The U.S. State Department has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year contract valued at $196.5 million to provide information technology (IT) support to the department's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Under the contract, the company will support the State Department's IT systems by providing installation, training, help-desk and IT services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations.
The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $6.2 million contract to move the Army's Hunter UAS training and test facilities from Cochise College Flight Line in Douglas, Arizona, to the new Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $9.6 million modification to an existing contract to serve as the platform systems engineering agent for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the company will integrate complex warfighting improvements with SSDS for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1 billion contract by the U.S. Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency for continued development and evolution of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test, deliver and install additional Aegis BMD systems in U.S. and allied naval vessels.
"Those are the things that lead us to say that threats are growing...It is growing because of our behavior, the things we do every day."
Many of today's defense policies and military forces are still organized for World War II-type threats, and that doesn't suffice in the age of terrorism, where security and information sharing both have prominent roles.
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year, $145 million contract to support its Environmental Response Team with technical and analytical expertise during environmental emergencies in the United States and U.S. territories.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract worth more than $100 million by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to design and develop the David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). DSWS will intercept short-range ballistic missiles, large caliber rockets and cruise missiles in their terminal flight phase.
SRCTec Inc. has been awarded a $15.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command to build 14 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (V)3 systems and spares. The system automatically detects and locates enemy mortar positions by sensing incoming shells and backtracking their trajectory to their firing location.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $1.8 million U.S. Army contract to help the service review and analyze warfighter capabilities. Under the agreement, the company will provide professional support services to the Army's Capabilities Integration, Prioritization and Analysis Directorate.