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ManTech to Support Perimeter Surveillance in Iraq

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it has received a task order under its Strategic Services Sourcing prime contract to provide Base Expeditionary Target Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C) operators in Iraq. The multiple-award task order, in support of the U.S. Army's Project Manager Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition, has an expected value to ManTech of $70 million if all contract options are exercised. ManTech will provide BETSS-C operators and related administrative, managerial, logistics and business services necessary to support their deployment to Iraq. BETSS-C enhances perimeter surveillance, battle command and force protection at joint security stations, forward-operating bases and combat outposts throughout Iraq.

Boeing Continues Sea-Based X-Band Radar Development for Missile Defense Agency

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification to the Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama. The not-to-exceed price of the award is nearly $28 million. Boeing will continue the Sea-based X-band Radar development and sensors test and evaluation efforts.

Harris Taps Deloney for IT Services

October 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, has named Mike Deloney vice president and general manager of Department of Defense Programs for its IT services business.

Shedd Named to DIA Post

October 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

David Shedd has been named deputy director, Defense Intelligence Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

Stara Tech to Provide Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems in Afghanistan

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Stara Technologies Incorporated, Gilbert, Arizona, is being awarded more than $22 million for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Phase II for the U.S. Army. Stara will fabricate nine additional PGSS back-up systems with wide area surveillance-enabled sensors that are powered through existing renewable energy resources; install electro optical/infrared wide area surveillance on six existing PGSS back-up systems; and install all systems in theater and integrate surveillance data onto PGSS and the Afghan Mission Network/Centrix system. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Foster-Miller Provides Man Transportable Robotic System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Foster-Miller Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $71 million contract modification for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot-level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories. The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada Receives $91 Million Counter-Explosive Ordnance Device Award

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $91 million modification to a contract for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) personnel. JSEOD forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the JSEOD counter radio controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare (CREW) program. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal services with an electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices. The systems protect forces of all services, including those currently located in Afghanistan. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Three Contractors to Provide Air and Missile Defense Radar Technology

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, and Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, are each receiving technology development contracts for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) S-band and radar suite controller. AMDR is envisioned as a radar suite containing an S-band and X-band radar and will be designed to be scalable to accommodate current and future mission requirements for multiple platforms. Northrop Grumman received a $120 million contract, Lockheed Martin $119 million and Raytheon $112 million. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Two Universities Receive Contract for New Computer Paradigm Devices

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are each being awarded cost reimbursement contracts for the NV Logic program, which will enable a completely new computing paradigm based on nano-magnetic devices that will achieve 100 times better computing performance relative to that attainable with current technology. Notre Dame is receiving a nearly $10 million contract, UCLA more than $8 million. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

VSD to Provide Simulators for Iraqi Naval Forces

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

VSD Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $15 million undefinitized contract action for the acquisition of four simulators and associated training for Iraqi naval forces in support of Iraq's 60 meter offshore support vessel hull production. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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