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SRC Secures Foliage Penetrating Radar Contracts

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated, Syracuse, New York, recently received two contract awards with a total potential value of up to $12 million for its Foliage Penetrating, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER), an airborne radar system that penetrates through foliage to track people and vehicles on the ground. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Simulation and Training Technology Center awarded SRC more than $1 million for the FORESTER Signal Processing Enhancements Program and another potential $11 million for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Foliage Penetration (FOPEN) Ground Moving Target Indicator Radar Exploitation and Planning program.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Electronic Radio Equipment

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E program, to include 132 each:  MT-4935 mounting bases; MT-7006 amplifier mounts; AM-7526 high-power amplifiers; MX-11745 LNA diplexer with high-power radio frequency switches; satellite communications antennas; and satellite communications antenna gaskets. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Logos to Support Surveillance and Threat Detection Projects

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $10 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III small business innovation research project that supports Topic SB072-019 "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques" and Topic SB072-017 "False Alarm Mitigation." This order provides services in support of: wide area persistent surveillance aerostat payloads and ground stations, integration and maintenance in-theater; integration onto persistent ground surveillance systems platforms; lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance; and the Army global civil military emergency preparedness and persistent threat detection system. The work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia; Afghanistan; and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in January 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

UES to Research Effects of Lasers

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

UES Incorporated of Dayton, Ohio was awarded a $35 million contract to conduct research on the effect of and interactions produced by lasers on materials, structures and sensor components and configurations of interest to the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives Global Hawk Contract Modification

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated System Sector of San Diego, California, was awarded a nearly $46 million contract modification for the advance procurement long lead items associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk Air Vehicles, two in-line Airborne Signals Intelligence Payloads, two Multi-Platform RADAR Technology Insertion Program Sensors, two in-line EISS Sensors and other items and activities required to protect the production schedule for Lot 10. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

NGA Welcomes First Employees to New Campus

January 19, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency (NGA) welcomed its first wave of employees at its new facility located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Tuesday. Approximately 300 personnel reported to work at NGA Campus East, the first of 38 groups that will make the move to the eight-story building between now and September 15, 2011, the day of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Cool App-titude: Google Goggles Update

January 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Identify products, pinpoint landmarks and solve Sudoku puzzles instantly. The latest version of the Google Goggles app for Android and iPhone takes image identifying to the next level.

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