The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our appreciation and respect to our nation's veterans for their courage and sacrifice.
Harris Corporation recently received a $14 million contract from the State of Vermont to deploy a statewide radio system for public safety first responders and state agencies. The system meets Vermont's specific requirements for regional and cross-border communications - connecting local, state and federal agencies within the state, and providing interoperability with agencies in neighboring states and Canada. The Project 25 standards-based system will be built on Harris Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access network technology, an Internet Protocol-based interoperable radio communications technology that fully complies with emerging standards.
Lattice Incorporated recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a demonstrable prototype device able to search for and identify bulk quantities of currency. The company has teamed with the University of Washington to research, design and develop a special-purpose concealed sensor platform specifically targeted to identifying large quantities of U.S. and Canadian concealed currency as well as Euros. In 2001, Congress criminalized the act of smuggling large amounts of cash as part of the U.S. Patriot Act.
SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract valued at $16 million to provide the Kuwait General directorate of civil aviation with air traffic control systems. The company will equip the international airport of Kuwait City with an ATCR-33/S primary radar, an SIR-S secondary radar and a ground station Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, a high-performance system for en-route, terminal area and airport surveillance applications. The contract, which will last about three years, also includes the supply of the logistic and post sales support and the relevant civil works.
Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was recently awarded a contract for more than $9 million to develop and test cost-effective intelligent systems that will address present and future humanitarian de-mining and unexploded ordinance clearance needs. The systems will support operations for mission planning, detection and clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance so that indigenous citizens can safely reoccupy the land. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center Washington, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently received a $35 million contract modification to complete the fiscal 2011 performance-based logistics contract for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and a service effort for four government-owned, contractor operated teams to operate and maintain the Shadow unmanned aircraft system in support of Operation New Dawn/Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.