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General Dynamics Canada Awarded $341 Million Support Contract for Canadian Army Communications System

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a long-term support contract for the Canadian Army's Land Command Support System, ensuring troops will continue to have access to advanced communications services. Initially valued at $341 million, the competitively tendered five-year contract includes options to extend the support annually for up to five additional years, bringing the total potential contract value to $682 million.

ITT Receives $317 Million Order for Counter Improvised Explosive Devices

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded $317 million to produce an additional 4,501 CREW 2.1 Vehicle Receiver Jammers, vehicle-mounted systems that prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices. These systems will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.

Raytheon Awarded $128 Million for Patriot Engineering Services

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $128.1 million U.S. Army contract for engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, the contract calls for Raytheon to provide systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support.

Raytheon Awarded Modification for Zumwalt Class Destroyer Mission System Equipment

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded a $57 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of selected Zumwalt class destroyer mission system equipment (MSE). MSEs are required to mitigate production and integration risk and to conduct at-sea testing in support of the Zumwalt class of destroyers test and evaluation master plan aboard the U.S. Navy Self Defense Test Ship.

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Receives Contract to Support Air Force Research Laboratory

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation for a maximum of $12 million. This action will develop methodologies, tools and techniques for producing adaptive, distributed sensing architectures in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory multilayered sensing vision.

Air Force Awards Contract to Northrop Grumman for VAATE Program

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Northrop Grumman for a maximum of $30 million. This contract will fund the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program, a joint U.S. Defense Department/NASA/U.S. Department of Energy/industry effort.

QinetiQ North America Wins Air Force Space Operations Contract

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement worth up to $250 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile System Center for space operations technical support. QinetiQ North America will be eligible to provide the Air Force with systems engineering, test and evaluation, software engineering, spectrum management, modeling and simulation, system safety and acquisition security. The company also will offer support in the areas of integration logistic support and concept development and other areas.

U.K. Government Awards Funding Contract to Eurocopter

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Eurocopter has received a £5 million capital grant from the United Kingdom government for the purchase of six new police Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for air support, part of the first joint procurement by six U.K. police forces. The grant also will provide enhanced state-of-the-art mission equipment. Each helicopter will feature the latest Airborne Law Enforcement and Police Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems as well as interoperable communications means, including daylight and thermal imaging cameras, Nightsun search lights, video down-link system and Tetra radios, which will allow easy communication both with police on the ground and with the other emergency services.

Air Force Awards Fidelity Technologies $5.3 Million Contract for New Simulation and Training System

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Fidelity Technologies Corporation has received a $5.3 million contract from the U.S Air Force to create a simulation and training system that can be used for a full range of training exercises. Fidelity will manufacture and deliver the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System, which will provide real-life battlefield scenarios for warfighters in four areas: terminal attack control, close air support, air traffic control and call for fire coordination, training, and mission rehearsal.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $39 Million Task Order to Enhance Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Self-Service Systems

March 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $39 million Integrated Customer Communications Environment task order from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to maintain, operate and enhance interactive voice processing systems and Internet-based applications to support the IRS customer service domain. Under the TIPPS-3 task order, Lockheed Martin will maintain IRS systems that provide self-service applications to citizens via integrated telephony and the Internet.

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