26 Sep 19. QinetiQ, Collins-led partnership pursues new GNSS receiver for UK MoD. QinetiQ has won a GBP67m (USD83.2m) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to develop multi-constellation satellite receivers under the UK’s Robust Global Navigation System (R-GNS) programme, the company announced during the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London in mid-September. The R-GNS programme is intended to provide the United Kingdom with accurate and resilient positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) at a time when the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) – which are the primary platforms supporting this capability – are becoming increasingly vulnerable to interference through spoofing or jamming. The company said that the use of multi-constellation, multi-service satellite navigation signals, multiple sensors, and its advanced processing technologies “will enable secured navigation ensuring that users and platforms (increasingly including autonomous land, maritime, air and weapons systems) will be able to navigate accurately, robustly, and safely”. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
01 Oct 19. Cohort, the independent technology group, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary MASS Consultants Ltd (“MASS”) has been awarded five military support contract extensions with a combined value of approximately £11.1m. The contracts are expected to be delivered over the next three years.
02 Oct 19. ECA GROUP recently won two contracts to supply its new-generation ground robots, CAMELEON LG, to the Armed Forces of Canada and France. The first contract was awarded in France as part of SCORPION land vehicle acquisition program, which aims to modernize the capabilities of ground troops in collaborative combat. After conducting technical and operational assessments via three different bodies (DGA TT, STAT and SIMMT) , the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) placed an order for 56 robots with NEXTER Group. As a part of this order, ECA GROUP will supply 38 CAMELEON LG robots, launched in early 2019. The first batches will be delivered in June 2020, and the delivery will be completed in early 2021. This new order indicates renewed confidence following the contract of more than €30 m announced in early 2018 for the delivery of more than 50 IGUANA robots as part of the French SMINEX program (see press release dated 1/10/2018). Over the last six years, Canada has been using the COBRA MK2 mini ground robots produced by ECA Group. After assessing the technical and operational performance of several competitors, Canada also chose the CAMELEON LG for its mine-clearance missions. Alongside NEXTER, ECA GROUP will supply the Canadian Department of National defense and Canadian Armed Forces with nine of these unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and 4 as an option. The first delivery is scheduled for April 2020.
26 Sep 19. Netherlands acquires Ravenswood Solutions’ MARTE-O for experimentation. Ravenswood Solutions has been awarded a contract by the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) for its modular augmented reality tracking equipment for observers (MARTE-O), the company announced in a press release on 21 August. Captain Ewout van Dort of the RNLA told Jane’s that the contract was part of the development of the realistic outdoor augmented reality system (ROARS). This name evolved from an OAR experiment that TNO, the Dutch scientific research institute, conducted in 2015. The conclusion at that stage was that the technology was insufficiently mature, despite promising results. MARTE-O uses AR technology to inject synthetic objects into the real world, including aircraft and vehicles, and show the effect of artillery fire and air-delivered munitions. This enables joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and artillery forward observers (FOs) to train unrestricted by the availability of real assets, munitions and suitable ranges, weather conditions, and safety considerations associated with the use of live ordnance. It also enables training in areas other than formal ranges, such as in urban areas or no-fly zones, and enables the repetition of a particular scenario or procedure to consolidate training and reinforce specific lessons or techniques. MARTE-O has evolved from the Augmented Immersive Team Training (AITT) system, an Office of Naval Research (ONR) programme developed by Ravenswood in conjunction with SRI International and Lockheed Martin for the US Marine Corps (USMC). The wearable system consists of a binocular module, head-mounted display (HMD), sensor and graphics modules, a battery pack, and a tablet for the instructor/controller. Accurate positioning of the observer, a critical requirement to ensure that the synthetic objects are realistically located, is achieved by using a vision-based tracking capability that provides high-precision geospatial location data. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
