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Raytheon Awarded $54 Million to Develop Multiple Kill Vehicle for Ballistic Missile Defense

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received a $54 million Missile Defense Agency contract to continue design and development of a Multiple Kill Vehicle, which will counter complex ballistic missile threats during the mid-course phase of flight with multiple kill vehicles launched from a single interceptor.

TeleCommunication Systems Receives Additional $17.3 Million from Marine Corps for Wireless Point-to-Point Link Systems

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received additional contract funding in the amount of $17.3 million from the U.S. Marine Corps for TCS's Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems. The WPPL systems provide Marines with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint secure transmission of voice, video and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links. The TCS WPPL allows communicators to extend their local area network to deployed remote locations using terrestrial microwave radio links.

Elbit Systems to Supply Avionics Upgrade for Brazilian AMX Jets

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft company, for the supply of avionics for the Brazilian AMX jet upgrade project. The contract is valued at approximately $187 million. Under the contract, Elbit and its wholly owned subsidiary, Aeroeletronica S.A., will supply the central battle mission computer of the AMX as well as the display systems, the ammunition system and additional systems. Elbit's subsidiary Elisra Electronic Systems will supply the electronic warfare systems.

SAIC Awarded $46 Million Air Force Contract for Infrared Countermeasure Technology

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Department of the Air Force to provide research and development of new infrared countermeasure technologies to help protect U.S. military aircraft. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will support the Air Force Research Laboratory Electro-Optical Warfare Technical Analysis Effort II Program. The contract has a ceiling value of $45.6 million. Under the contract, SAIC will help make operation and performance improvements to facilities, including their instrumentation, control and data processing equipment. SAIC also will perform analysis and vulnerability assessments of missile, sensor and spacecraft systems within the Dynamic Infrared Missile Evaluation facility.

Northrop Grumman Receives Two Contracts for AN/APN-241 Radar Program

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide navigation and weather radars and logistical support for the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard. The Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241 provides high-resolution ground maps, predictive windshear, accurate low-level navigation, unprecedented safety-of-flight measures and critical situational awareness, enabling precision aerial drops. The radar contract is valued at $33.4 million, while the contract for continued logistical support is valued at $9.9 million.

Lockheed Martin Canada-Led Team Awarded C$2 Billion Halifax-Class Frigate Modernization Contracts

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded two contracts totaling approximately C$2 billion for the installation, integration and long-term in-service support of a new combat system for Canada's Halifax-Class frigates. The Combat Systems Integration contract will provide a new command and control system, radars, tactical data links, electronic support measures and other warfare capabilities for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax-class frigates. Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin also will maintain the current command and control systems until the entire fleet has received the retrofit.

Hughes Announces Research and Development Agreement With DISA

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Hughes Network Systems LLC has announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to study network-centric enterprise architecture validation of Internet protocol networking with the Regenerative Satellite Mesh standard and the SPACEWAY 3 system. Under this CRADA, Hughes and DISA will perform research and development that supports overall Internet protocol convergence as the basis for seamlessly integrating U.S. Defense Department satellite communications networking and information needs with the Global Information Grid.

CACI Awarded $60 Million Contract to Support Airborne Sensors for U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $60 million prime contract to continue the development, maintenance and operation of experimental airborne sensors for the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. CACI's support focuses on airborne sensors developed for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, with increased emphasis on sensors designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $97 Million Army Contract to Procure and Modify Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $97 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Army to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts.

SAIC Receives Space and Naval Warfare Center - Pacific Contract

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has won a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific to evaluate emerging technologies for shipboard navigation, sensors and systems. The contract has a potential value of $94 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will research, test and evaluate new technologies for shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.

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