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Thales To Extend French Army Communications Network

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French Defense Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a 240 million Euro contract to extend the French army's RITA (Automated Integrated Communications Network). As part of the contract, named RITA N4, Thales will provide the army with high-performance Internet protocol communications systems for battalion command posts.

General Dynamics Wins FAA Communications Modernization Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract to support and modernize the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrative Voice Enterprise Services (FAVES) program. The contract is valued at $228 million over 10 years. Under the contract, the company will provide managed services support including operations and maintenance, technology refresh and upgrades to existing administrative telephony systems and provide  new administrative telephony systems and services.

Lockheed Martin Wins Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Radar Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Lockheed Martin has received a low rate initial production contract valued at $171.8 million from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Bethpage, New York, for four AN/APY-9 airborne early warning radar systems and spare parts. The radar systems will be integrated into the U.S. Navy's new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

Raytheon Awarded Patriot Engineering Services Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $152.4 million contract modification to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, this is the second of four annual modifications to the original 2009 baseline contract for Patriot engineering services. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide the latest upgrades and system capabilities through systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support to both U.S. and international Patriot customers.

SAIC Awarded U.S. Army Research, Development And Engineering Command Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a contract to support the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and other customers with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive support services. The multiple award, indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity contract has a five year period of performance, and a total value of $485 million for all awardees.

Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Navy Command And Control Software Development And Integration Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, has awarded Northrop Grumman an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) award to provide command and control (C2) software development and modification and enhancement of existing C2 and tactical data link systems. Northrop Grumman is one of five companies that received ID/IQ awards. The firms will compete for task orders with a potential collective value of more than $600 million.

McCusker Appointed to OUSD

March 16, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Elaine A. McCusker has been appointed deputy director for operations, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: ASVAB Practice for Dummies

March 16, 2010
By Katie Packard

You don't have to be a dummy to need help preparing for a test. The ASVAB Practice for Dummies app helps future warfighters get the best score possible on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. The application, which costs $9.99, offers three full-length practice tests; study tips; practice questions in several categories such as communication, technical skills and arithmetic; and more. For more information or to download the application, visit the Web site or 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.

Storwize Taps Kenniston for Tech Strategy

March 15, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Steve Kenniston has been named vice president of technology strategy for Storwize, Los Gatos, California.

Buckler Directs J-7 Engineering

March 15, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. William E. Buckler Jr., USAR, has been assigned as director, engineering/J-7, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

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