According to the Department of Defense, “Northrop Grumman was awarded a $33, 344, 592 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Global Hawk autonomous aerial refueling demonstration program will accomplish the first-ever fully autonomous rendezvous, rejoin, station keeping, aerial refueling, and formation separation of two unmanned aircraft. The demonstration will employ precise and robust antonymous operations to overcome the dual challenges of high-altitude flights environment and the limited control authority associated with long-endurance aircraft. A successful outcome will allow developers of future unmanned aircraft to produce more cost-effective systems that rely on aerial refueling for the most demanding missions. Work is to be performed in San Diego, Calif. (82 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (9 percent); and Davenport, Iowa (9 percent), with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2012. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 341 bids received. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, CMO, Arlington, Va., is the contacting activity (HR0011-10-C-0076).
“BAE Systems was awarded on June 30 a $16, 999, 833 firm-fixed-price contract for helmet sensors, Generation II. Work is to be performed in Phoenix, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2015. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-10-D-0006).
“Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is being awarded a $13, 682, 885 firm-fixed-price definitization modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-G-5109) for procurement of three AN/SPY-1 radar transmitter multi-mission capability ordnance alteration (ORDALT) kits; 15 stabilized master oscillator ORDALT kits; 16 kill assessment system ORDALT kits; and four radio frequency coherent combiners. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass. (47 percent); Norfolk, Va. (47 percent); and Sudbury, Mass. (6 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.”