Navy

October 4, 2021
 

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, was awarded an $18,420,649 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for the procurement of MK 20 electro-optical sensor systems (EOSS), radar cross section kits, installation and checkout and on board repair parts kits, engineering support services, and depot spares. The MK 20 EOSS Mod 1 is employed by the DDG 51 Class, CG 47 Class, and the Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $54,197,407. Work will be performed in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by September 2024.

October 4, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $79,971,127 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2300 to exercise options for littoral combat ship class design services and integrated data and product model environment support. Work will be performed in Hampton, Virginia (31%); Moorestown, New Jersey (27%); Washington, D.C. (22%); and Marinette, Wisconsin (20%), and is expected to be completed by October 2022. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,904,652 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

September 22, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $30,919,420 firm-price-incentive-fee contract to procure 25 Link 16 B kits; three Link 16 B kit spares; and two Link 16 flight training device B kits in support of UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter modification efforts for the Navy.  This contract also provides Link-16 systems engineering, program management, and logistics support.  Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (92%); and San Diego, California (8%), and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $30,919,420 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

September 22, 2021
 

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (N6600121D0160); Epsilon C5I Inc., San Diego, California (N6600121D0161); McKean Defense Group LLC., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (N6600121D0162); Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, California (N6600121D0163); Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (N6600121D0164); Solute Inc., San Diego, California (N6600121D0165); and Systems Technology Forum Ltd., Fredericksburg, Virginia (N6600121D0066), are awarded a $68,307,374 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-with-no-fee pricing for technical support covering the contractual support requirements for Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific’s Enterprise Comm

September 20, 2021
 

Ideal Aerosmith Inc., Grand Forks, North Dakota, is awarded a $25,685,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Expeditionary Mission Support Station (EMSS) effort. EMSS, including updating the advanced mission planning systems, is strategically important for allowing dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets to gather ISR data that can be used in the planning process. This contract provides for the creation of mission planning software that will have the ability to plan multi-day routes with dynamic weather considerations changing over both time and location. Work will be performed in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with an expected completion date of September19, 2024.

September 16, 2021
 

Simmonds Precision Products, Vergennes, Vermont, is awarded a $13,712,394 modification (P00004) to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00014-19-C-1062 for the Low-Cost Air-Drop Munition (LCAM) weapon system development program. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $28,522,207 and no options were proposed. Work will be performed in Vergennes, Vermont (74.4%); Arlington, Virginia (5.2%); Indian Head, Maryland (3.9%); Yuma, Arizona (3.8%); Burlington, Vermont (3%); Torrance, California (2.6%); Westminster, Maryland (2.3%); Rancho Cordova, California (1.9%); and various places below 1%. Modification P00004 extends the period of performance; work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2022.

September 16, 2021
 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $137,351,160 firm-fixed-price task order (N6247321F4727) under a multiple award construction contract for the replacement of several facilities damaged by earthquakes at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Work to be performed provides for the design and construction of cast propellant mix facility, warhead casing operations facility, and motor assembly compound in support of the China Lake Propulsion Laboratory. The task order also contains 23 unexercised options and six planned modifications, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $149,622,814.

September 15, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $37,490,229 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001919D0015). This modification increases the contract ceiling and adds scope to procure ancillary mission equipment in support of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lot 15 production aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Foreign Military Sales customers, and non-U.S. Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2023. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.

September 15, 2021
 

Webcor Construction LP, doing business as Webcor Builders, Alameda, California, is awarded a $16,319,924 firm-fixed-price task order (N6247321F5402) under a multiple award construction contract for construction of the laboratory revitalization program projects at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The work to be performed includes the design and construction of a new storage warehouse; a firing range support facility; a prototype laboratory; and a pad-mounted transformer for electrical service. The options, if exercised, provide for an administrative building, concrete-covered parking stall, and additional covered parking.

September 3, 2021
 

Black Construction/MACE International JV, Harmon, Guam (N40084-21-D-0079); ECC Diego Garcia LLC, Burlingame, California (N40084-21-D-0080); JSK Diego Services LLC, Austin, Texas (N40084-21-D-0081); MVL-Bromgrove JV LLC, Lansing, Michigan (N40084-21-D-0082); and Parsons Colas UKP JV, Centreville, Virginia (N40084-21-D-0083), are being awarded a combined $249,000,000 indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity, multiple award, design-build/design-bid-build construction contract for construction projects at U.S. Navy Support Facility (NSF), Diego Garcia.

