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Raytheon Signs $151 Million Evolved SeaSparrow Missile Contract

September 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $151 million contract by the U.S. Navy's NATO SeaSparrow program office to produce 186 Evolved SeaSparrow missiles, with an option for $210.3 million to produce an additional 255 missiles.

U.S. Army Funds Additional Order for TCS SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems

September 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Telecommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an additional $8.2 million of funding from the U.S. Army to provide additional Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems.

NASA Awards SOFIA Engineering Contract Option to L-3 Communications

September 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a contract modification to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems for further developmental engineering on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The option is valued at approximately $8.7 million, bringing the total value of the contract to approximately $37.7 million.

GS Engineering Receives Contract to Support USSOCOM

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

GS Engineering Corporation is being awarded a $25 million task order contract for systems test support services of Special Operations Forces Ground Mobility vehicles in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Procurement Division.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Management, Engineering Services

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors is being awarded a $13.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for management and engineering services to maintain and modify as necessary the design of DDG 51-class combat system compartments and topside arrangements in support of the program executive officer Integrated Warfare Systems.

STS International to Provide Capabilities for Quad-S

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

STS International Incorporated is being awarded a $23 million contract for operational capabilities for surface and subsurface surveillance systems (Quad-S).

Naval Air Station to Receive Operational Training Facility

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is being awarded a $37 million contract for the design and construction of an Operational Training Facility for multimission aircraft (MMA/P-8A) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida.

General Dynamics Awarded $31 Million for Trident Submarine Support Services

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $31 million contract to plan and perform maintenance and modernization work on U.S. Trident-class and U.K. Vanguard-class submarines.

CSC Awarded $162 Million Contract From NASA to Provide Aviation Services

September 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

NASA has awarded CSC a contract to continue providing aviation services through the Johnson Space Center aircraft maintenance and modification program. The new contract has a total estimated value of $162 million.

German Military Looks to Augment Legacy Systems With Commercial Technology

September 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The German military has way too many legacy communication and information systems to replace them all at once, so it is looking to commercial technology to improve capabilities. EDir. IT-AmtBw Hans-Ulrich Schade, chief of Division C, Bundeswehr IT Office, described this challenge at the AFCEA Bonn Chapter's Koblenz Symposium on September 3, 2009.

Schade related that the Bundeswehr has more than 120,000 radios. These include about 200 different types of radios, and the military cannot afford to replace them all. So, any solution must incorporate these legacy systems.

For example, some forces currently can transmit either voice or data. The need to choose between one or the other will be eliminated in the near future, he maintained. He also declared that the use of commercial technology is the basis on which all improvements to Germany military IT are based.

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