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Boeing Sustains Combat Track II Airborne Intelligence System

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, S&IS Mission Systems, Springfield, Virginia, is being awarded a $14 million contract to continue sustainment of the Combat Track II (CTII) airborne intelligence platform sustainment and support systems, which include deployments worldwide conducting site surveys; installations and integration; assembly and test; operator and maintainer training; software/hardware modifications; system integration and retrofits; and system performance assessments. Boeing will also equip CTII units with a programmable Sierra II chip. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Photonic Mast Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachussetts, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to exercise cost-type options for the materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The subsystem comprises the sensor group, the mast group, the data transmission group, and the control and display group. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast system will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Intelsat Awarded American Forces Radio and Television Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Intelsat General Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a contract potentially  worth $145 million for the American Forces Radio and Television Service Global Satellite Services Program. The contract provides worldwide commercial telecommunications services to include: C- and Ku-band satellite resources; land earth stations; terrestrial backhauls; and bandwidth management services. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Bass, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supplies Vision Enhancers to Saudi Arabian National Guard

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Dallas, Texas, was awarded recently awarded a $25 million contract to provide for the foreign military sale of driver's vision enhancer and commander vision enhancer for the Saudi Arabian national guard. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Supports Special Communications Requirements Division

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to exercise an option for engineering and technical services in support of the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Special Communications Requirements Division. Services will support legacy, current and next-generation telecommunication and related system requirements for various Navy, Army, Air Force, special operations forces, and other agencies. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Social Solutions to Coast Guard Acquisition Strategy

April 29, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

As the U.S. Coast Guard examines new ways to consolidate its logistics systems into a single business model, it is using social media platforms to open a dialogue with government and industry.

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