Pacific Paradise Serves Tactical Purpose

October 24, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The remote yet tactically crucial island of Guam faces challenges in its expansion as one of the U.S. military's southernmost forward operating bases.

Kratos Receives Contract for Eurofighter Microwave Assembly

October 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated announced recently  that its Herley New England subsidiary has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $2.1 million by an International customer to provide a complex integrated microwave assembly (IMA) to be used in the CAPTOR Radar on the Typhoon Eurofighter. Typhoon Eurofighter is the aircraft of choice for air forces of six nations-Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The CAPTOR Radar is a multi-mode pulse Doppler Radar, which provides air-to-air and air-to-surface features.


L-3 Awarded F-16 Training System Funds

October 24, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $469,560,000 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract for the F-16 training system (TS), aircrew and maintenance. This effort consists of contractor logistics support (CLS) and change management to include concurrency and trainer-unique changes. There are no training device purchases associated with this procurement. F-16 TS support (183 training devices) is required across 33 locations of the Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and Pacific Air Forces; and Bahrain, Greece, and Jordan, three Foreign Military Sales countries. Training systems support (TSSC) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is also covered. TSSC operations include: training, system configuration control, trouble shooting, maintenance of a logistics data library, on-site engineering liaison support, feasibility studies, and modifications to visual system databases. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Birdies for the Brave

October 24, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Birdies for the Brave is a PGA Tour Charities program that raises money for organizations established to support the military community. Two fundraising tournaments take place today and 11 more are scheduled before December 12.

L-3 Supports Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft

October 21, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, doing business as L-3 Communications Integrated Systems - Waco Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, is being awarded a $112,995,124 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for services in support of the P-3, EP-3, and NP-3 Sustainment Modification and Installation Program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, zone five kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Information Security Innovation Recognized

October 20, 2011

(ISC)², the not-for-profit information security professional body that administers the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification, announced this week the winners of its eighth annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards.