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Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Wins Air Traffic Control Communications Contract in Canada

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by NAV CANADA, Canada's civil air navigation services provider, for the supply of VHF radios as part of an extensive $50 million replacement program. NAV CANADA will replace all ground-to-air VHF radio equipment in 320 sites across Canada. More than 2,000 pairs of radios in total will be replaced with new PAE T6 multi-mode digital radios, which will improve ground-to-air communications throughout Canada, introducing higher power capabilities and advanced remote maintenance monitoring.

BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Mine Armor Kit Installations

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded an $11 million contract from the U.S. Army to purchase and install improvised explosive device (IED) mine armor kits on 433 Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. This award also includes the installation work for 116 kits previously purchased under this contract. When combined with previous awards, this modification brings the total contract value to $96 million for Bradley IED Mine Armor Kits.

General Dynamics Receives $27 Million in Information Technology Services Contracts

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded three Seaport-e task orders by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), in Philadelphia. The contracts have a total potential value of $26.7 million if all options are exercised. Under the contracts, General Dynamics will provide information technology engineering and professional services for the Smart Carrier program and additional NSWCCD initiatives. General Dynamics will provide testing and installation of new machinery control monitoring systems, including distributed data and control networks and navigation and ship control systems as well as engineering, system analysis and program support for navigation and integrated bridge control systems such as antenna, sail, radar, microwave and electrical systems.

DRS Technologies Receives Satellite Communications Contract

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Technical Services Incorporated is being awarded a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for $15.7 million for satellite communications equipment and training, including data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), conventional telephone and video applications delivered over integrated satellite, and terrestrial and wireless networks. This contract includes options that if exercised could bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $47.2 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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.

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