September 1, 2021
 

Rockwell Collins Inc., Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $43,300,000 firm-fixed-price modification (P00010) to contract FA8102-16-D-0005 for services and supplies in support of modernization, expansion and depot-level contractor logistic support. The contractor will provide support for SCOPE Command’s High Frequency Global Communications System in support of Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard requirements. Work will be performed in Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be completed August 30, 2022. This option exercise is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The estimated cumulative contract value is $113,300,000, and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award.

September 1, 2021
 

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $60,697,125 five-year, long-term, firm-fixed-priced requirements contract for the repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of the weapon replaceable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies programs. All work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected to be completed by September 2026. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders are issued, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement under authority 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received.

September 1, 2021
 

Hourigan Construction Corp., Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded a firm-fixed-price task order (N4008521F6280) at $25,576,452 under a multiple award construction contract for design-bid-build of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Training Facility, Naval Station Norfolk. The task order also contains one unexercised option and two planned modifications which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $27,910,697. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2023. This project constructs an operation training building for the Airborne Command Control Logistics Weapons School and fleet E-2D Advanced Hawkeye squadrons.

September 1, 2021
 

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,650,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement, inventory management, and required supply response times of 17 F414 engine components in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (90%); and Jacksonville, Florida (10%). Work is expected to be completed by August 2026.

August 27, 2021
 

The University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, is awarded a $39,489,484 cost reimbursement contract for the Pulsed Tactical Effector for Regulated Attack (PTERA). The PTERA program seeks to primarily develop families of electronic effector and support technologies at the system, component and sub-component level that enable new Navy missions when placed aboard and/or in concert with Group 1 through 3 unmanned aerial vehicles. Work will be performed in Kansas City, Missouri, with an expected completion date of August 29, 2026. The total cumulative value of this contract, including a 60-month base period and eight 54-month option periods that will run concurrently with the base period, is $39,489,484.

August 25, 2021
 

MNDPI Pacific JV, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded an $88,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for various structural and waterfront projects and other projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of operations (AO). After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $187,000,000. The work to be performed provides for architect-engineer services for various structural and waterfront projects and other projects at locations in the NAVFAC Pacific AO.

August 23, 2021
 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $64,883,410 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and technical support (ETS) services including supporting systems in the field and maintaining integrated systems. The execution of ETS services involves multiple information technology disciplines for design, integration, testing, certification, and fielding, training and sustainment activities. The ETS services shall encompass multiple activities associated with the intelligence systems and applications that fall under the responsibility of Hopper Information Services Center in support of the Office of Naval Intelligence.

August 23, 2021
 

Stratasys Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures 25 F900 production 3D printer systems and initial support and sustainment to include technical support, installation, support equipment and ancillary equipment problem resolution, technical publication logistic support, original equipment manufacturer reach-back capability for software and hardware components, engineering investigations and corrective actions for system anomalies, and development of initial training for the supplied systems.

August 20, 2021
 

Bascom Hunter Technologies Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is awarded an $8,388,144 modification to add new work to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00039-19-C-0020) issued by Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. This modification increases the value of the basic contract by $8,388,144. The new total value is $13,240,879.73. This modification provides for the addition of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line item for additional satellite communication pre-planned product improvement efforts in support of the Navy’s multiband terminal program.

August 19, 2021
 

QB Group LLC,* San Juan, Puerto Rico, is awarded a $33,765,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of a communications and contingency response facilities at Muñiz Air National Guard Base. The contract also contains six unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $36,453,195. Work will be performed in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, and is expected to be completed by November 2023. The work to be performed provides for design and construction of communications and contingency response facilities. The communications facility will be constructed utilizing conventional design and construction method.

August 16, 2021
 

L-3 Electron Devices, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (SPRMM1-21-D-X101, $35,037,577); Communication & Power Industries (CPI) LLC, Beverly, Massachusetts (SPRMM1-21-D-X001, $35,027,577), have each been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under solicitation SPRMM1-20-R-WA63 for AEGIS Weapon System radar system electron tubes. These were sole-source acquisitions using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. They are three-year base contracts with two one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, with an August 15, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy.

