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The following is a compilation of Department of Defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies or companies with projects in San Diego County. More can be found at sddt.com/Defense.

LRAD Corp. announces $1.5 million in Navy orders

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

San Diego-based LRAD Corp. (Nasdaq: LRAD), a provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced approximately $1.5 million in new LRAD orders from the U.S. Navy. The orders, which consist primarily of LRAD 1000X systems and support equipment, are scheduled to ship this quarter.

"This is the latest in a series of LRAD orders we've received from the U.S. Navy since 2003," commented Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corp. "LRAD systems are deployed by naval forces around the world to hail, warn, notify and communicate over long distances, giving naval personnel time and distance to determine the intent of potential threats not responding to radio calls and creating standoff zones around their vessels."

The company's proprietary LRAD systems broadcast voice commands and deterrent tones than can be heard and understood over distances up to 3 kilometers.

Source Code: 20110817tqd

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems receives Navy contract for unmanned carrier-launched aircraft

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a Poway-based manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced the U.S. Navy awarded it a study contract to support pre-Milestone A activities for the service’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program.

“We’re pleased with this first stage award and remain committed to providing the Navy with timely delivery of a robust, affordable, and versatile aircraft carrier-based UAS that delivers superior ISR and strike capabilities satisfying the Navy’s future needs,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

The Navy’s UCLASS study calls for an open, adaptive architecture and disciplined systems engineering approach in order to identify and assess potential trade space. In response, GA-ASI plans to capitalize on this and its parallel engineering assessments to develop an affordable, low-risk, high-technology solution that leverages nearly 20 years of Predator/Gray EagleTM-series UAS development, manufacturing, system support, and 1.5 million flight hours of operational experience to date.

Many GA-ASI aircraft elements, components and subsystems already provide the mature, proven and reliable mission capabilities desired by the Navy. The UCLASS program is also expected to leverage existing, deployed DOD systems to launch, recover and control the UAS autonomously, transfer UAS data in support of persistent ISR operations and time-critical strike.

Awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the eight-month study contract calls for development of a Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and support for analysis of alternative activities. In addition, it requires analysis of the relative maturity and near-term availability of UCLASS-relevant technologies and identifying ways to shorten key development, test, and certification timelines.

Source Code: 20110817czc

Expeditionary Medical shares in Army contract

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Expeditionary Medical Modeling Consultants in Oceanside was one of 26 companies to share in a $497 million contract from the U.S. Army.

The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will provide for the Navy Medicine Research and Development services to provide infrastructure of personnel, materials, equipment, facilities, science and technology that will sustain an acceptable level of medical research.

Work will be performed at each contractor location, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2016.

There were 32 bids solicited, with 32 bids received.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Source Code: 20110816cze

US Foodservice wins military food contract

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Defense Logistics Agency awarded Vista's US Foodservice/Joseph Webb Division a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract with a maximum $69.2 million for full line food distribution.

There are no other locations of performance.

Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

The date of performance completion is Aug. 16, 2012.

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-11-D-3472).

Source Code: 20110816czf

Air Force gives Northrop Grumman two contracts totaling $35 million

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems a $26,178,369 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Sand Dragon B.

This effort is to develop and deploy an innovative airborne counter-IED capability unmanned aerial system.

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-7147).

Northrop Grumman was also awarded an $8.8 million fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement contract from the Air Force to develop a deployable instrument landing system that can provide precision guidance to aviation assets in multiple geographically-separated and environmentally-diverse regions.

Headquarters Electronic Systems Center, Directorate of Contracting, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8730-11-C-0011).

Work for both will be performed in San Diego

Source Code: 20110812cze

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