SIGNALScape

Webinar: Detect, Deceive and Defeat

March 14, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

To detect and then locate ephemeral, shifting signals demands an advanced signal processing subsystem, combining a very High Probability of Intercept (HPOI) with a unique capability for multi-channel coherency. In an upcoming webinar, Mercury Computer Systems' Marc Couture and Tom Roberts will present the design concepts of such a processing subsystem, with tightly integrated RF tuners and digital receivers

Elbit Receives Urgent Need Contract for Laser Target Designator

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Elbit Systems of America, dba Kollsman, Incorporated, Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $10 million for the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (JTAC LTD). The basic contract will be for three first article units, 150 production units, a lot of initial issue spares and training. The JTAC LTD is being procured to meet the requirements of an urgent universal needs statement. It is a lightweight, man-portable, state-of-the-art laser target designator/marker that permits warfighters to rapidly bring effective fires to bear on hostile targets. The JTAC LTD is intended to provide dismounted Marines with a designation and marking capability that is immediately accessible. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Produce Advanced Mission Computers for Jets

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information System, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a nearly $18 million contract modification for the full-rate production of 68 type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircrafts. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

AFCEA Education Foundation to host 2011 Education Summit

March 11, 2011
By H. Mosher

The 2011 AFCEA Education Summit, cosponsored by ManTech International and ManTech University, will present educational issues and best practices to benefit AFCEA Chapters. The Summit is held in conjunction with AFCEA's Joint Warfighting Conference on Monday, 9 May in Virginia Beach. It will be broadcast live via streaming video with live chat, enabling online users to listen and join in the discussions. Last year's Summit featured presentations on Adopt-A-School programs, Ways to Engage with the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), and IRS Rules & Regulations for 501(c)(3) status.

If there is an issue you would like discussed at this year's Summit, please submit your Topic idea here. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Norma Corrales.

General Dynamics Continues Production of AEGIS Combat System Illuminators

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Charlotte, North Carolina, was awarded an $11 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK82 and MK200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator. This award modifies a contract issued in September 2010 by the Naval Sea Systems Command. General Dynamics will install MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

BAE to Provide V-22 Defensive Weapons Systems Mission Kits

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a more than $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procure 12 interim defensive weapons systems mission kits to support the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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