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Cool App-titude: Aiming for Accuracy

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The creator of an app called BulletFlight claims it could improve the accuracy of military snipers in training by calculating the trajectory of a bullet's flight path to ensure users hit the target.

Tactical Communication Systems To Supply Band 4 Radios Under Canadian Agreement

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Ultra Electronics division of Tactical Communication Systems has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply Band 4 AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM software-defined high-capacity radios. The HCLOSTM radio currently is being shipped worldwide in the Band 1 and 3+ frequency ranges in both 16 megabits per second (mbps) and 34 mbps full-duplex capacity. The Band 4 addition will provide enhanced operational flexibility in the crowded frequency spectrum to support communications bandwidth needs on the current battlefield.

SPAWAR Awards Common Afloat Contract to General Dynamics

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has chosen General Dynamics to compete for future orders under the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts. As one of three recipients, General Dynamics will deliver secure, commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software and networking equipment. Each CALI contract has a total potential value of $502 million with all options exercised.

Force Protection Industries To Supply Fire Extinguisher Kits Under Contract

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Force Protection Industries Inc. has received a $4.6 million firm-fixed-priced modification under an existing contract delivery order for the purchase of 2,451 automatic fire extinguisher system kits. Under the contract, the kits will be installed on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work is expected to be completed in February 2011. The Marine Corps Systems Command is the contracting activity.

Swedish Armed Forces Award Thales C2 System Contract

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Thales Norway has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Defence Material Administration to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with a command and control (C2) system for helicopter units. According to the contract, Thales will be responsible for system design, integration and supply of systems that provide improved C2 capability to deployed helicopter units. The systems will be interoperable with existing mobile C2 systems within the air force and Nordic Battle Group.

Clapper Nominated as Director of National Intelligence

June 7, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., USAF (Ret.), has been nominated for appointment to Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

TeleCommunications Systems Promotes Bristol

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated, Annapolis, Maryland, has promoted Michael Bristol to senior vice president and general manager of the company's Government Solutions Group.

Start to Head Up Harris RF

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, has named Andy Start president of its RF communications international business.

Hackers Go Global for Disaster Relief Efforts

June 4, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Over the next two days, hackers from across the globe will team up on nearly every continent for the second Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event aimed at finding solutions to real-world problems in areas affected by natural disasters.

Brown Now Special Ops CG

June 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Thomas L. Brown II, USN, has been assigned as commanding general, Joint Forces Special Operations Command-Iraq, U.S. Forces-Iraq.

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