Assurance Technology Corp. (ATC), Carlisle, Massachusetts, is awarded a $56,583,799 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development support services. The contract provides research and development services in support of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Systems Development, Software Definable/Reconfigurable Systems: design, development, support, and integration for digital interoperability effort. Work will be performed at the contractor’s facility in Carlisle, Massachusetts. The expected completion date is September 29, 2024.
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Assurance Technology Corp., Carlisle, Massachusetts, is awarded a $13,959,231 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00173-18-C-6007 for research and development for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) System for Naval Research Laboratory Space Systems Development Department. After award of this modification, the total cumulative value of this contract is $25,470,666. Work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, and work is expected to be completed September 28, 2019.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL’s) work on its Meso-scale Robotic Locomotion Initiative, known as MERLIN, is advancing, reports NRL roboticist Glen Henshaw. The shoebox-size quadruped robot, meant to weigh in at 10 kilograms (22 pounds), features hydraulic-based legs for running, jumping or climbing—to navigate environments too complicated for tracked or wheeled robots.
And after several years of development, MERLIN is almost walking, Henshaw says.
Capt. Scott Moran, USN, has assumed command of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as former NRL Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Bruington retires from service.
Envisioneering Incorporated of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,880,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on September 29, 2017 to provide development, design, fabrication and testing for the Naval Research Laboratory Radar Division.
Assurance Technology Corp., Carlisle, Massachusetts, is being awarded a maximum value $28,183,002 cost-plus-fixed-fee term task order N00173-17-F-6701 under previously awarded GSA OASIS-SB contract GS00Q14OADS402 for research and development into detecting anomalies in space. The total value of the base task order is $28,183,002 with an initial funding of $100,000. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $86,034,757. Work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory in Stafford, Virginia (99 percent); and at the contractor’s facility in Carlisle, Virginia (1 percent), and work is expected to be completed December 4, 2017. If options are
Exelis Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded $25,089,863 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 0031 to previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00173-12-D-2023 to provide technical and engineering support toward the design, development, integration, test and operation of command and control, electronic warfare, communication and sensing systems. The contractor will be part of a team to provide tailored technical collection target planning and innovative technical collection plans. The planning and modeling shall leverage existing technical assessments and signatures. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, and work for the task order is expected to be
L-3 Communications Corp., San Carlos, California, is being awarded a $19,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for a Radio Frequency Continuous Wave Microwave Power Module amplifier. The amplifier will be used as a drop-in replacement for existing shipboard and airborne electronic warfare systems and as an amplifier for newly manufactured electronic warfare systems. Work will be performed in San Carlos, California, and is expected to be completed May 19, 2019. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,840,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procur
Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp., Bothell, Washington, is being awarded a $10,608,799 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for work associated with the multispectral electro-optic infrared (EO/IR) countermeasures for advanced threats function of the combined EO/IR surveillance and response system program. The total cumulative value of this contract is $10,608,799. The contract will be incrementally funded. Work will be performed in Bothell, Washington, and is expected to be completed March 1, 2020. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The c
L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics Corp., Mason, Ohio, is being awarded an $8,961,539 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for work associated with the Shipboard Panoramic Electro-optic Infrared (EO/IR) Cueing and Surveillance System (SPECSS) function of the Combined EO/IR Surveillance and Response System (CESARS) program. The contractor will design, build or procure and test both mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and visible spectrum panoramic imagers. Work will be performed in Mason, Ohio, and is expected to be completed November 2, 2018. Fiscal 2016 research, development, tests and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $142,265 is being obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire a
Exelis Inc., Clifton New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,529,747 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for engineering and technical support to the Naval Research Laboratory Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. The areas of support include: research engineering services in support of Advanced Decoy Architecture Payloads (ADAP) program; and fabricate, test and deliver 99 ADAP payloads. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by Sept.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $10,071,486 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00097) to the previously awarded contract FA8810-08-C-0002 for the Neptune Common Ground Architecture Implementation Phase II change. Contractor will extend the Naval Research Laboratory's Neptune Common Ground Architecture capabilities for surveillance tasking and refactoring of space-based infra-red systems mission management functions to provide planning data for external use and real-time schedule management. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept.
Assurance Technology Corp., Carlisle, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $24,663,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award contract (N00173-15-F-6201) for research, development, and integration as it relates to software to develop software definable/reconfigurable systems (SDS) that respond to Navy, Defense Department, and national mission requirements with improved performance, capability, reliability, efficiency and life cycle cost.
QinetiQ North America, Reston, Va., has announced that it was awarded a three-year, potential $12 million strategic contract for ocean modeling, remote sensing, and physical oceanography programs to support the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. One of the primary projects included in this contract is to continue developing the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). HYCOM is a new global, high-resolution ocean prediction system that improves situational awareness and the ability to predict future ocean environments. Another key project is the HYCOM 20-Year Reanalysis Project, which will generate full-resolution historical ocean records from 1992 to the present.