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Air Force Awards Contract to Northrop Grumman for VAATE Program

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Northrop Grumman for a maximum of $30 million. This contract will fund the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program, a joint U.S. Defense Department/NASA/U.S. Department of Energy/industry effort.

QinetiQ North America Wins Air Force Space Operations Contract

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement worth up to $250 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile System Center for space operations technical support. QinetiQ North America will be eligible to provide the Air Force with systems engineering, test and evaluation, software engineering, spectrum management, modeling and simulation, system safety and acquisition security. The company also will offer support in the areas of integration logistic support and concept development and other areas.

U.K. Government Awards Funding Contract to Eurocopter

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Eurocopter has received a £5 million capital grant from the United Kingdom government for the purchase of six new police Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for air support, part of the first joint procurement by six U.K. police forces. The grant also will provide enhanced state-of-the-art mission equipment. Each helicopter will feature the latest Airborne Law Enforcement and Police Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems as well as interoperable communications means, including daylight and thermal imaging cameras, Nightsun search lights, video down-link system and Tetra radios, which will allow easy communication both with police on the ground and with the other emergency services.

Air Force Awards Fidelity Technologies $5.3 Million Contract for New Simulation and Training System

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Fidelity Technologies Corporation has received a $5.3 million contract from the U.S Air Force to create a simulation and training system that can be used for a full range of training exercises. Fidelity will manufacture and deliver the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System, which will provide real-life battlefield scenarios for warfighters in four areas: terminal attack control, close air support, air traffic control and call for fire coordination, training, and mission rehearsal.

Navy Awards Contract for Integrated Logistics Support

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

AT&T Government Solutions Incorporated, CSC and Synectic Solutions Incorporated are being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple-award contract for the acquisition of integrated logistics support for the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center, located at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all three contracts combined is $30 million.

Global Technical Systems Awarded Navy Common Processing System Contract

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Management Services Group Incorporated, doing business as Global Technical Systems, is being awarded a $95 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the U.S. Navy's new Common Processing System (CPS). The contract provides for the design, development, qualification and production of a commercial off-the-shelf-based, Grade-A shock-qualified processing system in support of Navy platforms. Efforts may include development of logistics support products, spares and support services.

EDO Receives Modification for CREW Systems

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated is being awarded a $316.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of 4,501 JCREW 2.1 Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $39 Million Task Order to Enhance Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Self-Service Systems

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $39 million Integrated Customer Communications Environment task order from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to maintain, operate and enhance interactive voice processing systems and Internet-based applications to support the IRS customer service domain. Under the TIPPS-3 task order, Lockheed Martin will maintain IRS systems that provide self-service applications to citizens via integrated telephony and the Internet.

SAIC Awarded $900 Million Contract by U.S. Strategic Command

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) to provide technical assistance and selected support services. This multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $900 million for all awardees.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide technical analysis and studies for programs and strategies as required for USSTRATCOM, whose missions include space operations; cyberspace operations; strategic deterrence; combating weapons of mass destruction; global command and control; global strike and integration; information operations; integrated missile defense; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Raytheon Awarded $11 Million Option for Patriot Missile Facilities

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded $11.4 million to support Patriot missile facilities during 2009. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, issued the additional funding as an option under a three-year contract previously awarded to Raytheon. This add-on award brings the value of the contract to $35.5 million.

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