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By | December 1, 2008

      SAIC Gains $69.3 Million Contract For Support Services At Kennedy

      NASA selected Science Applications International Corp. [SAI] of Houston to provide project management support services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

      The contract begins Feb. 1, with a two-year base period and three one-year options to extend performance. The contract has a maximum potential value of approximately $69.3 million, broken into two parts.

      This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a potential core value of $59.3 million if all options are exercised.

      Further, an additional indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract line item is included with a possible ceiling of $10 million.

      SAIC will provide engineering and technical services, project and business management and administrative support to the Kennedy Ground Operations Project Office, supporting the Constellation Program that will develop the next-generation U.S. spaceship system: the Orion space capsule and the Ares rocket to launch Orion.

      Harris Gains Air Force Research Contract Developing Comms For Small Satellites

      The Air Force Research Laboratory gave Harris Corp. [HRS] a contract to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively.

      The study will support the Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORSO) at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., with systems engineering, requirements analysis, and concept development of an architecture whereby common components are able to support multiple payloads.

      The modular architecture will allow rapid configuration of the satellites to meet changing needs of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as well as other military communications requirements.

      Lockheed Gains $70 Million Milstar Contract Change

      The Air Force gave Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] a $70 million change to a cost-plus-award-fee contract for further work on the Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System.

      That one-year extension calls for Lockheed to provide on-orbit operations and support. The MILSATCOM Joint Program Contracting Office at El Segundo, Calif., handles the contract.

      Raytheon Gains Tomahawk, AIM-120D Contracts

      The Navy gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a $33.9 million Tomahawk contract, and the Air Force gave Raytheon a $6 million AIM-120D contract.

      In the Navy pact, Raytheon Missile Systems Co. in Tucson, Ariz., will provide full recertification of up to 165 All-Up-Round (AUR) Tomahawk Missiles for the U. S. Navy (133) and for the United Kingdom (32).

      The order also provides for Systems Engineering Integration Agent support and fixed support for Encanisterization/Decanisterization of MK-14 AUR missiles.

      This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($27,688,543; 82 percent) and the United Kingdom ($6,245,600; 18 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

      The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., (80 percent) and Camden, Ark., (20 percent) by April 2010.

      The Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Md., handles the contract.

      Separately, the Air Force gave Raytheon contract change to upgrade two guided weapons test Set to AIM-120D capability, with spares and additional GPS.

      695ARSS, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., manages the contract.

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