28 Mar 2008. The following contracts were announced by the DoD yesterday
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions of Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a contract for $766,178,419. The design and development of tactical radio systems for aircraft, ships and fixed installations. The system is modular and capable of operating on several different waveforms currently in use by the armed forces and adaptable to future waveforms and vehicles. The contractor shall develop 42 engineering development models of the small airborne configured system. While the initial engineering development models for the maritime sets will be configured for destroyers and the small airborne sets generically configured, there are options for additional sets configured for additional waveforms and weapons system platforms. The system is intended for the following weapons system/platforms: ch47 helicopter, Blackhawk family of helicopters, apache helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicle class IV, Hercules family of aircraft, USMC operated helicopters and fixed wing aircraft; USN aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines; USAF fixed and deployable ground command and control systems. The contract includes an option for low rate initial production of 45 maritime/fixed stations sets and 104 small airborne sets. Additional options allows for additional sets configured for additional waveforms and other weapons systems/platforms. At this time $75,248,162 has been obligated. Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-08-C-0008).