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Siemens Receives Nearly $2 Billion Radiology Contract

March 27, 2014

Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., Malvern, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $1,789,537,539 modification (P00101) exercising the fifth option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8314) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, service, and repair and parts. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Selex ES Signs Contracts for Italy’s Future Soldier Program

March 27, 2014

Selex ES recently announced it signed two contracts, together worth about 60 million euro, relating to the SWave Software Defined Radio (SDR) portable terminals and Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggles (TM-NVG) for Italy’s Future Soldier program, which will modernize the systems and equipment of soldiers. The first supply consists of 2726 radio SDR Hand-Helds for the Italian Army’s light infantry troops. The company also will provide 2726 TM-NVG night vision goggles, a third-generation binocular device developed to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the nocturnal tactical mobility of the future soldier. 

Defense Industry Leaders Seek More Government Input

March 26, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Defense industry leaders desire greater government involvement in the defense acquisition process, according to a recent survey released by the Government Business Council (GBC). Of the 340 survey participants, 85 percent of respondents noted positive outcome from more government involvement in the acquisition arena.

Scytl Names Fratello an Executive Advisor

Scytl, Tampa, Florida, has named Marc Fratello as executive advisor for mergers and acquisitions.

Pleus Assigned to 56th Fighter Wing

Col. Scott L. Pleus, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Krumm Assigned to 5th Air Force

Col. David A. Krumm, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as vice commander, 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Taylor Assigned to Office of the Chief Information Officer

Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor, USA, has been assigned as director of architecture, operations, networks and space, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Navy News on the Go

March 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Navy has launched a multiplatform mobile app to connect sailors and families with relevant and updated content.

Raytheon to Provide Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

March 25, 2014

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $17,707,050 for modification 0044-01 to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for 19 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for U.S. Navy MH-60R/S helicopters. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supports Missile Defense in Poland

March 25, 2014

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $45,057,874 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5115) for the production of one AN/SPY-1D(V) Transmitter Group and select Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Poland. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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