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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.

Boeing to Design Shipboard Free Electron Laser Weapon

September 8, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a more than $23 million task order for the critical design of a 100-kW class Free Electron Laser (FEL) device to demonstrate scaleability of the necessary physics and engineering for an eventual MW class FEL.  The Navy FEL Innovative Naval Prototype Program will encompass the transition from a demonstrated 14 kW FEL capability, currently at hand, to a weapon class 100-kW class capability, which is intended to provide the physics and engineering information needed to support a MW class FEL device development.  The desired outcome of this effort is to transfer laboratory capability to industry and to assess potential industrial roles in supporting the procurement program for FEL weapon systems. The Navy also wishes to gain insight into industry's longer term interest in participating in the follow-on integration, at a government test facility, or elsewhere, of the FEL device into a complete naval weapon system test bed to validate the concept for shipboard use. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SRC to Establish Cyber Security Operations Center for Homeland Security

September 7, 2010
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated recently received a contract from the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE) agency with a potential value of nearly $42 million to establish and maintain a Security Operations Center to help protect critical information technology infrastructure. This contract will enable ICE to monitor its information technology assets 24 hours a day and evaluate and respond to cyber security threats. SRC will lead a team to provide innovative cybersecurity solutions, process improvement strategies and best-of-breed technologies for ICE.

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