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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF 06 Apr 05

06 Apr 05. DRS Surveillance Support Systems Inc., Largo, Fla., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,168,240 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-4003) for production of 15 V(5) back-fit kits for the AN/SPS-67 (V) Radar System program. Work will be performed in Largo, Fla., and is expected to be completed by December 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

06 Apr 05. United Defense Industries Inc., received a contract modification valued at $143m to provide Bradley Combat System vehicles for the Army. The award was funded initially at $71.5m. Under the new contract, United Defense will remanufacture and upgrade 55 fully-digitized Bradley A3 vehicles. The Bradley A3 is a digital combat system that increases the lethal ability of the Bradley vehicle and improves survival in battle. Work on the remanufacture contract will begin immediately and will be performed at the company’s facilities in York, Pa., Fayette County, Pa. and Aiken, S.C., in conjunction with the public/private partnership between Red River Army Depot and United Defense. All vehicles are scheduled for delivery by January 2007.

31 Mar 05. The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems a task order valued at $36m to provide life-cycle support and sustainment services to Air Force voice, video and data networks and equipment. The Combat Information Transport System Life Cycle Support Services (CLCS) order was issued under the U.S. Air Force’s Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the CLCS order, General Dynamics will provide centrally managed life-cycle logistic support (sustainment) for all elements of the Combat Information Transport System (CITS). Over a three-year period, General Dynamics will provide worldwide technical assistance for voice, video and data networks and equipment, emergency engineering and dispatch, emergency technical assistance, remote monitoring, return and repair, and software updates and patches.

06 Apr 05. The UK MoD has appointed Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) as the Design Authority for the Precision Guided Bomb (PGB) with effect from 31st March 2005. Design Authority responsibilities transferred from Raytheon Missile Systems in the U.S. to RSL in the U.K. following satisfactory demonstration to the PGB IPT that RSL’s capabilities have developed to the necessary level. RSL will be providing its Paveway IV weapon system, which features dual-mode guidance, to meet the PGB requirement.

01 Apr 05. Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $27,650,446
cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The MONARCH program is aimed at the development and demonstration of Polymorphous Computing Architecture (PCA) technologies. Under this effort the contractor shall complete the development of the new PCA architecture and PCA Phase III program. The PCA initiative is aimed at developing a new class of processing technology that is “morphable” such that PCA processing resources can be reprogrammed to more optimally meet mission-processing requirements. At this time, $10,057,000 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete by April 2007. Solicitation began April 2004. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33615-04-G-0002).

04 Apr 05. Boeing has been awarded a $134m contract by the U.S. Air Force to begin the first phase of a program to modify 10 C-130 aircraft into the MC-130H Combat Talon II configuration. The MC-130H Combat Talon II provides Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) the capability to insert, extract and re-supply special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory, and the ability to provide air-to-air refueling of other special operations forces aircraft.

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