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LOCKHEED MARTIN TO CONTINUE WITH SUSTAINMENT SERVICES FOR MUOS NETWORK-CENTRIC COMMUNICATIONS
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded an $112,747,940 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, from the United States Navy, for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) space segment sustainment.

Work will be performed in Littleton, Colorado (54%); Sunnyvale, California (42%); San Diego, California (1%); Point Mugu, California (1%); El Segundo, California (1%); and Scottsdale, Arizona (1%).

MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern net-centric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals.

Work is expected to be complete by March 2030.

Fiscal 2020-2029 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding will be applied to task orders after contract award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This sole-source contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 6.302-1 was the only responsible source.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N00039-20-D-0022.

Source:  U.S. DoD
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U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD INTEGRATING GA-ASI'S DETECT AND AVOID SYSTEM ON TWO MQ-9 UAVS
Thursday, March 26, 2020
SAN DIEGO -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Air National Guard (ANG) have signed a contract for GA-ASI to supply its Detect and Avoid System (DAAS) for one MQ-9 Block 1 and one MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

"Our Detect and Avoid System has been extensively tested and not only meets, but exceeds the capabilities of the air traffic awareness and avoidance systems used on today's commercial airliners," said David R. Alexander, President, GA-ASI. "The DAAS is an integral part of the certification effort that will allow RPA from GA-ASI to fly in non-segregated, controlled airspace."

The DAAS consists of GA-ASI's Due Regard Radar (DRR) and processor, and a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). For the ANG, GA-ASI will upgrade the software in the DRR to add a tactical weather mode, in addition to the air traffic surveillance capability. GA-ASI's DAA system also enables safe access to uncontrolled airspace and will comply with Due Regard procedure when operating in international airspace.

The DAAS avionics will be integrated into the new Centerline Avionics Bay (CAB). The CAB provides additional volume and mission infrastructure for integrating future capabilities. The CAB's modular design and additional infrastructure will enable the MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 aircraft to be a more open and extensible platform for integration of other emerging capabilities.

Source:  General Atomics

 
WORK TO MODERNIZE U.S. NAVY'S SPY-1 AEGIS RADARS PROGRESSES UNDER NEW CONTRACT
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
MARLBOUROUGH, Mass. -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a $9,692,058 firm-fixed-price and cost modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-5112, from the United States Navy, to exercise options for fiscal 2020 production of Aegis modernization (AMOD) requirements.

Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (90%); Marlborough, Massachusetts (7%); and Burlington, Massachusetts (3%).

This contract modification covers the production of SPY-1 transmitter ordnance alteration kits for the multi-mission signal processor, radio frequency coherent combiner, sidewall capacitor, and travelling wave tubes.

The AMOD program fields combat system upgrades 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.

Work under the contract is expected to be complete by December 2021.

The Navy is obligating $9.7 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Other Procurement funds at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. Department of Defense

 

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