11 Aug 20. DASA awards contracts for semi-autonomous reconnaissance systems. The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded contracts worth a total of £1.3m for the development of semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey systems.
These systems will help troops to stealthily and safely move into enemy territory across water obstacles such as rivers. Phase 1 funding from the competition was awarded to five small and medium sized business. This funding will help the companies to pace up their innovative solutions and test with the British Army.
Scytronix received funding of £251,900 for a proposal on a drone mountable crossing assessment system that makes use of low frequency electromagnetic scanning techniques.
Wight Ocean secured £309,282 to develop an amphibious bottom crawler that can navigate and transit water crossing to collect near real-time data, which can be used for analysis.
Funding of £272,656 was given to Nordic Unmanned, which has to demonstrate unmanned aerial systems sensors, data exploitation, and a semi-autonomous capability for engineer reconnaissance.
Digital Concepts Engineering received £331,133 to develop an unmanned ground vehicle and a drone ‘team’ with several sensors to collect and present data.
Funding totalling £177,789 was awarded to Foundry Cube, which in collaboration with Ultrabeam Hydrographic has to demonstrate an autonomous and amphibious hydrographic survey vehicle that is similar to a pedalo whilst using novel techniques tools and sonar and lidar technologies.
A further £2.5m is anticipated for development in Phase 2. (Source: army-technology.com)
13 Aug 20. Digital Concepts Engineering Ltd (DCE) has won a contract in the UK government’s Defence and Security Accelerator’s (DASA) Map the Gap competition to develop a semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey system that will help troops safely and stealthily advance into enemy territory over water. DCE will lead its part of the Map the Gap industry team with a vehicle based on their rugged X series of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), which incorporates DCE’s Marionette robotic vehicle architecture, the heart of the Map the Gap solution. Other organisations and technologies supporting DCE’s bid are Jacobs’ 6th Sense data analytics, drones & autonomous routing provided by Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Eijkelkamp Geopoint SoilSolutions’ ground sampling expertise. Map the Gap ground surveys will be carried out using a submersible ROV carrying data sensors, soil sampling tools and sonar equipment, while the surrounding area will be scanned from the air by drone. The Map the Gap competition was run by DASA on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. The programme covers two phases for the development and demonstration of a number of system demonstrators able to tackle the key issues of gap crossing survey. The total funding for Phase 1 of the Map the Gap programme is approximately £1.2m, with a further £2.5m anticipated for Phase 2 activities.
06 Aug 20. Airbus has been awarded a contract by the Bundeswehr for the provision of welfare media services for the next 2 years, with the option of another 2 year extension. With this contract, several thousands of soldiers and sailors will get access to connectivity services for their private use on a global scale whether they are on land or at sea. Through the “Connect-D” service, the Bundeswehr provides its personnel with a range of welfare service, free of charge, with no time limit or limitation on the data volume for private use while abroad. The connection to family and friends as well as to the personal social environment can be maintained even while they are in remote area. For the first time, media services are an integral part of Connect-D, including corporate TV and radio – notably Radio Andernach and Bundeswehr TV – video on demand (VoD) and ePaper. Airbus has been providing welfare communication services to the Bundeswehr since 2011. The Connect-D Service is currently deployed in 15 locations within 3 continents, e.g. Afghanistan, Mali and Lithuania. With the new contract, Airbus ensures that Connect-D will be available at existing and future missions and exercises and with state-of-the-art communication technology.
31 Jul 20. AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, has been awarded a maximum $29,096,971 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle diesel engines with containers. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Indiana, with a July 30, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 through 2023 (Army) working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan (SPRDL1-20-D-0126).
