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L-3 Announces First International Sale of Advanced Helmet Mounted Display

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Link Simulation & Training recently announced the first international sale of its Advanced Helmet Mounted Display to Raytheon Australia in support of the Royal Australian Air Force's Hornet Aircrew Training System. The award calls for L-3 Link to provide Advanced Helmet Mounted Displays  to support pilot training on the RAAF's three F/A-18 Tactical Readiness Trainers. L-3 Link's Advanced Helmet Mounted Display will replace current fixed field-of-view flat panel displays, enabling pilots to view out-the-window imagery and systems symbology over a 360-degree field-of-regard.

General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million for Joint Biological Point Detection Systems

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a potential $300 million contract by the U.S. Army for production and field support of Joint Biological Point Detection Systems (JBPDS). The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, awarded the contract. The JBPDS is a self-contained instrument suite that rapidly detects and identifies biological warfare agents. Available in man-portable, shelter-based, ship-based and trailer-mounted variants, the JBPDS can be configured to meet the operational requirements of the U.S. Army and Navy.

Data Link Solutions to Modify Link 16 Joint Tactical Distribution System Terminals

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions Limited Liability Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a potential $37 million contract to implement Link 16 network modifications in the legacy Link 16 Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) terminals.  Modifications for JTIDS terminal variants consist of crypto modernization and frequency remapping. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded $37 Million for Common Sensor Payload

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $37 million contract to upgrade an existing variant of the AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload, including enhanced high definition/target location accuracy imaging capability. Raytheon shall deliver a quantity of eight Common Sensor Payload high definition/target location configuration systems. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives More Than $136 Million for P-8A Low Rate Initial Production

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a more than $136 million modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract to procure long-lead materials in support of P-8A low-rate initial production II aircraft. The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SELEX Wins Colombia Contract to Upgrade Radar

September 8, 2010
By George Seffers

SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, was awarded a contract by the Aeronautica Civil de Colombia, for the upgrading of the radar system set in Cerro Maco, near San Jacinto, in the region of Bolivar. The contract, which has a value of about 5.2 million euros (about $6.6 million), refers to the hardware and software upgrading of the ATCR 22M primary radar and the SIR-M secondary radar.

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