General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received an $80 million contract from Harris Corporation to design, manufacture and install six new 16-meter antennas and upgrade four 9-meter satellite communications antennas. Supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R series (GOES-R) program, the antennas will enable critical command, control, telemetry and sensor data communications between satellites and ground stations. The system supports weather forecasting, severe storm tracking and meteorology research.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $90 million task order under the agency's Joint National Integration Research and Development Contract to further develop and evaluate Enhanced Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications capabilities. These capabilities will enable the implementation of the agency's Phased Adaptive Approach for more timely, affordable and responsive missile defenses to protect against ballistic missiles of all ranges and increasing raid sizes.
Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a contract valued at just under $9 million for the situational awareness in space, air, land and sea program. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting agency.
Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a contract modification for nearly $43 million to continue software maintenance in support of the AN/TYP-2 X-Band Radar. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
L-3 Global Communications Solutions Incorporated, Victor, New York, was awarded a contract with a ceiling of $170 million for the integration, configuration, test and sustainment of the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Lite (SDN-L) in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command Research, Development and Acquisition Center. The SDN-L will provide the tactical communicator an enhanced operational capability; an increase in bandwidth/data throughput; enhanced security capability; and an overall size and weight reduction as compared to existing legacy systems. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, was recently awarded a $155 million contract modification for the design and support of the manufacture of hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
NACMAST aims to broaden the view of the cyberwarfare intelligence base, and Seminole is one solid outcome of these efforts. Read the full article to learn more about this testbed and Seminole's components and operation. Share your views on this IDS architecture's current status and its potential for future success.