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Lockheed Martin To Provide U.S. Air Force With More Targeting Pods

February 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at $59 million for additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). The order is the second increment of the Air Force's Sniper ATP Lot 9 contract. The Lot 9 increment will provide a total of 650 pods for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and 12 international air forces.

EADS North America To Supply U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency With Radar Satellite Data

February 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

EADS North America has received a five-year contract valued at $85 million from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide commercial radar satellite data for use in intelligence, military and homeland security applications. Under the contract, the company will supply imagery from its TerraSAR-X synthetic aperture radar satellite, along with related products and direct downlink services.

Thales To Provide Through-Life Support For Rafale Avionics

February 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dassault Avionics has awarded Thales a contract to provide maintenance support for avionics equipment on Rafale combat jets in service with the French armed forces. The 10-year, fixed price contract builds on several previously awarded through-life support contracts awarded to Dassault by SIMMAD, the maintenance arm of the French air force.

CSC Wins U.S. Army Logistics Modernization Contracts

February 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Materiel Command has issued CSC two contract modifications with a combined value of $261 million to continue providing information technology and logistics services under the Army's Logistics Modernization Program contract. Under the terms of the first modification, CSC will support the sustainment of the modernized system, and on the other, the company will provide services for future deployment and implementation activities.

ITT Awards Northrop Grumman Contract For Space-Based Cryocoolers and Sensors

February 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The ITT Corporation has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide flight cryocoolers for the sensor payloads of two international satellites. The geostationary satellites will provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and sever weather alerts. The cryocoolers are used to reduce thermal noise in space-based sensors.

Raytheon Awarded Patriot Tactical Missile Upgrade Contract

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon Company a $58.2 million contract for Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles. Under the contract, the company will upgrade 124 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles to the GEM-T configuration. This is a follow-on contract issued as part of the command's Patriot missile continuous technology refreshment program initiated in 2000.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Air Force Contract For Additional Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missiles

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $243.5 million contract for an eighth production lot of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted number of the JASSM to more than 1,200. The Lot 8 contract is for 158 JASSM missiles, along with fuse reliability, parts obsolescence efforts, test instrumentation kits, system reliability and flight test support.

NASA Selects Parabon Computation To Develop Modeling And Simulation Solution

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

NASA has awarded Parabon Computation a two-year, $600,000 contract to deliver a unique software service to enable scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation applications from any standard Web browser. A part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award program, the effort will develop the Modeling and Simulation as a Service solution to provide Web-based Platform as a Service tools.

Coast Guard Selects Contractors For Rescue Swimmer Training Facility

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Defense Department has selected an engineering and contracting team composed of the OAK Group, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, and Henderson, Inc., to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Faciltiy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Under the agreement, the OAK Group, which assembled the team, will provide construction services and manage the overall project; L.R. Kimball will oversee the design, architecture and building engineering for the facility; and Henderson, Inc. will support the facility with day-to-day contracting and subcontractor management activities.

Cool App-titude: White House App

February 9, 2010
By Katie Packard

Keep up with our country's most important pile of bricks with the White House app, available for iPhones and iPod Touch. The free app lets government junkies have 24/7 access to dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov. Features include live video streaming, the White House blog and the Briefing Room. For more information, visit the Web site, or download the application on iTunes. These sites are not affiliated with AFCEA or SIGNAL Magazine, and we are not responsible for the content or quality of the products offered. When visiting new Web sites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

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