30 Sep 19. Multimillion-euro order from Hungary – Rheinmetall to manufacture main armament and hulls for PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and Leopard 2 main battle tank. Rheinmetall is taking on an important role in the modernization of the Hungarian Army. The Düsseldorf-based Group is producing the main armament and fire control technology for forty-four Leopard 2 main battle tanks as well as the main armament, fire control technology and chassis for twenty-four PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The package also encompasses thirteen HX and TGS logistic trucks. The contract, worth around €300m, was recently signed. Delivery begins in 2021 and will be completed in 2025. Rheinmetall has partnered with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to carry out the project. In December 2018 KMW won an order from the Hungarian armed forces for forty-four new Leopard 2A7+ tanks and 24 new PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. This will make Hungary the 19th Leopard 2 user nation and the eighth nation to opt for the PzH2000. As well as having design authority, Rheinmetall is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the 120mm smoothbore technology used in all versions of the Leopard 2 tank. The same is true of the 155mm L52 main gun of the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer. Tried and tested around the globe, the Group’s 120mm smoothbore gun and ammunition have been continuously perfected right from the start. The higher-pressure 120mm L55A1 gun earmarked for the Leopard 2A7+ was successfully qualified at the end of 2017, and already supplied and installed for two Leopard 2 user nations in mid 2018. Moreover, the L55A1 tank gun is capable of firing the programmable DM11 multipurpose round. In addition, Rheinmetall possesses comprehensive expertise in the field of tracked armoured vehicles, including as an OEM. The Group developed the chassis of the PzH self-propelled howitzer.
27 Sep 19. Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) and Saab have signed contracts for the Finnish Navy’s new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes for the Squadron 2020 project. The contracts were signed with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command in Turku, Finland on 26 September. According to the €647.6m contract, RMC will design and construct four new multi-purpose corvettes for the Finnish Navy. RMC’s subsidiary RMC Defence will build the hulls of the four combat vessels. The Finnish Navy intends to acquire the new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes to replace seven ageing vessels. The Navy will use the new combat ships to engage in warfare with surface combatants and submarines, taking anti-aircraft measures. (Source: naval-technology.com)
30 Sep 19. DRS Network & Imaging Systems LLC, Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a maximum $21,601,066 firm-fixed-price contract for target acquisition. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a one-time purchase with no option periods. Locations of performance are Florida and Pennsylvania, with a Sept. 15, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (SPRRA2-19-C-0029).
03 Oct 19. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, (“Elbit Systems of America”), was awarded delivery order valued at approximately $23m for the supply of systems and various spare components to the U.S. Marine Corps. The order will be executed in Roanoke, Virginia and will be supplied over the next 10 months. This order is part of the $249m five-year Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from September 6, 2019, that was awarded to the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) several days before the finalization of the acquisition of that business activity by Elbit Systems of America. Under this contract the U.S. Marine Corps will be supplied with a Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle system that consists of a high-performance, white phosphor image intensifier binocular, a modular uncooled thermal imaging sensor, and a common external power supply – providing Marines improved mobility and situational awareness during night operations.
30 Sep 19. General Atomics, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $41,768,559 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Hypersonics Technology Demonstration Program support, engineering design, analysis, and test support for critical test events in support of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapons Technology Demonstrator. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2021. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $175,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W50RAJ-19-C-0001).
