The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $106 million contract for production of the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW). The JSOW is a family of low-cost air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System that guides the weapon to the target. JSOW C-1 adds moving maritime target capability and a two-way data link to the combat-proven JSOW.
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Telephonics Corporation has received a $9.5 million order from Lockheed Martin to fund long-lead purchases of subsystem spares for the AN/APS-147 Multi-Mode Radar and Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator System.
Last October, AFCEA and U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted SOUTH 2008, a conference focused on operations in SOUTHCOM's area of responsibility. Coverage of the event appeared in the December edition of SIGNAL in the article Narcotics and Terrorism are Linked, Pose Threats to Hemisphere. Adm. James Stavridis, commander of SOUTHCOM, played an integral role in the success SOUTH, and gave a keynote address during the event. His presentation focused on the problems and links of drugs, terrorism and poverty in the Western Hemisphere. The admiral also addressed the issue of drug smugglers effectively using semisubmersibles to move their products as well as the potential danger of those vehicles being used to smuggle terrorists.
Adm. Stavridis brought up the same problems on March 17 when he presented a posture statement to the Senate Armed Forces Committee. He made even stronger links between terrorism and drugs, speaking about specific efforts undertaken to root out terrorism in the region. Aside from terror groups native to the region, terror organizations more associated other parts of the globe are operating in Latin America. Adm. Stavridis's remarks also touched on the need for interagency cooperation, advancing technology and success stories in Latin America, including huge advances toward peace and stability. He additionally stressed the continued problem of semisubmersibles. The text of the admiral's presentation is available online.
Unisys has received a contract from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to modernize the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN), the state's mission-critical law enforcement communications system. Under the 18-month contract, Unisys will upgrade the CLEAN system to allow state troopers to communicate directly with other state, local and federal law enforcement officials.
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has awarded United Space Alliance a $257 million contract to perform subcontractor support to ATK for NASA's Ares I and Ares 1-X programs through the design, development, test and engineering phase. The contract includes engineering, deceleration system development and technical Kennedy Space Center operations support for Stage I activities.
L-3 Communications has been selected as one of the multiple awardees for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Omnibus Contract (STOC II). The STOC II program is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantityvehicle with a contract ceiling of $17.5 billion.
Symmetricom Awarded $4 Million Contract to Supply Timing for Next-Generation Global Positioning System
Symmetricom Incorporated has been awarded a contract from ITT Corporation Space Systems Division valued at a minimum of $4 million, part of the building of GPS IIIA, the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) Space System program. Under the award, Symmetricom will deliver its Model 9552 ovenized quartz master oscillators and will develop, qualify and deliver flight oscillators for the first two space vehicles.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Wins Turnkey Contract to Supply Integrated Air Traffic Control Communications System to Brazil
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based air traffic control systems subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Airspace Control System Implementation Commission to supply and install complete UHF/VHF T6 extended range communication stations at multiple sites across Southern Brazil. The contract is valued at $19 million.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract to developmentally test and operationally test the U.S. Army's Multirole Tactical Common Data Link. The Defense Microelectronics Activity awarded the 30-month, $69 million contract to support the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Schafer Corporation is being awarded a $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development associated with directed energy and electric weapon systems. Aspects of the research and development effort to be procured include technology assessment, engineering, engineering analysis, design and design analysis, and test and evaluation for all manners of directed energy systems and subsystems.