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ASSETT Receives Potential $59 Million Combat System of the Future Research and Development Contract

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

ASSETT, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded more than $14 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research program entitled "Combat System of the Future," to perform research, development and engineering services.  This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to more than $59 million.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Harris Receives More Than $78 Million FMS Order from Philippines

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $78.5 million contract for Foreign Military Sales of radio base stations, vehicle mounts, and man packs to the government of the Philippines.  The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

QuinetiQ Appoints Finn to Homeland Security Business

July 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rick Finn has been appointed as general manager of the homeland security business unit, Mission Solutions Group, QinetiQ North America, Fairfax, Virginia.

Howard Assigned J-5 Chief of Staff

July 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Michelle J. Howard, USN, has been nominated for assignment as chief of staff, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: Apps for Army Competition

July 27, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

With $30,000 up for grabs and more than 50 entries, the U.S. Army's app-development challenge will be a fight to the finish when the winners are announced next week at the LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Florida.

ViaSat Receives $37 Million Blue Force Tracking Conract from U.S. Army

July 26, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, California, was recently awarded a $37.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide blue force tracking 2 (BFT-2) for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2).  BFT-2 is the next generation of the BFT transceiver/network. With BFT-2, FBCB2 will have the capability to upgrade position reports in seconds rather than minutes, thousands of platforms will share a single satellites channel, resulting in reduced recurring cost, and icons on a computer screen will more accurately represent a vehicle's location. U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Harris Names Sewell to IT Business

July 26, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Harris Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, has named Murray A. Sewell II as vice president of business development for the intelligence and civil areas of its Information Technology (IT) services business.

Schmidle Assigned To Cyber Command Position

July 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command.

Northrop Grumman to Revitalize Hunter UAS in Support of War Effort

July 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Technical Services, Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was recently awarded a $47 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide capability-based rotations support for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and revitalization for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system.  Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives $136 Million Contract for Additional Hawkeye

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded an undefinitized modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production Lot 2 aircraft.  The not-to-exceed price for the additional aircraft is $136 million.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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