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Four Companies to Develop Next-Generation Jamming System Technology

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

ITT Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, and BAE Electronic Integration Systems each received approximately $42 million for technology maturation efforts in support of the next-generation jammer, which will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system.  Technology maturation efforts include research in support of future development of airborne electronic attack capability from a tactical-size airborne stand-off/mod-escort platform. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Awards varied slightly with ITT receiving $42.4 million, Raytheon $41.98 million, Northrop Grumman $41.97 million and BAE $41.7 million.

Lockheed Martin to Test Robotic Exoskeleton for Soldiers

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.1 million contract from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center for test and evaluation of its next-generation HULC, an advanced robotic exoskeleton, designed to augment soldiers' strength and endurance, as well as reduce load carriage injuries. Under this contract, the Army will test Lockheed's advanced ruggedized HULC design, which includes optimized control software, extended battery life and human factors improvements for quicker and easier sizing to each user.

Raydon to Provide MRAP Virtual Trainers for Army National Guard

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corp., Daytona Beach, Florida., was recently awarded a $36 million U.S. Army National Guard contract to provide 11 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle virtual trainers. The estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2011.

Guest Blog: Cybersecurity Is Asymmetric

July 14, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Cybersecurity leaks originate from insiders. Unchecked social computing can be the attacker's favorite means for data mining. From the standpoint of our enemies, acquiring easily accessible intelligence from inside sources can be simpler than whatever can be obtained by means of hard work to crack Defense Department barriers.

Marine Corps Nominates Amos as Commandant

July 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Gen. James F. Amos, USMC, has been nominated as the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

TiaLinx Taps Mokhtari As Product Development VP

July 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TiaLinx Incorporated, Newport Beach, California, has appointed Dr. Mehran Mokhtari as vice president of advanced product development.

Donnelly Named Army Joint & Futures Director

July 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Edward P. Donnelly Jr., USA, has been named director, joint and futures, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: PTSD Support

July 13, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

An app created by the online support community Hope for One aims to provide support for military veterans and their families struggling with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Harlow To Wear Dual Hats for XTAR LLC

July 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Philip Harlow has been named president and chief operating officer of XTAR LLC, Rockville, Maryland.

Craig Named VP of Sentrillion Business Development

July 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Sentrillion, Reston, Virginia, has named Carl Craig as vice president of business development.

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