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Raytheon Recieves $42 Million FLIR Production Kit Contract

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, was awarded a $42 million contract to provide 65 AN/AAQ 29A forward looking infrared production kits and 15 initial spares in support of the HH-60G helicopter.  Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Modifies Raytheon Radar Contract for More Than $189 Million

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification of more than $189 million to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. Under this modification, Raytheon will fabricate AN/TPY-2 radar #8.

NASA Awards Raytheon Two Contracts With a Combined Value of $1.7 Billion

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA has awarded two sole-source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) that will make afternoon observations as it orbits Earth. The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument contract is valued at approximately $314 million with a period of performance through September 2018. Under this contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will design, manufacture, test and deliver two VIIRS instruments. VIIRS will gather data on a wide range of Earth's properties, including the atmosphere, clouds, radiation budget, clear-air land and water surfaces, and sea surface temperature. Under the Common Ground System contract, valued at $1.4 billion, Raytheon will design, manufacture, test and deliver hardware, software, and related services for the mission operations of the JPSS ground system.

Phacil Supports Missile Defense Agency Portal

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Phacil Incorporated has been awarded a $6 million contract modification to provide support services for the Missile Defense Agency portal. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $20 Million Global Hawk Support Contract Modification

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, California, was awarded a $20 million contract modification to provide replenishment spares relative to the Global Hawk Block 20 battlefield airborne communications node joint urgent operational need effort. Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

DRS Receives Gigabit Ethernet Multiplex System Contract for U.S. Navy, Australia

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

DRS ICAS Limited Liability Company, Buffalo, New York, is being awarded a potential $20 million contract for production of AN/USQ-81(V) gigabit ethernet multiplex system (GEDMS) shipsets for new construction and in-service Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers, an Australian land based test site, associated installation and checkout repairs, and related GEDMS hardware for Wasp (LHD 1) class and Whidbey Island (LSD 41) class ships and the AN/SPA-25 radar program. GEDMS is a mission critical ship-wide data transfer network that is a key enabler for the DDG modernization program. The network transfers inputs/outputs for the machinery control system, damage control system, steering control system, AEGIS Combat System, navigation displays, and interior communication alarms and indications. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Provide ScanEagle Unmanned Planes to Poland

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 10 ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for the government of Poland. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Draper Laboratory to Support Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for engineering services in support of transducer and hydrophone programs. Efforts will include research and development in technology areas important to the development of autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) capability; providing engineering expertise to program sponsors in the acquisition process; and, developing and maintaining the Naval Undersea Warfare Center's fleet of AUV testbed vehicles, facilities and related equipment. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems to Provide Countermine Systems to U.S. Navy

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a potential $41 million contract for four high-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 systems and associated engineering services and support that will detect and classify bottom and moored sea mines. The AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will be deployed from carriers for self-protection. High-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will replace the in-service AN/SQQ-32(v)3 detection sonar and will improve detection performance and target resolution in high clutter environments including littoral zones and confined straits. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $24 million for seven airborne mine neutralization low-rate initial production systems and associated engineering services. The airborne mine neutralization system will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralization device. The system will be deployed from the MH-60 helicopter as part of the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission module. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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