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General Dynamics Continues Production of AEGIS Combat System Illuminators

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Charlotte, North Carolina, was awarded an $11 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK82 and MK200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator. This award modifies a contract issued in September 2010 by the Naval Sea Systems Command. General Dynamics will install MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

BAE to Provide V-22 Defensive Weapons Systems Mission Kits

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a more than $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procure 12 interim defensive weapons systems mission kits to support the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Awards Five Small Business Contracts

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently announced the competitive award of five contracts for advisory and assistance services to five small businesses. Each contract has a ceiling of about $861 million. The five companies are: COLSA Corporation, Engineering Research and Consulting Incorporated, and Torch Technologies, all three of Hunstville, Alabama; Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, Arlington, Virginia; and DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. These companies will provide advisory and assistance services to the MDA Directorates for Engineering, Test, Advanced Technology, and Information Management and Technology Operations. The contractors will assist these directorates in providing engineering, technical analysis and support, scientific, systems engineering, test planning, and test execution activities in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

NASA Launches Commercial Race for Space

March 11, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

With the end of the space shuttle program in sight, NASA is shifting its focus on orbital access to the private sector and building a commercial infrastructure.

General Atomics to Support Unmanned Aircraft System

March 9, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, was recently awarded a $64 million contract for product support, logistical support and sustainment operations to the Extended Range/Multi-Purpose Quick Reaction Capability Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Transceiver Contract

March 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a more than $14 million contract for modeling, building and testing of a single channel transceiver to demonstrate improvements in the Identification at Range Integrated Sensor Program. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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