August 13, 2021
 

Management Services Group Inc., doing business as Global Technical Systems (GTS),* Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded an $81,339,518 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for the procurement of one lot of DLQ-9 pods, associated hardware for DLQ-9 pod modifications, and technical data in support of electronic attack/electronic warfare threat simulation for weapons development, test, and evaluation, fleet training, and target applications for the Department of Defense. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is expected to be completed in August 2026. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.

August 13, 2021
 

381 Constructors, Omaha, Nebraska, is awarded a $1,731,477,644 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a multi-mission dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine. The contract is incrementally funded with the first increment of $70,000,000 being allocated at the time of award. The second increment will be funded in fiscal 2022 at $214,000,000. The third increment will be funded in fiscal 2023 at $390,000,000.  The fourth increment will be funded in fiscal 2024 at $405,000,000. The fifth increment will be funded in fiscal 2025 at $300,000,000. The sixth increment will be funded in fiscal 2026 at $200,000,000. The seventh increment will be funded in fiscal 2027 at $152,477,644.

August 10, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Space, Titusville, Florida, is awarded a maximum amount $10,913,000 unpriced letter contract for long-lead material and the labor, planning, and scheduling necessary to support the fiscal 2022 Trident II (D5) missile production schedule. This unpriced letter contract will be finalized on or about October 1, 2021, as a fixed-price-incentive contract. Work will be performed in Titusville, Florida. Work is expected to be completed September 30, 2026. Fiscal year 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,636,000 are obligated at time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded to the contractor on a sole-source basis under 10 U.S.

August 5, 2021
 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded a $58,517,575 firm-fixed-price task order modification (N4008520F6537), which exercised the negotiated option to begin construction on the Virginia-class waterfront support facility, Building 178, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS). Work will be performed in Kittery, Maine, and is expected to be completed by May 2023. The work will construct an elevated three-story structure sited inside the south end of Building 178, to include renovation of a portion of the ground floor area in order to provide waterfront support field shop operations for naval submarine work at PNS.

August 4, 2021
 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is awarded a $9,693,289 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the effort titled “Autonomous Systems and Communications.” The work to be performed spans vehicle autonomy and multimodal communications. The project aims to improve base understanding of the environment through insitu sampling and autonomous decision making for the Naval research community. The capabilities in development align to the Navy unmanned campaign framework to directly work on key enabling technology outlined by the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations. Work will be performed in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, with an expected completion date of August 3, 2025.

August 2, 2021
 

Delphinus Engineering Inc.,* Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N64498-21-D-4044); Q.E.D.

July 29, 2021
 

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $33,712,972 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides for logistic support, maintenance services, supply chain and spares management, and sustainment support in support of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and its dual control mobile ground control station. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (45%); Manama, Bahrain (45%); and Poway, California (10%), and is expected to be completed in July 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,799,510 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(C)(1).

July 29, 2021
 

RF Products Inc., Camden, New Jersey, is awarded a $91,908,586 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N6523621D4805). The contract is for ultra-high frequency antenna couplers (UHFAC) and control power supply (CPS) units. The contract addresses development and production of new UHFAC and CPS units for new construction ships used by the Navy, Coast Guard, and the Military Sealift Command. This equipment is currently fielded on vessels across the U.S. military and this contract will ensure the approved configuration is maintained on future hulls. The contract includes a single four-year ordering period.

July 27, 2021
 

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $28,896,216 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N0002420C5605 to exercise options for Consoles, Displays, and Peripherals Technical Insertion 16 hardware, to support the Navy’s future surface ship combat systems. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to complete July 2022.

July 26, 2021
 

Deloitte Consulting, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $27,160,067 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract issued by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California. This modification is to complete engineering changes to the order to payment system (OTPS), also known as NEST. The objective of this contract is to enable effective management of the current next generation enterprise network contracts, as well as to obtain the full range of systems engineering, software engineering, project management, integration and application sustainment services to assist and support the Navy’s program executive office digital to complete OPTS/NEST engineering changes.

July 20, 2021
 

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N64498-21-D-0007); CACI International Inc., Norfolk, Virginia (N64498-21-D-0008); Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, D.C.

