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Offshore Patrol Vessels – 2011 – Conference

Offshore Patrol Vessels: The original, most prestigious and still the world leading OPV conference For the 6th year, Defence IQ is holding its Offshore Patrol Vessels conference this September, this time in the beautiful city of Hamburg.

Join us this Autumn to meet and network with senior-level members of international Navies and Coast Guards – a rare opportunity for intense information-sharing and in-depth discussions with this audience, all in one place, for 3 days.

Fore more information see: http://www.offshorepatrolvessels.com/Event.aspx?id=429138

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ICF International Awarded ID/IQ Contract with U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

January 10, 2011 by · Comment
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FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICF International awarded a new multiple-award ID/IQ contract with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences to address human resources-related military leader training.



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Sparton Awarded $17 Million ID/IQ Engineering Service Subcontract

December 15, 2010 by · Comment
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced the award of a $17 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Engineering Services Subcontract with the United States Navy as part of the ERAPSCO joint venture. The five-year subcontract is for technical efforts related to continued sonobuoy development, improved performance and advanced capabilities. During the term of the five-year subcontract, specific tasks will be identified and individual task o



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Sparton Awarded $12 Million ID/IQ Engineering Service Contract

November 2, 2010 by · Comment
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Engineering Services contract with the United States Navy. The five-year contract is valued at $12 million. Sparton will provide technical work related to continued sonobuoy development, improved performance and advanced capabilities. According to the contract, specific tasks will be identified and individual task orders will be issued for total cost



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Navy Invests in Protecting Civil Engineering Crews and Equipment with ADSI

The U.S. Navy is heavily involved in operations in Afghanistan by providing civil engineering support. The “SeaBee” units of construction personnel provide the ability as they have done since World War II to build facilities and provide services. In the day of the IED and mine their equipment needs to be armored and protected to survive this threat and protect their crews. As part of this effort the Navy awarded three companies the chance to provide up-armoring to the civil engineering equipment. One of these companies is American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADSI).

The contract allows the Navy to choose who will receive contracts under an Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Delivery (ID/IQ) structure. There is no guarantee that ADSI or the other companies will win work but it represents a good step forward for the company. The contract allows a maximum of $50 million awards and this is larger then any previous quantity received by ADSI.

ADSI makes modular add on armor kits that are fit to the individual vehicles as necessary. This allows them to be applied to an array of different systems. They also may be applied in theater as well as in the U.S.

With the threat from the IED and mine as well as direct fire the U.S. has been moving over the last five-or-six years to develop up armored vehicles of all types. This is perhaps best exemplified by the use of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles used for troop transport and engineering work.

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GATR Technologies Sells Innovative Satellite Antenna To U.S. Military

The Alabama company GATR Technologies was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide inflatable satellite communication terminals. The contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract which means that under it the Navy may buy as many as they want but doesn’t necessarily have to buy any. The one year contract could be worth up to $26 million to the company.

GATR Technologies makes a rather innovative system where the antenna and terminal are part of a big inflatable ball. This means that it is easy to transport and may be set up in rough terrain or remote locations just be inflating it. It weights very little and is quite portable. The system require two cases as well as requiring an external power source. This concept just demonstrates the ingenuity that is out there when it comes to making systems more effective.

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Defense Department Awards Further RFID Contract

Continuing their investment in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) the United States’ Defense Department awarded an Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (ID/IQ) contract for RFID equipment. Intermec, Inc. was one of the winners. If all options on the contract are awarded it could be for nine years with a value up to $418 million.

Intermec has been making equipment for the electronic tracking of goods for over twenty years and has received significant contracts from DoD in the past. RFID has made it easier and more efficient to track and ship materiel by providing quick means to identify cargo and route it. Under the Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) – IV contract not only DoD entities but the U.S. Coast Guard, NATO and other allies as well as foreign countries may purchase this technology. Intermec like with all ID/IQ contracts is not necessarily guaranteed any work from it depending on how the U.S. wants to exercise the contract.

