Navy

January 14, 2020
 
The Navy awarded a new contract to field 130 new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard to replace the 35-year old TH-57 aircraft, pictured. U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy selected AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, a Leonardo company, to produce 32 TH-73A helicopters in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program, according to a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) announcement. Under the $176,472,608 firm-fixed-price contract, the company will deliver the aircraft, initial spares, support equipment, flyaway kits, hoists, sling loads, data, and ancillary instructor pilot and maintenance personnel training. 

January 2, 2020
 

North Star Scientific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is awarded an $11,955,975 firm-fixed-price order (N68335-20-F-0025) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-19-G-0037). This order continues research and development efforts under Small Business Innovation Research Phase III topic N06-125 entitled "L-Band Solid-State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms." Additionally, it provides for the production and delivery of 55 Link-16 compatible high power amplifier Multi-Functional Information Distribution Systems – Joint Tactical Radio Systems in support of the E-2D aircraft for the Navy (35), Air Force (3) and the government of Japan (17).

January 2, 2020
 

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $138,494,206 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5116) to exercise options for AEGIS Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 20.

December 3, 2019
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is awarded a $9,999,144 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to a previously-awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1030) to procure eight Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal year 2020 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,999,144 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

November 20, 2019
 

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $104,775,349 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract will provide engineering and technical services to support production, lifetime support engineering and in-service engineering for the radio communication system/command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems aboard Navy surface combatants and at associated shore sites.

November 20, 2019
 

CACI Inc. - Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, is awarded a $41,514,235 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for the Automated Data Capture System (ADCS) application and support services to U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Centers at organization and depot level activities. The ADCS application captures data and information associated with integrated maintenance concept inspection results for all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft as well as inspection and configuration management of applicable aircraft engines.

November 13, 2019
 

L3/Harris Technologies, Clifton, New Jersey, is awarded a $51,852,571 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001920F0394) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0003). This order procures modifications to the AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures System. This order provides non-recurring engineering to develop, integrate, test and deliver software and firmware as well as all technical data. In addition, this order provides engineering and technical support for test efforts including correction of deficiencies discovered during testing in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed in November 2022.

November 13, 2019
 

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, is awarded a $731,876,547 cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment. MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals. Fiscal 2020-2029 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2020-2029 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2020-2029 operation and maintenance (Navy) funding will be applied to task orders after the contract award.

November 4, 2019
 

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $20,324,973 modification (P00272) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to provide System Demonstration Test Article Aircraft (SDTA) to support various test requirements under the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program. The purpose of this contract modification is to definitize the costs associated with the instrumentation and transition of the aircraft between SDD and SDTA. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in February 2021. No funding is included in this contract modification; this requirement will be incrementally funded.

November 4, 2019
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $34,230,269 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-20-F-0331) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0001).  This order provides for the non-recurring engineering, logistics product data, 28 Group A-1 retrofit kits, 28 Group A-2 retrofit kits, and 28 Group B retrofit kits for incorporation of the Distributed Targeting Processor-Network into the F/A-18 aircraft for the Navy and the Government of Australia.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (99%); China Lake, California (0.5%); and Whidbey Island, Washington (0.5%), and is expected to be completed in June 2022.

October 25, 2019
 

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is awarded a $23,914,150 five-year, firm-fixed-price, long-term requirement contract for the repair support of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System, Low Volume Terminal for the Navy.  This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Work will be performed in Oostkamp, Belgium (50%); Carlsbad, California (37%); Palm Bay, Florida (9%); and Lynwood, Washington (4%). Work is expected to be completed by October 2024.  Annual working capital funds (Navy) will be used and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  A delivery order in the amount of $3,930,305 will be obligated at the time of award. One company was solicited for this sole sourced requirement under authority

October 24, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded an $8,946,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-20-F-0360) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0026.  This modification procures non-recurring engineering support for the integration of the AN/AAQ-24 on multiple Department of Defense aircraft platforms for the Army. The engineering effort includes platform integration of modernized survivability equipment, maintainability, interface improvements and software to effective utilize the AN/AAR-61(V)1 more effectively. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal year 2019 research development test and evaluation (Army) fun

October 18, 2019
 

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $17,897,746 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N00019-20-F-0277) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). This order procures Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared special test equipment updates to the Windows 10 operating system in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2022. Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $17,897,746 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

October 15, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
A Philippine airman acts as a gunner for a U.S. Marine during a surface-to-air missile simulation in a joint exercise. The U.S. Into-Pacific Command is seeking new technologies that will enable U.S. and partner forces to interoperate advanced capabilities in the battlespace. Credit: Lance Cpl. Brianna Tuck, USMC

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) is confronting technologically proficient adversaries with a combination of innovation and cooperation as it prepares for operations ranging from disaster relief to military force countermeasures. The command has a technology wish list that encompasses virtually all of its missions and is heavy on building cooperation among current and new allies and partners.

Deterrence is the name of the game for INDOPACOM, says its commander, Adm. Phil Davidson, USN. He describes the strategy’s goal as knitting together allies and partners to assure them of the way ahead, thereby deterring adversaries in the region.

October 9, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Navy lieutenant stands watch in the command control center aboard an amphibious transport dock ship as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit team. The Navy and the Marine Corps are undertaking a rebuild of their information technology capabilities in the face of increased global threats.

The U.S. Navy is moving beyond evolution into revolution as it plans its information technology for the foreseeable future. Efforts span the reach of existing technologies while keeping room open for new media that may bring dominant emerging capabilities.

Within about 90 days, the Department of the Navy’s data strategy will be drafted and signed out, said Thomas M. Sasala, director of data strategy, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Department of the Navy. He added that the service will adapt the Defense Department data strategy in its implementation plan.

October 8, 2019
 

HPI Federal LLC, Washington, District of Columbia, is awarded a $358,473,450 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Department of Navy (DON) end user hardware (EUHW) used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, the outside continental U.S. Naval Enterprise Network and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. EUHW includes:  laptops, desktops, tablets, virtual desktops, zero/thin client devices and associated peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors and docking stations. Under this contract, EUHW can either be purchased or obtained as a service and may include provisioning, configuration, hardware maintenance, break/fix support and disposition of user devices and associated peripherals.

October 3, 2019
 

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $7,497,412 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures product and hardware support required to provide rapid response to fielded unmanned aerial systems, unmanned air vehicles and operational personnel. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (90%); and China Lake, California (10 %), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).

September 26, 2019
 

Coastal Mechanics Co. Inc.,* Houston, Texas (N68936-19-D-0046); New Directions Technologies Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California (N68936-19-D-0047); and Omni Aerospace Inc.,* Wichita, Kansas (N68936-19-D-0048), are each awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $32,000,000 with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders.

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.

September 24, 2019
 

Mercury Defense Systems Inc., Cypress, California, is awarded a $13,720,509 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N6833519F0285) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0017). This order is for 27 Type II advanced digital radio frequency memories hardware and software for the Navy, Air Force, National Guard and Reserve components. Work will be performed in Cypress, California (72%); and West Caldwell, New Jersey (28%), and is expected to be completed in June 2021.

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