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Texas National Guard Selects SkyPort to Provide Emergency SatCom Solutions

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

SkyPort Global Communications has received a contract with the Texas National Guard to provide satellite communications solutions throughout the state for ongoing operations, training exercises and emergencies such as Hurricane Ike. Under the contract, SkyPort will supply ongoing satellite access and up to 5 MHz of bandwidth, giving the Guard access to the worldwide communications network in the event of a loss of land-based network access.

Boeing Receives Contract for New Air Vehicle Technologies

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company's engineering, operations and technology division is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide for cost effective, survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide. FRL/PKVC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Harris Technical Services Receives Air Force Contract Modification for $60.8 Million

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Technical Services Corporation is modifying a contract with the U.S. Air Force for $60.8 million. This action will provide for operations and maintenance and logistics support to be provided to the Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing. Services include database applications support, 24-hour maintenance management, communication security, information management, communications network control center operations, satellite control center support, computer operations support, secure communications system and other services.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Air Force with Defense Advanced GPS Receivers

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Incorporated Government Systems is modifying a U.S. Air Force contract modification for $67.5 million. This modification exercises production options for the purchase of 29,587 defense advanced global positioning system receivers (DAGRs) and accessories. Global Positioning Systems Wing/PK, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Receives $23 Million Order from Marine Corps

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications' advanced products and design unit has been awarded a $23.2 million delivery order to provide 600 VideoScout-MC mobile video exploitation and management systems to the U.S. Marine Corps. These systems enhance portable equipment currently in use by adding video imagery in real-time, which improves situational awareness. The Marine Corps will receive the mobile VideoScout-MC laptop computer with integrated multi-band receivers. VideoScout-MC captures video and metadata directly from unmanned aerial systems, targeting pods, intelligence feeds and other common sensors and allows users to view, archive, annotate, search, geo-reference and disseminate relevant, actionable video intelligence to others.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts Receives Contract for C4ISR Technologies

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Advanced Acoustic Concepts Incorporated, a small business, has been awarded a $7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for program and configuration management, systems engineering, algorithm development, hardware and software development and testing, installation, deployment, recovery and analysis in support of maritime and littoral area command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and anti-submarine warfare surveillance technologies. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems to Provide Engineering and Technical Services

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Progeny Systems Corporation, a small business, is being awarded a $13.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services involving technology assessments, system design, software development and hardware/software integration for undersea weapons and related undersea warfare combat and submarine platform systems. Progeny will design, prototype, demonstrate and deliver a 112-element array, integrated fully into a torpedo system. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45.5 million. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Modification for Air Vehicle Units

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's integrated systems sector has received a $33 million not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three low-rate initial production vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle air vehicle units. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives $278 Million Contract Modification

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a $278 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to exercise an option for two P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft (MMA) air vehicles with mission systems in support of the system development and demonstration phase of the MMA. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Stanley Receives $45 Million Task Order Award to Support U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Stanley Incorporated has been awarded a $45 million system integrator task order by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command under the Futures Directorate Technology Insertion Mission indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Stanley will assist the Futures Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), in managing and coordinating a cohesive effort to focus technology development and insertion into the INSCOM mission. Responsibilities include coordination and synchronization of the activities of an integrated product team comprised of numerous contractors and assisting the director, Futures Directorate, with requirements identification and project execution.

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