Raytheon Missile Systems will be given a $12.1 million modification to a Navy contract for up to 52,400 hours of weapons systems support, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday.
According to the DoD, Raytheon will integrate advanced technology into various systems, including “AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM), AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), R/UGM-109 Tomahawk, XM982 Excalibur, BGM-71 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missile, Standard missile, Evolved Sea Sparrow missile, Talon, Pyros and Griffin.”
The contract also tasks the company with providing support related to line of sight/non-line of sight technologies for seekers, multi-mode seekers, tube-launched UAS’, autonomous weapons employment, and precision targeting. The funding will be assigned with each delivery order. The labor will be conducted in Tuscon, Ariz., and should be finished on April 2017.
The Consortium for System of Systems Security (SOSEEC) has been awarded a $99M Air Force contract to produce prototypes for the U.S. Coast Guard’s command, control, communications, and cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) information sharing information systems.
SOSEEC will not only develop and deliver the prototypes, but also test, demonstrate, and integrate them into the C4ISR information systems. According to the DoD, the systems include “Distributed Common Ground Station; Theater Battle Management Core Systems; Air Operations Center; Open Mission System; Secure View; Information Support Server Environment Guard; cyber security environments; Web Temporal Analysis System; Combined Information Data Network Exchange; and Collaboration Gateway.”
The labor will be conducted in Atkinson, N.H., though the individual prototype projects will be conducted at various locations. Including SOSSEC, six groups submitted offers for the other transaction agreement. Everything involved in the agreement should be completed by Jan. 21, 2021.
Aviation and aerospace company Composite Engineering has been given an $18.6 million modification to an Air Force contract to produce three Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) sets.
The Air Force describes the AFSAT as “a high-performance, remotely-controlled subscale aerial target used to provide a threat-representative target drone to support the Air-to-Air Weapon System Evaluation Program and other Air Force and Department of Defense air-to-air test and evaluation programs.”
The AFSAT is made of carbon fiber and epoxy-based materials, and travels at a maximum speed of 0.9 mach. It is capable of traveling up to 50,000 feet above mean sea level.
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