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U.S. Army Procures Counter-IED Systems

April 11, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. was awarded a sole-source $46,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee multi-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for dismounted counter radio-controlled, improvised explosive device, electronic warfare spares and services to sustain the Thor III and Baldr CREW systems. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0041).

General Atomics Awarded $141 Million for Ground Control Station

April 11, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $141,444,171 delivery order (0089) to contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish non-recurring engineering development of the Block 50 ground control stations (GCS) and production of two system test and qualification system integration laboratories (SIL), one technical order development SIL, two fixed GCS, two mobile GCS, two software developer kits, and the associated spares for the Block 50 configuration. Block 50 includes the updated design goals from the legacy GCS of creating an ergonomic crew workstation, enhancing situational awareness, and reducing or eliminating known deficiencies in legacy GCS. Block 50 includes the installation and integration of six 24 inches touchscreen displays, an enhanced heads-up display, primary control display, F-16 modeled stick and throttle, and new control panels that provide one touch access to critical and common functions. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Micromem Technologies Appoints Von Herzen an Independent Director

Brian Von Herzen has been appointed as an independent director for Micromem Technologies Incorporated, Toronto and New York.

Neonode Names King Director for PC Business

Neonode Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, has named Clarence King as the director for PC business.

Trask Assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command

Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Trask, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Heimbigner Assigned to NATO Military Staff

Rear Adm. Brett C. Heimbigner, USN, will be assigned as director, Intelligence Division, NATO International Military Staff, Brussels, Belgium.

Zukunft Nominated as Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, has been nominated as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.

China Opens First-Ever OpenDaylight Lab in Asia

April 9, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A China-based company has set up an OpenDaylight Lab in Shenzhen, China, joining an expanding global community effort aimed at creating open sources for companies to further software-defined networking.

Alion Awarded Counter-IED Contract

April 9, 2014

Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., has been awarded a $17.7 million task order to provide the Defense Department with engineering and science and technology expertise to help defeat improvised explosive device (IED) threats against troops in theater and throughout the world. Alion will support conception, prototyping, improving and experimenting with technologies, devices and systems, bringing next-generation capabilities to counter IED hazards. This includes improving warfighters’ situational awareness, enabling soldiers to better identify, defeat and bypass explosive threats.

Lockheed Martin Supports Radar Fleet

April 9, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Liverpool, N.Y., was awarded a $9,085,206 modification (P00092) to contract W15P7T-06-C-T004 for interim contractor services required to continue support of the AN/TPQ-53 radar fleet. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity.

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