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Raytheon Receives Nearly $60 Million Aerostat Contract

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a nearly $60 million contract for the support and sustainment, in all aspects, for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Legacy and Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting Acquisition Management Office, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Two Vendors to Provide Information Distribution System

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order, and ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a nearly $7 million delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Produce and Support Towed Array

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Chesapeake Science Corporation, Millersville, Maryland, is being awarded contract modification valued at almost $8 million for the production and support of TB-34 fat line towed array. The system significantly contributes to the capability of submarines to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Upgrade Tactical Control System Office

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $6 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide upgrades to the Tactical Control System Office of the Secretary of Defense architecture from version 1.0 to version 2.0. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards MV-22 and CV-22 Support Contract

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a more than $6 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to provide engineering and technical services for the Comprehensive Automated Maintenance Environment-Optimized (CAMEO) and technical data systems in support of the MV-22 and CV-22 aircrafts, and procure a CAMEO equipment suite and a CAMEO technology upgrade suite in support of the MV-22 aircrafts. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Homefront Help: Wounded Warrior Task Force

February 3, 2011
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department has established a Wounded Warrior Task Force (WWTF) to assist and support the care, management and transition of recovering wounded, ill and injured members of the U.S. military.

AeroVironment to Provide Raven Training

February 2, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was recently awarded a more than $7 million contract for two months of Raven operator training and six months of Raven contractor logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Modernizes Missile Software for United Arab Emirates

February 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was recently awarded an $18 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 software modernization development for the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Incoming: No More 8-Tracks

February 2, 2011
By H. Mosher

This month, Capt. Joseph A. Grace Jr., USN (Ret.) likens the state of government technology to that of an 8-track tape player--"now DIACAP-certified, ruggedized, encrypted and able to be thrown out of the car window at 60 miles per hour unharmed"--in an iPod world, thanks to a bloated procurement process.

OUSD (AT&L) Names Mason to Director Slot

February 2, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Patrick Mason has been assigned director, human performance, training and biosystems, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

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