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Contractor: VIASAT, Incorporated
VIASAT, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., was awarded on July 20 a $ 37,659,021 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for an indefinite/delivery, indefinite/quantity effort to procure blue force tracking 2 (BFT-2) for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2). BFT-2 is the next generation of the BFT transceiver/network. With BFT-2, FBCB2 will have the capability to upgrade position reports in seconds rather than minutes. Thousands of platforms will share a single satellites channel, resulting in reduced recurring cost. Icons on a computer screen will more accurately represent a vehicles location. The FBCB2 system is the Armyís digital battle command information to tactical combat leaders and soldiers from brigade to platforms an across platforms within a brigade task force. It enables war fighters to pass orders and graphics to visualize the commanderís intent and scheme of maneuver. The BFT-2 platform equipment is installed on a variety of host vehicles, such as high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, Bradley, Abrams, Paladin, and Aviation. Work is to be performed in Carlsbad, Calif., with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2016. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. CECOM Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-10-D-C420).
Total Contract Value: $37,659,021