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SAIC to Continue Engineering Support for Combat Systems Initiatives

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. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives Contract for Global Positioning System Enhancement Demonstration

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.

Raytheon Company Awarded Contract with U.S. Air Force for Paveway(TM) II Laser Guided Bomb

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.

America's Army

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.

Lockheed Martin Receives $32 Million Learning Management Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $32 million option on a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide specialized geospatial training to analysts and officials across the U.S. Defense Department and the intelligence community. This award exercises the second of four option years on the learning management services (LMS) contract, which provides educational programs and administrative support for the NGA College.

General Dynamics Land Systems to Supply U.S. Marine Corps with Light Armored Vehicles

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $24.2 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to produce 10 LAV-25 light armored vehicles (LAVs), three LAV logistics vehicles and vehicle components to meet anticipated war-loss requirements.

SAIC Awarded $19 Million Experimental Space Sensor Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $19 million subcontract from Orbital Sciences to deliver a wide-field-of-view sensor for integration onto a geo-synchronous satellite that Orbital is building for SES AMERICOM, which has a contract with the U.S. Air Force to host the sensor onboard a commercial spacecraft.

Boeing Selected for U.S. Navy's Shipboard Network Communications Systems Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a firm-fixed-price, $5.4 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce an updated shipboard network communications system for the USS Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG). The contract is part of the Navy's DDG modernization program in which new shipboard network communications technologies will be retrofitted in DDG 51-class destroyers during service overhauls.

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.

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