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General Dynamics to Produce Advanced Chemical Detection Systems for U.S. Army Ground Vehicles

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received $15.7 million from the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, for the first year's production on a six-year contract for joint service lightweight standoff chemical agent detector (JSLSCAD) systems and spare parts. The JSLSCAD is a detection system designed to provide ground vehicles with state-of-the-art remote chemical agent detection.

Vector Planning and Service Receives U.S. Navy Contract

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

Vector Planning and Service Incorporated has been awarded a $10.9 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for systems engineering, software development, integration and testing, technical services, and cost engineering in support of various U.S. Navy projects. The contract has an approximate value of $28.5 million if all options are exercised. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

SRCTec Receives U.S. Army Contract for Counter-IED Units

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

SRCTec, a subsidiary of the Syracuse Research Corporation, has received a $177.9 million contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command for a CREW Duke engineering change proposal (ECP) effort. The ECP enhances current system capabilities and provides increased defense against additional remote control improvised explosive device (RCIED) threats.

Cornet Technology Awarded U.S. Navy Maritime Embedded GPS Adapter Contract

August 27, 2008
By Katie Packard

The communications division of Cornet Technologies Incorporated has been awarded a contract to develop next-generation maritime embedded global positioning system adapters (MEGA) for the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center in San Diego. The new MEGA is a versa module Europe (VME) card that hosts the Navy's critical global positioning receiver system application module.

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins Contract with U.S. Air Force

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of $95 million. This action will provide professional defense, science, engineering and technical non-personal advisory and assistance support services. The U.S. Air Force District of Washington/A7KI, Anacostia Annex, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ITT to Provide Software Application for Network-Centric Operational Support

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded an $11.2 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for soldier radio waveform (SRW). The SRW software application will operate on joint tactical radio sets to provide voice, data and video tactical communications services in support of network-centric operations. The contract could be valued at approximately $116,947,363 if all options are exercised. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

ManTech Awarded $820 Million Contract to Support Route Clearance and Improvised Explosive Devices Vehicles

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

ManTech International Corporation has received an $820 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life-Cycle Management Command, Program Office to support unique and specialized route clearance improvised explosive devices detection, removal and troop transport vehicles in southwest Asia, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Services provided by ManTech include deployed sustainment workforce management, parts analysis and procurement, and field logistics and maintenance management.

Apptis to Deliver Information Technology Solutions and Services for DISA Contract

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated will participate in the $12.225 billion ENCORE II Information Technology Solutions contract awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As a subcontractor to NETCONN Solutions, Apptis provides information technology solutions and services for the U.S. military, the U.S. Defense Department and other federal government agencies.

AeroVironment Receives DARPA Funding for Unmanned Aircraft

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

AeroVironment Incorporated has been awarded $4.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of peforming hover/perch and stare missions. The stealthy, persistent, perch and stare UAS is being procured and deployed by both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

General Atomics Aeronautical Receives Contract for Unmanned Aircraft

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical System has received a $7.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to acquire three extended-range multi-purpose Block 0 unmanned aircraft in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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