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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.

VSI Wins Night Vision Cueing And Display Contract

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a $6.7 million contract for night vision cueing and display units, including hardware and associated support equipment. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide image intensified night vision with symbology insertion, significantly expanding the capability of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System for round-the clock operations.

A Rose By Any Other Name

December 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Does the term "social media" turn people off from the power of these collaborative tools? Christopher Dorobek suggests so in this month's Incoming column, "The War on Social Media."

Cool App-titude: Apps for Buying Wine

December 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

It's the holidays-time to build up that stash of generic gifts for parties, both business and personal. A bottle of wine is always a nice gesture, unless-like me-you know nothing about wine. The following applications can help make navigating the world of wine a bit easier.

SIGNAL Says: Robert Wolborsky

November 27, 2009
By Katie Packard

"It's not like your wireless at home, where you plug it in and you're good to go. There's a bunch of additional things that we're forced to do because we're putting it in a hardened military environment."

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

Mustang Technology Wins DARPA MRAP Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Mustang Technology Group a $8,189,000 contract to provide 25 Crosshairs systems for installation into Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and to begin integration of the Crosshairs system, equipped with the Iron Curtain active protection system onto an MRAP for testing.

AAI Awarded Army UAV Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded AAI Corporation a $15,855,517 contract change order modification to fund a re-wing engineering change proposal for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Shadow UAS provides Army units with near real-time surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition capabilities.

Thales To Supply Radar Systems To Indian Air Force

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Thales has been awarded a contract to supply 19 Low Level Transportable Radar (LLTR) systems to the Indian air force. Each LLTR system consists of a Ground Smarter 100 radar, operational and communications shelters, an energy subsystem, a mobility subsystem and personnel living quarters.

Raytheon Awarded Air Force Missile Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $7,599,582 modification to a previously awarded contract to perform control and guidance section repairs for the service's AGM-88 high speed anti-radiation missiles.

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