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Harris Awarded Study Contract to Develop Communications Architecture for Air Force Light-Weight Satellites

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded an eight-month study contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. The study will support the Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, with systems engineering, requirements analysis and concept development of an architecture whereby common components are able to support multiple payloads.

BAE Systems Receives $6.6 Million Contract for Advanced Combat Helmets

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received a $6.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for approximately 30,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH). BAE Systems' design offers high-level protection and flexibility and incorporates the latest technology in ballistic composite construction. ACH compatible technologies include the Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System, the Corona System, night vision goggles, communication devices, Global Positioning System sensors and more.

General Dynamics Awarded $64 Million for Tank Upgrades

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics has received a $63.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to upgrade 180 tanks under the Abrams Improved Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) Reset program. As part of the reset program, M1A2 SEP Version One tanks are upgraded to the SEP Version Two configuration, which includes improved displays, sights, power and a tank-infantry phone.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Joint STARS Radar Modernization Contract

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a risk reduction study contract by the U.S. Air Force for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) Radar Modernization program. The $5.8 million study will look at risk reduction efforts involved in adapting the wide-area surveillance version of the MP-RTIP sensor, originally planned for the E-10A aircraft, for Joint STARS.

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Engineering and Technical Services

November 21, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $40 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services to support standard missile production programs. This contract includes options that if exercised could bring the cumulative value of the contract to $334.4 million. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the Foreign Military Sales Program countries.

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