BAE Systems has been awarded an $11.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to continue the design and development of the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP). LRLAPs are guided flight projectiles that are fired by the Advanced Gun System, an automated 155 millimeter gun.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has been awarded a $13.7 million delivery order for the procurement of two F/A-18C/D Mid-Life Upgrade 2 validation-verification kits for the Finnish Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Raytheon Company is being awarded a $47.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services to support the Standard Missile Program. This contract is for Round Design Agent engineering and technical services for the design integrity and total systems integration of the missile round and its components.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a five-year, follow-on contract valued up to $16 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. Under the contract, the company will create a resource that supports the research of pathogenic viruses and will lead to new medical treatments and preventive measures. Northrop Grumman was awarded the initial five-year contract in 2004.
The adage of "train the way you fight" isn't working for Marines using communications and networking systems. The result is that personnel have to learn how to use vital command, control and communications (C3) gear in the field, which hinders their effectiveness in a combat zone.
The top priority for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is not merely command and control, it is command and control of command and control (C2C2). That is the assessment delivered by Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, USN, deputy commander and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The U.S. Marine Corps is ramping up to conduct operations in cyberspace as part of its everyday capabilities. Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs) will operate in cyberspace as they do on land, sea and air.
Technological solutions can bridge differences between the U.S. forces and other nations as the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) builds relationships among its diverse partners. The Marine Corps in particular are seeking translation technologies to break down language barriers in daily activities.