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Harris Corporation Awarded State Department IT Services Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. State Department has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year contract valued at $196.5 million to provide information technology (IT) support to the department's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Under the contract, the company will support the State Department's IT systems by providing installation, training, help-desk and IT services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations.

Northrop Grumman Wins Army Contract to Relocate UAV Training and Test Facilities

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $6.2 million contract to move the Army's Hunter UAS training and test facilities from Cochise College Flight Line in Douglas, Arizona, to the new Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

Raytheon Receives Ship Self-Defense System Support Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $9.6 million modification to an existing contract to serve as the platform systems engineering agent for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the company will integrate complex warfighting improvements with SSDS for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Ballistic Missile Defense Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1 billion contract by the U.S. Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency for continued development and evolution of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test, deliver and install additional Aegis BMD systems in U.S. and allied naval vessels.

SIGNAL Says: Richard Schaeffer

October 30, 2009
By Katie Packard

"Those are the things that lead us to say that threats are growing...It is growing because of our behavior, the things we do every day."

Security Won't Happen From Technology Alone

October 29, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Many of today's defense policies and military forces are still organized for World War II-type threats, and that doesn't suffice in the age of terrorism, where security and information sharing both have prominent roles.

Lockheed Martin Wins Emergency Response and Engineering Contract

October 28, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year, $145 million contract to support its Environmental Response Team with technical and analytical expertise during environmental emergencies in the United States and U.S. territories.

Raytheon to Design and Develop Israeli Missile Defense System

October 28, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract worth more than $100 million by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to design and develop the David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). DSWS will intercept short-range ballistic missiles, large caliber rockets and cruise missiles in their terminal flight phase.

SRCTec to Build Army Counter Mortar Systems

October 28, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

SRCTec Inc. has been awarded a $15.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command to build 14 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (V)3 systems and spares. The system automatically detects and locates enemy mortar positions by sensing incoming shells and backtracking their trajectory to their firing location.

Alion Wins Army Bid to Review Warfighter Capabilities

October 28, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $1.8 million U.S. Army contract to help the service review and analyze warfighter capabilities. Under the agreement, the company will provide professional support services to the Army's Capabilities Integration, Prioritization and Analysis Directorate.

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