Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $768,283,907 non-competitive fixed-price incentive (firm) contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 33. This contract provides for the production of the AMRAAM missiles, captive air training missiles, guidance sections, AMRAAM telemetry system, spares and other production engineering support hardware. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an expected completion date of Feb. 28, 2023. This contract involves unclassified foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom, which accounts for 47% of the contract value. Fiscal 2018 Air Force and Navy procurement funds in the amount of $21,606,031; fiscal 2019 Air Force and Navy procurement funds in the amount of $356,753,259; fiscal 2020 Navy procurement funds in the amount of $4,212,839; fiscal 2019 Air Force research and development funds in the amount of $7,343,150; fiscal 2020 Air Force and Navy research and development funds in the amount of $10,295,601; fiscal 2020 Air Force operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,404,956; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $366,668,071 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance Division Contracting Office, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8675-20-C-0033).
National Aerospace Solutions LLC, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, has been awarded an $88,542,734 modification (P00092) to contract FA9101-15-C-0500 for test operations and sustainment. This modification provides for test operations, technology development, equipment and facility sustainment, capital improvements and some support services for Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Work will be performed at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. The overall value of the contract is $1,024,292,109. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance and research and development funds are being used and no funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $988,832,126 definitization modification (PZ0010) to previously-awarded contract FA8681-18-C-0021 for Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon critical design review, test and production readiness support. The contract modification will definitize the contract terms, specifications and price. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2022. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $988,832,126. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds are being obligated in the amount of $23,000,000 at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Co., Layton, Utah, has been awarded a $22,571,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00009) to previously award contract FA8204-19-C-0001 for ICBM Cryptography Upgrade Increment II (ICU II) production. This modification exercises production Lot 2, Option 1 and provides the government 54 A-4 drawers. Work will be performed at Huntsville, Alabama; Huntington Beach, California; and Layton, Utah, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 12, 2022. The total cumulative face value is $104,213,725. Fiscal 2019 missiles procurement funds in the amount of $1,826,000; and fiscal 2020 missiles procurement funds in the amount of $20,745,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, ICBM Contracting Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $22,250,138 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P00039) to previously awarded FA8730-15-C-0002 for the Qatar Air Missile Defense Operation Center (ADOC). The contract modification is for the procurement of the outside continental U.S. transfer of ADOC prime mission equipment (PME), installation of ADOC PME, integration activities, training of ADOC operators, and development of a communications cabinet. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and Qatar, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2020. This modification involves 100 percent foreign military sales to Qatar. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $303,037,178. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $22,250,138 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
L3Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,331,526 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P01025) to a previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for sustainment of the Ground-Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) weapons system. Work will be performed at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Maui, Hawaii; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. The total cumulative face value is $9,331,516. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,463,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $16,553,897 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for universal armament interface. This contract provides for system engineering and program management for universal armament interface development. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 19, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $923,829 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8628-20-C-2267).
Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co., Hollister, California, has been awarded a $13,394,557 firm-fix-price with economic-price-adjustment for sustainment of B-1B Aircraft. This contract provides 48 shield mild detonating cord (SMDC) kits for B-1B aircraft; with each kit contains 461 SMDC lines. Work will be performed at Hollister, California, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $13,394,557 will be obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Ammunition Contracting Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a sole source, cost only contract modification (P00069) under previously awarded contract HQ0276-15-C-0003 to increase the CLIN 0014 undefinitized contract action not-to-exceed value by $267,178,800 from $387,187,200 to $654,366,000. Under this modification, the "pacing items only" restriction is removed and the contractor is now authorized to work the full, unchanged, effort to manufacture, assemble, test and deliver 20 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missiles and related efforts, and four missiles under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case JA-P-ATB to Japan. The value of the contract is increased by $267,178,800 from $1,198,400,240 to $1,465,579,040. The work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of December 2022. Fiscal 2018 procurement, defense-wide funds in the amount of $209,000,000; and FMS funds in the amount of $7,652,000 will be obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ0276-15-C-0003).
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) issued a Provisional Authorization (PA) Aug. 15 enabling DOD mission partners and service components to host DOD Impact Level 2 (IL2) data on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorized, Moderate Baseline, Cloud Service Offerings (CSO), without waiting for an explicit, DOD written authorization.
DISA’s Risk Management Executive (RME) and Authorizing Official (AO), Roger Greenwell, signed the blanket Provisional Authorization to streamline processes and information availability for mission partners looking to host DOD IL2 mission data in the cloud. It also reduces the steps industry partners go through prior to FedRAMP Moderate authorized solutions being available to address DOD customer needs.
