Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems Inc., Braintree, Massachusetts, is awarded a $186,411,242 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the AN/SLQ-25E ‘NIXIE’ electro-acoustic towed torpedo countermeasure system. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $268,514,278. Work will be performed in Braintree, Massachusetts (58%); Manchester, New Hampshire (25%); Lititz, Pennsylvania (13%); and Huntington Beach, California (4%), and is expected to be completed by December 2026. Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy) $2,200,000 funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
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Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $38,699,699 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price provisions for radio frequency distribution and control systems. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by September 2025. Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $181,762 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov website with two offers received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-20-D-R000).
Systems Engineering Associates Corp. (SEA CORP),* Middletown, Rhode Island, is awarded a $26,643,618 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only contract for services to develop, upgrade and apply the Extensible Markup Language Test Data Analysis Tool (XTDAS). Work will be performed in Middletown, Rhode Island (55%); Newport, Rhode Island (25%); Port Canaveral, Florida (5%); Andros Island, Bahamas (5%); other contractor labs and facilities (5%); and on-board platforms and ranges (5%), and is expected to be complete by June 2025. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(b)(2) because the Systems Engineering Associates Corp.
DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $382,535,170 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the development, integration, and production of hardware solutions. This contract will provide design, procurement, production, sparing, test, installation, and support of displays, workstations, processors, and network systems; the production of subsequent systems, kits and enclosures; and engineering and technical services.
Ultra-Electronics, Undersea Sensor Systems Inc., Columbia City, Indiana, is awarded a $24,865,776 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing firm-fixed-price provisions to manufacture, test, inspect, package and deliver first article and production DT-511C and DT-592D hydrophones. Work will be performed in Columbia City, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by July 2024. Fiscal year 2019 and 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,205,793 will be obligated on the first delivery order at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Cen
Massa Products Corp., Hingham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $32,419,133 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the design, document, manufacture, test, package and delivery of hydrophones. This requirement is to deliver hydrophones for new-construction platforms to support shipyard installation schedules and to replace failed hydrophones for all in-service platforms. As this is an IDIQ contract, in which only a minimum guarantee is established and all firm government requirements will be established at the order level, it does not include options. Work will be performed in Hingham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by July 2024.
L3 Technologies, Ocean Systems Division, Sylmar, California, was awarded a $49,364,268 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity sole-source contract to provide support and repair services for the TB-23 towed array systems and related test equipment. L-3 will evaluate, salvage, repair and refurbish TB-23/BQ Towed Array System modules and associated test equipment and provide inventory management services.
This article was updated on June 18 to reflect new information.
Autonomous vehicles, whether for land, air or sea, are already in use by the military. The services are now looking into what niche devices can provide as far as capabilities.
The U.S. Navy recently entered into a special purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Fall River, Massachusetts and Sydney, Australia-based Aquabotix to examine the possibilities of the company’s micro aquatic robot.
Massa Products Corp.,* Hingham, Massachusetts, is awarded an $8,458,419 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for transducers.
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Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley Jr., USN, will assume the additional duties of commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.
Rear Adm. David M. Duryea Jr., USN, will be assigned as commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C.
Ultra Electronics, Braintree, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $49,200,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price provisions for TR-317/353 submarine transducers. The TR-317/353 submarine transducers detect and localize targets by active sonar and are installed in the main hull-mounted active spherical array on submarines. Large numbers of these transducers are stocked by the Navy to support fleet requirements for new and restored units. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.
Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,801,175 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) phase three contract to mature, adapt, and utilize the Data Acquisition and Retrieval System developed by Progeny Systems under Naval Sea Systems Command SBIR topic N99-100, used to collect combat systems data used on Navy submarines. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.
Suffolk Construction Company, Boston, Massachusetts, is being awarded a more than $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an electromagnetic sensor facility at Naval Station Newport.
ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it was awarded a $19.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division, to provide engineering, programmatic and technical support services for Navy range acoustic test support programs, including the Surface Ship Radiated Noise Measurement and Fleet Sonar Self Noise programs. The contract has an initial one-year period and four one-year renewal options.