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USPACOM Receives Conant as Deputy Commander

March 2, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command.

All Native Service Receives Sensor Research and Development Contract

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

All Native Service Company, Bellevue, Nebraska, is being awarded a potential $44 million research and development contract for technology advancement support services to enhance sensor technologies in areas such as infrared, laser, thermal imaging and other related sensor technologies. The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate currently has a Cerberus Lite system, which requires a trailer-mounted vehicle for transport. Contractor support services are required to promote research and development, which will result in a prototype of a Cerberus Lite system, capable of becoming a four-person, hand-carried portable unit. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lafayette Group Snags Public Safety Communications Contract

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Lafayette Group Incorporated, Vienna, Virginia, has been awarded a contract potentially valued at nearly $31 million for technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies engaged in a wide range of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence activities supporting communications interoperability for public safety. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Receives $32 Million Data Link Contract

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communication Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently received a $32 million contract modification for the procurement of hardware for the common data link Hawklink system for the MH-60R helicopter, including the manufacture, test, and delivery of six AN/SRQ-4(Ku) radio terminal sets for ship small surface combatants and 52 AN/ARQ-59 RTS systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Procures Engineering Efforts for Advanced Threat Warning

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a nearly $35 million contract action for non-recurring engineering efforts to design, integrate, and test all hardware, firmware, and software changes required to incorporate advanced threat warning into the U.S. Navy's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Missile Warning Sensor. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Adds $150 Million to Research Contract

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, has been awarded a $150 million contract modification to increase the contract ceiling, providing up to 1,560,000 additional staff hours to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. The core areas include guidance, navigation and control of undersea systems, advanced thermal propulsion, materials and manufacturing technology, atmosphere and defense communications and other related technologies. Research and development areas include, but are not limited to, missiles, radar, sonar, space, undersea warfare, anti-air warfare, command, control and communications, and other related technologies. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Knights Armament to Provide Sniper Night Sights

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Knights Armament Company, Titusville, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $6 million contract for the procurement of 10,479 clip-on sniper night sights. The U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Divide

March 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Work hard-play hard. The new Divide app lets you integrate your work life and personal life in one smart phone.

Boeing wins Air Force tanker contract

February 25, 2011
By H. Mosher

The Boeing Co. has won a $35 billion contract to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging KC-135 aerial tanker fleet. Boeing will first receive $3.5 billion for engineering, manufacturing and development and 4 initial planes. The contract is for 179 of the new KC-46A tankers, with the first 18 to delivered by 2017; if the Air Force orders more, the amount of the contract award could range up toward $100 billion. The hotly contested contract has been in the works for nearly a decade; rival European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) may appeal the award.

Advances Keep Health Care Tabs on Troops

February 25, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Military and industry are teaming to enhance the safety, health and psychological welfare of modern-day troops. With new-age monitoring systems and technology, warfighter needs are met when they're needed, where they're needed.

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