General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc. Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $6.3m cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support and systems software/firmware support for Improved Console and Display (ICAD) related upgrades to the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System. The ICAD is a critical component that will facilitate the AN/SLQ 32 mission as the anti-ship missile system, which is part of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). The AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System is a shipboard missile defense system that provides operational capability for early warning of threat weapon system emitters and emitters associated with targeting platforms, threat information to own ship hard-kill weapons, automatic dispensing of chaff decoys, and Electronic Attack to alter specific and generic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile trajectories, which protect ships and sailors from hostile anti-ship missiles. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. and work is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $296,353 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center
, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.