08 Jun 16. Airbus, Telespazio to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance service for French Navy. A consortium of Airbus Defence and Space, and Telespazio France has been contracted to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance services for the French Navy. Under the four-year contract, which runs from 2016 to 2020, the consortium will use a unique combination of satellites for the Trimaran 2 maritime surveillance vessel service. The contract will provide the French Navy’s maritime zone commanders with access to a portal for surveillance services using optical and radar imaging, and automatic identification system (AIS) data. Through a dedicated portal, the navy’s maritime command zones will have user-friendly access to the extensive acquisition capacity of the satellites 24 hours a day. The Trimaran 2 service will be an addition to the range of resources already implemented by the French Navy and form an integral part of its operations concept. (Source: naval-technology.com)
03 Jun 16. N2 Imaging Systems LLC, Irvine, California, was awarded an $81,071,853 firm-fixed-price contract for Family of Weapons Sights – Sniper engineering and manufacturing development, and low-rate initial production. This will be the first clip-on thermal weapon sight specifically developed and fielded for the sniper community by the Army. The sights will be mounted-in-line with the sniper’s day sight to enhance the sniper’s ability to engage targets accurately in all light levels and limited visibility scenarios. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. The estimated completion date is June 2, 2021. Funding and work locations will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-D-0013).
06 Jun 16. The U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command has awarded Raytheon Company (RTN) up to $249m with options over five years for work on the Secondary Reparable, or SECREP program, rebuilding vehicle parts such as engines, transmissions and electronics. The Marine Corps takes delivery of the items at approximately half the price of buying new. The savings can be re-invested into Marine Corps logistics, helping to ensure the readiness of mission-essential vehicles.
06 Jun 16. Lockheed Martin has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center’s Mobility Directorate to supply 78 C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. Under the multi-year contract, the company will supply 78 C-130J aircraft over the next five years. The contract, which comes with an option to buy up to 83 aircraft, would save the US Defense Department more than $680m. It will also provide the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with important airlift capabilities. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
03 Jun 16. Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $7,397,174 modification (P00005) to previously awarded Other Transaction for Prototype Project Agreement HR0011-15-9-0002 for Phase II of the Collaborative Operations In Denied Environment (CODE) program. Phase I focused on the design, development, and delivery of the system requirements definition and preliminary system design for the CODE prototype. Phase II is to mature the algorithm suite required to enable new services. This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the agreement to $17,616,105 from $ 6,520,344. Total contractor’s cost share for Phase I was $2,173,448, and will be increased by $3,698,587 for Phase II for a total of cost share of $5,872,035. Total estimated government funding of the agreement was $4,346,896 for Phase I, and will be increased by $7,397,174 for Phase II, for total government funding of $11,744,070. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (55 percent); Cherry Hill, New Jersey (20 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (14 percent); Minneapolis, Minnesota (4 perce