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L-3 Awarded OH-58D Communications Hardware Contract

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded an $8 million contract to provide for radio frequency B-kit communications hardware to support the Kiowa Warrior OH-58D program. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Video Receiver Antenna Kits

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications System West, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a nearly $32 million contract to provide for 2,780 remote operational video enhanced receiver 6 antenna kits. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $35 Million for Situational Awareness

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $35 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring efforts in support of the MH-60R situational awareness technology insertion pre-engineering, manufacturing and development. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Alion to Research Robotic Prosthetic Limbs

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology has recently been awarded a $1 million contract to lead a modeling and simulation research effort that could help enhance the field of prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers. The 18-month, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will explore affordable and improved approaches in bringing robotic control technology to the field of prosthetic limbs. Alion will develop a protocol and modeling tool for robotic, upper limb prosthetics that may lead to the development of an affordable, lightweight, prosthetic device that is more functional to the amputee, more power-efficient and has an extended battery life. The program is designed to augment and accelerate the development of implantable electronic sensors and the development and application of virtual prototyping simulation models, which will ultimately help the amputee better control the prosthetic. Since 2003, 1,145 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a limb amputated.

Cool App-titude: Word Lens

December 21, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Technology or magic? The Word Lens app translates printed words from one language to another instantly without any Internet connection.

Guident Announces Top Promotions

December 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Guident, Herndon, Virginia, has promoted Tim Clements to vice president, Audrey Sites to vice president of Human Capital, and Len Rosenblum and Ryan Barker both to senior director of Business Intelligence.

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