SIGNALScape

Three Countries Purchase Jam-Resistant Technology

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded more than $27 million for multifunctional information distribution system-low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract delivery order for MIDS-LVT. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. These awards combine purchases for the United States and the governments of Japan and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Troops in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded about $21 million for: a wide-area, multilateration, en-route airway surveillance system for the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in support of the U.S. combatant forces in Afghanistan and the Kyrgyzstan Republic; air traffic control tower construction at Manas International Airport; and relocation of existing Kyrgyz Aero Navigatzia equipment to the new tower. The contracting activity is Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

R4 to Support Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Systems

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

R4 Incorporated, Eatontown, New Jersey, was awarded about $9 million for contractor logistic support on various improvised explosive device defeat/protect force equipment at approximately 60 locations. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Telemetry Rounds

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a contract modification of about  $9 million for procurement of 4 Griffin Block II A telemetry rounds, (part number 2292000-25), and 74 Griffin Block II A all up rounds (Part Number 2292000-26) to include shipping, engineering services, and proposal development costs. U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Minds Must Change Before Technology Can

July 15, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Defense Department personnel really aren't interested in the technical details behind the communications "seams"; they just want to know their computing needs are met, even if that occurs in the "obscurity" of the clouds.

DynCorp to Support Unmanned and Manned Aircraft

July 14, 2011
By George Seffers

DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded nearly $93 million to provide organizational level maintenance and logistic support on all aircraft and support equipment for which the Naval Test Wing Atlantic has maintenance responsibility. This maintenance responsibility includes all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft on-site for project testing, transient aircraft, loaner aircraft, leased aircraft, and tested civilian aircraft assigned to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, which is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Upgrade Canadian Air Force Training System

July 14, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded approximately $22 million for the hardware and software to upgrade the Canadian Air Force's training system from the existing Advanced Distributed Combat Training System to the current U.S. Navy Tactical Operation Flight Trainers Roadmap Procurement Program baseline. In addition, this contract includes the installation and testing of the hardware and software for six networked CF-18 nine-panel Tactical Operational Flight trainers; 10 Part Task Trainers and six brief and debrief systems; a theater specific visual database; Simulated Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System; new personal computer-based image generation; and operator, maintenance and user defined file training for approximately 10 students. This purchase is for the government of Canada under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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