The U.S. Department of Defense announced in its Wednesday digest of work contracts that it will award Lockheed Martin a $784.2 million deal to create a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) which will improve a missile defense system.
According to the release, the radar will be used to “provide persistent discrimination capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense system to support the defense of the homeland.”
U.S. officials said the radar will improve the military’s ability to spot and react to possible missile launches from North Korea, according to a report by Reuters.
Three offers were submitted to the defense department for the fixed-price incentive Missile Defense Agency contract. Research, development, test, and evaluation worth $35.5 million will be assigned with the award. The work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. and Clear Air Force Station, Ala. All of the labor is slated to be completed on Jan. 21, 2024.
The DoD also announced that Massachusetts-based company Aptima has been given a $12.4 million Small Business Innovation Research contract for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) weapon system trainer.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable deal will task Aptima with providing “a virtual training environment providing simulated mission training to DCGS sites, covering geospatial intelligence full motion video, high altitude imagery, synthetic aperture radar imagery, electro optical imagery, and infrared imagery,” according to the DoD.
The Air Force will use the system to shift DCGS analysts and positional training from on-the-job training to simulated mission scenario training.
More than $12 million fiscal 2015 funds will be assigned with the award, which was a sole-source acquisition. All of the work will be conducted at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and should be finished by June 20, 2017.
Canadian Commercial of Ottawa, Canada was given a $17.6 million modification to an Army contract for RG31 program of record engineering change package parts. The parts will improve the Medium Mine Protective Vehicle Type II and RG-31 legacy vehicles.
The location of the labor and further funding details will be decided following each order. All of the work should be finished on Oct. 30, 2016.
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