The Boeing Company will design and develop the countermine system (CMS) for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in a $153 million U.S. Navy contract. The CMS, part of the Navy's efforts to field a comprehensive assault breaching system, features a unique warhead that uses the combat-proven joint direct attack munition guidance set to accurately position the weapon above the mines.
General Dynamics C4 Systems will add a new public switched telephone network (PSTN) feature to the Sectéra vIPer universal secure phone in a $2.8 million contract awarded by the National Security Agency. The new feature, "PSTN Connect," will enable the vIPer phone to connect with traditional telephone networks, enabling users of secure desktop phones to use one secure phone on either PSTN or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks.
General Dynamics Land Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for production and maintenance of 615 Stryker vehicles. The contract has a potential value of $1.2 billion. Stryker operates with the latest C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor package, thereby protecting soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and other infantry weapons.
BBN Technologies has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the scalable network monitoring program in a contract administered by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). BBN Technologies will develop novel, scalable attack detection algorithms; a flexible and extensible architecture for implementing and deploying the algorithms; and an execution environment for traffic inspection, feature extraction and algorithm execution.
ITT Corporation has received a follow-on, fixed-price award valued up to $1 billion from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The contract is for ITT's CREW 2.1 vehicle receiver jammers (CVRJs), vehicle-mounted systems designed to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). ITT will build and deliver up to 15,000 CREW 2.1 devices as well as related equipment.
L-3 Communications has been selected for a U.S. Air Force weapon systems support contract with a maximum value of $6.9 billion. L-3 was one of 12 prime contractors chosen for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program, known as the future, flexible acquisition and sustainment tool (F(2)AST). L-3 will provide modifications, development and other services for all Air Force-managed weapons systems.
Telecommunication Systems Incorporated has been awarded an $8.3 million time and materials contract for the procurement of information technology support service to the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) and the U.S. Army Materiel Command DOIM. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will provide research and development for the development of the advanced wideband open architecture radar system under a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order of $7,263,300. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.