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Boeing Team to Design New Spacecraft Power Generation System

August 4, 2008
By Katie Packard

A team led by Boeing Advanced Systems has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for the first phase of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) program. Team members include DR Technologies, Northrop Grumman Astro Aerospace, Texas A&M University, Spectrolab Incorporated (a Boeing subsidiary) and key suppliers. DARPA's FAST is a multiphase effort to design and develop a ground test prototype of a new high power generation subsystem (HPGS) for spacecraft.

Northrop Grumman to Develop Hybrid Thermal Ground Plane

August 4, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and demonstrate an ultra high-capacity hybrid thermal ground plane needed to overcome heat-related challenges in semiconductors employed in electronic systems. The $1.7 million, 18-month, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for the first phase of the three-phase DARPA program.

Incoming: The Patterns of Data Management

August 1, 2008
By H. Mosher

In this month's Incoming column, Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) talks about how management of data is so important. He looks at it from the enterprise level, discussion trends in how organizations can streamline data management operations through consolidation of data centers. While the trend is interesting to discuss, it brings up another interesting point: Individuals are just as likely to need "data management" skills these days, what with the incredible amount of information that flows through their email in-boxes and feed readers. So, for discussion this month: How much is too much information, and how do you manage it all?

Harris Corporation Awarded $7.8 Million U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Contract

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $7.8 million contract to design, develop, test and implement a new enterprise software solution for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC).

CACI Awarded $9.5 Million Contract to Provide Video Teleconferencing Support for Eighth U.S. Army

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated received a $9.5 million contract to provide video teleconferencing (VTC) services and solutions to the Eighth U.S. Army, stationed in the Republic of Korea. The Eighth U.S. Army supports the deterrence of North Korean aggression against the Republic of Korea during armistice, crisis and wartime operations. Under the VTC contract, CACI will partner with the U.S. Army's regional chief information office in Korea to provide VTC capabilities that range from single-user desktop systems to large, multi-screen systems for command center collaboration.

Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Portuguese Air Force F-16s

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman's third-generation LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) system has been selected by the Portuguese Air Force for its F-16 advanced targeting pod upgrade program. The LITENING AT system is a self-centered, multi-sensor weapon aiming system that enables fighter pilots to detect, acquire, auto-track and identify targets for highly accurate delivery of both conventional and precision-guided weapons.

SPADAC Awarded Contract by Office of Naval Research

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

SPADAC has received a contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to support its large tactical sensor networks II program by developing a system to determine the relevance of cultural factors, which will provide advanced intelligence capabilities in support of the warfighter. The contract has a potential value of $1.2 million.

Cubic Delivers $4 Million Radio Communications System to Canadian Forces Base Wainwright

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Defense Applications recently installed a new voice communication system at the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation (CWES) training facility at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. The $4 million system was ordered by the Canadian Department of National Defence and will provide communications for many purposes, including range control, base maintenance crews, emergency response and other base operations.

InterSense Receives U.S. Air Force Phase I SBIR Contract

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

InterSense Incorporated has received a Phase I SBIR contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop and deliver a wireless, networkable motion sensing system that will track and report the location of soldiers and devices in augmented reality training applications. The tracking solution will monitor multiple users and devices with limited reference infrastructure.

ManTech Receives $151 Million Information Technology Support Contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command

August 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

ManTech International Corporation has received a five-year, $151 million task order to provide information technology (IT) support to the Naval Sea Systems Command, SEA 04L3. ManTech will provide IT support to the Navy's legacy ship maintenance and logistics support information systems program, including the development of formal processes in life cycle planning, documentation, program management, program control, testing, training and deployment.

Javelin Joint Venture Awarded $115 Million Contract for United Arab Emirates and Oman

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin's Javelin Joint Venture has received a $115 million contract with the U.S. government to product the Javelin anti-tank missile and command launch unit for the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Javelin is a man-portable and employable fire-and-forget medium-range missile system ideal for one-soldier operations in all environments.

SRA Awarded $29.9 Million Contract by the U.S. Army

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

SRA International has been awarded a re-compete contract from the U.S. Army. The contract could be worth $29.9 million over five years, if all the options are exercised. SRA will continue to assist in combining into one program the installation support modules contract and the range facility management support system.

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Provide Electronic Combat Systems for Republic of Korea Aircraft

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a $74.6 million contract to provide 21 ALQ-135M electronic combat systems for the Republic of Korea Air Force's F-15K aircraft. The AN/ALQ-135M is a fully automatic, internally-mounted electronic combat system that prioritizes, manages and defeats multiple threats simultaneously.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $80 Million Production Contract

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has received an $80 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for the gunship multispectral sensor system, the electro-optical/infrared fire control system for the AC-130U gunship.

Thales Communications to Provide Communications Design Expertise to U.S. Air Force

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

Thales Communications Incorporated will provide communications design expertise for the upgrade of the tactical automated security system. The contract was awarded by the 642nd Electronics Systems Squadron of the U.S. Air Force. Thales will design advanced communications modules (CM) and advanced hand-held monitors (HHM), which will update and extend the capabilities of existing CMs and HHMs.

Sensis to Modernize Key Components of Area Surveillance Radars

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

Sensis Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) to refurbish a primary component of the DND's terminal radar and control system fleet of area surveillance radar. The Sensis solution will improve system reliability, maintainability and availability while extending the overall service life of the radars.

ITT to Provide SpearNet Radio System to Spanish Army

July 30, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Communications Systems of ITT Corporation has been selected by the Defence & Security Division of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) to provide its SpearNet radio system for the full-scale engineering development phase of Spain's Combatiente del Futuro, a military modernization program. The SpearNet radio will provide the backbone for voice, data and video communications for the Spanish Army.

3S Group Awarded Contract with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center for Type 2 Cryptographic Support Services

July 28, 2008
By Katie Packard

3S Group Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract worth $11.5 million to provide Type 2 Cryptographic Support Services, Certification Authority Workstations peripherals and associated hardware and software for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, South Carolina, and all Defense Department services and agencies.

Cubic Applications will Provide Research and Analysis for Live Virtual Constructive

July 28, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Applications Incorporated has been awarded a not-to-exceed $16,324,665, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide investigative research and analysis to explore emerging technologies and developing proof-of-concept/prototype solutions to the shortfalls in realistic nuclear, chemical and biological training and to enable a single, more realistic operational and training environment for the live virtual constructive.

TYBRIN Receives Contract from U.S. Air Force for System Engineering and Technical Assistance

July 28, 2008
By Katie Packard

TYBRIN Corporation's contract with the U.S. Air Force is being modified for an estimated $11.3 million. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract provides system engineering and technical assistance support, including requirements definition, engineering management, risk education, developmental engineering, technical analysis, and acquisition management support, for a variety of research, test and evaluation, and training programs at the Air Force Flight Test Center Edwards Air Force Base, California.

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