SIGNAL Blogs

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received $15.7 million from the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, for the first year's production on a six-year contract for joint service lightweight standoff chemical agent detector (JSLSCAD) systems and spare parts. The JSLSCAD is a detection system designed to provide ground vehicles with state-of-the-art remote chemical agent detection.

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

Vector Planning and Service Incorporated has been awarded a $10.9 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for systems engineering, software development, integration and testing, technical services, and cost engineering in support of various U.S. Navy projects. The contract has an approximate value of $28.5 million if all options are exercised.

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

SRCTec, a subsidiary of the Syracuse Research Corporation, has received a $177.9 million contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command for a CREW Duke engineering change proposal (ECP) effort. The ECP enhances current system capabilities and provides increased defense against additional remote control improvised explosive device (RCIED) threats.

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

The communications division of Cornet Technologies Incorporated has been awarded a contract to develop next-generation maritime embedded global positioning system adapters (MEGA) for the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center in San Diego. The new MEGA is a versa module Europe (VME) card that hosts the Navy's critical global positioning receiver system application module.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of $95 million. This action will provide professional defense, science, engineering and technical non-personal advisory and assistance support services. The U.S. Air Force District of Washington/A7KI, Anacostia Annex, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded an $11.2 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for soldier radio waveform (SRW). The SRW software application will operate on joint tactical radio sets to provide voice, data and video tactical communications services in support of network-centric operations. The contract could be valued at approximately $116,947,363 if all options are exercised.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

ManTech International Corporation has received an $820 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life-Cycle Management Command, Program Office to support unique and specialized route clearance improvised explosive devices detection, removal and troop transport vehicles in southwest Asia, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated will participate in the $12.225 billion ENCORE II Information Technology Solutions contract awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As a subcontractor to NETCONN Solutions, Apptis provides information technology solutions and services for the U.S. military, the U.S. Defense Department and other federal government agencies.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

AeroVironment Incorporated has been awarded $4.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of peforming hover/perch and stare missions. The stealthy, persistent, perch and stare UAS is being procured and deployed by both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical System has received a $7.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to acquire three extended-range multi-purpose Block 0 unmanned aircraft in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $36 million to continue developing a truck-mounted, high-energy laser weapon system. Boeing will complete the design of a rugged beam control system on a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck. Boeing then will build, test and evaluate the system. Boeing also will develop the system-engineering requirements for the high-energy laser technology demonstrator laser weapon system.

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been named as a prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force's future flexible acquisition and sustainment tool contract. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract could be worth up to $6.9 billion divided among the prime contractors. BAE will continue to provide modifications, development and maintenance on all Air Force- and Air Force Special Operations Command-managed weapons.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received a $3.3 million contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps for its wireless point-to-point link network solution. TCS will deliver systems for use by the Marine Corps in support of operation Enduring Freedom and operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BBN Technologies has been awarded $8.9 million in funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the third phase of the disruption tolerant networking (DTN) program. The DTN program's primary goal is to develop and field network services that deliver critical information reliably. Under this latest award, BBN will integrate the DTN system into fielded military networks that may combine several types of nodes, including wireless, satellite and vehicle-mounted.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated has delivered 2000 enhanced bandwidth efficient modems (EBEM) for U.S. Defense Department teleport and U.S. Navy operations. The EBEMs include efficient modes for high-speed, point-to-point satellite communications. ViaSat has received follow-on orders for additional EBEMs from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquarters.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has received an estimated $26 million, five-year task order contract to support the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff/G-3, director of force management. Under the award, which is part of CACI's information technology enterprise solutions 2 services contract vehicle with the Army, CACI will provide operations, maintenance and enhancement support for the Army's force management system.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

SprayCool will supply electronics enclosures for the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system under a production contract by Northrop Grumman. Under the contract, Block 30 aircraft will be outfitted with two SprayCool enclosures that will host Northrop Grumman's processing electronics in support of its airborne signals intelligence payload.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has received a $23 million contract by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence for head-mounted night vision systems (HMNVS). HMNVS is a lightweight, single-battery monocular unit that provides enhanced mobility and reliability for soldiers during ground-based operations.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications' SPAR subsidiary has been awarded an $18 million contract by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force to perform outer wing replacements on three C-130K aircraft.

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded the professional support services task order from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. The contract has a total value of $31 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will provide a broad range of technical services and analytical support, including systems management; systems integration; strategic communications; plans, programs and resources; and Army modernization efforts.

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