The U.S. Air Force and its innovation arm, AFWERX, have funded an application-based simulator of aviation radio communications through a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award. The tool, called PlaneEnglish, offers a training environment for pilots to learn aviation speak and radio telephony flight procedures by simulating communications between the pilot and air traffic control.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $7,930,867 modification (P00050) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00421-15-C-0008. This modification exercises an option to provide engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications to Navy ships in support of the Ship and Air Integration Warfare Division, Naval Air Warfare Center – Webster Outlying Field. Work will be performed in Saint Inigoes, Maryland (60%); California, Maryland (30%); Bath, Maine (5%); and Pascagoula, Mississippi (5%), and is expected to be completed in October 2020.
The Army wants extremely scalable, robust flat network mobile communications for its brigade combat teams. And Persistent Networks has the answer. The company successfully demonstrated that its MPU5 smart radio could scale up to an extraordinary 320-node mobile ad hoc network (MANET) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Tribalco LLC,* Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,676,567 modification to an existing contract for support and services to manage the complete life-cycle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers radio communications mission. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small business
Advanced Technology Systems Co., McLean, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales (FMS) contract with a maximum value of $26,666,806 for the procurement of tetra trunked radio communication systems for the Lebanese Armed Forces. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D082).