General Dynamics has been awarded a five year, $60 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide network management and mission operations support to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing's Air Force Distributed Common Ground System and two network operations centers in Virginia and California. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide systems, network and communications engineering; technical project management, systems integration and administration; configuration management; and network security management.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $22 million option to continue supporting the B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract awarded in 2009. Under the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, the company will continue performing the necessary maintenance and upkeep of the Air Force's B-52s.
Lockheed Martin has received $344 million in ongoing funding associated with the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The funds support low rate initial production for 15 aircraft, including installation of upgraded avionics on three aircraft, material and fabrication for five aircraft, and long-lead funding for seven aircraft.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received two contracts with a combined value of $13.6 million to support the TRICARE Management Activity's Defense Center of Excellence and Military Medical Support Office. Under the terms of the contracts, DRC will perform program evaluations and administrative and clinical services support.
EADS Defense and Security has been awarded a contract to provide the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with the CORP25 digital radio communications network. The contract includes the rollout of digital public safety radio communication network and command and control centers across Ontario.
"Everybody imagines that everyone wants to share information because somehow it will make things better. That's a huge assumption, and it may not be what you think it is." -- Capt. Timothy Spratto, USN, JCD&E Capabilities Solutions Group lead