The German Navy has awarded Thales a contract to equip the supply ships Berlin and Frankfurt am Main with a new radar system for air surveillance and helicopter guidance. The company will also install the same radar system and provide the command and control system and internal communications system for the Bonn, a third supply ship scheduled to launch in 2012.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $2.8 million contract to support an automated system used by U.S. Defense Department operations security (OPSEC) personnel to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical information, vulnerabilities and threats. Under the contract, the company will standardize OPSEC assessments and analysis to provide U.S. military forces with accurate data on their vulnerabilities to decrease their operational risk associated with information disclosure.
As the iPhone continues to increase in fame and popularity, the applications to fill up the device are growing in number and diversity. Whether people are looking for utility or nonsense, the options are almost endless. Featured here are some offbeat iPhone applications and their Web sites as well as sites to learn more about available offerings and what people are using. And just in case the applications seem overwhelming, one Web site offers an organization solution.
I can't believe that it's December already and-judging by the parking lot at the shopping center across the street-that the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Ready or not, the holidays are here, and along with them is a fun holiday tradition: the NORAD Tracks Santa program.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $17.2 million Foreign Military Sales contract modification to deliver capability upgrades for South Korea's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The company will provide prime mover equipment as an alternative power source for Patriot system operations and will deliver communications equipment to enhance Patriot interoperability with air defense command centers.
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.
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.
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."
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.
"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."