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FLIR Systems Receives $96.6 Million Contract for Starfire III Sensors

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

FLIR Systems Incorporated has received a $96.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for Starfire III sensors and related cables and hardware for the rapid aerostat initial deployment (RAID) sensor components. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Provide Information Technology Systems for Pentagon IT Infrastructure

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Network Systems has been awarded a $6 million firm-fixed-price contract modification for continuing efforts to survey, plan, design, install and implement information technology systems and infrastructure as part of an ongoing modernization of the Pentagon information technology infrastructure. Pentagon Renovation & Construction Program Office, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $5.1 Billion Contract for Detail Design and Construction of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Aircraft Carrier

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $5.1 billion, seven-year, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract award for detail design and construction of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes ship construction, ship design activities, engineering services, procurement of materials and hardware to support construction, and logistics activities.

General Dynamics C4 Systems Receives Army Contract for New Land Warrior System

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $70 million contract to equip the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team with a new, lighter-weight version of the Land Warrior integrated fighting system. The Land Warrior system provides command and control, computing, communication and position-locating technologies that will digitally link the Stryker brigade's infantry soldiers to the battlefield network while they are on missions, improving their situational awareness, survivability, mission speed and effectiveness.

Harris Corporation Awarded $53 Million Production Contract for Navy MH-60R Helicopter Data Link

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $53 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to produce the Ku-band common data link (CDL) Hawklink system for the MH-60R light airborne multi-purpose system helicopter. Hawklink is a high-speed digital data link that transmits tactical video, radar, acoustic and other sensor data from MH-60R helicopters to their host surface ships.

DRS Technologies Awarded Navy Contract for Repair Station Console Systems

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Technologies Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity $22.3 million contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to design, produce and deliver repair station console (RSC) systems for the DDG modernization backfit program. The development and installation of these systems will automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications, which increase the survivability of battle-damaged ships. The RSC systems will be installed on U.S. Navy Surface combatant ships and will communicate over the shipboard gigabit ethernet data multiplex system network.

Raytheon Receives $85.3 Million Contract for Excalibur Production

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received an $85.3 million contract to produce tactical Excalibur projectiles for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and the Australian Defence Forces. Excalibur is a cooperative effort between Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems Bofors of Sweden. It is an artillery projectile that provides precision-strike capability at extended ranges for current and future 155mm howitzers.

Aurora Receives Contract for Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will provide the air vehicle integration and technology research program with research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide cost effective survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide. AFRL/PKVC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Wins Contract for ENCORE II Program for Cybersecurity

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) $12 billion ENCORE II information technology solutions program. As one of 14 large businesses awarded a contract to support the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, BAE will provide DISA with network engineering services, systems development engineering and integration, security engineering and enterprise support. The purpose of ENCORE II is to create an infrastructure for--and to provide network-centric services to support--global online collaboration among the military services, the U.S. Defense Department and other government agencies. It will also support the command and control, intelligence and mission-support activities of the military and defense agencies and the Global Information Grid.

General Dynamics Awarded $34 Million for M1A1 Abrams Tank Upgrades

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $34 million delivery order for 30 M1A1 Abrams integrated management (AIM) main battle tanks. The contract includes an option for an additional 30 tanks, bringing the potential award value to $69.5 million.

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