The contract provides engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Battlespace Modeling and Simulation.
Riptide Software Inc.,* Oviedo, Florida, was awarded a $103,221,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract to work on the One Semi-Automated Forces system, known as the OneSAF. OneSAF is a next-generation, entity-level modeling and simulation software system that supports both Computer Generated Forces and Semi-Automated Forces applications. Bids were solicited with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of December 5, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-19-D-0003).
Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being competitively awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum amount of $240,000,000. Under the new contract, the contractor will support the development, deployment and sustainment of the Objective Simulation Framework Modeling & Simulation framework that leverages existing or mature capabilities with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composeable architecture. A task order in the amount of $49,703,444 is being issued immediately after the award of this contract. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. The ordering period is from November 19, 2018, through November 18, 2023.
Zel Technologies LLC, Hampton, Virginia, has been awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, with a cost-reimbursable line item, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for radiochemistry laboratory support, program management, simulation and modeling support, and nuclear physics/engineering subject matter expertise. The contract provides for radiation safety services, radiochemistry laboratory services, simulation, modeling and system integration, expert panel and subject matter expertise, and research and development services. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; and Melbourne, Florida, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2023.
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company,* Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $90,853,338 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of system and component technologies utilizing modeling simulation software and analysis for advanced technology concepts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of November 6, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-18-D-0003). *Small Business
Engility Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide research and development for Kinetic Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Simulation Technology for Advanced Research. The contract provides for the development of multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling capabilities, to advance the start-of-the-art of HWIL test technology and to perform a critical role in the research, development and transition of Air Force munitions through the use of integrated guidance simulation. The location of performance is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with the ordering period expected to be complete by August 31, 2022. This is a competitive award under broad agency
Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Staff, paints a dire picture of future warfare. The next war, he says, will begin with wave after wave of cyber and electronic warfare attacks that our nation is not prepared for. Although the Army is making strides in training the cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) force, the service may not be able to address all scenarios in a training environment.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office is requesting information on scalable, interactive gaming or war gaming approaches simultaneously spanning a large number of space and time scales with the goal of assessing a wide range of possible competitive outcomes and strategies using a range of human decision-making strategies.
Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.
Cole Engineering Services Inc., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $67,320,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit program. Contractor will provide a set of software tools that provide a complete constructive simulated theater-level air warfare environment. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 10, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation; and operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,965,959 are being obligated for the first delivery order at the time of award.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received.
Gleason Research Associates Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling and simulation of vehicle protection systems. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0012).
Infoscitex Corp., Waltham, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aerospace systems technologies and simulation-based research and development capabilities. Contractor will provide aerospace systems technology development focused on technology research areas, which include but are not limited to flight-control laws, automation, autonomy, cooperative control and vehicle integrity management.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a request for proposals to further develop “extreme scale” supercomputer technology under the FastForward program. Contracts will total about $100 million and the funding period will be from July 2014 to November 2016. Proposals are due May 9.
Sandia National Laboratories has signed an umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Caterpillar Incorporated that covers multiple projects over the next three years. Though Caterpillar is best known for large construction and mining equipment, the CRADA authorizes work in computer and computational science, information and data analysis, mathematics, engineering science and high-performance computing. Technical categories covered by the agreement include simulation design exploration, advanced analytics, multiphysics engineering modeling and simulation, and high-performance computing.
As the U.S. government wrestles with its myriad budgetary woes, training, modeling and simulation can provide substantial savings in a variety of ways, according to officials speaking on the Training, Modeling and Simulation panel at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C.
“With the economic turmoil that we find ourselves in today, where we have to simultaneously reduce costs while protecting the homeland, I believe we are now in a period where modeling and simulation and virtual reality methodologies are not really an aid to live training, they are indispensable,” said Sandy Peavy, chief information officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Homeland Security Department (DHS).
Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., has been awarded a $63 million competitive award on the Software, Networks, Information, Modeling and Simulation (SNIM) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Alion has been providing modeling and simulation technical support of the Navy Warfare Development Command in the areas of software development, systems integration, analysis and event support through technologies including Joint Semi-Automated Forces, Joint Simulation Bus and various command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems for many years.