The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $14.75 million contract to integrate a digital messaging interface into the service's MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters that will allow them to transmit information to warships via a new Ku band tactical data link. The air to ship Ku band downlink will allow the helicopters to stream large volumes of data to Navy strike group commanders.
Next-generation night vision goggles look to provide the U.S. Army with greater visibility in all atmospheric conditions.
Alion Science and Technology is part of a team of contractors awarded a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a potential value of $2 billion to provide next-generation business management, engineering, computer/information systems development and computer systems support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract is one of the multiple awards from the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) MOA.
U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit a $20.9 million contract to supply navigation radar systems for eight new Navy nuclear attack submarines. The contract calls for Sperry Marine to produce and deliver eight AN/BPS-16(v)5 radar sets to be intalled on Virginia class Block III submarines.
General Dynamics has been awarded an $18.6 million, five-year contract to support the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, under the Seaport-e contract. Under the agreement, the company will provide engineering and technical support of machinery control, machinery information and machinery automation systems.
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The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North American Defense a $247 million contract for the service's Light Utility Helicopter program. Under the contact, the company will produce 45 light utility helicopters, 30 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) mission equipment packages, 30 MEDEVAC B-kits, 30 hoist B-kits, four very important personnel mission equipment packages, 11 engine inlet barrier filters, 34 environmental control units, and 45 airborne radio communications 231s.
The U.S. Army has awarded a General Dynamics-led team the Consolidated Product-line Management contract. 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.
The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has awarded ITT Corporation a $9.7 contract to supply 1,450 Iridium-based tactical satellite communications devices for use by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the contract, ITT will produce and deliver Distributed Tactical Communications System--Radio Only (DTCS-RO) transceivers by March 2010.
Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems of three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the craft is being performed under two cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.