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U.S. LOOKS TO DEVELOP NEW MULTIPLE WAVEFORM GROUND RADIO
Monday, September 21, 2020
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U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

.Source: U.S. Air Force


U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Collins Aerospace has been awarded an $8,714,641 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, from the United States Air Force, for Software Programmable Agile Radio for Tactical Connected Ubiquitous Systems software/hardware system prototype. This contract provides for the communication challenges of multi-domain operation by combining the Software Programmable Agile Radio next program’s true Software Defined Radio approach with low-cost, state-of-the-art, digital hardware and front-end modularity, to develop a low-cost, high-performance ground radio that supports multiple waveforms. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed Sept. by 21, 2023.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $530,000 are being obligated at time of award.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is FA8750-20-C-1542.

Source:  U.S. DoD
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ADDITIONAL SITES TO BE BUILT FOR GEODSS
Monday, September 21, 2020
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Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance-GEODSS

.Source: US Air Force


Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance-GEODSS

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COLOGRADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- L3Harris Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $119,172,657 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00007) to contract FA8823-20-C-0004, from the United States Air Force, for the Ground-Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) System upgrade on Ground-Based Optical Sensor System (GBOSS) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) pre-priced option.

This modification provides for the exercise of an option for the GBOSS EMD Phase to complete the design for the integrated system; develop and/or modify software required to support the system; design and build new European and Pacific sites and add an additional sensor tower enclosure to the GEODSS White Sands Missile Range site; upgrade and/or acquire, integrate, test and field the 12 GEODSS Enhanced Technology sensor towers; and design, develop and/or acquire, integrate, test and field the three Advanced Technology Sensor towers.

Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by June 27, 2024.

Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $218,167,008.

The U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center Directorate of Contracting, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. DoD
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PAR GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE U.S. AIR FORCE INTERFERENCE EMULATION SUITE FOR AIRBORNE NETWORKS
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Airborne Network Diagram

.Source: U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command


Airborne Network Diagram

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ROME, N.Y. -- The U.S. Air Force awarded PAR Government Systems of Rome, New York, a $10.0 million cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract (FA8750-20-C-1021) for directional airborne networks for contested environments, hardware, and software. The contract provides for development of an interference emulation suite (IES) to provide the ability for links and networks to be stressed by a variety of interference types, from simple narrow band sources to protocol-aware interferers.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received.

The contracted work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be completed September 2024.

The Air Force is obligating $89,052 in Fiscal Year 2020 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation funds at the time of the award. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. Department of Defense

 

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