The U.S. Navy's Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded General Electric (GE) Inspection Technologies LP a $22,679,613 contract to procure up to 1,600 common video borescope sets (CVBS), including associated technical and logistics data and training. The CVBS is used to inspect interior engine components and air frames for cracks, foreign object damage and corrosion.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation the first phase of a $28.9 million Nitride Electronic NeXt Generation Technology (NEXT) contract. The work will develop next-generation gallium nitride technology to support defense communications, aircraft and space systems. The first phase of the contract is worth $12.4 million.
Savi has been awarded a contract valued at $6.6 million to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technologies and services under the U.S. Defense Department's RFID III procurement contract. The RFID tags, which are attached to cargo containers and other supply chain assets, enable near-real-time supply visibility and interoperability with allied forces and government organizations.
Although it seems UAVs have been around for a long time-and are essential in current operations-the ground truth is that a number of challenges remain to be resolved before these aircraft can be used to their full potential.
"We have to understand that the changes in technology, computation and so forth have created what I call a fundamental change in our social atmosphere."--Adm. Thad W. Allen, USCG, commandant of the Coast Guard
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CSC a seven-year contract to provide information technology support. CSC is one of seven companies awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the EPA with an estimated value of $955 million for all the firms.
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a five-year, $52.3 million contract to supply the Canadian Department of National Defense with extended data rate (XDR) international partners variant (IPV) single channel anti-jam manportable (SCAMP) terminals for use with U.S. advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) satellites. The foreign military sale contract will be executed through the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).