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58 -- ARC-210 Production Contract

Notice Date
Notice Type
334290 — Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, NAVAIR HQ, Building 2272 47123 Buse Road Unit IPT, Patuxent River, MD, 20670, UNITED STATES
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Response Due
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Point of Contact
John F Antol,, Phone: 301-757-5943, Maureen H Bernard,, Phone: (301) 757-5899
E-Mail Address
John.Antol@navy.mil, maureen.bernard@navy.mil
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The Naval Air Systems Command, Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209), intends to award a sole source, firm-fixed-price, four-year (FY2010 through FY2013) production contract to Rockwell Collins Government Systems (RCGS) for the AN/ARC-210 family of Electronic Protection (EP) radio equipment requirements for domestic and foreign military sales (FMS). The procurement requirements include up to approximately 4000 AN/ARC-210 family of EP radios consisting of the RT-1556B, RT-1747D, RT-1824(C), RT-1794(C), RT-1851(C), RT-1851A(C), and FMS variants, inclusive of options and associated equipment; a Standard Commercial Warranty, support equipment; engineering technical support; integrated logistics support; spare and repair parts; and associated data. The RT-1556B configuration functional capabilities include simplex two-way communication of normal and secure voice amplitude modulated (AM) or frequency modulated (FM) signals in the 30.000 MHz to 400 MHz radio frequency (RF) bands. The RT-1556B also provides the following modes of operation: a dedicated guard receiver which can provide continuous monitoring of the guard frequency in UHF/VHF bands of 243.000 MHz or 121.500 MHz, a receive-only mode of operation in normal and secure voice from 108.000 through 117.9975 MHz (AM), a maritime mode of operation in the 156.000 MHz through 162.025 MHz frequency band, and variable AM and FM electronic counter-countermeasure (ECCM) mode(s), these being HAVEQUICK, HAVEQUICK II, and SINCGARS. The RT-1556B utilizes several types of data buses to convey control and status information among the various WRAs making up the system. These include the MIL-STD-1553B AVMUX Bus, the Remote Control Data Bus, the Antenna and Filter Data Bus, and the DS-101 Data Loading Bus. The RT-1556B provides 8.33 kHz channel spacing capability for compatibility with EuroCae (ED-23B), and is software loadable using Advanced Memory Loader Verifier (AMLV). The RT-1747D has all the modes of operation, features, and performance characteristics of the RT-1556B, plus an added 70 MHz half-duplex converter and the software needed to select half-duplex channels, including SATCOM channels, and operates in the 70 MHz half-duplex mode for UHF beyond line of sight operation. The RT-1794(C) has all the modes of operation, features, and performance characteristics of the RT-1556B, plus added capabilities including embedded COMSEC, embedded DAMA for UHF SATCOM, Link 4/4A/11/Aircraft Carrier Landing System (ACLS), MIL-STD-188-220A protocol implementing Variable Message Format, and DS-101 COMSEC keyfill capability. The RT-1824(C) has all the modes of operation, features, and performance characteristics of the RT-1794(C). The RT-1824(C) provides hardware compatibility for future DAMA A SATCOM interoperability, a plain text data mode, and enhanced VMF message processing. The RT-1851(C) has all the modes of operation, features, and performance characteristics of the RT-1824(C), and incorporates an embedded FM Immunity filter and upgraded processors, allowing for software upgrades to add Bandwidth Efficient Advanced Modulation (BEAM), a waveform compression algorithm providing 80 kb/s in a 25kHz SatCom channel and 80 kb/s in a 25kHz LOS channel. The RT-1851A(C) extends the frequency range to 512MHz to provide interoperability with land-based civil agencies. The FY08 through FY10 procurement will be supported by an organizational to commercial depot maintenance strategy. THIS NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. This acquisition is being pursued on a sole source basis under the statutory authority of Title 10, U.S.C. Section 2304(c)(1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." A determination by the Government not to compete this effort is solely within the discretion of the Government. GENERAL INFORMATION: Rockwell Collins is the designer, developer, and sole manufacturer of the AN/ARC-210 Electronic Protection (EP) radio equipment and is the only source with the necessary knowledge, data, equipment, and experience to perform this effort within the required time frame. Subcontracting opportunities may be available and should be sought with Rockwell Collins Government Systems at the following address: Rockwell Collins, 400 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52498. Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract, or to be responsible for any monies expended by any interested parties before award of a contract for the effort described above. See numbered note 22. The Point of Contact (POC) for this synopsis is John F. Antol, Contracting Officer, Ph: 301-757-5943, Email address John.Antol@navy.mil.
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Address: 400 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52498, United States
Zip Code: 52498
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