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McDonnell Douglas Awarded Contract for Weapon Systems

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

McDonnell Douglas Corporation has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the U.S. Air Force for $96 million. This action will provide small diameter bomb aircraft weapon systems on various objective aircraft.

SAIC Receives Army Contract for Mobile Gamma Ray Imaging Systems

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $98 million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army for the procurement of 50 militarized mobile gamma ray imaging systems for non-intrusive inspection of vehicles and cargo as well as maintenance of these systems.

ITT Wins $160 Million Navy Systems Engineering Support Contract

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's communications system business has received a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The contract has a potential value of $160 million. ITT will provide field and systems engineering support services for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Systems Engineering Team.

Alion Awarded $77 Million Contract for Repair Parts-on-Demand Technology and Services

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract worth up to $77 million to develop just-in-time solutions for military vehicle, aircraft and equipment parts and systems. Alion will develop and deliver solutions to facilitate the return of the equipment to service and may re-engineer essential parts to reduce costs and give the equipment a longer useful life.

Harris Awarded Study Contract to Develop Communications Architecture for Air Force Light-Weight Satellites

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded an eight-month study contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. The study will support the Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, with systems engineering, requirements analysis and concept development of an architecture whereby common components are able to support multiple payloads.

BAE Systems Receives $6.6 Million Contract for Advanced Combat Helmets

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received a $6.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for approximately 30,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH). BAE Systems' design offers high-level protection and flexibility and incorporates the latest technology in ballistic composite construction. ACH compatible technologies include the Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System, the Corona System, night vision goggles, communication devices, Global Positioning System sensors and more.

Air Force Reorganizes to Deter Nuclear Threats

November 24, 2008
By H. Mosher

The U.S. Air Force has created a new Air Staff directorate-aligned as A10-to strengthen the focus on nuclear enterprise. The Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Office began operations on November 1. The directorate is the second organizational change officials have implemented to improve nuclear focus. The first involved consolidating nuclear sustainment responsibility in the Air Force Materiel Command at the Nuclear Weapons Center. The Air Force also announced plans for a nuclear-only major command called Air Force Global Strike Command as its future field-operating construct for the nuclear enterprise.

Military Professional Resources Awarded Contract for Special Operations Command

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Military Professional Resources Incorporated, an L-3 Communications Company, has received a $75 million maximum order amount increase to its indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for global media development, production and dissemination in support of U.S. Special Operations Command.

Lockheed Martin and Air Force Modify Contract

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation and the U.S. Air Force are modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract for $50 million. This modification will provide authority to proceed with architectural engineering, software enhancement development and coordinating schedule shifts to the existing Space-Based Infrared System baseline.

FLIR Systems Awarded Army Contract

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

FLIR Systems Incorporated has been awarded a $13 million firm-fixed-fee-price contract by the U.S. Army for Star FIRE III sensors and related cables and hardware for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) sensor components.

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