Army Taps 17 Firms for Army Research Lab/JIEDDO Challenge IDIQ

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The U.S. Army has selected 17 companies to participate in the initial task order for the Culvert Denial Challenge program, which is run by the Army Research Laboratory and Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The Defense Department said Tuesday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is worth up to $49.5 million through September 2019. Work will encompass the...

Army Picks 21 Contractors for $7.2B in Intell Services IDIQs

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The U.S. Army has awarded positions on two contracts potentially worth $7.2 billion combined 21 companies to support the branch’s intelligence, security and information operations globally. Contractors will compete for task orders to perform work during the five-year ordering period, the Defense Department said Friday. The Army awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts through...

Ralph Acaba: Raytheon Awarded $109M for Patriot Missile Engineering

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Ralph Acaba Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $109 million contract for engineering and support work on the Patriot air and missile defense systems. The company said Wednesday it will provide Patriot system analysis, testing, software development and logistics services to the U.S. Army and foreign military sale customers. “Customers around the world will benefit from the maintenance and...

SES to Provide Army Network With Satellite Capacity Under AIS Subcontract

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SES Government Solutions has secured a five-year subcontract from AIS Engineering to provide the U.S. Army with satellite capacity to support the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical system. SES GS said Tuesday the satellite capacity will facilitate Army research and development work and applications testing on the WIN-T system. The company noted that it has helped AIS design WIN-T...

Army Seeks Vendors for Cellular LTE Tech in Theater

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The U.S. Army is seeking information from industry on ways to develop a cellular wireless technology backbone for ground troops. The Army issued a sources sought notice Friday to solicit ideas on how to design and implement Long Term Evolution communications for the service’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Potential vendors must design the technology with high-throughput...

Scott Greene: Lockheed to Begin JLTV Production at Arkansas Plant

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will start building joint light tactical vehicles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps at the company’s production facility in Camden, Arkansas. The Pentagon evaluated the Lockheed plant for JLTV manufacturing readiness based on schedule, performance and cost parameters, the company said Friday. “Our Camden facility is ready for production,” said Scott Greene, vice...

Accenture Lands Army ERP Infrastructure Support Contracts

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A subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won two contracts with a total $53.1 million value to provide support services for the U.S. Army‘s General Fund Enterprise Business System. The first contract is worth $42 million and calls for Accenture Federal Services to help the branch maintain and operate the GFEBS infrastructure, Accenture said Wednesday. Work will also include project management,...

Boeing to Deliver Aircraft Components, Spares to Saudi Arabia for $235M

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide long-lead items ahead of the assembly and delivery of 24 AH-6i aircraft and associated ground support equipment and spare parts as part of a $234.7 million foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said Friday the contract work will be done in Mesa, Arizona, through the end of 2016. Boeing received the contract through the U.S. Army Contracting...

Army Plans FY 2016 Battlefield Intell Tech Development Competition

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The U.S. Army is preparing to open a competition for a new military information technology system that would help the branch collect, analyze and share intelligence data, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes the service issued a request for information on Wednesday for its Distributed Common Ground System Increment 2 program. The branch wants industry to propose ideas on how the military...

Sikorsky-Boeing Team to Develop Helicopter for US Army Demo Program; Mick Maurer Comments

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Mick Maurer Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing (NYSE: BA) will jointly develop a helicopter for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s joint multi-role technology demonstrator program. The Sikorsky-Boeing team will continue its work to build the SB>1 Defiant medium-lift helicopter and configure it to Sikorsky’s X2 coaxial design, Sikorsky said Tuesday. Both companies have schedule flight testing...