Kongsberg Defence, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $120 million contract, which will increase the maximum quantity of common remote operation weapon stations from 10,349 units to 11,690 units. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 21, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army's Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS). Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) high frequency systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over high frequency radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.
ThalesRaytheonSystems Company has been awarded a $5 million contract to demonstrate a Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) prototype system for the U.S. Marine Corps. ThalesRaytheonSystems will demonstrate its proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months at Camp Pendleton, California.
APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, recently announced that it has received a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract to design an integrated optical code division multiple access (CDMA) network system that addresses multi-level security at speeds beyond what is possible with electronics. CDMA provides efficiency, security, and multi-access benefits in wireless communications. APIC's system takes the basic ideas of CDMA and implements it in fiber optic network.
Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Incorporated, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a more than $57 million firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive contract for Trident II (D5) guidance system microcircuit wafers and strategic systems programs alteration repair equivalent units. The Navy Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
As criminals turn to clandestine methods of entry into the United States, leaders in the maritime domain are working overtime to minimize threats by increasing data-sharing capabilities.