“This authorization allows for data designated publically releasable or IL2, to be stored in the cloud on authorized FedRAMP offerings without waiting for DOD to issue a specific authorization document,” said Greenwell. “We worked with officials from the DOD, Chief Information Office (CIO), and mission partners on the drafting of the policy, and believe this approach provides significant benefit to both the DOD community as well as the cloud industry.”
Read more at [https://disa.mil/NewsandEvents/2019/cloud-authorizations].
Small Businesses can’t wait months or years for a contract, which means the Air Force can miss out on some of the most advanced tech and innovative ideas out there. The good news is—AFWERX and other Air Force organizations like the Air Force Research Laboratory are changing that. Watch as our panelists discuss how we're doing it during AFWERX Fusion 2019.
After taking over as Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) director in June, Gregory Wagner set specific goals for the organization he now leads – make DSO the Department of Defense center of excellence for electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) capabilities, services, and operations.
Wagner is moving to achieve that goal through greater collaboration with DSO’s mission partners.
To demonstrate his commitment to his cause, the DSO director is encouraging mission partners to provide input and constructive criticism on ways DSO can better help them achieve their missions.
“Tell me what you think about the services and capabilities DSO provided you in the past. How are they working for you? Tell me what I should be doing to address your concerns and what I should be focusing on to help you,” Wagner said.
Read more at [https://www.disa.mil/NewsandEvents/2019/DSO-director-to-mission-partners].
Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need
TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Materials
OBJECTIVE: This is an AF Special Topic in partnership with AFWERX, please see the above AF Special Topic instructions for further details. A Phase I award will be completed over 3 months with a maximum award of $50K and a Phase II may be awarded for a maximum period of 27 months and $1,500,000. The objective of this topic is to explore Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies that may not be covered by any other specific SBIR topic and thus to explore options for solutions that may fall outside the Air Force’s current fields of focus but that may be useful to the US Air Force. An additional objective of this topic is to grow the industrial base of the US Air Force. This topic will reach companies that can complete a feasibility study and prototype validated concepts in accelerated Phase I and II schedules. This topic is specifically aimed at later stage development rather than earlier stage basic science and research.
DESCRIPTION: The Air Force is a large and complex organizations that consists of many functions that have similar counterparts in the commercial sector. We are interested in exploring innovative technology domains that have demonstrated clear commercial value in the non-defense sector (i.e., through existing products/solutions) in order to see if they have similar Air Force applications (i.e. Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions). We recognize that it is impossible to cover every technological area with the SBIR topics, thus this topic is intended to be a call for open ideas and technologies that cover topics that may not be currently listed (i.e. the unknown-unknown). It is important that any potential solutions have a high probability of keeping pace with the technological change and thus should be closely tied to commercial technologies and solutions that will help support the development of the solution. This topic is meant for innovative non-defense commercial solutions to be adapted in innovative ways to meet DoD stakeholders’ needs in a short timeframe and at a low cost. Solutions for this topic should be focused on the three areas listed below and should try to meet as many of these as possible. 1. Technical feasibility – There should be minimal technical risk to the overall solution. The best solutions will have demonstrated technical feasibility by showing the solution being used broadly by other customers, especially in the non-defense space. If the solution has not demonstrated technical feasibility in the non-defense space, the offeror(s) may provide alternative evidence to indicate technical feasibility such as initial lab tests, use of the product with defense customers and other forms of evidence. 2. Financial Sustainability – The offeror(s) should demonstrate financial sustainability of the solution and the offeror(s). The best solutions will demonstrate this by sales of the solution to non-defense clients and other sources of private investment. If the solution has not demonstrated financial sustainability by non-defense sales or private investment, the offeror(s) may provide other evidence of financial sustainability such as other governmental aid, sales to defense customers, and other forms of evidence that help explain the financial sustainability. 