How can the military avoid cheating itself out of good personnel who leave for greener pastures? In January's Incoming column, Capt. Joseph A. Grace Jr., USN (Ret.) poses this question as he examines the delicate line between being well rounded and being an expert, noting that the military seldom promotes the expert.
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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $33 million contract modification to incorporate the automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination radar into six MH-60R/MH-60S full rate production aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $123 million contract for production systems and firm-fixed price for spares, and cost-plus-fixed fee for engineering services contract for the production of eight AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems for installation on Virginia-class submarines SSN 784-791, plus associated engineering services and optional photonics mast spares. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $85 million contract modification for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance initiatives and programs supported by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8 million contract for the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) program, to develop counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. The BLADE program will achieve this objective by developing novel algorithms and techniques that will enable Department of Defense electronic warfare systems to automatically learn to jam new radio frequency threats in the field. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Santa Maria, California, was awarded a $7 million contract for four adaptable multi-based land/ocean stabilized antenna systems to replace aging antenna systems. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.