The Boeing Co. has won a $35 billion contract to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging KC-135 aerial tanker fleet. Boeing will first receive $3.5 billion for engineering, manufacturing and development and 4 initial planes. The contract is for 179 of the new KC-46A tankers, with the first 18 to delivered by 2017; if the Air Force orders more, the amount of the contract award could range up toward $100 billion. The hotly contested contract has been in the works for nearly a decade; rival European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) may appeal the award.
Military and industry are teaming to enhance the safety, health and psychological welfare of modern-day troops. With new-age monitoring systems and technology, warfighter needs are met when they're needed, where they're needed.
Biometric technology capabilities continue to grow, and so do government data sharing efforts.
Creating a national strategy for deterring cyber attacks faces difficult challenges, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, USA, U.S. Cyber Command commander and director of the National Security Agency.
Join us March 10, 2011 at 12 noon as SIGNAL Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman talks with Alan Henderson, Vice President of Engineering, Globecomm Network Services Corp. about balancing mission priorities with bandwidth allocations for IP-based, hybrid terrestrial-satellite networks.
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The U.S. Coast Guard has selected HMS Technologies Incorporated for the $46 million Enterprise Managed Telephony Unified Communications Systems Installations & Equipment Recapitalization project. HMS will be responsible for an Internet protocol-distributed telephony communications system that will deliver the benefits of network convergence and collaborative communications. The program will provide the foundation for a mission critical unified communications environment for millions of stakeholders worldwide.
CAE USA Incorporated, Tampa, Florida, is being awarded an approximately $7 million contract modification for the upgrade of one MH-60S operational flight trainer; procurement of an MH-60S Software Engineering Environment Virtual Development Laboratory and upgrade and pre-integration testing of an MH-60S Tactical Operational Flight Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.