Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors in Manassas, VA won a $92.8 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for the production of 10 AN/BVY-1(V)1 integrated control and display cabinets.
ISIS integrates visual and digital imagery into submarine periscopes. It provides all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities for the SSN 688 Los Angeles Class, SSN 21 Seawolf Class, the SSGN Ohio Class, and the SSN 774 Virginia Class submarines, with potential application to the SSBN Trident Class submarines and other submarines.
DID has more on the ISIS and the Lockheed Martin contract…
A half dozen U.S. small businesses in California and Hawaii were awarded a firm-fixed-price with award fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contracts for construction projects at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations worldwide.
The companies will carry out new construction, repairs, demolition, and renovation, including utilities and waterfront work; construction of medical facilities (hospitals, medical clinics, and/or dental clinics); and possibly energy and water conservation projects. The maximum dollar value for all 6 contracts combined is $400 million.
DID has a complete list of the companies and the contract numbers…
Logistic Services International (LSI) in Jacksonville, FL won a maximum $33.7 million firm-fixed-price requirements contract to develop and provide computer-based distributed learning content and services to the U.S. Marine Corps.
LSI will design, develop, and deliver electronic courseware and related products on an individual delivery order basis to the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Training Systems in Orlando, FL. The contractor will develop Web-delivered, self-paced distance learning training courses, including interactive multimedia instruction and electronic performance support tools.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic awarded a $9.2 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Alion Science & Technology Corp. in Chicago, IL to provide engineering and technical services support for modeling and simulation (M&S). Alion will provide program management, systems engineering, operational M&S support, strategic planning and policy support, M&S software development, M&S IT support, logistics, and training. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to an estimated $48.8 million.
Alion will perform the work in Norfolk, VA (52%) and Charleston, SC (48%), which it expects to complete by July 2010. If all options are exercised, the work could continue until July 2014. The contract (N65236-09-D-3809) was competitively procured with an unlimited number of proposals solicited and 1 offer received via the FedBizOpps web site and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce web site.
Border fences and related surveillance systems are becoming popular around the world, including the Middle East. As “Jordan’s JBSP Border Security Program” notes, these systems are not foolproof. They can offer important improvements, however, and in recent years, the risk of violence insourcing back to Saudi Arabia from Iraq prompted construction a fence along the kingdom’s northern border. That concept became a serious initiative in 2006, and is currently scheduled for completion by the end of 2009.
The northern fence was never designed to be a stand-alone effort. A much larger border project was first envisaged in the wake of the 1991 Gulf War, and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been conducting a 13-year long bidding competition for a more comprehensive set or border and infrastructure security measures. Bidders reportedly included France’s Thales and EADS, Britain’s BAE Systems, and Raytheon in the USA. Now, a contract worth a reported $2.3-2.8 billion has been issued for over 8,000 miles of fencing and surveillance. Even as Saudi Arabia’s biggest concerns have shifted away from its northern border…