3. Defense Need – The offeror(s) should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the fit between their solution and defense stakeholders. The offeror(s) may provide an indication of a defense ‘need’ by evidence of preliminary discussions with USAF stakeholders, a clear description (including contact name, rank, unit and contact information) of a specific, potential USAF stakeholder that may need to use the solution or other forms of evidence to help explain a clear defense need. In summary - proposals for this topic should demonstrate a high probability to quickly find product-market fit between an Air Force end user and the proposed solution through adaptation of a non-defense commercial solution. This can be done through a proposal with a mature non-defense technical solution and a starting point to find an Air Force customer. BROAD FOCUS AREAS AND SPECIFIC USER NEEDS FOR 19.2 OPEN TOPIC Though the topic is truly ‘Open’ (agnostic of industry, technology, and problem area), to facilitate streamlined customer discovery for companies in Phase I, we have identified certain problem areas for which potential Air Force Customers and/or funding have already been identified. These areas, which we break out into broad ‘Focus Areas’ and specific ‘User Needs’, are described below. Focus Areas – for a broad ‘Focus Area’ to be included in this topic (the list of Focus Areas can be viewed at https://www.afwerx.af.mil/sbir.html), we required that it either have a significant number of Air Force customers seeking solutions in that area OR a specific Air Force Customer that has set aside funding to address that area by way of SBIR fund-matching. Thus, if your solution can help address one of these Focus Areas, there is likely to be a good number of Air Force End-Users and customers that you can interact with in your phase I feasibility study and an increased likelihood for matching funding. User Needs – for a specific ‘User Need’ to be included in this topic (the list of User Needs can be viewed at https://www.afwerx.af.mil/sbir.html), we required that an Air Force end-user or customer clearly articulate a specific problem affecting their mission for which they are actively seeking solutions from SBIR companies. Thus, if your solution can help address one of these User Needs, then there is *at least* one Air Force end-user that you can readily interact with in your phase I feasibility study. If you believe your solution can help address one of the ‘Focus Areas or ‘User Needs’, please note this on the first slide of your application slide deck AND include the Focus Area ID # or User Need ID # in your ‘Keywords’ in the online SBIR application (Example: FA-001, or UN-1034). The alignment between a proposal and a ‘Focus Area’ or ‘User Need’ can strengthen an application. Note that this does not change the requirement to demonstrate the defense need as listed above, but may complement it. This also does not preclude companies who are looking to solve other problems that are not listed in the ‘Focus Areas’ or ‘User Needs’ to submit to this topic; it is simply intended to give indications of areas of special focus for the Air Force at this particular point in time.
PHASE I: Validate the product-market fit between the proposed solution and a potential USAF stakeholder and define a clear and immediately actionable plan for running a trial with the proposed solution and the proposed AF customer. This feasibility study should directly address: 1. Clearly identify who the prime potential AF end user(s) and AF transition customer (the user and customer will likely be two different people) and articulate how they would use your solution(s) (i.e., the one who is most likely to an early adopter, first user, and initial transition partner). 2. Deeply explore the problem or benefit area(s) which are to be addressed by the solution(s) - specifically focusing on how this solution will impact the end user of the solution. 3. Define clear objectives and measurable key results for a potential trail of the proposed solution with the identified Air Force end user(s). 4. Clearly identify any additional specific stakeholders beyond the end user(s) who will be critical to the success of any potential trial. This includes, but is not limited to, program offices, contracting offices, finance offices, information security offices and environmental protection offices. 5. Describe how the solution differs from the non-defense commercial offering to solve the Air Force need - (i.e. how has it been modified) 6. Describe the cost and feasibility of integration with current mission-specific products. 7. Describe if and how the demonstration can be used by other DoD or governmental customers The funds obligated on the resulting Phase I SBIR contracts are to be used for the sole purpose of conducting a thorough feasibility study using scientific experiments, laboratory studies, commercial research and interviews. Prototypes may be developed with SBIR funds during Phase I studies to better address the risks and potential payoffs in innovative technologies.
PHASE II: Develop, install, integrate and demonstrate a prototype system determined to be the most feasible solution during the Phase I feasibility study. This demonstration should focus specifically on: 1. Evaluating the proposed solution against the objectives and measurable key results as defined in the phase I feasibility study. 2. Describing in detail how the solution differs from the non-defense commercial offering to solve the Air Force need and how it can be scaled to be adopted widely (i.e. how can it be modified for scale) 3. A clear transition path for the proposed solution that takes into account input from all affected stakeholders including but not limited to: end users, engineering, sustainment, contracting, finance, legal, and cyber security. 4. Specific details about how the solution can integrate with other current and potential future solutions. 5. How the solution can be sustainable (i.e. supportability) 6. Clearly identify other specific DoD or governmental customers who want to use the solution.
