Air Force Awards Raytheon $344M for C2 Switching System Logistics Support

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Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a $344,335,000 contract to perform logistics work on a digital switching system of the U.S. Air Force‘s command and control network. The U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday the company will also provide depot spares maintenance, engineering, installation and technical services for the Command and Control Switching System on a global basis. The system is...

Jim Mocarski: Northrop Awarded $116M Air Force, Marine Targeting System Upgrades Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $116 million contract to modernize AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting and sensor systems used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The company will upgrade the targeting pods to the LITENING G4 configuration as well as provide spares for the active Air Force, Reserve, National Guard and Marines, Northrop said Tuesday. Jim Mocarski, vice president...

Three Wire Systems to Continue Air Force Data Hosting, Maintenance Program

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The Air Force has renewed a contract with Three Wire Systems for the company to continue maintenance and hosting work on a system the branch uses to store data on readiness services. Three Wire Systems said Wednesday that it will continue work to migrate the Air Force’s Family Integrated Results and Statistical Tracking system to an Xtendable V system from Xtendable IV and also be responsible...

Information Systems Worldwide Corp. to Research Open Source Methods for Air Force

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Information Systems Worldwide Corp. has won a three-year, $9,780,495 contract to help the U.S. Air Force research ways to extract features from open source information available in platforms such as mobile devices and applications. The Air Force received 38 offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and will obligate $579,000 in fiscal year 2014 research and development funds at the time of award,...

CAE Healthcare Wins DLA Medical Simulation Product Contract

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CAE Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: CAE) has won a $28.5 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to deliver medical simulation products and accessories to U.S. military service branches. The fixed-price contract contains a five-year base period of performance, the Defense Department said Monday. Sarasota, Florida-based CAE Healthcare will provide the products and accessories to Army, Navy,...

SAIC Lands $424M Defense Logistics Agency Maintenance, Operations Contract

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Science Application International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has won a $423.8 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to provide maintenance, repair and operations services to the U.S. military. The contract contains a two-year base period and two 18-month options, the Defense Department said Monday. The Fairfield, New Jersey-based company will perform the services for the U.S. Army, Navy,...

Tom Sharpe: GSA Aims to Cut Contract Duplication as OASIS Vehicle Starts Business

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Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration has declared its OASIS professional services contract vehicle as ready for business after both the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims have denied all protests related to the program. Federal agencies now have access to commercial and non-commercial professional services through OASIS, which GSA awarded positions on through...

Steve Bouley: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Rocket Engine Applications for AF Payloads

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract to develop large-scale liquid rocket engine applications for space launch services of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company and its partners will work to design and build the liquid rocket engines by using laser melting machines to convert the engines from traditional manufacturing to three-dimensional printing, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. Steve...

Air Force Kicks Off 1st EELV Space Launch Competition in 10 Years

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The U.S. Air Force is seeking proposals from industry for a national security space launch system under a program with undisclosed terms, Defense News reported Wednesday. Brian Everstine writes the service issued a request for proposal on Tuesday for the National Security Space mission in 2016. Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Erika Yepsen said the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle competition is the first...

Peggy Morse: Boeing Lands Air Force Missile Warhead Manufacturing Extension

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a two-year, $7.3 million contract to continue producing warhead arming technology for the Air Force’s air-launched cruise missile systems. The company produces and tests ALCM warhead devices for the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center Missile Sustainment Division at a manufacturing center in Heath, Ohio, Boeing said Monday. ALCMs are self-guided and designed...