Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $374 million cost-type contract award for construction preparation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79. The carrier, which has yet to be been named, is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes design efforts, planning and the procurement of long lead-time material such as propulsion machinery.
BAE Systems has been awarded a $70 million contract to finalize the development of the Archer artillery system for the Swedish and Norwegian armed forces. This order consists of final development of the self-propelled gun and development of ammunition handling system and modular charges.
Lockheed Martin has received a $6.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide engineering support services for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) work on the Navy's Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser modernization program and the Turkish navy's MEKO Track IIA and IIB frigates.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $12.2 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to study the feasibility of increasing power and adding a data link capability for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J). The contract requires Raytheon to integrate a data link and more powerful jammer amplifiers into the baseline MALD/MALD-J vehicle.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Maine business unit has been selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The IBS will be based on Sperry Marine's new generation VisionMaster FT technology. The scope of supply includes radars, electronic chart display and information system, high-speed autopilot, heading and speed sensors, echosounder, differential global positioning system (DGPS) receiver and voyage data recorder.
Verizon Business will provide NASA with audio, video and Web conferencing services to help the agency collaborate more effectively. Under a new agreement valued at more than $108 million if all options are exercised, Verizon Business will be the primary conferencing services provider to NASA centers and facilities as well as select contractor locations.
Parsons has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to provide environmental restoration services for sites contaminated with munitions and explosives of concern under a five-year military munitions services program. Not only will Parsons' restoration services support the Army's mission to protect the environments of military installations and surrounding lands, but it also will support the Army's Military Munitions Response, Formerly Used Defense Site and Operational Range Assessment programs.
Telephonics Corporation has been awarded a $2 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for TruLink Wireless Intercommunication Systems. The TruLink system will be used by Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) teams to provide clear voice communications between team members, thereby enhancing the safe transport and care of patients aboard military aircraft.
Parabon Computation has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovative Research Grant (SBIR) to develop a grid portal and associated service-oriented architecture (SOA) that will allow models and simulations to be executed as services.