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GeoEye Signs Singapore Ground Station as GeoEye-1 Satellite Imagery Regional Affiliate

January 12, 2009
By Katie Packard

GeoEye Incorporated has signed a multiyear agreement with the National University of Singapore to allow the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) to collect and sell Earth imagery and related products from its GeoEye-1 satellite.

Northrop Grumman Receives Nationwide Automatic Identification System Contract From Coast Guard

January 12, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract potentially valued at $68 million to design, integrate, install and test the U.S. Coast Guard's Nationwide Automatic Identification System (Nationwide AIS) core data exchange capability. This new capability will serve as the foundation for Nationwide AIS, which will enhance maritime security, marine and navigational safety, search and rescue efforts, and environmental protection.

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Million Gun System Contract by Raytheon

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received an $18 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems to produce gun systems for the Phalanx Block 1B Close-in-Weapon System (CIWS) and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx CIWS.

Thales to Supply Satellite Communications System to Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen Class Frigates

January 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

Thales has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Defence Procurement Division to deliver a new satellite communications system for five Norwegian Nansen class frigates.

Boeing Awarded $234 Million to Complete Production of 6th Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite

January 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has authorized the Commonwealth of Australia's provision of $234 million for The Boeing Company to complete production of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite.

Canon Receives GSA Schedule Contract

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) has awarded Canon USA a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract under the consolidated schedule. The new contract provides the U.S. government with substantially discounted prices for information technology and other equipment as well as maintenance. The contract has an estimated value of $110 million over five years.

SAIC Awarded $19 Million Task Order to Support the Defense Health Information System

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Defense Department to provide technical services in support of the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) Composite Health Care System (CHCS)/Cache 2 (TC2).

L-3 Awarded $61 Million Contract for Canadian Halifax Class Frigate Upgrade

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications' Montreal-based MAPPS division has been awarded a $61 million contract to supply its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) upgrade for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax Class frigates. The IPMS will modernize the frigate's ship control system and improve the operational effectiveness of the vessels.

Northrop Grumman to Equip Directional Infrared Countermeasures System Onboard Marine Corps Helicopters

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received separate contracts, which have a combined value of approximately $13.3 million, to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with the company's battle-proven Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

January 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the chief research center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Its home page highlights ongoing projects across a range of disciplines. Visitors can access information about programs in areas such as expeditionary maneuver warfare; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); ocean battlespace sensing; sea warfare and weapons; and naval air warfare and weapons. Each of these sections drills down into areas highlighting specific research programs focusing on autonomous systems and sensor fusion.

The home page also features a step-by-step guide for businesses interested in working with the ONR. Researchers and students can find program managers or search for study and internship programs.

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