04 Aug 20. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, its Mission-Critical Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, was awarded $8.0m of additional funding on a previously announced three-year $124.2m contract to provide ongoing sustainment services and baseband equipment. The contract has been funded $103.0m to date. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
03 Aug 20. Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a contract worth $38m to deliver a Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) High Capacity Backbone (HCB) prototype for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The HCB is a critical element of the JALN, designed to maintain network connectivity among joint forces across the aerial layer. Cubic’s offering for USAF will consist of integrated capabilities across its Protected Communications and Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) portfolios. Cubic will deliver a high-capacity, extended range, self-organizing and self-healing JALN HCB that connects warfighters to a mission-optimized network of networks in satellite communications-challenged environments. Cubic’s solution will ensure network availability and resiliency in all environments, accelerate data delivery for increased decision speed and support advanced warfighting concepts. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
03 Aug 20. GATR Technologies, Huntsville, Alabama, a subsidiary of Cubic Corp., was awarded a $172,000,000 maximum ceiling, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quality, firm-fixed-price contract (H92401-20-D-0003) with five one-year ordering periods for the procurement of 1.2 meter and 2.4 meter Ground Antenna Transmit and Receive (GATR) inflatable satellite communications terminals and ancillary equipment in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Fiscal 2020 procurements funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The contract will be funded with operations and maintenance funds, as well as procurement funds, from multiple fiscal years over the life of the contract. The majority of the work will be performed in Huntsville and is expected to be completed by August 2025. The contract is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research award authorized under Title 10, U.S. Code 2304(b)(2) or Title 41, U.S. Code 253(b)(2). USSOCOM, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.
03 Aug 20. KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a $165m task order to perform key engineering services on tactical missiles for the Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions (TAGM) Project Office within the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. KBR was awarded the cost-plus, fixed fee task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. KBR has served the Army project office for the last 22 years. This task order will build upon the engineering efforts KBR provided via a predecessor contract and will address new and expanding needs for performance, programmatic support and logistics analysis. KBR will research, develop, test, evaluate, integrate, and engineer cutting-edge tactical rocket and missile systems as well as ancillary launchers and test sets. KBR will support the TAGM Project Office portfolio of weapon systems, including the HELLFIRE missile – the primary air-to-ground precision weapon for rotary wing and unmanned aerial systems for all U.S. services and 18 other nations – and its successor and next generation of aviation-launched, air-to-ground, dual-mode guided missiles, the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile System. This work will enhance the government’s ability to produce more rocket and missile systems; identify and mitigate production issues; efficiently integrate weapons systems onto air, ground, and sea platforms; overcome obsolescence issues; and develop new capabilities. KBR will perform these efforts over the next five years at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. For more than 35 years, KBR has supported U.S. Army air and missile defense systems. The company drives innovation by combining engineering, technical and scientific expertise with its full life cycle capabilities, mission knowledge and future-focused technologies. Known for excelling in complex and extreme environments, KBR is trusted to overcome the nation’s most pressing challenges. The DoD IAC program operates as a part of Defense Technical Information Center and provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in the 1940s, the IAC program serves the DoD science & technology (S&T) and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.
04 Aug 20. Martin Baker, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, has been awarded a maximum $150,000,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for T-6 and T-38 Sustainment. This contract provides for T-6 and T-38 replenishment spares. Work will be performed in Uxbridge, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 munitions procurement funds; NASA funds; Army funds; and Foreign Military Sales funds, in the total amount of $13,316, 027 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-20-D-0004).
05 Aug 20. Mountain Horse Solutions, a U.S. Defense and Mission Critical Equipment Supplier, based in Union City TN, and NP Aerospace, a ballistic hard armor company, have been awarded a four-year U.S. Navy Maritime Buoyant Plate body armor contract framework valued at over $20m. Mountain Horse and NP Aerospace will supply up to 11,000 of the LASA LWB III+ IC06 MBP Maritime Buoyant Plates, which are lightweight and feature a highly durable waterproof Polyurea coating. The contract framework is for a four-year period and has a maximum value of $20,599,334. Mountain Horse and NP Aerospace were selected due to their ability to meet U.S. Navy strict performance requirements. Mountain Horse, a key supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces and Government Agencies, selected NP Aerospace as hard armor manufacturer due to the company’s extensive experience working with global defense organizations including Canada’s Department of National Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence. NP Aerospace has supplied over 200,000 body armor plates to British and Canadian Armed Forces, more than 1 million ballistic helmets and armor systems for over 2,000 NATO vehicles used in overseas operations.
