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AAI Supports Shadow UAS Under Nearly $38 Million U.S. Army Contract

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., has been awarded a $37.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the U.S. Army, which increases funds and exercises options on the Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system performance-based logistics contract.

Raytheon to Provide Taiwan with Elements of Air and Missile Defense Capability

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $29 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the surveillance radar program, a foreign military sales program managed by the Electronic Systems Center to provide Taiwan with the elements of a missile and air defense capability.

Lockheed Receives Nearly $35 Million SBIRS Payload 3 Contract Modification

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, was awarded a $34.8 million contract modification, which will exercise the fourth option for Space Based Infrared Systems Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit Payload 3 launch and early on-orbit support.  Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

TASC Awarded $198 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Systems Engineering and Integration

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

TASC, Inc., Redondo Beach, California, was awarded a $198 million contract, which will provide systems engineering and integration support of the Infrared Space Systems Wing.  Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center/Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Google App Inventor

July 20, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

You don't have to be a programmer to write programs. Just ask the team that created the Google App Inventor-a free application that helps users create new apps with simple drag and drop elements.

Brown To Command SOUTHCOM Special Ops

July 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Thomas L. Brown II, USN, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida.

Gonzalez Assumes AT&L Deputy Directorship

July 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Jose M. Gonzalez has received assignment as deputy director, land warfare and munitions, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

L-3 Receives $200 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Targeting Systems

July 19, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications has announced that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a third indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force. Valued at $200 million, the funding from this contract will be used to purchase the latest generation of L-3's MX-15Di targeting systems, complete with high-definition sensors, and MX-20D targeting systems, also with high-definition sensors, for an undisclosed customer. Over an 18-month period, three contracts have been awarded to WESCAM, enabling the Air Force to purchase a total of $400 million of products and services.

Italy Selects AAI Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System

July 19, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that Italy's Ministry of Defense - Directorate of General Aeronautical Armament has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the Italian Army. Under this 51 million euro-$64 million-award, Italy will purchase four Shadow systems for deployment alongside NATO forces. System requirements include a small system footprint; easy transportation using small vehicles or C-130 Hercules aircraft; ease of use; interoperability with other NATO forces; and the ability to take off and land from small, semi-prepared airfields.

Wissler Assigned as Deputy Commandant for Programs, Resources

July 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. John E. Wissler, USMC, has been for nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for programs and resources.

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