The French Ministry of the Interior has awarded EADS Defense and Security a contract to extend the ACROPOL radio network to the Paris Fire Brigade. The project completes coverage of the Paris area with secure radio communications based on TETRAPOL technology.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $13 million contract to develop additional sensor prototypes for the Advanced Distributed Aperture System, which gives helicopter pilots 360-degree situational awareness.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $31 million Military Network Protocol contract to develop new cyber assurance procedures to improve security, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and policy-based prioritization levels at the individual and unit level.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton an $11 million contract to provide systems engineering and integration support to the service's military satellite communications wing, space and terminal engineering office.
"If we want to be aggressive about technology, we must be willing to make mistakes. We are playing not to lose instead of playing to win, and there is a cost for that." -- Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder, USMC, commanding general, MARFORPAC
In today's telephony environment, the U.S. Department of Defense needs to not only meet the legacy demands of their current TDM technology, but also lead their organization to the future of end-to-end IP centric communications on the GIG, the subject of the next SIGNAL webinar on October 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon Company a $5.5 million contract to design, fabricate and test Self-HEALing mixed signal Integrated Circuits (HEALICS) technology. The effort will incorporate self-healing into a complex system-on-chip design, providing the capability for the chip to sense undesired circuit behaviors and correct them automatically.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary AMSEC LLC a five-year contract with a potential value of $18.7 million under the Navy's seaport enhanced contract for logistics knowledge management and process support for Integrated Logistics Services. The services are for hull, mechanical and electrical technical data development, maintenance and management.