Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $59 million modification to a previously awarded contract for CVN 78 dual-band radar common array power system (CAPS) and common array cooling system (CACS) efforts. The purpose of this modification is to procure factory assembly, integration, and test of one ship set of CAPS, one ship set of CACS, CVN 78 dual band radar unique components, and whole-life engineering products for the CVN 78 DBR. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77 million for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data. The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared countermeasures, is a next-generation directable laser-based countermeasures system for protecting helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft from man-portable air defense systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Operation: Sound Off! is seeking votes to win an online contest and receive a grant from Pepsi. The organization aims to help troops realize their own musical dreams, to support warfighters with conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder through music and to use music to inspire troops and the general public. Go to www.refresheverything.com/operationsoundoff to learn more and vote.
On the heels of an announcement from U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates where he proposed eliminating the positions of assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration along with the J-6, the push to make the Defense Department more efficient continues. The INVEST Awards contest will reward the 25 best ideas submitted by department employees with cash prizes.
Want to train like a Navy SEAL or learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat with the style and power of a Marine? Two iPhone apps provide the tips, tricks and training rules that go into the physical fitness of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Science Application International Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, recently received a $5 million contract for the Global Geospatial Intelligence data products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency St. Louis, Missouri, is the contracting activity.