01 Oct 19. The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to Invisio Communications to provide communication and hearing protection systems to the defence forces. The five-year contract has a potential value of up to Skr290m ($29.52m) over the course of the contract period. It will allow Invisio to continue providing the systems to the American troops. The new contract is the second long-term DoD contract won by Invisio and replaces the one awarded in 2017. The first contract expired earlier this year. In March, the company secured an order worth around Skr29m ($2.95m) from an existing customer in the DoD. The contract included equipping soldiers with communications and hearing protection equipment. The DoD is procuring the equipment to ensure enhanced communication capabilities in noisy environments. (Source: army-technology.com)
27 Sep 19. Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $123,968,905 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-5112 for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 production of AEGIS Weapon System fire control system MK 99 equipment, AEGIS Modernization production requirements, and associated engineering services. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (99%), and the government of Japan (1%) under the foreign military sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (66%); Chesapeake, Virginia (15%); Marlborough, Massachusetts (13%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (3%); San Diego, California (2%); and Burlington, Massachusetts (1%), and is expected to be completed by April 2023. Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); 2019 other procurement (Navy), Defense-wide procurement; and FMS case funding in the amount of $123,968,905 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). Raytheon IDS is the only existing source that has the specific production engineering background and in-depth technical expertise to produce and deliver fully functionally tested Missile Fire Control System MK99 ship sets without adverse impact to scheduled deliveries and ship deployment requirements for operational use. These services are in support of DDG 51 Class Flight III destroyers. This contract also covers the production of Multi-Mission Signal Processor (MMSP) Ordnance Alteration (ORDALT) kits, Kill Assessment System (KAS) ORDALT kits and spares, Radio Frequency Coherent Combiner kits, High Voltage Power Supply Sidewall Capacitors, and Solid State Switch Assembly kits. The AMOD program fields combat system upgrades that will enhance the Anti-Air Warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities of AEGIS equipped DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and CG 47 Ticonderoga-class cruisers. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
01 Oct 19. Serco has secured a potential five-year $162m contract to continue providing professional support services to the US Navy’s Amphibious Warfare Program Office (PMS 377). Under the contract, Serco will provide services such as test and evaluation programme support, acquisition and life cycle management, technical management support, and integrated logistics support. The recompete contract includes a base performance period of one year and four one-year option periods. The contract will be performed by Serco’s Naval Systems business. The company acquired the business unit from Alion Science and Technology in August. The Naval Systems business started providing direct programme support to the Amphibious Warfare Program Office in 2009. (Source: naval-technology.com)
02 Oct 19. ASES LLC, doing business as Field Aerospace, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $21,346,897 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00023) to previously award contract FA8106-18-C-0002 to exercise Option One for full rate production to begin for the T-1A Avionics Modification Program. This contract provides for the replacement of the avionics suite in the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft, 16 operational flight trainers and 14 part task trainers. Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 14, 2025. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $9,993,753; and 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $11,353,143 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.
30 Sep 19. The Boeing Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $70,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators. Will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2022. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $26,285,280 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8681-19-D-0008).
27 Sep 19. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $2,628,005,872 modification (P00165) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for Lot 5 production KC-46 aircraft, initial spares, and support equipment. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 15 KC-46 aircraft, data, two spare engines, five wing refueling pod kits, initial spares, support equipment, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $112,957,314; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $363,104,247; and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $2,151,944,310 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
26 Sep 19. The Boeing Co. Defense, Space, and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $280,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB) integration and engineering support for the fielded SDB I weapon system. This contract provides for SDB weapon integration on selected weapon platforms and support of the fielded weapon system. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by September 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $813,921.00 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8672-19-D-0003).
26 Sep 19. FLIR Systems Inc., North Billercia, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $29,237,628 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for inferred turret assemblies. This was a sole source acquisition using justifications 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1) based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Massachusetts, with a Sept. 30, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. The type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (SPRRA1-19-D-0134).
27 Sep 19. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a $495,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft. This contract provides for modernization and sustainment of 16 mission and one trainer aircraft. The contract will support the current JSTARS Program Office and Air Combat Command projections of improvements to increase or maintain E-8C performance, capability, reliability, and maintainability. Work will be provided at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; and Melbourne, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 26, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 Air National Guard operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $55,345 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8529-19-D-0002).
27 Sep 19. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, has been awarded, a $1,392,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation System Modernization (EGI/EGI-M) follow-on production and sustainment. This contract provides for production, sustainment and engineering technical services in support of the EGI/EGI-M system. Work will be performed at Woodland Hills, California; and Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 26, 2032. This contract will allow foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Funding types that can be used at the order level are aircraft procurement, operations and maintenance, research and development and foreign military sales. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $17,645 is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8576-19-D-0001).
