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Sorenson: Talk to the Soldiers in the Field

August 19, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

LandWarNet 2008 began with an introduction by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, the U.S. Army chief information officer (CIO)/G-6. While Gen. Sorenson's remarks largely focused on what would take place during the three-day conference and exposition, some of his anecdotal comments illuminated the key issues that he hopes will be addressed by the many Army and industry attendees.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Support NASA's Use of Global Hawk for Earth Science Research

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, sole-source contract from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center for engineering and technical services to support NASA's use of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for scientific research. The contract has a value of up to $25 million. Northrop Grumman's technical assistance will include analysis, design support for unique systems, simulations, software development and engineering, and operational and manufacturing support.

Raytheon Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Continue Patriot "Pure Fleet" Upgrades

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company will continue the Patriot "Pure Fleet" modernization through a $34.4 million U.S. Army contract. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command contract enables the continuation of upgrading Army Patriot equipment to state-of-the-art Patriot Configuration 3 status. Raytheon will provide hardware upgrades to Patriot radars, engagement control stations and launchers as well as enhanced logistics capability through support to a common configuration.

ITT Awarded Foreign Military Sales Contract

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's communications systems business has received a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity foreign military sales (FMS) contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. The contract, which has a potential value of $490 million, was awarded through the security assistance management directorate, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, for the manufacture and delivery of communications and electronics equipment and services required by international customers through the FMS program. Potential products and services under the contract include communications systems, radios and associated products, components, and services such as installation, training and engineering support.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Security Delivery Order

August 18, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $69 million delivery order to provide advanced technologies and systems for protecting military troops, facilities and assets at forward-operating bases throughout the U.S. Central Command. Under the order, Northrop Grumman's missions systems sector will provide detection, assessment and surveillance capabilities for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps.

Micro-Sat Systems to Provide Research and Development in Space Plug-n Play Electronics

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Micro-Sat Systems Incorporated is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum value of $14,999,579. Micro-Sat Systems will provide research and development in the area of space plug-n play electronics. Micro-Sat Systems will work with its subcontractor, Advanced Solutions Incorporated, to develop modular flight software. Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

LGS Wins Contract for Network Upgrades at Fort Polk

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has received a $6.45 million task order from the U.S. Department of the Army. LGS will provide infrastructure and optical fiber upgrades to Fort Polk, Louisiana, and several range areas. LGS will also install two new communications shelters, consolidating communications nodes and upgrading the core hardware solution to 10 Gigabits. The award is under the infrastructure modification contract and is in support of the installation information infrastructure program (I3MP) managed by the network service center (NSC) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. NSC upgrades and modernizes core data backbone and telecommunications infrastructure at Army installations worldwide.

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