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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Produce Low-Cost Conformal Arrays for Navy

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has received an $8.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce and support low-cost conformal arrays (LCCAs) for use aboard submarines. The LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure and integrated with the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (A-RCI) AN/BQQ-10 sonar system. It provides situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high-density shipping environments.

SAIC Awarded $49 Million Contract by Air Force Research Laboratory - Directed Energy Directorate

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, High Power Microwave Division, to support high energy research and applications. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a six-year period of performance and a total contract value of $49 million. Under the contract, SAIC will develop state-of-the-art systems and advance scientific knowledge in the area of directed energy technology. SAIC will deliver high power microwave components, including sources, portable prime power, pulsed power conditioning systems, antennas and novel sources of high energy density plasmas in an effort to advance the state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge in directed energy and related technology.

General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million Contract to Support Switzerland's F/A-18 Hornet Fleet

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the Swiss government's F/A-18 Hornet fighter fleet. The five-year contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and has a total potential value of $25.7 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics, information technology and engineering support for global Swiss F/A-18 Hornet operations. Additionally, General Dynamics will provide communications management and training services to support the Swiss F/A-18 Hornet fleet.

IPL Receives Framework Contract From Thales UK

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

IPL has signed a framework contract with Thales UK for the supply of software services. This framework has already led to IPL carrying out a significant amount of work on a Thales software radio program. This also will be for an ongoing development of a personal mobile radio, based on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system.

Military HOMEFRONT

September 26, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Military HOMEFRONT is the official U.S. Defense Department online resource for reliable quality-of-life information for the military community. The site has sections for troops and families, leadership and service providers so all aspects of military life are covered, from basic military needs to broader topics such as parenting and financial readiness.

U.S. Army Awards ITT $153 Million Night Vision Order

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's Night Vision business has received an order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular. This order is valued at $153 million. The AN/PVS-14 allows users to adjust the gain control in varying light conditions in both urban and rural settings. These versatile devices can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera.

Raytheon Team to Provide Navy with Precision Aircraft Carrier Landing System

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received a $232.8 million contract for the system development and demonstration phase of the global positioning system-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program for shipboard applications. JPALS provides all-weather shipboard landing capability to assist the U.S. Navy with pinpoint landing accuracy on aircraft carriers. The team, led by Raytheon Network Centric Systems, includes Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman and SAIC. The Raytheon team's solution for JPALS improves safety, lowers the total cost of ownership during the program's life cycle and provides greater flexibility and efficiency.

Lockheed Martin Wins Defense Agency Contract

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for a single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide information technology modernization services. Three initial task orders were awarded and are valued at $62 million. Lockheed Martin will migrate DTRA's multiple legacy information technology architectures into a standard, flexible and central architecture. The company will also be responsible for design and engineering, knowledge management and usability engineering.

Stanley Awarded Multi-Year Contracts with Naval Sea Logistics Center and Marine Corps Systems Command

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Stanley Incorporated has been awarded multi-year contracts with the Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC) and U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) for a total value of $11 million. For the MCSC, Stanley will provide program management, acquisition management, systems engineering and logistics management services in support of special logistics projects. Under the NSLC award, Stanley will support logistics readiness reviews and assessments, configuration management, manpower personnel and training analyses, supply support, maintenance planning and design interface, facility requirements analysis, documentation support, and support and test equipment logistics services.

General Dynamics Awarded $9 Million to Continue Developing Navy Common Network Interface

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $9.2 million contract with the U.S. Navy to continue developing the common network interface (CNI) system, a software package that improves situational awareness for expeditionary strike group (ESG) commanders. The contract could be worth up to $28.9 million if all options are exercised.

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