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Harris Taps Deloney for IT Services

October 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, has named Mike Deloney vice president and general manager of Department of Defense Programs for its IT services business.

Shedd Named to DIA Post

October 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

David Shedd has been named deputy director, Defense Intelligence Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

Stara Tech to Provide Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems in Afghanistan

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Stara Technologies Incorporated, Gilbert, Arizona, is being awarded more than $22 million for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Phase II for the U.S. Army. Stara will fabricate nine additional PGSS back-up systems with wide area surveillance-enabled sensors that are powered through existing renewable energy resources; install electro optical/infrared wide area surveillance on six existing PGSS back-up systems; and install all systems in theater and integrate surveillance data onto PGSS and the Afghan Mission Network/Centrix system. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Foster-Miller Provides Man Transportable Robotic System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Foster-Miller Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $71 million contract modification for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot-level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories. The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada Receives $91 Million Counter-Explosive Ordnance Device Award

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $91 million modification to a contract for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) personnel. JSEOD forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the JSEOD counter radio controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare (CREW) program. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal services with an electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices. The systems protect forces of all services, including those currently located in Afghanistan. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Three Contractors to Provide Air and Missile Defense Radar Technology

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, and Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, are each receiving technology development contracts for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) S-band and radar suite controller. AMDR is envisioned as a radar suite containing an S-band and X-band radar and will be designed to be scalable to accommodate current and future mission requirements for multiple platforms. Northrop Grumman received a $120 million contract, Lockheed Martin $119 million and Raytheon $112 million. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Two Universities Receive Contract for New Computer Paradigm Devices

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are each being awarded cost reimbursement contracts for the NV Logic program, which will enable a completely new computing paradigm based on nano-magnetic devices that will achieve 100 times better computing performance relative to that attainable with current technology. Notre Dame is receiving a nearly $10 million contract, UCLA more than $8 million. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

VSD to Provide Simulators for Iraqi Naval Forces

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

VSD Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $15 million undefinitized contract action for the acquisition of four simulators and associated training for Iraqi naval forces in support of Iraq's 60 meter offshore support vessel hull production. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Receive Potential $109 Million Electronic Warfare Task Order

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthcium Heights, Maryland, and Raytheon Company Integrated Systems, Tewksbury Massachusetts, are being awarded task orders for the Integrated Topside program, which are potentially valued at about $109 million. The companies will design/architect an integrated electronics warfare information operations and line of sight communications multifunction system with 360 degrees of coverage in azimuth for naval surface platforms and subsequently fabricate, integrate, test and demonstrate a single quadrant advanced development model variant of the system to support the technology development phase of a U.S. Navy acquisition program. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Logos to Provide Aerostat Surveillance System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $48 million contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project entitled Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques. This contract provides for the design development, production, fielding, operation, and sustainment of a reliable wide area persistent surveillance system (Kestrel) for deployment on aerostats and airships operating at altitudes between 1,000 and 5,000 feet for the U.S. Army. The contractor will provide one engineering development unit and 13 production copies along with one prototype Kestrel Lite, as well as deployed operations and maintenance support for 12 months. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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