31 Jul 20. L3 Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, is awarded a $104,029,328 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract will procure 35 full rate production Lot 17 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 Onboard Jammer (OBJ) systems; 14 Weapons Replaceable Assemblies (WRA)1 A(V)4s; 13 WRA2 A(V)4s, and repair of test assets and field support for in service IDECM AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 OBJ systems. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey (59%); San Jose, California (14%); San Diego, California (7%); Rancho Cordova, California (5%); Mountain View, California (3%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (12%). Work is expected to be completed August 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $103,329,328; and fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $700,000 will be obligated at time of award, $700,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0002).
04 Aug 20. Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been awarded a $950m ceiling indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software, and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
31 Jul 20. Science Applications International (SAIC) has won a $63.5m task order to provide mission engineering and integration services to the US Navy’s Global Deterrence and Defense Department (Code GX) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana. Under the SeaPort-NxG Multiple Award Contract, SAIC will provide expertise, facilities, equipment, and administration support for advanced hypersonic technologies supported by Code G besides programmes and projects acquired by or transitioned to Code GX. The prime contract has a one-year base period of performance, along with four one-year additional options. The scope of the single-award order covers wide service areas, including research and development, engineering, cyber security, modelling and simulation, system safety, and configuration management. Other service areas covered include logistics, support equipment, and programme support for hypersonic technology analysis, demonstration and engineering. (Source: naval-technology.com)
06 Aug 20. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded a contract to ThinKom Solutions to test and evaluate one of the company’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) aeronautical phased-array antenna systems as a solution for next-generation communications on U.S. Navy ships. Under the seven-month contract, ThinKom is delivering a ThinAir® Ka2517 antenna system for on-board testing to meet U.S. Navy requirements for Multi-Domain Tactical Communications (MDTC). The Ka-band antenna, based on the company’s patented VICTS technology, will demonstrate the capability to be integrated onto a U.S. Navy ship. A concurrent design study phase will evaluate performance modifications requested by the Navy. DIU is a U.S. Department of Defense organization focused exclusively on fielding and scaling commercial technology across the U.S. military to help solve critical problems. Through its agile processes, contract authorities and diverse team of experts, DIU has reduced the time it takes to identify a problem, prototype a commercial solution and implement it into the field to 12 to 24 months. ThinKom’s industry-leading VICTS phased arrays are currently installed on more than 1,550 commercial aircraft and have accrued more than 17 million flight hours, demonstrating mean time between failure (MTBF) rates well in excess of 100,000 hours. The Ka2517 terminals are in full production and currently operational on a fleet of U.S. government aircraft.
31 Jul 20. The Boeing Co, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $265,022,000 firm-fixed-price, delivery order contract modification (P00001) to contract H92241-19-F-0091 for the procurement of nine MH-47G Chinook aircraft in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This modification raises the contract ceiling to $285,800,000. Fiscal 2020 procurement funds in the amount of $265,022,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park and is expected to be completed February 2023. This contract is a non-competitive award and is in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302.1. USSOCOM, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.
