The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $233 million to provide information and operating systems integration and related services at land-based facilities and on platforms such as ships, submarines and ground vehicles. The company will support the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with engineering services, production engineering, integration, testing, inspection, and installation of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17.8 million contract to provide a software upgrade that integrates critical communications and situational awareness capabilities into the A-10C close air support fighter. The software upgrade will provide an improved pilot vehicle interface and enhanced weapons delivery.
U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year, $38 million contract to support the command, control, communications and computer (C4) Systems operations and maintenance program for Joint Task Force (JTF) Bravo at Solo Cano Air Base in Honduras. Under the contract, the company will support JTF Bravo's C4 systems and networks, C4 installation and upgrade services, information assurance and computer network defense, telecommunications and circuit management, and supporting microwave communications systems.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The company will support TARDEC's research and development efforts encompassing the life cycle of military manned and unmanned ground vehicles. The omnibus contract has a total value of $430 million and includes 16 awards, eight to small businesses and eight to large firms.
The U.S. Navy has awarded DRS Technologies, Inc., a $14 million contract to provide a modernized integrated voice communications system for Aegis cruisers and destroyers. The contract includes options, which if exercised, could extend the work to 2014 and bring the overall total value to $59 million.
"We can truly migrate everything over IP. We can truly become a network-centric Army."
The French Ministries of the Interior and Immigration have selected Thales to provide its TAMMIS@ (Thales Automated Multi-Modal Identification System) application for the AGDREF II project. TAMMIS@ will help the French government deploy biometric data enrollment software in more than 300 prefectures and sub-prefectures across the country.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $2.4 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to support the Global Cyberspace Integration Center. Under the contract, DRC will provide life-cycle management services for warfighter vocabulary engineering and integration.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded CSC a contract to support the department's Information Technology Infrastructure Operations effort. Under the contract, CSC is one of two companies eligible to compete for task orders in several categories. The company will compete to provide Web services, including Internet and remote access to the HHS server.
More than 300 representatives from 30 nations are examining solutions to future warfighting challenges in Rome this week. Specifically, members of U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and NATO nations are conducting work that will promote multinational cooperation.