Boeing has been awarded a $39.6 million contract from the U.S. Defense Department to provide 85 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). The company will deliver JHMCS aircraft hardware and pilot equipment for U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, Air Force F-16 Falcons, and 10 international customers.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $30.6 million contract to produce 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a contract valued at $3.6 million, with the Defense Department's Joint Strike Fighter Program Office to identify high priority cost reduction areas of focus and to identify specific cost reduction opportunities, and estimate cost savings of proposed recommendations for the F-135 engine. The scope of the analysis includes the entire F-135 supply chain.
"A lot of our warfare in the future is going to be electronic. Our enemies are going to try to take us down either through our Defense Department systems or through other systems."--Lisa N. Wolford, founder, president and CEO of CSSS.NET
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In this virtual seminar, Ciena's Jim Morin and Jeff Verrant discuss bandwidth options and other ideas for taking a more strategic approach to data center networking that addresses the heart of the problem: The need for a high-performance, deterministic, manageable and cost-efficient network.
Rob Umberger has been named director of software engineering for Raxco Software, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. John F. Thompson, USAF, has been named program executive officer, strategic systems, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
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U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a four-year, $39 million contract to provide interpreter and translator services. Under the contract, the company will provide comprehensive linguistic services to the U.S. Army to include translation from the target language into English and vice versa as well as the translations of documents, written material and media outputs. The work will be primarily performed in Kosovo, Romania and Bulgaria.