The Joint Forces Command lays out a definitive framework within the JOE 2010 and acknowledges its ever-changing nature, but has it truly captured all of today's obvious issues? What, if any, topics has it missed, or does it need to expand more completely on any of the five parts? Please review JOE 2010 and give us your views.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a follow on contract valued at more than $39 million by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to provide management and systems engineering to NAWCAD's Integrated Communications and Information Systems (ICIS) Division. Under the contract, SAIC will provide contract, organizational, and project management support, as well as material acquisition services in support of various projects.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Harris Corporation a $139 million order to provide additional Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high-frequency tactical radios to equip Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The radios will be installed in new standard-sized MRAP vehicles and MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $34.4 million contract to continue design work on the AGM-65E2/L laser guided Maverick missile, the newest variant of the Maverick. The contract requires the company to develop, integrate and test the missile's guidance and control section.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $28 million contract to continue development of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 system of systems. JCREW is a multifunctional electronic jammer that can be carried by troops, mounted on a vehicle or boat, or used in a fixed location to prevent the detonation of RCIEDs.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $3.5 million contract to develop the Integrated Smart-BEAR Power System (ISBPS) for the service. The Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) program equips U.S. forces with lightweight, air-transportable assets used to establish mobile air bases. ISBPS integrates a variety of energy sources, including renewables, into the existing BEAR power grid.