Brig. Gen. Russell J. Handy, USAF, has been named director, Air Component Coordination Element, U.S. Forces-Iraq, and commander, Detachment 2, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Baghdad, Iraq.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an $18 million contract by General Dynamics Land Systems to supply LRS-2000 Rate Sensor Assembly units for the Stabilized Commander's Weapon Station on U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams Tanks. The LRS-2000 is a two-axis rate sensor developed to support gun and turret stabilization applications with low random drift and high reliability.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon Company a $58.2 million contract for upgrading Patriot missiles to the 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. The contract is a follow-on issued as part of the Patriot missile's continuous technology refreshment program launched in 2000.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $160 million follow-on contract for technical and engineering support for its land-based test facility for the Aegis Ballistic Defense Weapon System. Besides supporting the facility, the contract calls for the company to support, operate and maintain the Naval Systems Computing Center and the SPY-1A naval radar test suite located near the facility.
Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide engineering support services for the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) fleet of F/A-18A/B Hornets. The 30-month contract requires Boeing to deliver repair plans for faults discovered during aircraft maintenance.
Harris Corporation has been selected as one of seven contractors to supply the Department of Justice with Project 25 (P25) radios under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential value of $750 million. Under the five-year contract, Harris joins a group of companies whose products meet established P25 criteria.
BAE Systems has received a $32 million contract modification from the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management command to reset 417 M113 vehicles. Under the contract, the company will refurbish the vehicles by replacing old and damaged equipment with upgraded components and restoring the vehicles to pre-combat condition.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has awarded Thales a contract to equip the Swedish armed forces with an advanced Internet protocol-based tactical communications infrastructure under the KomNod Program. The Thales system will provide a variety of communications services such as a radio gateway, telephony, alarms, routing, Ethernet, intercom and management services.