Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), in San Diego, CA won a $16.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing arrangement to provide engineering, security engineering and technical support services for Navy cryptographic systems and solutions, and key management architectures and information systems. This 5-year contract includes 4 nine-month award terms which, if earned, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $28 million.
BAH will perform the work at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) facilities (85%) and at the BAH facility in San Diego (15%) and expects to complete the work in May 2014. This contract was competitively procured via FedBizOpps.gov (solicitation number N66001-08-R-0105) and posted to the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central web site, with 3 offers received by SSC Pacific (N66001-09-D-0061).
BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Ground Systems Division, in York, PA received a $14.3 million order for field service representatives and instructors to support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in Iraq. BAE Systems expects to complete the work by December 2009. This order is a firm-fixed-priced modification of a previously awarded delivery order #0004 (89 RG-33 SOCOM) under a contract managed by the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA (M67854-07-D-5025).
Raytheon Co. received a $5.8 million contract modification for phalanx simulated infrared/visible engagement target simulator kits with shorting plugs in support of the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Program. Raytheon will work on the contract in England (80%); Louisville, KY (15%); and Tuscon, AZ (5%); and expects to complete work by January 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command manages the previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5444).
The radar-guided, rapid-firing Mk. 15 Phalanx CIWS (pron. “see-whiz”) can fire between 3,000-4,500 20mm cannon rounds per minute, either autonomously or under manual command, as a last-ditch defense against incoming missiles and other targets. Phalanx uses closed-loop spotting with advanced radar and computer technology to locate, identify and direct a stream of armor piercing projectiles toward the target. Phalanx CIWS is currently installed on approximately 187 USN ships and is in use in 20 foreign navies.
Additional information provided by Raytheon gives more detail about how the Phalanx engagement target simulator works…