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TCS Wins Army Managed Bandwidth Contract

December 14, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (TCS), has been awarded a three-year, $5.9 million contract from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office to provide the U.S. Army Central Command with space segment support for operations in Afghanistan.

Two Great February Events From AFCEA

December 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

February may seem far away, but it will be here in no time at all. Make plans now to attend two great events: the West 2010 Conference in San Diego and the Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

SIGNAL Says: Richard J. Foch

December 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

"We could barely make an incredibly flimsy model airplane fly four years ago-just enough to set a world record. Now we can build a tube-launched tactical airplane that can fly a military mission"--Richard J. Foch, a senior scientist with the NRL's expendable vehicles department

Lockheed Martin Recieves Trident Missile System Production And Support Contract

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract with a maximum value of $851 million for production and deployed system support for the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program for fiscal year 2010. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is providing D5 missile hardware production support and reentry system hardware, as well as operations and maintenance to support the readiness and reliability of missile systems deployed aboard Navy Trident II Ohio-class submarines.

QinetiQ Wins Typhoon Support Contract

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded QinetiQ a three-year, 37 million pound contract to continue support for the Eurofighter Typhoon program. The contract covers release to service recommendations, crew protection and performance, mission system software support, technical and business support and airworthiness and safety clearance.

Raytheon Awarded Contract To Reduce Wind Turbine Effects On Air Traffic Radar

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $6.5 million contract from the United Kingdom's NATS, formerly the National Air Traffic Services, to conduct software modeling and field tests of technology to minimize the effects of wind turbines on radar signals. The company will develop and test advanced mitigation algorithms within its S-band approach and L-band en route primary surveillance radars.

Lockheed Martin Wins Navy Helicopter Interface Contract

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $14.75 million contract to integrate a digital messaging interface into the service's MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters that will allow them to transmit information to warships via a new Ku band tactical data link. The air to ship Ku band downlink will allow the helicopters to stream large volumes of data to Navy strike group commanders.

Night Vision Sees New Day Dawning

December 9, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Next-generation night vision goggles look to provide the U.S. Army with greater visibility in all atmospheric conditions.

Alion Is Part Of eFAST Contractor Team Supporting The FAA

December 8, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Alion Science and Technology is part of a team of contractors awarded a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a potential value of $2 billion to provide next-generation business management, engineering, computer/information systems development and computer systems support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract is one of the multiple awards from the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) MOA.

Northrop Grumman To Supply Radar Systems To Navy Submarines

December 8, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit a $20.9 million contract to supply navigation radar systems for eight new Navy nuclear attack submarines. The contract calls for Sperry Marine to produce and deliver eight AN/BPS-16(v)5 radar sets to be intalled on Virginia class Block III submarines.

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