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Rockwell Collins Receives Contract for GSE Program

April 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Incorporated has been awarded a $5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the technology development phase of the Ground Soldier Ensemble (GSE) program.

General Dynamics Awarded Contract for GSE Program

April 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $12 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the technology development phase of the Ground Soldier Ensemble (GSE) program.

BAE Receives Modification for Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Subsystems

April 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems is being awarded a $34 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the Low Rate Initial Production Lot V of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55(V) subsystems, associated technical support and nonrecurring engineering for the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18E/F aircraft.

Raytheon Awarded $27 Million Option for Patriot Engineering Services

April 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded $27 million for engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. This contract provides for engineering services that support Patriot systems in the hands of the U.S. Army and Raytheon's 11 international partners.

Army Community Covenant

April 20, 2009
By Rita Boland

In the sphere of military community support, Army Community Covenant operates at the strategic level. The organization aims at raising awareness and encouraging businesses, agencies and groups at the local and state levels to create and foster state and community partnerships that assist service members. The first phase of the program is the signing of the Community Covenant. Each community determines its own wording for the document and decides on the number of signatories, usually between 16 and 20 people.

Air Force Announces Preferred Location for Command

April 18, 2009

U.S. Air Force officials named Barksdale Air Force Base as the preferred alternative for the location of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) headquarters. The AFGSC is a new major command focused on the nuclear and global strike mission. A final decision about the permanent headquarters location is expected this summer and will be made after the environmental impact analysis process required by law is complete. The selection of Barksdale was based on the base's ability to provide nuclear mission synergy as well as its facilities and infrastructure, support capacity, transportation and access, communications and bandwidth, and security capabilities

Venue Enables FCS Teamwork

April 17, 2009

An innovative environment will support a virtual collaborative zone within the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The FCS Advanced Collaborative Environment (FCS ACE) is a secure Web environment that enables government and industry participants to work together and access product, technical and program management information. A $4.3 million contract win allows Alion Science and Technology to help streamline and improve business processes and control investment costs for FCS ACE's entire life cycle.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Sustainment Support for Minuteman Weapon Systems

April 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems for $33 million. This action will provide sustainment support for the Minuteman weapon systems.

General Atomics Receives Task Order for $22 Million

April 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Atomics is being awarded $22 million for a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under a previously awarded contract for the EM Rail Gun to perform technology development and design.

DRS Receives $120 Million From Army for Thermal Weapon Sights

April 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

DRS Technologies Incorporated has received a $120 million order for low-power uncooled Thermal Weapon Sight II Bridge Systems. The order originated with the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center at the U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, acting on behalf of the Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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