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Lockheed Martin Canada-Led Team Awarded C$2 Billion Halifax-Class Frigate Modernization Contracts

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded two contracts totaling approximately C$2 billion for the installation, integration and long-term in-service support of a new combat system for Canada's Halifax-Class frigates. The Combat Systems Integration contract will provide a new command and control system, radars, tactical data links, electronic support measures and other warfare capabilities for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax-class frigates. Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin also will maintain the current command and control systems until the entire fleet has received the retrofit.

Hughes Announces Research and Development Agreement With DISA

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Hughes Network Systems LLC has announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to study network-centric enterprise architecture validation of Internet protocol networking with the Regenerative Satellite Mesh standard and the SPACEWAY 3 system. Under this CRADA, Hughes and DISA will perform research and development that supports overall Internet protocol convergence as the basis for seamlessly integrating U.S. Defense Department satellite communications networking and information needs with the Global Information Grid.

CACI Awarded $60 Million Contract to Support Airborne Sensors for U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $60 million prime contract to continue the development, maintenance and operation of experimental airborne sensors for the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. CACI's support focuses on airborne sensors developed for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, with increased emphasis on sensors designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $97 Million Army Contract to Procure and Modify Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $97 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Army to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts.

SAIC Receives Space and Naval Warfare Center - Pacific Contract

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has won a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific to evaluate emerging technologies for shipboard navigation, sensors and systems. The contract has a potential value of $94 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will research, test and evaluate new technologies for shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $977 Million Facilities Development and Operations Contract From NASA

November 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Facilities Development and Operations Contract at the Johnson Space Center. The contract is worth up to $977 million if all options are exercised. Services will include the development, sustaining engineering, operations and maintenance of facilities supporting training, flight design, flight planning, reconfiguration and real-time operations for human space flight programs.

SAIC Wins $45 Million Infrared Countermeasure Technology Contract

November 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Department of the Air Force to provide research and development of new infrared countermeasure technologies to help protect U.S. military aircraft. This single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will support the Air Force Research Laboratory Electro-Optical Warfare Technical Analysis Effort II Program. The contract has a potential value of $45.6 million if all options are exercised.

AeroVironment Wins $6 Million Army Contract

November 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

AeroVironment Incorporated has been awarded a $5.8 million firm-fixed-price contract. This effort is to procure research, development and test and evaluation digital data link efforts for the Raven RQ-11B unmanned aircraft system.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Joint Enterprise Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Infrastructure Software

November 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Information Technology is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $177 million. This effort will accomplish the delivery of Joint Enterprise Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Infrastructure (JEDI) software and DoDIIS Trusted Workstation (DTW) software. This effort will include requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, familiarization, integration/interoperability testing, security and system operation and administration.

General Atomics Receives Contract for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

November 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics is being awarded a cost-plus-fee-term contract for $177 million. This contract includes all programs management; urgent repairs and services; logistics support; configuration management; technical manual and software maintenance; engineering technical services; contractor engineering technical services; contractor engineering technical specialists (formerly field support representatives); contractor inventory control point (formerly depot supply support) and spares management; and other services for the Predator/Reaper MQ-1 and MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System programs.

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