German Navy To Receive Northrop Grumman Radar Systems

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Naval and Marine Systems Division has received a contract to supply new radar systems for German navy ships. The contract, let by the German navy procurement authority, is a follow-on to the completed four-year, $4.3 million program under which Northrop Grumman replaced radars on 70 German navy ships with Sperry Marine BridgeMaster E radar sets. The company will supply its new-generation Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT radar systems on 10 additional German navy ships, two of which will be fitted with dual-channel radar technology.

Thales To Deliver EW Programming Stations to French Armed Forces.

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French defense procurement agency, DGA, has selected Thales to supply 50 electronic warfare (EW) programming stations for seven helicopter families in service for the French armed forces. Under the agreement, Thales is scheduled to deliver the EW programming stations by the first quarter of 2012, following customer qualification beginning in late 2011. The helicopters are the French Army aviation unit's upgraded Cougar, EC725 HUS, Tiger standard 1 and 2, NH90, Gazelle and Puma; and the French Navy's Panther.

Cool App-titude: GORequest Government Help

June 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The new GORequest app for the iPhone makes it easy for users to tap into their locality and report problems fast. Users select an issue, snap a picture and submit with the click of a button.

Alexander To Head New Cyber Command

June 14, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA, director, National Security Agency and chief, Central Security Service, has been promoted to the rank of general and given additional assignment as commander of the new U.S. Cyber Command.

Determining What Is Secure or Not Secure: That Is the Challenge

June 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Are there more efficient ways to streamline the ARTPC's data identification process, or would these just add layers to what is envisioned as an already more simplified effort? Discuss your ideas, express your concerns here. We welcome your unclassified data input.