"There's potential here to take this forward. The operating systems at these frequencies are just mind blowing."--Dr. Simon Cotton, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen's University Belfast
The U.S. Navy has awarded the Boeing Company an $11.4 million contract to supply Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions (Laser JDAM) to meet the Navy's Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) requirement. The initial contract calls for the delivery of 23 munitions for testing and evaluation and is expected to lead to a production contract in 2011. With follow-on options, total DAMTC deliveries could reach 11,000 units and the total contract value could exceed $91 million.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a long-lead purchase award, not to exceed $18 million, leading to low rate initial production of the company's Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM). The missile is a flexible air defense system designed to defeat a range of threats such as cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems and manned aircraft.
The U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $253 million contract for logistics support of the Stryker family of combat vehicles. Under the contract, the company will support Army Stryker brigade combat teams in the United States and overseas, including ordering spare parts, managing a spare parts warehouse, worldwide distribution of repair parts and completing maintenance services on the Stryker vehicle fleet.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $41.3 million cost-plus-fixed fee contract for life cycle engineering and support services for the U.S. Navy's USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. With options, the contract has a potential value of $249.4 million.