30 Sep 19. United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $2,195,644,813 modification (P00011) to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification definitizes the production and delivery of 112 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, 46 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, and 25 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy. In addition, this modification definitizes award of long lead components, parts and materials associated with 129 F135-PW-100 and 19 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (67%); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5%), and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $3,561,262,259 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($878,133,063; 40%); the Marine Corps ($619,150,637; 28%); the Navy ($178,828,697; 8%); non-U.S. DoD Participants ($420,087,247; 19%); and FMS customers ($99,445,169; 5%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
30 Sep 19. United Launch Services (ULS), Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,175,842,965 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Delta IV Heavy launch services. This contract modification is for Launch Operations Support (LOPS) services for five NSSL National Reconnaissance Office missions, all of which require ULS’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; Pueblo, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Harlingen, Texas, with launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2024. The total contract value is increased from $467,537,345 to $1,643,380,310 to include five annual options. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
26 Sep 19. Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, backed by The Acacia Group, announced today that through its subsidiary, Stratus Solutions, the company has been awarded a mission-critical cloud contract from U.S. Cyber Command. The company will be working with USCYBERCOM to accelerate its ability to rapidly adopt commercial cloud services and migrate its activities into the cloud, utilizing the company’s cloud platform-as-a-service, Altitude, as the foundation of a secure and compliant cloud environment. Applying its expertise in cloud management at scale, the company will enable USCYBERCOM to access a comprehensive range of commercial cloud services within an oversight framework aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Cloud Smart strategy. In doing so, the company will be using Altitude for its automated rapid cloud deployment and governance capabilities. Altitude transforms cloud utilization by enabling organizations to take advantage of the full power of the cloud while achieving total control, security, compliance and real-time visibility over their cloud environments as they grow. Current Altitude deployments are enabling thousands of government and industry users to work effectively and efficiently in the cloud within customer compliance and security boundaries. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
01 Oct 19. Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency on behalf of the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSpC) with potential revenues up to $76m. Known as the Gateway Evolution Contract (GEC), this contract enables ongoing innovation and critical enhancements for the U.S. Government’s dedicated Iridium gateway. It will enable adoption of the latest technology upgrades, both hardware and software, necessary to address emerging warfighter requirements and to ensure continued operations with the latest state-of-the-art satcom-based capabilities.
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01 Oct 19. DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”) has won the Australian Department of Defence tender for portable unmanned aerial system (drone) detection devices. DroneShield won the contract following an open tender process. The contract is for approximately A$700,000, and consists of a combination of an initial purchase price and an annual subscription component. DroneShield expects to deliver the products during the calendar 2019 year.
01 Oct 19. Australia’s submarine company, ASC, is delivering specialist submarine design services to the Saab Group, after the completion of a successful pilot program in Adelaide, South Australia. ASC is delivering engineering design services to Saab in support of the A26 submarine, being designed and built for the Royal Swedish Navy by Saab Kockums. Sweden’s upgraded version of Uppland and her sister ship Gotland are paving the way for the most modern AIP submarine under production today: the Blekinge Class (A26). More than 20 new systems on-board the new Gotland Class will be implemented in the state-of-the-art A26, which contributes to their de-risking for the A26. (Source: Defence Connect)
02 Oct 19. Naval Group has signed a subcontract with Schneider Electric France for the design of the main DC switchboard for the Royal Australian Navy’s $50bn Attack Class submarines. The main DC switchboard controls and manages the distribution of power between the submarine’s diesel generators, batteries, main motor and auxiliary power systems. Design of the switchboard will be undertaken as other aspects of the submarine’s design are developed to ensure capability requirements for the Attack Class are met. The selection of Schneider Electric France to design the main DC switchboard recognises the company’s significant experience with submarine programs, including Australia’s Collins Class Submarine Program, as reflected in the number of sea-proven technologies it has delivered. The engagement of Schneider Electric has been undertaken with the objectives of maximising Australian industry involvement in the Attack Class Submarine Program, and ensuring we continue to develop the sovereign capacity to build, operate and sustain our submarines in Australia. Schneider Electric Australia, which already employs more than 4,000 Australians at seven plants, will play an important role as the capability for manufacturing, quality control and factory acceptance testing is transferred to Australia. (Source: Defence Connect)
01 Oct 19. The Australian Government has awarded contracts to local small businesses to provide systems and services for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. The contracts were awarded under the government’s New Air Combat Capability Industry Support Program, which is designed to help local businesses to bid for F-35 programme contracts.
