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.

Army Community Covenant

April 20, 2009
By Rita Boland
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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.

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.