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Harris Corporation Receives Army Contract for Tactical Satellite Radio Systems

April 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation's RF Communications Division has received a $150 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/PRC-117 tactical satellite radio systems, associated spare parts and support services.

DRC Awarded Additional Option Under Army Training Task Order

April 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a one-year option worth $1.3 million from the U.S. Army's Armor School and Center Directorate of Training, Doctrine, Combat Development and Experimentation. DRC will continue to develop lesson plans focused on training development support and will provide mobile training team instruction to operational units.

Marine Corps Technologies: Fielding for the Fight

April 8, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Marine Corps finds itself in the unique position of sharing attributes of all the other military services. That has helped the Corps procure technologies in that it can learn from and adapt some systems developed by other services. However, the Corps has its own unique situations and requirements, so it finds itself pursuing Marine-specific solutions to modern challenges. SIGNAL's April issue looks at Marine Corps technologies as the multifaceted service girds for the fog of future combat.

Boeing Awarded Air Force Contract for Sustaining Engineering

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a fixed-price incentive contract to Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated for an estimated $8 million. This action will provide sustaining engineering for Post-Initial Operational Capability of the Wideband Satellite System for Wideband Global Satellite-25.

BAE Systems Receives Contract for Communication-Electronic Equipment and Systems Support

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Incorporated is being awarded a $22 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for maintenance, logistics and life-cycle services in support of communication-electronic equipment/systems and subsystems for various U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Special Operations Forces and other federal agencies.

SAIC Awarded $38 Million Contract by Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to Support Energy Efficiency

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to become the program administrator for the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program, which helps Hawaii residents and businesses become more energy efficient. The contract has a value for the first two years of $38 million.

DRC Awarded Air Force Training and Performance Support Subcontract

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force 350th Electronic Systems Group at Hanscom, Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the two-year contract, DRC will partner with prime contractor Vangent Incorporated to provide training and performance support to the Royal Saudi Air Force's School of Command, Control and Communications in Saudi Arabia.

CSC Awarded $570 Million Information Technology Services Contract

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The United Kingdom (UK) Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards, has awarded CSC a 10-year managed information technology services contract to upgrade the IPS application and enrollment system. The agreement has an estimated value of $570 million.

ITT Books Order for Night Vision Goggles

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has received a $121 million order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision goggle.

Data Fusion for Attack Helicopters

April 6, 2009

U.S. Army attack helicopters operating in Southwest Asia now can receive video and data from unmanned aerial platforms, enhancing situational awareness and reducing sensor-to-shooter times. The Video from Unmanned Aerial Systems for Interoperability Teaming-Level 2 (VUITTM-2) capability provides the crews of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters with real-time streaming video and metadata shown on multipurpose displays. The VUITTM-2 can transmit both Apache and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) video via a mini-tactical common datalink to troops equipped with One System Remote Video Terminals. Army officials explain that the capability enables Apache aircrews to stream imagery to ground units such as Stryker vehicles on combat patrols. The real-time video provides immediate intelligence so that commanders can plan safer alternate routes. The live UAS data also allows Apache crews to locate and engage time-critical targets quickly. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, the VUITTM-2 was designed and fielded in less than seven months as part of a rapid fielding request from the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff.

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