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Boeing to Integrate Virtual Training System into T-45C Aircraft

August 25, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering associated with the integration of a synthetic radar Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS) into T-45C aircraft. Efforts to be provided include design, integration, test, validation and verification of two flight-worthy VMTS retrofit kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DTI Associates to Support U.S. Navy High-Priority Technology Programs

August 25, 2010
By George Seffers

DTI Associates Incorporated has been awarded an $11 million the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division requirement for continuing and uninterrupted engineering support performed in support of Engagement Systems Department programs and activities. This contract will provide engineering support for critical and high-priority programs such as Precision Strike Package; Littoral Combat Ship; Electromagnetic Railgun Launcher; GunPACS; and Strategic Border Initiative.

General Dynamics to Provide Smart Display Units for U.S. Armored Vehicles

August 25, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Canada recently received an order to supply more than 1,000 Smart Display Units for installation in U.S. Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The order represents the first use of General Dynamics Canada's technology on the MRAP platform, expanding the reach of the company's comprehensive suite of vehicle electronics currently embedded in the majority of the U.S. armoured vehicle fleet. The MRAP vehicles' command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities are being upgraded to support future growth and improve operational capability for the crews. General Dynamics Canada received the order from WestWind Technologies Inc., which was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command.

Moore Assigned to J-37 Post

August 25, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. Scott P. Moore, USN, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and assignment as deputy director for special operations, J-37, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: Stress Relief for Wounded Warriors

August 24, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The Defense Department's medical branch creates an iPhone application called iBreathe to help military personnel and veterans handle stressful situations by practicing relaxed breathing.

Harley to Assume CENTCOM Post

August 24, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. Jeffrey A. Harley, USN, has been nominated for promotion to rear admiral and assignment as deputy director, plans and policy, J-5B, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

How to Improve Cyberdefenses at the DoD

August 23, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

A different cybersecurity culture needs to be diffused throughout the Defense Department. It will have to view cyberdefenses not as a bandage to be selectively applied to a patchwork of applications. The new cybersecurity must become an inseparable feature of every computer technology that enables our operations.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Warning and Control System Amplifiers to France, Saudi Arabia

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to replace narrow band klystron power amplifiers with wide band klystron power amplifiers for the Saudi Arabia and French Airborne Warning and Control System fleets. The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusettes, is the contracting activity.

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