SIGNALScape

BAE to Design Attack-Resistant Computer

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies, Burlington, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $21 million contract to design a new computer system that is highly resistant to cyber attack, is resilient in that it continues to render useful services in the face of attacks and faults, and can repair itself. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed and Raytheon to Provide Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Components

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archbald, Pennsylvania, and Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, were awarded separate contracts-$34 million for Lockheed, $23 Million Raytheon-to provide Paveway II laser guided bomb computer control groups (seekers) and GBU-12 air foil groups (tail kits). Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

NASA Awards Raytheon Two Contracts With a Combined Value of $1.7 Billion

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA has awarded two sole-source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) that will make afternoon observations as it orbits Earth. The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument contract is valued at approximately $314 million with a period of performance through September 2018. Under this contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will design, manufacture, test and deliver two VIIRS instruments. VIIRS will gather data on a wide range of Earth's properties, including the atmosphere, clouds, radiation budget, clear-air land and water surfaces, and sea surface temperature. Under the Common Ground System contract, valued at $1.4 billion, Raytheon will design, manufacture, test and deliver hardware, software, and related services for the mission operations of the JPSS ground system.

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