31 Jul 20. Cubic’s business division Cubic Global Defense has won a contract worth more than $99m to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division’s (NAWCTSD) Surface Training Immersive Gaming and Simulations (STIGS) initiative. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract, Cubic will be responsible for the development, delivery and total life cycle support of a new virtual environment training system. This system will serve as an important part of the US Navy’s Surface Training Advanced Virtual Environment (STAVE) programme and bring courseware and simulation systems into a ‘Family of Trainers’ to support surface exercises. Work under the STIGS programme will be performed in Orlando, Florida and is expected to be concluded by July 2025. (Source: naval-technology.com)
31 Jul 20. ARES Security, Vienna, Virginia (FA8612-20-D-0064); AT&T, Oakton, Virginia (FA8612-20-D-0050); Centauri, Chantilly, Virginia (FA8612-20-D-0051); Cogniac, San Jose, California (FA8612-20-D-0052); NanoVMs, San Francisco, California (FA8612-20-D-0057); Pacific Defense, El Segundo, California (FA8612-20-D-0040); SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York (FA8612-20-D-0060); and Systematic, Centreville, Virginia (FA8612-20-D-0061), have been awarded $950,000,000 in indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to compete for future efforts associated with the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). These contracts provide for the development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms. The locations of performance are to be determined at the contract direct order level and are expected to be completed May 28, 2025. These awards are the result of fair and open competition. Initial delivery orders will be fully funded using fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
05 Aug 20. The US Air Force innovation hub (AFWERX) has awarded a contract to Falkonry under the Strategic Financing (STRATFI) programme. The contract marks an expansion of the company’s products in the US Air Force (USAF) and other parts of the US Department of Defense (DoD). Awarded to a select few start-ups, the contract broadens the use of Falkonry’s operational artificial intelligence (AI) adoption within the DoD. The STRATFI programme was announced in March and represents the USAF’s core strategic pillar of effective decision-making. Following the contract award, Falkonry demonstrated that its operations and pattern detection capabilities led to benefits within the defence community. Endorsement from the Air Combat Command (ACC) based on work carried out by Falkonry along with the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) was a key part of securing the contract. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
22 Jul 20. Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced it received $11.7m in orders against its previously announced $152m 5 year sole-source basic ordering agreement (BOA) to deliver advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to the U.S. Navy. The orders were received in the fourth quarter of the Company’s fiscal 2020 year and are expected to be delivered over the next several quarters. Mercury DRFM jammers are size, weight and power (SWaP) optimized to meet the electronic protection requirements of airborne pod-based solutions and incorporate decades of DRFM technology development, validated electronic attack techniques and custom RF components purpose-built to support advanced electronic warfare test and training capabilities. (Source: Armada)
31 Jul 20. Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a modification to exercise options totaling $7,788,259 to previously awarded contract HR0011-19-C-0008 for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract from $51,895,419 to $59,683,678. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an expected completion December 2021. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,703,322 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
06 Aug 20. StackRox has won a contract for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II programme to deliver a security platform for the US Air Force (USAF) AFWERX and US Department of Defense (DoD). Under the contract, the firm will deploy StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform to secure software containers and Kubernetes applications. The SBIR programme supports the engagement of domestic businesses in federal research / research and development (R/R&D) efforts. Under the latest contract for Phase II, StackRox will build on the work that was completed in Phase I of the project. It will support DevOps and DevSecOps initiatives for Platform One as well as software factories across the USAF and DoD. Using the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform, Platform One, which is DevSecOps Enterprise Services team of DOD, will enhance troops’ ability to create and deploy software applications in a way that is not just secure, but also flexible and interoperable. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
31 Jul 20. US AFSEO has selected Tamr to accelerate and automate flight certification recommendations process for new flight configurations. Credit: Markus Spiske on Unsplash. US Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO) has selected US-based Tamr to accelerate and automate flight certification recommendations process for new flight configurations. The five-year contract has a total ceiling value of $60m. AFSEO verifies safe flight operating conditions for aircraft loaded with new stores comprising sensors, weapons, electronic warfare (EW) pods and new configurations. With over three decades of aircraft performance studies, AFSEO holds substantial data to be tapped for the evaluation process of new configurations. However, over time this data has been dispersed and siloed, restricting AFSEO’s ability to use it to certify new stores. AFSEO has selected Tamr to use its machine learning software to mine technical content from historical documents and identify relevant antecedents to support the engineering decisions to safeguard pilots and aircraft. With the help of Tamr, AFSEO will be able to predict if a configuration is safe based on previously approved configurations. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
