The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a contract to supply and install eight self-protection systems for French military EC725 Caracal Helicopters. The self-defense suite consists of radar warning, missile approach warning, laser warning and chaff/flare dispenser systems. The order brings the total number of French EC725's equipped with the system to 19 aircraft.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $170 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce AGM-65D and AGM65G2 infrared-guided Maverick air-to-surface missiles for the United Arab Emirates. Under the agreement, Raytheon will build and provide life-cycle support for more than 500 new missiles.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at $59 million for additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). The order is the second increment of the Air Force's Sniper ATP Lot 9 contract. The Lot 9 increment will provide a total of 650 pods for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and 12 international air forces.
EADS North America has received a five-year contract valued at $85 million from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide commercial radar satellite data for use in intelligence, military and homeland security applications. Under the contract, the company will supply imagery from its TerraSAR-X synthetic aperture radar satellite, along with related products and direct downlink services.
Dassault Avionics has awarded Thales a contract to provide maintenance support for avionics equipment on Rafale combat jets in service with the French armed forces. The 10-year, fixed price contract builds on several previously awarded through-life support contracts awarded to Dassault by SIMMAD, the maintenance arm of the French air force.
The U.S. Army Materiel Command has issued CSC two contract modifications with a combined value of $261 million to continue providing information technology and logistics services under the Army's Logistics Modernization Program contract. Under the terms of the first modification, CSC will support the sustainment of the modernized system, and on the other, the company will provide services for future deployment and implementation activities.
The ITT Corporation has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide flight cryocoolers for the sensor payloads of two international satellites. The geostationary satellites will provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and sever weather alerts. The cryocoolers are used to reduce thermal noise in space-based sensors.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon Company a $58.2 million contract for Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles. Under the contract, the company will upgrade 124 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles to the GEM-T configuration. This is a follow-on contract issued as part of the command's Patriot missile continuous technology refreshment program initiated in 2000.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $243.5 million contract for an eighth production lot of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted number of the JASSM to more than 1,200. The Lot 8 contract is for 158 JASSM missiles, along with fuse reliability, parts obsolescence efforts, test instrumentation kits, system reliability and flight test support.
NASA has awarded Parabon Computation a two-year, $600,000 contract to deliver a unique software service to enable scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation applications from any standard Web browser. A part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award program, the effort will develop the Modeling and Simulation as a Service solution to provide Web-based Platform as a Service tools.