July 19, 2021
 

Viasat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is awarded a $19,494,000 modification under a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0043) for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT) to procure secure data units (SDUs) that support MIDS-LVT terminals and Link-16 capabilities. This modification will increase the current contract value from $674,093,506 by $19,494,000 to $693,961,006. The additional ceiling will be added to a new contract line item number to the base contract for the procurement of SDUs, which expires in June 2025. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and is expected to be completed by June 2025.

July 16, 2021
 

Honeywell International Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $9,017,494 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides non-recurring engineering support, to include laboratory and flight data analysis, anomaly resolution, deficiency correction, flight test equipment development and integration, software modification and sustainment, qualification test support, training and technical support, and integration in support of APN-194A radar altimeter modification efforts for the Navy. Work will be performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is expected to be completed in June 2023.

July 16, 2021
 

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Marlborough, Massachusetts, was awarded a $67,723,503 cost-plus fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-19-C-5501 for AN/SPY-6(V) integration and production support efforts. This modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this modification to $781,000,000. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts (54%); Pascagoula, Mississippi (11%); Moorestown, New Jersey (10%); Newport News, Virginia (6%)’ Kauai, Hawaii (5%); Wallops Island, Virginia (4%); Fair Lakes, Virginia (4%); Chesapeake, Virginia (2%); Bath, Maine (2%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (1%); and San Diego, California (1%), and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

July 12, 2021
 

MZA Associates Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico, is awarded an $11,150,425 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for technical and subject matter expert services for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Virginia. Work will be performed in Dahlgren, Virginia (70%); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (30%), and is expected to be completed by July 2026. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $230,000 will be obligated at the time of award, of which funds in the amount of $230,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

July 9, 2021
 

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding Division, Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $17,537,667 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support maintenance and modernization on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) with special incentives to include ship alterations and propulsion plant maintenance during fiscal 2021 planned incremental availability at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by October 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,500,000 (79%); and fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $675,000 (21%) will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

July 13, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
A view of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, extends over the horizon. Military action by China against Taiwan may “only be a matter of time, and not a matter of ‘if,’” warns Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, USN, the intelligence leader, or J-2, of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Credit: Shutterstock/SkyImages

For 25 years, Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, USN, director, J-2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, has been sounding the warning bell about the government of China and the threat it brings to the world and the United States. The threat is real, and China’s intent is clear, the leader has warned. The United States must now examine the time elements associated with China’s dangerous moves, the intelligence leader says. 

July 1, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer patrol the Hawaiian Island operational area. All three sea services are modernizing amid budget constraints. Credit: MC2 Christian M. Huntington, USN

Despite fiscal restraints and force reductions, the sea services are positioned to improve their capabilities in the coming years. This assessment comes from no less than the commanders of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard, who also described the role that technology will play in building their services’ future

June 30, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Following her tenure as commander of Office of Naval Intelligence, Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach, USN, stepped into the role of commander of Naval Information Forces in May. Here the vice admiral is pictured speaking during a ceremony in May 2021 with now-retired Vice Adm. Brian Brown, USN, looking on. Credit: U.S. Navy/Robert Fluegel

Three years ago, the Navy established its Information Warfare Enterprise and took steps to bolster its information warfare, or IW, given rising threats from adversaries. To support persistent surveillance of the maritime and information battle space, the service is now supplying IW expertise within meteorology, oceanography, intelligence, cyber, cryptology, network, space and electromagnetic spectrum operations, reported Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach, USN, commander, Naval Information Forces.

June 29, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy ships sail in formation during the Pacific Vanguard 2020 exercise. The DoD’s FY 2022 budget request does not include separate funding for contingency operations. The services now have to balance the possible need to come up with such funds from their base budgets, which may impact funding for exercises, training or other operational needs, leaders say. Credit: U.S. Navy/Lt. Mark Langford

The Fiscal Year 2022 Presidential budget request, released May 28, included $715 billion for the Department of Defense. Unique to that budget was the discontinuation—for the first time in 20 years—of separate Overseas Contingency Operation, or OCO, funds. Instead, the DoD’s direct war and enduring operation costs are now included as part of the base budget request, according to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

The move stems from President Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops by the end of September from Afghanistan, where a good portion of continued overseas operations and expenses had occurred.

