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Northrop Grumman to Equip Directional Infrared Countermeasures System Onboard Marine Corps Helicopters

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received separate contracts, which have a combined value of approximately $13.3 million, to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with the company's battle-proven Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

January 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the chief research center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Its home page highlights ongoing projects across a range of disciplines. Visitors can access information about programs in areas such as expeditionary maneuver warfare; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); ocean battlespace sensing; sea warfare and weapons; and naval air warfare and weapons. Each of these sections drills down into areas highlighting specific research programs focusing on autonomous systems and sensor fusion.

The home page also features a step-by-step guide for businesses interested in working with the ONR. Researchers and students can find program managers or search for study and internship programs.

Technologists Incorporated to Provide Training Center for Afghan National Police

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

Technologists Incorporated has received a $96 million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of an Afghanistan National Police National Training Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Afghanistan Engineer District is the contracting activity.

Booz Allen Receives Air Force Contract for $10 Million

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton has received a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity requirements contract for $9.7 million from the U.S. Air Force. This contract action will provide HQ AMC/A5Q requirements for improved survivability in combat operations.

Ideal Innovations Awarded Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted Contract

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

Ideal Innovations Incorporated (I-3) has been awarded the Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract by the U.S. Department of the Army's Biometrics Task Force (BTF) to provide professional, scientific and technical biometric support services. The maximum ceiling value of the contract is $497 million.

Boeing Receives JDAM and SDB Production Contracts

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Defense Department for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and small diameter bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract, worth $106.9 million, includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract, worth $110.2 million, includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Army and Marine Corps Rocket System

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $180 million firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, of which the requirement includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Full-Rate Production (FRP 4) launchers in support of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Telford Aviation Receives Contract for Operational Support of MARSS

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

Telford Aviation Incorporated has received a $36.2 million time-and-materials contract for award of an undefinitized contract action for the continued operational support of Multi-Sensor Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems (MARSSs). This contract will meet the urgent requirements of Project Manager Arial Common Sensors for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

CSC Receives Contract Modification for Telecommunications Service and Wireless Priority Service Integration Contract

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC Systems & Solutions has been awarded a noncompetitive cost-plus-award-fee contract with a total ceiling amount of $449.7 million. This modification will extend the period of performance of the contract for the existing Government Emergency Telecommunications Service and Wireless Priority Service (WPS) Integration Contract.

Lockheed Martin and Coast Guard Exercise $13.25 Million Contract Options

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Coast Guard have exercised contract options valued at $13.25 million to install mission systems aboard two HC-130J aircraft. The aircraft's new mission equipment and sensor packages deliver enhanced search, detection and tracking capabilities in maritime search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security missions.

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