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31 Jul 20. BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc., Radford, Virginia, was awarded a $35,683,004 modification (000824) to contract W52P1J-11-D-0013 for award of MK90 grain, the shipping of the grains and the return of the empty grain cages to Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Work will be performed in Radford, Virginia, with an estimated completion Dec. 21, 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 procurement of ammunition (Army) funds; and Foreign Military Sales (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Singapore) funds in the amount of $35,683,004 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
04 Aug 20. Tectonica to deliver camera technology for Australian Army Boxer CRVs. Tectonica has secured a contract with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to deliver sophisticated camera technology for the Australian Army’s new Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs). As agreed, Tectonica will provide ALTERATM Local Situation Awareness System (LSAS) for the Boxer CRVs, which are set to be built at Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) from next year. The LSAS leverages visual technologies allowing the vehicle crew to see their surrounding environment while remaining protected under armour. This is Tectonica’s second contract under LAND 400 Phase 2 project that involves procuring 211 Boxer 8×8 CRVs for the Australian Army. (Source: army-technology.com)
06 Aug 20. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $65,283,976 fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2020 Aegis modernization, new construction of guided missile destroyers and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production requirements. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (96.9%); the Kingdom of Spain (2.3%); and the government of Japan (0.8%), under the FMS program. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (70%); Clearwater, Florida (29%); and Owego, New York (1%). This procurement covers the production and delivery of multi-mission signal processor equipment sets; Aegis Combat System support equipment; and electronic equipment fluid coolers and kill assessment system 5.1 equipment. This contract action also provides MK 6 Mod 0 equipment for the government of Japan and the Kingdom of Spain FMS requirements. Work is expected to be completed by November 2024. Fiscal 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2020 defense-wide procurement; and FMS case funding in the amount of $65,283,976 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. In accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and (c)(4), this contract was not competitively procured (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded July 31, 2020)
31 Jul 20. The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to the Government of the Philippines of Scout, Assault, and Light Support Boats with armaments and related equipment for $126m. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the proposed sale. Philippines has sought for the delivery of 156 M240B 7.62x51mm machine guns along with 36 9M Scout Boats (SB), 36 10M Assault Boats (AB), 18 16M Light Support Boats (LSB), 36 units of Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) 280HD, 24 M2A1.50 caliber machine guns, and 36 M134D-M 7.62x51mm 6-barrel rotary Gatling guns. Additionally, it requested 399 NFS-NVG/IR Lasers (AN/PVS-14 and AN/PEQ-15), 102 Thermal Imager Scope (handheld), 210 Heavy Thermal Weapon Sights (AN/PAS-13), 90 Harris Falcon III RF-7850M radios, and 270 Harris Falcon III RF-7850S radios. The foreign military sale also covers boat spare parts, spare engines and engine components, safety and rescue equipment, training, engineering technical services and assistance, transportation cost services along with logistics programme support services. The delivery will improve the Philippines Army’s capability to defend against current and future threats and strengthen its ability to control inland and coastal waterways in the southern region of the country. Willard Marine, Anaheim, California, US, will serve as the principal contractor for the Scout and Assault Boats sale programme. (Source: army-technology.com)
31 Jul 20. The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $16,800,000 modification (P00050) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the United Arab Emirates Apache AH-64E Program. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) funds in the amount of $16,800,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
31 Jul 20. Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $34,177,354 firm-fixed-price modification (P00031) to contract FA8615-17-C-6045 for the Service Life Extension Program for the Republic of Korea’s F-16 aircraft. Work will be performed in the Republic of Korea and is expected to be completed Aug. 15, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Foreign Military Sales in the full amount will be obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
04 Aug 20. Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded an $181,744,524 modification (P00016) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013. This modification provides for the production, delivery and integration of 24 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS) for the government of India; eight ALFS for the Navy and seven ALFS for the government of Denmark, into MH-60R Seahawk aircraft. Work will be performed in Brest, France (77%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (15%); and Owego, New York (8%), and is expected to be completed by December 2024. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $37,280,928 and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $144,463,596 will be obligated at time of award, $37,280,928 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
04 Aug 20. Global Spatial Technology Solutions (“GSTS” or “the Company”) an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Maritime Analytics company today announced that it has been selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop space-based AI capability to support enhanced decision-making for a range of space applications focused on tasks using computer vision (such as would be used by exploration landers, rovers, robotics or Earth observation systems). This project is funded under the Space Technology Development Program. (Source: PR Newswire)