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Raytheon Receives Ship Self-Defense System Support Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $9.6 million modification to an existing contract to serve as the platform systems engineering agent for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the company will integrate complex warfighting improvements with SSDS for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Ballistic Missile Defense Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1 billion contract by the U.S. Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency for continued development and evolution of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test, deliver and install additional Aegis BMD systems in U.S. and allied naval vessels.

SIGNAL Says: Richard Schaeffer

October 30, 2009
By Katie Packard

"Those are the things that lead us to say that threats are growing...It is growing because of our behavior, the things we do every day."

Security Won't Happen From Technology Alone

October 29, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Many of today's defense policies and military forces are still organized for World War II-type threats, and that doesn't suffice in the age of terrorism, where security and information sharing both have prominent roles.

SRCTec to Build Army Counter Mortar Systems

October 28, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

SRCTec Inc. has been awarded a $15.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command to build 14 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (V)3 systems and spares. The system automatically detects and locates enemy mortar positions by sensing incoming shells and backtracking their trajectory to their firing location.

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