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AeroVironment Supports Puma Unmanned Aircraft

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Simi Valley, California, was recently awarded a $17 million contract that establishes not-to-exceed amounts for Puma all-environment capable variant contractor logistics support, training and accounting for contract services in support of Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement CC-0289, entitled, "Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Route Clearance."  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Jackal Passive Infrared Defeat Systems

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, was recently awarded a $47 million contract for 250 Jackal passive infrared defeat systems as part of the Rapid Acquisition Authority to respond to combat emergencies. Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives $187 Million for Common Hardware Systems

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems Incorporated, Taunton, Masschusetts, was recently awarded a $187 million contract modification to raise the contract ceiling to $2.68 billion. Items to be procured under this contract are Common Hardware Systems-3. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Develop Triple Target Terminator

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company recently received a $21 million contract for the Triple Target Terminator (T3) program, which will develop a high-speed, long-range missile that can engage air, cruise missile, and air defense targets. T3 would be carried internally on stealth aircraft or externally on fighters, bombers and unmanned aircraft. T3 would allow any aircraft to rapidly switch between air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities. T3's speed, maneuverability, and network-centric capabilities would significantly improve U.S. aircraft survivability and increase the number and variety of targets that could be destroyed on each sortie. The enabling technologies are: propulsion, multi-mode seekers, data links, digital guidance and control and advanced warheads. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Provide Networks to U.S. Marines

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Needham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9 million task order MU30 under the U.S. Air Force network-centric solutions contract for dense wave division multiplexing transport networks. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Camp Pendleton, California, is the contracting activity.

Logos Technologies to Produce Prototype Surveillance Systems

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $9 million contract modification to develop and produce four prototype 59-mega-pixel persistent surveillance systems for field user evaluation. The Lightweight Expeditionary Airborne Persistent Surveillance System is a lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent imagery surveillance system. The Office of Naval Research Laboratory, Arlington, is the contracting activity.

Nicholas Assigned to NSA Signals Intel Directorate

October 26, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Theodore C. Nicholas, USA, has been assigned as deputy director, Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Takai To Take DOD CIO Position

October 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Teri Takai has been assigned as chief information officer, U.S. Defense Department, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: A Story Before Bed

October 26, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Military personnel serving overseas can record a bedtime story and send it to their children for free thanks to an iPhone app called A Story Before Bed. The program offers 100,000 free recordings to help troops connect with loved ones back home.

AR Modular RF Taps Kovatch for Development Engineering

October 25, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Jason Kovatch has joined AR Modular RF, Bothell, Washington, as a development engineer.

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