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Marine Corps Contract Calls for Navistar To Support MRAP Sustainment

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Navistar Defense LLC a $17 million firm-fixed-priced delivery order modification under previous contract for sustainment support to maintain Category I Mine Resistant Ambush Protected low-rate initial production vehicles in theater. Navistar will provide procurement support to field service representatives in the Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq, with completion planned for June 2011.

U.S. Navy Contract Taps ManTech for Analytic Program Support

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation has received a $17 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for procurement of warfare analysis, modeling and simulation software development, and analytic program support. Under the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's contract, the company will perform work for the Naval Air Systems Command's Warfare Analysis and Integration Department at Patuxent River and Lexington Park, Maryland.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems To Modify Wright-Patterson Take-Off/Landing Capabilities

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has received a contract award to provide MQ-9 auto take-off and landing capability modification to the system development and demonstration bridge effort. The contract, awarded by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is worth $9 million.

German Navy To Receive Northrop Grumman Radar Systems

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Naval and Marine Systems Division has received a contract to supply new radar systems for German navy ships. The contract, let by the German navy procurement authority, is a follow-on to the completed four-year, $4.3 million program under which Northrop Grumman replaced radars on 70 German navy ships with Sperry Marine BridgeMaster E radar sets. The company will supply its new-generation Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT radar systems on 10 additional German navy ships, two of which will be fitted with dual-channel radar technology.

Thales To Deliver EW Programming Stations to French Armed Forces.

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French defense procurement agency, DGA, has selected Thales to supply 50 electronic warfare (EW) programming stations for seven helicopter families in service for the French armed forces. Under the agreement, Thales is scheduled to deliver the EW programming stations by the first quarter of 2012, following customer qualification beginning in late 2011. The helicopters are the French Army aviation unit's upgraded Cougar, EC725 HUS, Tiger standard 1 and 2, NH90, Gazelle and Puma; and the French Navy's Panther.

Cool App-titude: GORequest Government Help

June 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The new GORequest app for the iPhone makes it easy for users to tap into their locality and report problems fast. Users select an issue, snap a picture and submit with the click of a button.

Apptis Taps Peterson for Strategic Initiatives

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, USAF (Ret.), has joined Apptis, Chantilly, Virginia, as vice president, strategic initiatives, Defense Department programs.

DePalmer Assigned to NATO Joint Warfare Centre

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Steven J. DePalmer, USAF, has been assigned as chief of staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, NATO, Stavanger, Norway.

SRC Lands Whitton for Strategic Initiatives

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

SRC Incorporated, Syracuse, New York, has named Connie Whitton as assistant vice president, strategic initiatives.

Signal Corps 150th Anniversary in Full Swing

June 14, 2010
By H. Mosher

Readers who enjoyed SIGNAL's special supplement to its June edition honoring the Signal Corps' 150th anniversary will also want to "like" the U.S. Army Signal Regiment on Facebook to see photographs from various celebrations of the occasion as well as numerous historical photos submitted by fans.

This week, we'll be adding several sets of photographs to Flickr to join the Chief Signal Officer/Chiefs of Signal collection.

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