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Tactical Merges With Commercial

August 10, 2011

The U.S. Army has linked military radios and chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial products that can facilitate communications among the U.S. military and NATO allies. Using Lync 2010, a Microsoft collaboration product, the capability will enable warfighters in command posts or on patrol to know who is online and the best way to reach them-either by computer, radio, chat or phone.

Vandal Moves to Army G-3/5/7 Assignment

August 10, 2011
By Jim Sweeney

Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, USA, has been assigned director of operations, readiness and mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Suffolk Construction to Build Submarine Sensor Research Facility

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Suffolk Construction Company, Boston, Massachusetts, is being awarded a more than $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an electromagnetic sensor facility at Naval Station Newport. The new facility will support Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport operations related to submarine sensor research, development, testing, and repair. The facility will include submarine sensor research and development laboratories, warehouse and administration spaces, specialized spaces for in-service repair and testing of various submarine sensors, and a five-story periscope tower. Work will be performed in Newport, Rhode Island, and is expected to be completed by August 2013. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Develop Focal Plane Array Technology

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company - Vision Systems, Goleta, California, was awarded a nearly $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development of high-definition focal plane arrays to reduce focal plane costs and develop high-definition formats in both the 720p and 1080p formats. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Modernize Long-Range Radars

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, MS2 Radar Systems, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded about $30 million for modernization of 29 AN/FPS-117 long-range radars via the essential parts replacement program. The Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

TCOM to Provide Aerostats for Persistent Ground Surveillance

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM Limited Partnership, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $12 million contract modification for the procurement of hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the U.S. Army. Hardware to be provided includes three 28M+ aerostat systems and three site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy to Upgrade CV-22 Training Devices

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a delivery order of about $34 million for the Block 20/C Upgrade to the CV-22 Training Devices, including the Cabin Operational Flight Trainer, Cabin Part Task Trainer, and the Wing Part Task Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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