SIGNAL Blogs

August 19, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

LandWarNet 2008 began with an introduction by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, the U.S. Army chief information officer (CIO)/G-6. While Gen. Sorenson's remarks largely focused on what would take place during the three-day conference and exposition, some of his anecdotal comments illuminated the key issues that he hopes will be addressed by the many Army and industry attendees.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, sole-source contract from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center for engineering and technical services to support NASA's use of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for scientific research. The contract has a value of up to $25 million.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical System has been awarded a $10,487,251 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics support for the I-GNAT/Sky Warrior alpha unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company will continue the Patriot "Pure Fleet" modernization through a $34.4 million U.S. Army contract. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command contract enables the continuation of upgrading Army Patriot equipment to state-of-the-art Patriot Configuration 3 status.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's communications systems business has received a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity foreign military sales (FMS) contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. The contract, which has a potential value of $490 million, was awarded through the security assistance management directorate, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, for the manufacture and delivery of communications and electronics equipment and services required by international customers through the FMS program.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to provide a C-17 aircrew training system (ATS) to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The system will provide training to air mobility command and air force reserve command C-17 crew members.

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $69 million delivery order to provide advanced technologies and systems for protecting military troops, facilities and assets at forward-operating bases throughout the U.S. Central Command. Under the order, Northrop Grumman's missions systems sector will provide detection, assessment and surveillance capabilities for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Micro-Sat Systems Incorporated is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum value of $14,999,579. Micro-Sat Systems will provide research and development in the area of space plug-n play electronics. Micro-Sat Systems will work with its subcontractor, Advanced Solutions Incorporated, to develop modular flight software. Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $15,280,290, firm-fixed-price requirements contract for continued life cycle management support to sustain forward looking infrared radar systems and subsystems for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has received a $6.45 million task order from the U.S. Department of the Army. LGS will provide infrastructure and optical fiber upgrades to Fort Polk, Louisiana, and several range areas. LGS will also install two new communications shelters, consolidating communications nodes and upgrading the core hardware solution to 10 Gigabits.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation will upgrade an E-2C airborne early warning and control aircraft for the Egypt E-2C foreign military sales program in a $38 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will be refurbished and upgraded to the Hawkeye 2000 configuration and will include upgrades to the radar, mission computers, tactical mission system displays and navigation system.

August 15, 2008
By H. Mosher

Tune in August 19-21 for coverage of LandWarNet from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from Robert K. Ackerman and Rita Boland of SIGNAL Magazine.

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August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation is one of six prime contracts awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide mission and requirements support to the U.S. Strategic Command. The total contract value is up to $900 million over a five-year period. ITT will provide management and professional support services, including analysis, engineering and technical services.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has been selected as one of seven firms awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, contract field teams contract from the U.S. Air Force. The potential seven-year contract could have a value of $10.1 billion for all firms. CSC will provide a comprehensive range of maintenance support for all branches of the military worldwide. Services include the repair and upkeep of various aircraft and missiles.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has received a three-year, $62 million contract to support the quick reaction and battle command support division of the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineer Center's command and control directorate (CERDEC C2D).

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Smiths Detection's military division has been awarded a $28.5 million contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with advanced lightweight detectors under the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) program.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Dell Federal Systems has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity delivery order for $13,969,235 by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). Dell will provide Marine Corps hardware suite support for the MCSC program manager for training systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company will design and develop the countermine system (CMS) for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in a $153 million U.S. Navy contract. The CMS, part of the Navy's efforts to field a comprehensive assault breaching system, features a unique warhead that uses the combat-proven joint direct attack munition guidance set to accurately position the weapon above the mines.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems will add a new public switched telephone network (PSTN) feature to the Sectéra vIPer universal secure phone in a $2.8 million contract awarded by the National Security Agency. The new feature, "PSTN Connect," will enable the vIPer phone to connect with traditional telephone networks, enabling users of secure desktop phones to use one secure phone on either PSTN or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks.

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for production and maintenance of 615 Stryker vehicles. The contract has a potential value of $1.2 billion. Stryker operates with the latest C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor package, thereby protecting soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and other infantry weapons.

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