The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $160 million follow-on contract for technical and engineering support for its land-based test facility for the Aegis Ballistic Defense Weapon System. Besides supporting the facility, the contract calls for the company to support, operate and maintain the Naval Systems Computing Center and the SPY-1A naval radar test suite located near the facility.
Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide engineering support services for the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) fleet of F/A-18A/B Hornets. The 30-month contract requires Boeing to deliver repair plans for faults discovered during aircraft maintenance.
Harris Corporation has been selected as one of seven contractors to supply the Department of Justice with Project 25 (P25) radios under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential value of $750 million. Under the five-year contract, Harris joins a group of companies whose products meet established P25 criteria.
BAE Systems has received a $32 million contract modification from the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management command to reset 417 M113 vehicles. Under the contract, the company will refurbish the vehicles by replacing old and damaged equipment with upgraded components and restoring the vehicles to pre-combat condition.
Thales Wins Contract To Supply The Swedish Military With A Next-Generation Tactical Communications Infrastructure
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has awarded Thales a contract to equip the Swedish armed forces with an advanced Internet protocol-based tactical communications infrastructure under the KomNod Program. The Thales system will provide a variety of communications services such as a radio gateway, telephony, alarms, routing, Ethernet, intercom and management services.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $12 million delivery order by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the first integrated crew member simulations for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded CSC a contract to provide health care claims processing systems and services. The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options. Under the contract, CSC and its subcontractor, Plexis Healthcare Systems, will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs Financial Services Center with software for a healthcare claims processing system.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, had been awarded a five-year contract valued at $387 million for constructive training systems support by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. Under the contract, the company will provide technical, management and professional engineering support services for the procurement and fielding of constructive training systems.
The U.S. Defense Department has announced its policy on "Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities"--in less formal words, its social and new media policy. This is the DOD's first official policy on new media.
"If one of those types of attacks were to occur anywhere in the United States, nowhere else has the assets we have that are well-trained and ready. But those are the ones you hope never happen. No matter how good we are, there is no good outcome."-Cathy L. Lanier, chief of police, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.