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ViaSat to Provide Tactical Data Link and Satellite Communications Equipment to U.S. Navy, Republic of Turkey

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat Inc., has been awarded a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center contract potentially valued at $29.9 million for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of the Republic of Turkey  under the Foreign Military Sales program.

TeleCommunication Systems to Provide SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment and Maintenance

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., has received a $9.8 million order for support equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) very small aperture terminal satellite systems.  The order is valued at nearly $10 million if all options are exercised. The U.S. Army project manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal program is funding the procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

ManTech Awarded $19.5 Million Contract Support Ship Radiated Noise Measurement

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it was awarded a $19.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division, to provide engineering, programmatic and technical support services for Navy range acoustic test support programs, including the Surface Ship Radiated Noise Measurement and Fleet Sonar Self Noise programs. The contract has an initial one-year period and four one-year renewal options.

L-3 Communications to Power C4ISR Under $175 Million U.S. Army Contract

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Westwood Corp., Tulsa, Oklahoma, was recently awarded a $175 million contract modification by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command to provide 30 and 60 kilowatt tactical quiet generator sets to provide the necessary and critical power for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment and combat support systems.  The modification was issued to increase the contract ceiling amount to $376 million with an estimated completion date of March 1, 2011.

Mattis To Head CENTCOM

July 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, has been nominated for appointment as commander of U.S. Central Command. He succeeds Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA, recently named commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Patterson Assigned 7th Signal Command CG

July 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Marines Are Cooking Up a Few Good Fuels

July 9, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Are the Marine Corps and other services close to completely adapting to alternative power sources? Their progress is compelling. Is it possible to envision a future force relying solely on green steam, or is it just half pipe dream? Share your ideas and suggestions on how to see these technologies succeed.

Integral Systems Receives $13 Million Contract Due to Space Vehicle Launch Delays

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Integral Systems, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a contract modification of more than $13 million, which will extend the contract for the command and control system-consolidated program by one year to accommodate launch delays on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Space Vehicles 1, 2 and 3. Space & Missiles System Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting office.

U.S. Army Awards Nearly $400 Million Sky Warrior Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, recently received $195.5 million in funding from the U.S. Army toward an estimated $399 million contract to provide supplemental hardware and low-rate initial production of its Sky Warrior unmanned aerial system in support of the Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial system program. Full funding is expected later this summer and will provide for 34 Sky Warrior aircraft, 16 ground control stations, airborne and ground tactical control data link equipment and various other items to include automatic landing systems, spares, and ground support equipment.

U.S. Navy Awards Potential $3.4 Billion NMCI Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

HP Enterprise Services today signed a continuity of services contract with the U.S. Department of the Navy, valued in excess of $3 billion, if all options are exercised. The contract enables the Navy to transition the comprehensive, end-to-end information technology services presently provided under the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract to the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract in a manner that minimizes the possible risks to the Navy's information technology operations and security, according to an HP announcement.

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