Raytheon, Serco, SAIC, Northrop Grumman Claim Defense Deals

According to the Department of Defense, “Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) was awarded  a $9, 057, 931 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI).  The purpose of RELI is to take advantage of technology advances for high energy laser (HEL) systems over the past five years; perform technology risk reduction and scaling assessment experiments at powers up to 25 kilowatts (kW); and develop scaled concepts for ruggedized laser subsystems at powers up to 100 kW.  This contract, if all options are exercised, will perform risk reduction experiments on Raytheon’s Planer Waveguide (PWG) HEL technology; develop, demonstrate and characterize a ruggedized 25 kW PWG high-energy laser; develop a conceptual design for the 25 kW device scaled to 100 kW; perform a limited system environmental qualification for the 25 kW PWG laser; and demonstrate integrated operation using existing HEL supporting subsystems at the HEL system test facility at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico.  Work is to be performed in El Segundo, Calif., with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2017.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9113M-10-C-0019).

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Serco was awarded  a $6, 530, 791 firm-fixed-price contract for information assurance/computer network operations.  Work is to be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015.  Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received.  U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-10-F-0069).

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) was awarded a $6, 348, 387 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 222 joint service mask leakage testers.  Work is to be performed in Abingdon, Md., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2010.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Research Development & Engineering, Command Contracting Office, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W911SR-07-D-0006).

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) was awarded a $14, 508, 021 contract which will extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP sensor flight testing on the Global Hawk platform.  At this time, $8, 366, 173 has been obligated.  659th AESS/SYKA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-03-C-4318). “

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