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Southwest Research Institute Receives Naval Contract for Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Programs

September 5, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Southwest Research Institute has received a $25.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide specialized technical and engineering support services for the U.S. Navy's identity management development and operations capability and other anti-terrorism/force protection programs. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

iRobot Awarded $200 Million Army Contract for Robotic Systems and Parts

September 5, 2008
By Katie Packard

iRobot Corporation has been awarded a $200 million ceiling-priced, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation on behalf of the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office in Warren, Michigan. iRobot will provide military robots, spare parts, training and repair services.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Tactical Jamming System Receivers

September 5, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation is receiving a $125.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the full rate production of nine AN/ALQ-218 tactical jamming system receivers (TJSR), a component of the EA-6B airborne electronic attack aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin and Air Force Modify Contract for $97 Million

September 5, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Space Systems is modifying a contract with the U.S. Air Force for $97 million. This is a modification to the existing space base infrared system high component engineering, manufacturing and development contract. Los Angeles Air Force Base is the contracting activity.

Data Link Solutions to Provide Multi-Functional Information Distribution Systems

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Data Link Solutions LLC has received a $32 million, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract to provide multi-functional information distribution system (MIDS) on ship (MOS) and associated Link 16 systems. The MOS provides high power Link 16 shipboard systems by integrating the MIDS low volume terminal into the shipboard tactical data link environment. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the U.S. Navy's program executive office for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The contract includes four one-year options that could bring the cumulative value to an estimated $160.6 million.

Northrop Grumman Modifies U.S. Air Force Contract

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Air Combat Systems, is modifying a contract with the U.S. Air Force for $7.1 million. The effort is for the operation of the Global Hawk System in forward theaters of operation. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Wyle Information Systems Receives Contract for Support Services to Space Innovation and Development Center

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Wyle Information Systems is being awarded an $18.5 million contract to provide operational, maintenance and support services to the Space Innovation and Development Center (SIDC) at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The SIDC is also the Air Staff executive agent for the U.S. Air Force's Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities program. The contract is also directed towards examining, assessing and developing the means to integrate national system and U.S. Defense Department space systems support to enhance combat and research and development capabilities within the Air Force.

Space Dynamics Laboratory to Provide Technologies for Situational Awareness

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory has received a $10 million contract for the development and demonstration of new and innovative technologies that provide tactical assets for the battlefield using affordable plug-and-play components. The assets will be designed to provide key actionable intelligence and battlefield situational awareness using information collected from ground, air and space systems. Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Receives U.S. Air Force Contract

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation has received a $9.5 million contract to advance the technology and/or increase the knowledge and understanding of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) threats to personnel, equipment and operations based on environmental factors. The contract will also provide for the development of capabilities to effectively communicate CBR impacts and issues. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Receives Contract to Explore Solutions for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training

September 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Applications Incorporated, a defense services subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, has been awarded a contract with a potential value of $16.3 million to explore emerging technologies and to develop prototype solutions to strengthen the military's training in nuclear, biological and chemical response. This effort is part of the training transformation initiative in support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command. The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida.

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