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Frontier Systems to Upgrade Two Unmanned Helicopters

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Frontier Systems, Irvine, California, has been awarded a nearly $14 million contract for the upgrade of two YMQ-18A unmanned helicopters to modified Block II configuration. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support Operation Enduring Freedom

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Akron, Ohio, was recently awarded an $85 million contract for the procurement of 42 MX-20 lite sensor B-kits; 21 MX-20 lite installation A-kits; five upgraded ground control stations and associated gondolas, to include required software upgrades; and 10 STARLite installation A-kits in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics Awarded Over $335 Million for Unmanned Aircraft Hardware

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was recently awarded a more than $335 million contract for the purchase of system hardware applicable to the Extended Range Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Electronic Jammer Systems

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Corporation, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million basic ordering agreement for engineering service support for Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) Vehicle Receiver Jammer (CVRJ) systems, fielded in theater. The CREW CVRJ systems are electronic jammers that are mounted in vehicles and at fixed-site compounds that prevent the detonation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Supports U.S. Navy Jets

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification for integrated logistics support; in-service engineering; information systems; technical data; support equipment engineering; automated maintenance environment; training/software integration support; provisioning; and A-D sustaining engineering services in support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Marines' Virtual Training: Just Like the Real Thing

March 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Marine Corps, through the Infantry Immersion Trainer virtual reality program, is giving Marines, soldiers and sailors one of the most successful, realistic battlefield training opportunities they can possibly experience--short of actually being in Afghanistan.

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