Tag Archives: middle tier acquisition

Air Force Issues ‘SpeedDealer’ 3D Radar Tech Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has begun to solicit proposals for production-ready systems to meet the requirement for a 3D expeditionary long-range radar platform. A notice posted on March 2 says the service will execute a middle-tier acquisition approach under the SpeedDealer solicitation and plans to award up to three other transaction agreements to rapidly develop, test and deploy 3DELRR prototypes that can replace its legacy TPS-75 radar system.

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Boeing, Lockheed Get $431M in Space Force Contracts for Satcom Payload Development

The Space Force has awarded a $240M contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a $191M contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to develop payloads to help the service branch secure military satellite communications. The two companies will help the new service branch develop Protected Tactical Satcom payloads for a family-of-systems architecture designed to provide anti-jam, beyond line-of-sight communications to tactical warfighters, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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McAleese & Associates: Ellen Lord Highlights DoD’s Middle Tier Acquisition Approach at Press Briefing

Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote about a recent press briefing where Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord discussed ongoing procurement reform and innovation efforts at the Department of Defense. He noted that Lord, also a 2019 Wash100 awardee, hinted at proposed fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act compromise on DoD's middle tier acquisition programs for an upcoming conference between the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

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Army Selects BAE, General Dynamics to Develop Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $376M contract and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a $335M contract to build ground combat vehicle prototypes intended for U.S. Army infantry brigade combat teams. Both companies will produce Mobile Protected Firepower vehicles under the MPF middle tier and rapid prototyping contracts that include low-rate initial …

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