PHASE III: PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: This is the main goal of this topic, we intend for many of the solutions to go straight from Phase I to Phase III as soon as the product-market fit has been verified. The contractor will transition the adapted non-defense commercial solution to provide expanded mission capability to a broad range of potential government and civilian users and alternate mission applications. NOTES: a. Due to the large amount of expected interest in this topic, we will not be answering individual questions through e-mail, except in rare cases. Instead we will be holding a teleconference to address all questions in an efficient manner. This topic will be updated with the final call-in details as soon as the date is finalized. In the meantime, feel free to use the SITIS Q&A system. b. This SBIR is NOT awarding grants, and is awarding contracts, when registering in SAM.gov, be sure to select ‘YES’ to the question ‘Do you wish to bid on contracts?’ in order to be able to compete for this SBIR topic. If you are only registered to compete for grants, you will be ineligible for this topic. For more information please visit http://afwerxdc.org/sbir/ c. We are working to move fast, please register in SAMs and if already registered please double check your CAGE codes, company name, address information, DUNS numbers, ect. , If they are not correct at time of submission, you will be ineligible for this topic. In order to ensure this, please include, in your 15-slide deck, a screenshot from SAM.gov as validation of your correct CAGE code, DUNS number and current business address along with the verification that you are registered to compete for All Contracts. It is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that the data in the proposal and the data in SAM.gov are aligned. For more information please visit https://www.afwerx.af.mil/sbir.html d. In order to keep pace with the fast timeline, if the purchase orders are not signed and returned to the contracting office within 5 business days of receipt, a Phase I award will not be issued. e. Please note that each company may only have one active ‘Open Topic’ award at a time. If a company submits multiple technically acceptable proposals, only the proposal with the highest evaluation will be awarded. If multiple proposals are evaluated to be equal, the government will decide which proposal to award based upon the needs of the Air Force. If a contractor is currently executing a Phase II award under the previous ‘Open’ topics (18.2-005, 18.3-005, 18.3-006, 19.1-004, 19.1-005), the company is ineligible for this topic. If the company applies for both the Direct to Phase II ‘Open Topic’ (192-D001) and this topic, and the company is selected for award for both topics, only the Direct to Phase II (192-D001) proposal will be awarded. All awards are subject to the availability of funds and contracting negotiations. f. The ‘DoD SBIR/STTR Programs Funding Agreement Certification’ form must be completed and signed at the time of *Proposal Submission* and can be found at: https://www.afsbirsttr.af.mil/Program/Phase-I-and-II/. g. It is the responsibility of the contractor to answer the questions in the SBIR Cover Sheet and on the ‘DoD SBIR/STTR Programs Funding Agreement Certification’ accurately. h. While these are firm fixed price contracts, it is important for the companies to include the cost volume in the SBIR online application with reasonable fidelity in order to determine the reasonableness of the proposed effort. *****Proposals submitted under this topic may relate to technologies restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) which controls defense-related materials/services import/export, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) which controls dual use items. Foreign National is defined in 22 CFR 120.16 as a natural person who is neither a lawful permanent resident (8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20)), nor a protected individual (8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)). It also includes foreign corporations, business associations, partnerships, trusts, societies, other entities/groups not incorporated/organized to do business in the United States, international organizations, foreign governments, and their agencies/subdivisions. Offerors must identify Foreign National team members, countries of origin, visa/work permits possessed, and Work Plan tasks assigned. Additional information may be required during negotiations to verify eligibility. Even if eligible, participation may be restricted due to U.S. Export Control Laws. NOTE: Export control compliance statements are not all-inclusive and do not remove submitters’ liability to 1) comply with applicable ITAR/EAR export control restrictions or 2) inform the Government of potential export restrictions as efforts proceed.*****
1. FitzGerald, B., Sander, A., & Parziale, J. (2016). Future Foundry: A New Strategic Approach to Military-Technical Advantage. Retrieved June 12, 2018, from https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/future-foundry; 2. Blank, S. (2016). The Mission Model Canvas – An Adapted Business Model Canvas for Mission-Driven Organizations. Retrieved June 12, 2018, from https://steveblank.com/2016/02/23/the-mission-model-canvas-an-adapted-business-model-canvas-for-mission-driven; 3. US Department of Defense. (2018). 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States Summary, 11. Retrieved from https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf; AF192-001 SBIR ‘Open Topic’ Focus Areas – Retrieved from https://www.afwerx.af.mil/sbir.html; AF192-001 SBIR ‘Open Topic’ User Needs – Retrieved from https://www.afwerx.af.mil/sbir.html
KEYWORDS: Open, Other, Disruptive, Radical, Dual-Use, Commercial
The official link for this solicitation is:https://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/index.shtml