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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

    Small Business Secures SBIR Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)

    Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

  • Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

    US Navy Develops Iron Man-Style AR Diving Helmet

    Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

  • Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

    DoD Looking For Biodegradable Ammo Via SBIR

    Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

  • Original Article: Executive Biz The U.S. Navy plans to award Architecture Technology Corp. a one-year contract to develop 10 ruggedized router prototypes for carrier-based aircraft through a Small Business Innovation Research program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the military branch will ask ATCorp to build small size, weight and power consumption routers called small-form-factor automated networking systems under the third phase of the Minimized Space, Weight and Power Network Architecture Solution  project. The Navy also wants the company to test the S-FAN system on the Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft and plan for the router’s integration into other Navy and commercial aircraft, according to the report. The report […]

    Navy Plans Airborne Router Devt Contract Award through SBIR

    Original Article: Executive Biz The U.S. Navy plans to award Architecture Technology Corp. a one-year contract to develop 10 ruggedized router prototypes for carrier-based aircraft through a Small Business Innovation Research program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the military branch will ask ATCorp to build small size, weight and power consumption routers called small-form-factor automated networking systems under the third phase of the Minimized Space, Weight and Power Network Architecture Solution  project. The Navy also wants the company to test the S-FAN system on the Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft and plan for the router’s integration into other Navy and commercial aircraft, according to the report. The report […]

  • Original Article: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

    Small Business Awarded $35.2M Contract With Naval Air Station North Island

    Original Article: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

  • Original Article: EDN Recently the Chinese Navy boldly seized a US Navy underwater drone in international waters near the Philippine Islands violating international law and threatening illegal access to our military technology in that device. It seems to me that the US Navy probably has security measures embedded into these types of devices to prevent any technology access, but I thought it would be interesting to investigate some possible design ideas that I have researched to prevent technology theft, as well as elicit creative ideas from you, our tech savvy EDN audience. Commercial drones in the water First, I would […]

    Underwater Navy drones: Can electronics deter illegal seizures and technology theft?

    Original Article: EDN Recently the Chinese Navy boldly seized a US Navy underwater drone in international waters near the Philippine Islands violating international law and threatening illegal access to our military technology in that device. It seems to me that the US Navy probably has security measures embedded into these types of devices to prevent any technology access, but I thought it would be interesting to investigate some possible design ideas that I have researched to prevent technology theft, as well as elicit creative ideas from you, our tech savvy EDN audience. Commercial drones in the water First, I would […]

  • The annual Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Excellence Awards Program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in promoting competition and innovation in the Navy and Marines Corps acquisition process throughout the fiscal year. Established to acknowledge the importance of these characteristics, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) annually recognizes those military and Government civilian individuals and teams who have made the most outstanding contributions in enhancing competition and innovation throughout the acquisition lifecycle and in support of Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Sarkis Tatigian Small Business Award: (L to R): Hon Sean Stackley (ASN RD&A), Leah […]

    DON FY15 Acquisition Excellence Awards

    The annual Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Excellence Awards Program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in promoting competition and innovation in the Navy and Marines Corps acquisition process throughout the fiscal year. Established to acknowledge the importance of these characteristics, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) annually recognizes those military and Government civilian individuals and teams who have made the most outstanding contributions in enhancing competition and innovation throughout the acquisition lifecycle and in support of Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Sarkis Tatigian Small Business Award: (L to R): Hon Sean Stackley (ASN RD&A), Leah […]

  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Total Logistics Small Business joint venture has secured a five-year, $55.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for logistics and technical support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Work will occur in Patuxent River, Maryland through December 2021 and covers analysis, development, execution, facilities, planning, support equipment management and training services, the Defense Department said Monday. DoD noted the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division received one offer for the contract through an electronic request for proposals. The Navy obligated $420,581 in fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.

    Small Business Joint Venture Secures $56M Navy, Marine Corps Support Services IDIQ

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Total Logistics Small Business joint venture has secured a five-year, $55.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for logistics and technical support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Work will occur in Patuxent River, Maryland through December 2021 and covers analysis, development, execution, facilities, planning, support equipment management and training services, the Defense Department said Monday. DoD noted the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division received one offer for the contract through an electronic request for proposals. The Navy obligated $420,581 in fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.