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TeleCommunications Systems Wins U.S. Army Contract to Provide Deployable Satellite Solutions

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunications Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity delivery order with a potential value of $246 million. The delivery order is to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC) for its rapidly deployable and highly secure satellite communication access to broadband satellite services.

Raytheon Receives $412 Million Contract for Advanced Missiles

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, $412 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for Lot 22 production and delivery of the AIM-120C7 and AIM-120D advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. In addition to providing the AIM-120D missiles, the contract also provides foreign military sales customers with AIM-120C7 missiles.

SprayCool Awarded Contract for Unmanned Aircraft Signals Intelligence Application

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

SprayCool has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation's ISR Systems Division to provide its liquid-cooled enclosures for the U.S. Air Force Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload 1C program. The enclosures will house signals intelligence (SIGINT) electronics for the Air Force's SIGINT-equipped MQ-1B Predator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in support of Predator's tactical warfighting role.

BAE Systems to Extend Royal Navy's Medium-Range Radars

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a $194 million contract by the Ministry of Defence to provide next-generation medium-range radars (MRR) for the majority of the Royal Navy surface fleet and for the future aircraft carriers.

U.S. Navy Selects GeneSiC for Small Business Innovation Awards

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

GeneSiC Semiconductor Incorporated has been awarded two small business innovation research (SBIR) awards by the U.S. Navy. The awards allow GeneSiC to develop high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) devices that are critical for enabling the integration of high-power radars, directed energy weapons (DEW) and ship propulsion systems with the modern on-board power sources.

WareOnEarth Communications Receives Contract for Information Assurance Technical Services

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

WareOnEarth Communications Incorporated received a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, $9.5 million contract to provide technical services that support U.S. tactical and strategic operations with emphases on information assurance and automated sensor systems. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

SFA Awarded $10 Million Contract

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

SFA Incorporated is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $10 million for the research, development and applications-oriented activities in the generation of sensing systems, integrated optics and communication systems. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Stanley Receives Contract for U.S. Marine Corps Information Systems Office

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

Stanley Incorporated has been awarded a five-year, $22 million firm-fixed-price contract by the Global Combat Support Systems-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) to continue support of the logistics information systems (LIS) office. Stanley will provide program management, software configuration management, system operation and system maintenance support services.

Lockheed Martin to Accelerate Product and Delivery of Radar Systems

August 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for $84,287,332 for accelerating the product and delivery of the 12 enhanced AN-TPQ-36 initial production radar systems currently listed as options in another contract (W15P7T-06-C-T004). CECOM Acquisition Center, Forth Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

From Beanbags to Bomblets

August 4, 2008
By H. Mosher

U.S. military ground troops have received their first fully modular ground robot system that can launch a variety of munitions, from 40-millimeter beanbags to 40-millimeter high-explosive grenades. The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) features a unibody chassis with a plug-and-play design, so warfighters will be able to expand its capabilities as new accessories and attachments become available.
As currently designed, MAARS works at a range of over half a mile from the human controller. Features include loudspeakers, a green pulsing laser and a two-way communications system. MAARS also can be used to launch smoke, star clusters and pepper spray as well as engage the enemy with an M240B machine gun firing 7.62-millimeter ammunition.

MAARS is a tracked vehicle that can traverse a variety of terrains, including stairs, but it also can be outfitted with wheels to increase travel speed while reducing noise. The turret also can hold a drop-in manipulator arm as well as several types of weapons and sensor packages.

General Dynamics C4 Systems to Provide Digital Modular Radios to U.S. Navy

August 4, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $23 million contract for AN/USC-61(C) digital modular radios (DMRs), the U.S. Navy's standard communications system for newly constructed ships and submarines. General Dynamics C4 Systems has delivered more than 370 DMRs for use throughout the fleet and at Navy shore sites, enabling secure short-range and global communications using U.S. military standard waveforms.

ManTech Awarded $124 Million Contract to Support State Department's Global Information Technology Modernization Program

August 4, 2008
By Katie Packard

ManTech International Corporation has received a five-year, $124 million contract from the U.S. State Department to support the global information technology modernization (GITM) program. ManTech will support the State Department's Bureau of Information Resource Management Program Management and Analysis Directorate to centrally manage the worldwide modernization of the department's computer networks.

Stanley Incorporated Receives Contract to Support U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Futures Directorate

August 4, 2008
By Katie Packard

Stanley Incorporated has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a $300 million ceiling by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Futures Directorate. Stanley will provide technology, engineering and integration services to support INSCOM's worldwide intelligence operations.

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.

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