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Lockheed Martin to Update F-22 Electronic Warfare Power Supply

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a more than $18 million contract modification for non-recurring labor, materials and 233 kits to update the configuration of the electronics warfare power supply on the F-22 fleet. U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies Small Underwater Drone Contract

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Hydroid Incorporated, Pocasset, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $17 million contract modification to provide service for the currently fielded legacy Small Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SUUV) systems and to provide continued depot level and engineering support for the SUUV program. The SUUV program provides explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces with a very shallow water mine countermeasures and underwater object location system. Hydroid will provide expert technical and engineering support services to maintain the full functionality of fielded systems as well as provide additional systems that may be required by the EOD community to meet mission requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Argon to Support Light Weight Joint Deployable Air Drop System

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Argon ST, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $45 million contract for the procurement, testing, delivery, training, and logistical support of the Joint Precision Air Drop System Ultra Light Weight (JPADS-ULW). The procurement is for the acquisition of a JPADS-ULW, an aircraft deployed, steerable canopy system that is capable of delivering cargo loads of 250 pounds to 699 pounds rigged weight, safely and effectively from 24,500 feet mean sea level through hardware, software altitude control, glide management of system descent and landing. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Integrated Marine Corps Network Defends Against Cyberattacks

March 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

In an era of social media and WikiLeaks, information assurance is critical to the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. And Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, USMC, chief information technology officer, has his hands full ensuring that information flows smoothly and securely throughout the service.

Homefront Help: TRICARE Young Adult Program

March 17, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Those still participating actively in TRICARE will be able to access new benefits soon. Beginning this spring, qualified, unmarried military dependents up to the age of 26 can purchase TRICARE coverage on a month-to-month basis as long as they are ineligible for their own employer-sponsored health coverage.

Harris to Provide Radio Systems for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has received a $6 million order to supply Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). The Harris AN/VRC-103  includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio. Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment. The radio features voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield.

General Dynamics to Consolidate Defense Intelligence Agency Help Desks

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $40 million task order under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract to support the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). General Dynamics will provide 24-hour supervision for the Directorate for Information Management's enterprise service desk, which includes a customer call center and managing mission essential services. The company will be responsible for ensuring unresolved service desk requests are routed to the appropriate support organizations, as well as ensuring that all incidents are promptly and accurately documented in the incident tracking system. General Dynamics will consolidate seven regional service/help desks to two enterprise service desks in the Washington, D.C. area and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

AAI to Equip Shadow Unmanned Aircraft with Tactical Data Link

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a more than $12 million contract to provide for the retrofitting of two Shadow unmanned aircraft systems with tactical common data link. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Supply Gunnery Trainers to Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, was recently awarded a nearly $32 million contract to provide for the acquisition of four Mobile Advanced Gunnery Training Systems and eight Deployable Advanced Gunnery Training Systems, with new-equipment training and logistics support, for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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