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Thales Wins German Bundeswehr Sensor Integration Contract

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The German Bundeswehr has selected Thales to provide the sensor integration for its SEO program. Under the contract, the company will provide command and control capabilities, and integrate sensors for camp protection.

General Dynamics Wins Army Consolidated Product Line Mangement Contract

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics a five-year contract valued up to $200 million for the Consolidated Product-line Management program. The contract will improve the Army's ability to consolidate and efficiently manage the diverse elements of its live combat training system product lines and streamline the process for rapidly adapting systems and equipment to changing missions and threats.

EADS To Set Up National Radio Network In Djibouti

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Germany's Federal Office of Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr has awarded EADS a contract to set up a nationwide TETRAPOL radio network in Djibouti. The contract is an extension of the TETRAPOL radio network installed by EADS for the police in Djibouti City as part of the German government's equipment support program in 2008.

Poseidon Is No Longer Mythical

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The new Poseidon P-8A is taking the venerable Orion P-3C's place in the skies to provide advanced ASW capabilities.

Thales Wins Contract To Equip German Navy Supply Ships

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The German Navy has awarded Thales a contract to equip the supply ships Berlin and Frankfurt am Main with a new radar system for air surveillance and helicopter guidance. The company will also install the same radar system and provide the command and control system and internal communications system for the Bonn, a third supply ship scheduled to launch in 2012.

Alion To Enhance And Support Defense Department Operations Security Assessment System

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $2.8 million contract to support an automated system used by U.S. Defense Department operations security (OPSEC) personnel to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical information, vulnerabilities and threats. Under the contract, the company will standardize OPSEC assessments and analysis to provide U.S. military forces with accurate data on their vulnerabilities to decrease their operational risk associated with information disclosure.

Games and Maps and Music--Oh My!

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

As the iPhone continues to increase in fame and popularity, the applications to fill up the device are growing in number and diversity. Whether people are looking for utility or nonsense, the options are almost endless. Featured here are some offbeat iPhone applications and their Web sites as well as sites to learn more about available offerings and what people are using. And just in case the applications seem overwhelming, one Web site offers an organization solution.

NORAD's On the Hunt for Santa

December 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

I can't believe that it's December already and-judging by the parking lot at the shopping center across the street-that the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Ready or not, the holidays are here, and along with them is a fun holiday tradition: the NORAD Tracks Santa program.

Raytheon To Upgrade South Korean Patriot Systems

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $17.2 million Foreign Military Sales contract modification to deliver capability upgrades for South Korea's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The company will provide prime mover equipment as an alternative power source for Patriot system operations and will deliver communications equipment to enhance Patriot interoperability with air defense command centers.

Boeing Receives Contract For B-1 Targeting Pod Software Upgrades

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Boeing has received a $23 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Phase 2 of the B-1 Laptop Controlled Targeting Pod software upgrade. The upgrade will provide additional capability to the B-1 bomber's targeting system by allowing it to more accurately identify stationary and moving targets.

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