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DoD contracts: laser targeting and UAV imaging

03 Jan 2012

Northrop Grumman lands a $690M contract to support the Laser Infrared Targeting and Navigating (LITENING) pod system.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a number of new contracts and contract modifications for the development of optics and photonics components and systems in the past two months.

Here’s our round-up of the latest photonics-related DoD funding activity, including Northrop Grumman’s seven-year, $690 million contract to support the Laser Infrared Targeting and Navigating (LITENING) targeting pod (announced December 5) and a $514 million deal with FLIR Systems and Lockheed Martin’s Gyrocam Systems division to supply nearly 1000 vehicle optical sensor systems to be used in Afghanistan (announced November 14):

Dec 30:
AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $54,795,517 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure laser designator retrofit kits for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Md., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0023).

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $7,789,759 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Modernized Laser Range Finder Designator Lot 1 kits and associated spares. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-11-C-0120).

Dec 29:
Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $68,867,065 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-11-C-0001) for the Lot 12 low rate initial production of 115 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles for the Navy (49) and Air Force (66); 115 Block II active optical target detectors for the Navy (49) and Air Force (66); 29 Block II captive air training missiles for the Navy; and 42 containers for the Navy (24) and Air Force (18). Work is expected to be completed in January 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($36,044,608; 52.34 percent) and the Navy ($32,822,457; 47.66 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Dec 19:
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tuscon, Ariz., is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the laser maverick missile production. The location of the performance is Tucson, Ariz. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2013. This was a sole-source acquisition. Therefore, one proposal was received. OO-ALC/GHGKA, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-09-D-0008 0004).

Dec 12:
Carestream Health, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM2D1-09-D-8308/P00017. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $63,159,127 for imaging systems, subsystems, and components. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were 43 responses to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 15, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Dec 5:
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $690,090,000 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-firm, time-and-materials contract for the Laser Infrared Targeting and Navigating (LITENING) Targeting Pod System post-production support contract that will address supply requirements centered on hardware and software upgrades and associated host platform integration, initial spares, technical manual and technical orders, repair data, studies, spares recapitalization and support for the standup of organic depot repair requirements for the sustainment of the legacy LITENING pod fleet. The location of the performance is Rolling Meadows, Ill. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 18, 2018. This was a sole-source acquisition. Therefore, one proposal was received. ASC/WNQK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-12-D-2137).

Nov 28:
Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded an $11,994,145 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0061) to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in January 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $11,994,145 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Nov 14:
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems, L.L.C., Sarasota, Fla. (M67854-12-D-5504), and FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass. (M67854-12-D-5503), are each being awarded a commercial, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for up to a maximum quantity of 951 Vehicle Optic Sensor Systems (VOSS), including spare parts, maintenance/sustainment, training, and provisional technical data in Afghanistan and the continental United States. The maximum dollar value for both contracts combined, including the base year and four option years, is $513,697,547. FLIR Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $1,985,226. Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $251,500. The delivery order is for one VOSS unit and co-site integration. Work for these delivery orders is expected to be completed within 30 days from award. Work will be performed in Sarasota, Fla., and Billerica, Mass., and is expected to be completed November 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with three proposals received. These two contractors will compete for delivery orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Nov 10:
Korrect Optical*, Louisville, Ky. was issued a modification exercising the first option year on contract SPM2DE-11-D-7546/P00003. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $23,738,582 for various optical lenses. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were six solicitations made with three responses. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2011 Defense Capital Working Funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 30, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Nov 4:
Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, L.L.C., Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $20,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production, testing, inspection, and delivery of 8,500 aircrew laser eye performance block two spectacles and 100 fitting frame sets. ASC/WNUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8902-06-C-1002 and modification P00028).

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