SIGNAL Blogs

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.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

BBN Technologies has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the scalable network monitoring program in a contract administered by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has received a follow-on, fixed-price award valued up to $1 billion from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The contract is for ITT's CREW 2.1 vehicle receiver jammers (CVRJs), vehicle-mounted systems designed to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). ITT will build and deliver up to 15,000 CREW 2.1 devices as well as related equipment.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications has been selected for a U.S. Air Force weapon systems support contract with a maximum value of $6.9 billion. L-3 was one of 12 prime contractors chosen for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program, known as the future, flexible acquisition and sustainment tool (F(2)AST). L-3 will provide modifications, development and other services for all Air Force-managed weapons systems.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

Telecommunication Systems Incorporated has been awarded an $8.3 million time and materials contract for the procurement of information technology support service to the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) and the U.S. Army Materiel Command DOIM. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will provide research and development for the development of the advanced wideband open architecture radar system under a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order of $7,263,300. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation Maritime Systems and Sensors is being awarded a modification with an amount not to exceed $38,124,522 for the production and delivery of SYMPHONY improvised explosive device (IED) jammer systems. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems has received a firm-fixed-price modification of $187,354,324 for the production and support of JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated and BAE Systems will jointly develop architecture to automate the detection and identification of ground battle targets. The companies will jointly integrate the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's continuous look attack management for predator (CLAMP) program under a $6 million Air Force contract.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a $28.8 million sole-source U.S. Navy contract to upgrade the service's fleet of 16 E-6B airborne command, control and communications aircraft. The E-6B is a modified Boeing 707 that provides survivable, durable and reliable airborne command, control and communications in support of the president, the secretary of defense and the U.S. Strategic Command.

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon subsidiary Raytheon Technical Services Company has been awarded a seven-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide sustainment support for all U.S. Air Force-operated weapons systems, support systems, subsystems, components and related services. The contract has an estimated ceiling value of $6.9 billion.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Trident Systems Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of $49.9 million. Trident will develop a multifaceted secure cross-domain capability encompassing all aspects of collaboration, including file sharing, text chat, shared whiteboard, audio/video teleconferencing, blogs and wikis. The functionality will meet U.S. Air Force, U.S. Defense Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Intelligence Community requirements for an information sharing environment.

August 8, 2008
By H. Mosher

Featured content from the August 2008 issue of SIGNAL Magazine.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated will continue to develop the UHF satellite communications (SATCOM) integrated waveform channel controller under a $9.3 million contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency. The second phase of the integrated waveform development enables demand assigned services on UHF SATCOM networks to support new applications that require better performance and higher channel throughput.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Services Incorporated has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, $7,438,904 contract for the design, development, integration and production of a form, fit and function; environmentally sealed; state of the art electromagnetic pulse pulser and its associated control system. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation has received a $9 million modification to exercise an option for continuing engineering support for research and development, total ship system engineering, and combat system engineering initiatives for the introduction of advanced technology into advanced combat systems and for the modernization of current combat systems for surface ship combatants.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a $153.5 million U.S. Naval Research Laboratory contract to demonstrate high integrity global positioning system (GPS) technology concepts. The high integrity GPS effort combines satellite signals from the Iridium low earth orbit telecommunications system and GPS mid-earth orbit navigational satellites to enhance navigation availability, integrity, accuracy and jam-resistant capabilities for warfighters.

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $31.6 million U.S. Air Force contract for Paveway(TM) II laser guided bomb (LGB) components. Raytheon will provide the Air Force with LBG computer control groups and air foil groups that transform "dumb" bombs into precision guided munitions.

August 8, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Perhaps the most famous of military-sanctioned online games, America's Army: The Official U.S. Army Game allows players to experience Army training the same way a new recruit would. Or, players can jump right into mission action. The game offers a variety of special military positions, such as fireteam leader and medic, that players can attain.

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