The ITT Corporation has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide flight cryocoolers for the sensor payloads of two international satellites. The geostationary satellites will provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and sever weather alerts. The cryocoolers are used to reduce thermal noise in space-based sensors.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon Company a $58.2 million contract for Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles. Under the contract, the company will upgrade 124 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles to the GEM-T configuration. This is a follow-on contract issued as part of the command's Patriot missile continuous technology refreshment program initiated in 2000.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $243.5 million contract for an eighth production lot of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted number of the JASSM to more than 1,200. The Lot 8 contract is for 158 JASSM missiles, along with fuse reliability, parts obsolescence efforts, test instrumentation kits, system reliability and flight test support.
NASA has awarded Parabon Computation a two-year, $600,000 contract to deliver a unique software service to enable scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation applications from any standard Web browser. A part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award program, the effort will develop the Modeling and Simulation as a Service solution to provide Web-based Platform as a Service tools.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Defense Department has selected an engineering and contracting team composed of the OAK Group, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, and Henderson, Inc., to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Faciltiy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Under the agreement, the OAK Group, which assembled the team, will provide construction services and manage the overall project; L.R. Kimball will oversee the design, architecture and building engineering for the facility; and Henderson, Inc. will support the facility with day-to-day contracting and subcontractor management activities.
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