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Homefront Help: Operation Gratitude

January 20, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Operation Gratitude supports deployed warfighters by working to provide them with care packages and letters from groups and individuals back home. It sets itself apart from similar organizations by also bringing items to troops undergoing long-term rehabilitation at several military hospitals.

General Dynamics to Support Automated Logistics in Kuwait

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to operate its supply support activity in Kuwait. The contract has an initial value of about $31 million for the first year, with a potential value of $177 million over five years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will be responsible for the management and facilitation of the supply support activity for the Southwest Asia region, which conducts and sustains military operations and activities throughout the region. The company will receive, classify, store and distribute multiple classes of Army supplies using automated information management systems. The majority of the work will be performed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

Telos to Modernize Air National Guard Information Transport Systems

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

The Air National Guard has awarded a series of new task orders to Telos Corporation to conduct an inside plant information transport system modernization at 10 Air National Guard sites across the country. The task orders, awarded under the Network Centric Solutions contract vehicle, cover the first three waves of the project and total close to $16 million.

General Dynamics Snags NASA Antenna Modernization Contract

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received a $40.7 million contract from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build two additional 34-meter (112-foot wide) beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA's modernization and transformation plan to continue scientific studies of the Earth as well as explore distant bodies in the solar system. The new antennas will be located at the Deep Space Network facility in Canberra, Australia. Originally designed by JPL and built by General Dynamics, the antennas enable the Deep Space Network to communicate with existing flight missions such as the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spitzer Space telescope, Saturn explorer Cassini, as well as support future NASA space missions. Beam waveguide-style antennas house sensitive electronics and systems in a room that is inside of the antenna's ground-based pedestal rather than in the center of the dish or reflector, making it easier for technicians to maintain the equipment as well as implement technology upgrades.

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.

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