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L-3 to Provide Aircrew Trainer to Pakistan

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a more than $20 million contract to provide the Pakistan air force one aircrew training system (ATS) to support pilot training. The ATS consists of two F-16 Block 52 aircrew training devices and the mission support systems with 18 panel "simusphere." It also includes a new F-16A Block 15/52 ATS; a new F-16C Block 52 ATS; 21 months contractor logistics support (12 months on-site and nine months on-call); common ATS Block 15 and Block 52 software load; high-fidelity cockpit; 360 horizontal X250; version MMC 7000 hardware and software; geo-specific database with high-resolution inputs; full APG-68 version nine radar with digital radar land mass simulation; full weapons simulation; Maverick missile; targeting pod; joint helmet mounted cueing system; threat environment A-G and spot jamming; emergency procedures and malfunctions; and an instructor-operator station. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards $21 Million for P-8A Aircraft

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a contract modification valued at about $21 million for long lead materials in support of low-rate initial production of seven lot two P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Sonar Technology

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an approximate $15 million contract modification to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Support Maneuver Battle Lab

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded more than $78 million for coordinating, integrating, conducting and executing experiments in support of the Maneuver Battle Lab mission. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

AAI Supports Shadow Unmanned Aircraft

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a more than $9 million contract modification to provide engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

SRC to Provide Prototypical Weapon Location Radar

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated, North Syracuse, New York, was awarded about $9 million for an omni-directional weapon location radar prototype that is a 360-degree counter-fire prototype that offers full-hemispherical coverage. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supports Position Reporting System

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Fullerton, California, was awarded more than $70 million for the engineering and integration, logistical and field support, and post deployment software service support for the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The Real Agents of Change

July 25, 2011
By Christine Robinson

We presently are experiencing intense pressure not to raise the debt ceiling, prophecies about the downfall of government IT, more legislators considering reducing the once-sacred defense budget, and prophecies of gloom and doom relating to government programs in general. Despite this, a number of leaders and real change agents both in government and outside government offer us some real hope and shining examples.

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