Nupress Tools secured a A$250,000 ($168,775) contract to purchase a machining centre. The contract also includes training personnel and developing systems for engine component manufacturing. In April, Nupress signed a contract with F-35 programme prime contractor Pratt & Whitney to manufacture precision machined small parts for the latter’s F135 engine.
The government also awarded funding to the tune of A$1m to Norseld last month to support the F-35 aircraft programme. Under the contract, Norseld will design and develop a large coating chamber at its facility in Adelaide. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
01 Oct 19. Argentina buys P-3C Orions. Argentina has procured four Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to replace earlier P-3B models, the country’s defence minister announced on 27 September. Speaking at the “Intereses Argentinos en el Atlántico Sudoccidental” (Argentine Interests on the South Western Atlantic) conference, Oscar Aguad said the four aircraft had been purchased from the US government. The intention is to replace the six P-3B Orions Argentina received between 1997 and 1999, of which none are operational. As the P-3Bs required major structural refurbishment, it was decided that the best course of action was to replace them with newer aircraft recently retired by the US Navy (USN). (Source: IHS Jane’s)
26 Sep 19. 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. Augustine, Florida (29.06%); Syracuse, New York (16.66%); Melbourne, Florida (10.52%); El Segundo, California (10.44%); Indianapolis, Indiana (4.76%); Menlo Park, California (3.62%); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (2.55%); Doral, Florida (2.54%); Edgewood, New York (1.80%); Aire-sur-l’Adour, France (1.71%); Woodland Hills, California (1.67%); Liverpool, New York (1.58%); Owego, New York (1.42%); Greenlawn, New York (1.21%); Rockford, Illinois (1.12%); various locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (9.21% and 0.13%, respectively). FMS funds in the amount of $1,362,276,582 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
30 Sep 19. The US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has awarded a mission-critical contract to Applied Insight’s subsidiary Stratus Solutions to deliver a secure and scalable Cloud platform. Stratus Solutions will help USCYBERCOM in rapidly adopting Cloud services, while also overseeing the migration of its activities into the Cloud. The company will use its Altitude platform as the foundation of the Cloud environment. Stratus Solutions’ Altitude provides automated rapid Cloud deployment capabilities. The solution allows organisations to achieve total control, security, and real-time visibility over their Cloud environments. The contract involves supporting USCYBERCOM in developing and implementing a scalable platform. Stratus Solutions will also oversee the ongoing operation of the command’s Cloud environment as it scales. The company will provide architecture design, implementation and operation, security acceleration, and Cloud governance services. (Source: army-technology.com)
30 Sep 19. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $35.1m with the United States Army to deliver a new version of the company’s Agentase™ C2 chemical agent disclosure spray to detect sulfur mustard, a highly toxic chemical warfare agent. FLIR Agentase C2 spray quickly changes color on a surface if a chemical warfare agent is present. With faster and more targeted detection, military decontamination experts can locate trace levels of contamination on surfaces and precisely mitigate the threat.
30 Sep 19. The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a contract to Unisys for the maintenance of the US Department of Defense (DoD) information technology (IT) infrastructure. The $152m contract will support the DISA’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) programme for the management and maintenance of the DoD’s IT infrastructure. The contract has a five-year period, including all options. It includes a two-month transition period, followed by an optional period of two months, and up to 19 three-month options. To deliver the contract, the company will look to make use of solutions such as CloudForte Cloud-managed service and infrastructure services. Unisys will focus on ensuring defence department clients have access to mission-critical IT services and promoting the security and standardisation of the JSP IT infrastructure. JSP was formed in 2015 to consolidate IT services provided to customers in the Pentagon. The programme seeks to provide a unified approach to managing server, storage and application resources. It works by moving applications to JSP IT environments that use platform, infrastructure and desktop-as-a-service models. The approach involves consolidating resources such as servers, storage and services to reduce cost. (Source: army-technology.com)