SAAB TransponderTech has received a first order for its new CoastWatch Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS). The system will be used for monitoring and surveillance of maritime traffic outside the Croatian coast and its major harbors and ports.
Troops might not always feel lifted by the wings of angels, but Air Compassion for Veterans is making sure they come close. The organization provides free travel services for eligible warfighters, wounded warriors, veterans and their families to ensure none of them is denied access to distant medical care because of a lack of means to acquire long-distance medical air transportation. Air Compassion for Veterans arranges and provides its charitable patient travel without duplicating the efforts of other charities. The Web site includes a link that lists other groups who offer similar services and may be able to assist with certain needs. People interested in seeking assistance from Air Compassion for Veterans can access the help online or call (888) 662-6794. Also posted online is information about donating to the organization. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $35.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to design and produce antenna buoy systems that will significantly expand the communications capabilities of submarines while they are submerged. If all options are exercised, the cumulative value of the contract is estimated at $177.9 million.
CSC has been awarded a task order to provide a comprehensive range of aviation maintenance and repair services for the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The task order has an estimated total two-year contract value of up to $80 million if all options are exercised. CSC will provide services including helicopter flightline maintenance and flight testing, production control, intermediate and limited depot maintenance, and hazardous material pharmacy support.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $9.4 million follow-on contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for business process management consulting and information technology services that provide critical certification and clearance status information for 700,000 pilots and air traffic controllers.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract to support the Naval Systems Engineering Directorate in providing technical and management services in all technical disciplines required to design and support the full spectrum of naval ship types. The award has a potential value of $391 million if all options are exercised.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Office, to provide professional support services to the commander, U.S. Navy Reserve Forces Command. The contract has a total value of $50 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will provide services that include strategy, information technology, logistics, maintenance, engineering analysis and training.