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G.I. Woodshop Inc.

February 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

G.I. Woodshop helps bring a little bit of home to troops overseas by shipping hobby and woodshop items to deployed service members. These tools are difficult to obtain in combat zones, and for troops to do something as simple as hanging a picture they have to search for a nail and a hammer (frequently a combat boot!).

General Atomics Technologies Corporation Receives Army Contract for Operation and Sustainment Support

February 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Technologies Corporation has been awarded a $30 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 25 months of operation and sustainment support of the Highlighter change detection system in operation Iraqi Freedom locations.

Herley Awarded a $4.7 Million Contract by the Navy for AN/ARA-63 Tactical Instrument Landing Systems for F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D Aircraft

February 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

Herley Industries Incorporated has received an option award exceeding $4.7 million to supply Tactical Instrument Landing Systems for both the F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D Naval aircraft.

BAE Systems to Equip Army Stryker, Abrams Vehicles With Thermal Cameras

February 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems will equip U.S. Army Stryker combat vehicles and M-1 Abrams tanks with thermal cameras so combat crews can "see" outside the vehicles while remaining inside. The company received a $45 million contract from General Dynamics to produce the camera systems.

Army Funds Additional $5.6 Million for TCS SNAP Deployable Satellite Solutions

February 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an additional $5.6 million of funding from the U.S. Army to provide additional Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems as well as an assortment of data packages, forward deployed spares and field service engineers. These systems will support ongoing operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

L-3 Wins Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Contract

February 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications' Communications Systems-East division has been awarded a contract by Bollinger Shipyards to provide the C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard's Fast Response Cutter program. Under an initial two-year contract, the company will design and deliver the first production shipset and related training systems. This contract also includes options for an additional 33 shipsets that if exercised would result in an overall contract value in excess of $100 million.

Sentinels of Freedom

February 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Sentinels of Freedom awards scholarships to wounded veterans-but this money does not lead to a degree. Instead, the organization provides "life scholarships" in an effort to help the injured readjust to civilian life and their new physical challenges. Through donations of time, money, goods and scholarships, veterans receive housing, transportation and employment and education assistance.

Face of America 2009

February 19, 2009
By Rita Boland

Dust off those bikes, take them out of the garage and get rolling for a great cause! Face of America 2009 begins April 25 in Bethesda, Maryland, to raise awareness of service members injured in the line of duty. The 110-mile bike ride, which ends April 26 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, also raises funds for World TEAM (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports, an organization that strives to increase awareness, acceptance and integration of people with disabilities through sports.

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Missile Processor Replacement Program

February 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a cost-plus-fixed-fee with performance incentive contract with Raytheon Company for $21.7 million. This contract action is for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Processor Replacement Program, Phase II.

Lockheed Martin Receives Air Force Contract

February 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding a cost-plus-fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation for $25.6 million. This contract action is for the procurement of six Low Frequency Instrumentation Consoles and one Radio Frequency Instrumentation Console.

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