June 29, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
A Seahawk unmanned surface vessel in the Pacific Ocean and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 participate in U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 in April. Naval exercises have been crucial to aiding the integration of unmanned vessels into the fleet and pairing with manned capabilities, experts say. Credit: U.S. Navy/Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe

The Department of the Navy (DON) has set a course to add a “large number” of air, surface and subsurface unmanned platforms to operate in all domain alongside manned systems. In March, the Navy and the Marine Corps published the Unmanned Campaign Framework to guide their investments in and integration of unmanned platforms. The service should not stray from this effort, despite cultural, operational and funding barriers, said a panel of experts, led by moderator Capt. George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.), director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, speaking at the virtual West 2021 conference. 

June 21, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is awarded an $85,563,849 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers for systems engineering and technical services for hardware and software interfaces. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (50%); West Bethesda, Maryland (43%); San Diego, California (1%); Bangor, Washington (1%); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1%); Kings Bay, Georgia (1%); Norfolk, Virginia (1%); Dahlgren, Virginia (1%); and New London, Connecticut (1%), and is expected to be completed by June 2027.

February 1, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Navy operations specialist communicates with bridge wing watchstanders aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett. The Navy is moving full speed ahead on its modernization efforts, but it needs more rapid insertion of information technologies into the fleet and ashore.  U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy is looking for speed—not speed of platforms or vehicles, but of innovation. Introducing new capabilities into the force rapidly is vitally important to maintain the combat edge necessary to deter or defeat adversaries that are building up steam in their efforts to confront the U.S. military.

This will require tapping industry for innovative information technology advances. Ensuring that speed of capability may require working with the commercial sector to steer it into the right areas to suit naval needs. Ultimately, software-defined systems may hold the key to keeping ahead of the deployment curve in technology-based systems.

June 16, 2021
 

Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico (N66001-21-D-0132); Gryphon Technologies LLC, Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2021
 

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $90,267,436 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS San Diego (LPD 22) fiscal 2021 docking selected restricted availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the USS San Diego. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $104,893,477. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2022.

June 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
In its pursuit of open architecture solutions, the U.S. Navy has made “great strides” in applying the Mission Computer Alternative (MCA) platform, which is a Hardware Open Systems Technologies- (HOST-) conforming mission computer. The service is currently testing the MCA/HOST platform in its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye tactical airborne early warning aircraft and in its T-45 training aircraft (above)—and is considering how to advance the solutions to other platforms.  U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. military is using open architecture platforms on a greater scale, deploying interchangeable hardware and software systems to its major weapon programs. In particular, the Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command, known as NAVAIR, and its Program Executive Office, Aviation Common Systems and Commercial Services, are increasingly using flexible “systems of systems” in many of its major aviation programs. The application of open architecture is allowing the Navy—and the Defense Department—to consolidate common resources, decrease risk, reuse software, enhance maintenance abilities, reduce costs and increase tactical options.

June 9, 2021
 

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00189-18-D-Z067); CACI, Inc.

June 9, 2021
 

AV3 Inc.,* Mechanicsville, Maryland (N0042121D0026); Bridges System Integration LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (N0042121D0027); FGS LLC,* LaPlata, Maryland (N0042121D0028); Futron Inc.,* Woodbridge, Virginia (N0042121D0029); iSoft Solution LLC,* Virginia Beach, Virginia (N0042121D0030); Mission Analytics LLC,* Falls Church, Virginia (N0042121D0031); and US International Development Consortium Inc.,* Chantilly, Virginia (N0042121D0032), are awarded an estimated aggregate ceiling of $100,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Integrated Command, Control and Intelligence (IC2&I) Division.

June 9, 2021
 

Bowhead Cybersecurity Solutions and Services, Springfield, Virginia is awarded a $92,308,000 cost-plus fixed-fee and cost-only contract for senior consultation support services. Work will be performed in the Washington, D.C. area and is expected to be completed by June 2026. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,500,000 will be obligated at the time of award. There are no options for this contract award. This funding would have expired at the end of the current fiscal year if this award had not been made. This contract was a directed in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 USC 637(a)(1)) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation part 19.8.