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Northrop to Equip E-11A with Battlefield Communications Node

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $20 million, four-month contract extension for the operation and support of aircraft E-11A, serial number 1-900, modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. This contract also provides for the operations and maintenance of the BACN payload and for the maintenance of the modified aircraft. Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

MELE to Provide Radiac Sets to U.S. Army

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

MELE Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a more than $12 million contract for AN/PDR-75 radiac sets. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Four Firms Awarded Integrated Training Contract

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

URS Federal Support Services Incorporated, Germantown, Maryland; Calibre Systems Incorporated, Alexandria, Virginia; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia; and Parsons Infrastructure, Washington, D.C., were awarded a more than $24 million contract for the support services to develop, deliver and enable an operationally relevant and totally integrated live, virtual, constructive and gaming training environment. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SOCOM Sews Systems Together

July 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Working together with industry and other military partners, the U.S. Special Operations Command is piecing together communications technologies-some designed-in from the start-to make the command a leaner, lighter, more efficient force.

Raytheon Wins Public Safety Contract

July 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Denver, Colorado, has been awarded the first competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) contract in the nation, as well as the first contract under the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, for recipients of the FCC 700 MHz broadband waiver. The more than $8 million contract will provide Adams County, Colorado, and the adjacent Denver community, with a 15-site LTE communications system that delivers the public safety user access to next-generation broadband capabilities such as streaming video, remote data access and information sharing. The system will be deployed over the next 21 months and will become part of the nationwide public safety LTE network that will provide broadband data services to all levels of first responders throughout the county.

Lockheed to Provide Autonomous Technologies for Unmanned Planes

July 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin, Mission System and Sensors, Owego, New York, was awarded a $47 million contract to provide autonomous technologies for unmanned aerial systems to maximize performance requirements and capabilities with mature technologies. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

TCOM Tagged for Persistent Ground Surveillance Hardware

July 8, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM LP, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $10 million contract modification for hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes five 22M+ aerostat systems, six tether-up spares kits, and two line replaceable units/site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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