The U.S. Navy has awarded positions to 12 companies on a five-year, $800 million contract to prototypeÂ radio frequency components for electronic warfare, communications, radar and information operations.
The Defense Department said MondayÂ contractors will vie for taskÂ orders to research, design, fabricate, integrateÂ and test open RF systems as part ofÂ the Navy’sÂ Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Command and Control program.
The service branch launchedÂ the EMC2 initiativeÂ in a bid to establish information dominance by combining modular architectures with its existingÂ RF technology, integrated topside or C4ISR systems.
The programÂ will run through April 24, 2021, and the Office of Naval Research will finance individual orders withÂ fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds.
Companies with positions on the multiple-award contract are:
- Argon ST
- EOIR Technologies
- LeidosÂ (NYSE: LDOS)
- Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT)
- Northrop GrummanÂ (NYSE: NOC)
- Physical Optics
- RaytheonÂ (NYSE: RTN)
- Rockwell CollinsÂ (NYSE: COL)
- Sea Corp.
- SI2 Technologies
- TiCom Geomanics