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Northrop to Convert Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $42 million contract modification to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Modifies Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Contract

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a greater than $9 million contract modification to extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP post-initial operational test and evaluation flight testing on the Global Hawk platform. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Mills Promoted, Assigned Multiple Marine Corps Hats

May 17, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC, has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for combat development and integration; commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; commander, U.S. Marine Forces Strategic Command; commanding general, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command; commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces National Capital Region; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command.

Cool App-titude: Onavo

May 17, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free iPhone app helps you squeeze more out of your data plan and shrink your bills. Save up to 80 percent, understand your data usage, see how much each app requires and get more connectivity at no extra cost.

Information Technology Initiatives to Support Fuel Efficiency

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, recently announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Fuel Efficiency Office (FEO) Technical and Developmental Program Support Contract valued at nearly $4 million. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will provide technical and developmental program services supporting information technology initiatives to enhance the fuel efficiency of AMC operations and related mission decisions. DRC will work to automate manpower intensive processes, convert mission information into useable and relevant information and support changes in information technology functional requirements.

U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Modifies CACI Contract

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Systems Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to exercise an option for services in support of the development, integration, test and evaluation, installation, fielding, certification, maintenance, life cycle and logistics support of command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) electronic systems. This modification provides approximately 88,312 man-hours of support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Special Communications Requirements (SCR) Division. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Camera Turrets for Persistent Ground Surveillance

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, is being awarded a nearly $9 million contract for the procurement of MX-15HDi camera turrets hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the U. S. Army.  Hardware to be procured includes 11 camera turrets and 15 custom cable kits. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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