General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $12.9 million to produce 22 Gatling gun systems for the U.S. Navy. The company also will supply various Gatling gun spare items to the U.S. Army. Under the first award, worth $7.8 million, General Dynamics will deliver 22 M61A2 20-millimeter Gatling gun systems to the Navy for use on F/A-18E/F aircraft.
The Field Services Business Unit of Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania, is one of eight companies to bid on individual task orders under the Fielded Training Systems Support III multiple award contract. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an ordering period of five years, plus three one-year options if exercised, with a ceiling estimate of $900 million. The company has provided contractor services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division under two predecessor contracts.
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has let a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to TASC Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, with a ceiling value of $600 million. Under terms of the five-year contract, TASC will provide advisory and assistance services to DTRA's Research and Development Enterprise, with a focus on new and mature nonproliferation technologies.
L-3 Link has been awarded a five-year contract for the U.S. Army's Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) Post Deployment Software Support program. Under the contract, the company will oversee all changes to AVCATT trainer hardware and software. The Army currently has fielded 23 AVCATT suites at bases around the world.
GeoEye Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, and Esri, Redlands, California, have signed a strategic contract to license a large amount of GeoEye's high-resolution IKONOS archive imagery. Esri will blend the highly accurate imagery with its current imagery data from multiple sensors to produce a global, static cache map layer. The company expects to complete the project in early 2012.
Laptop computer users access Wifi at a local cafe, or drive through a tollbooth without stopping to pay, thanks to established seamless connectivity. The U.S. Navy's CANES network aims to equip sailors with similar but secure capabilities, enhancing overall efficiency in their daily operations.