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2009 Light & Medium Armoured Vehicles Conference

Defense IQ, a division of IPQC, is hosting the 2009 Light & Medium Armored Vehicles Conference. This event will be held February 2 – 6, 2009, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK. The event’s website may be found here.

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DRS sells more generators

As part of a ID/IQ contract with DRS to buy generators the US Army ordered $91 M worth of options. The funding will purchase 5,000 Tactical Quiet Generators (TCG) in a variety of sizes. The generators have been in development since 1997 and DRS has delivered several thousand of them. Since the US Army is dependent for many things on reliable sources of electricity generators are important. In tactical situations generators tend to attract attention through their noise and infra-red signatures. Anything that can be done to reduce these signatures improves the survivability of forces.

For more see the press release at MarketWatch.com.

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MDA awards SETA contracts

The last round of BRAC moved a significant number of MDA assets to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. Now two SETA contracts were awarded recently to support the agency. DMD was given an ID/IQ contract that could be worth over $40 M if all options are executed. Teledyne Solutions was also awarded one that is worth over $150 M. Both contracts have multiple options, and with all ID/IQ contracts there is no guarantee any work will be given out.

See The Huntsville Times for more.

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DTRA awards IT modernization contract

September 23, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Contract Awards, DTRA, IT, Lockheed Martin, logistics 

Lockheed Martin won an ID/IQ contract to modernize the IT systems at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). If all options on this five year contract are executed it could be worth over $45 M. Like all of these types of contracts there may be none, a little or all work awarded. The long term goal is to unify the existing legacy systems with one, modern one.

See RTTNews.com for the story.

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MDA awards launch services contract

September 8, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: AADC, Contract Awards, MDA, missile defense, space 

Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. (AADC) has won a ID/IQ contract to provide launch services at the Kodiak Island facility. This was built in order to launch targets for missile defense tests in the Pacific. The contract could be worth $50 M if all efforts are utilized. AADC has supported the facility for several years, and is payed by the launch. If there are no launches that year no pay is received.

For more see the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

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FT Campell to get new barracks

The US Army awarded a ID/IQ contract to Harbert International of Birmingham, AL to build new barracks at FT Campell, KY. FT Campbell is the home of the 101st Air Assault Division. The contract could be worth over $23 M and last until 2013. As with all ID/IQ contracts there is no guarantee that all of it will be executed or completed. Hartbert International has won several other military construction contracts recently.

See the Montgomery Advertiser for the article.

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DoD awards TRICARE omnibus contract

General Dynamics was one 23 companies awarded a possible right to get work under a large ID/IQ contract for planning and support. See a press release here. The contract if all options are exercised could be worth up to $5 B. Like all of these contracts, though, there is no guarantee that any company will get work, or that any will actually be exercised. This contract again demonstrates that DoD is paying a great deal of money to support its soldiers, retirees and dependents.

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FLIR stock hits all time high

FLIR Systems won a contract modification for the Army worth up to $380 M to build force protection systems. See an article here. This adds to an existing ID/IQ contract for the delivery of such systems. FLIR has built equipment for the US Army and other services to go on aircraft, vehicles and now ground mounted systems for surveillance around US bases. The stock closed at over $37 today.

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DoD to review use of time and material contracts

The GAO had done a study of how DoD is using ID/IQ and time and material contracts. Now DoD is implementing some of the recommendations from the study. See the article here. GAO felt that the DoD agencies were utilizing these contracts as they were easier to award and then adjust based on funding. The contracts are considered more risky as they may commit the Department to a more open ended contract. These contracts are primarily used for SETA and other service contracts.

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L-3 WESCAM Awarded $110 Million Contract from U.S. Air Force

December 31, 1969 by · Comment
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a $110 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force. As part of this contract, L-3 will supply WESCAM’s imaging turrets, including the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) MXTM-15Di, accompanied with training courses and service programs. This order is in addition to a $90 million ID/IQ contract that was awarded to WESCAM in December 2008.



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