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General Atomics Receives Air Force Contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is receiving a firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force not to exceed $115 million for 16 Global War on Terror MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles.

BAE Systems Receives Modification From Navy

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Technologies is being awarded an $11 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option for engineering and technical products and services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems.

Impact Technologies Wins Navy Contract for Small Business Innovative Research

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Impact Technologies LLC has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract not to exceed $10 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research effort under Topic N02-167, titled "Intelligent Embedded Diagnostic System for Future Avionic Systems." The objective of the project is for the continued development of a "System of Systems" approach to effectively provide a continuous and active systems engineering feedback loop capability by integrating a diagnostic capability at the second or off-aircraft level of repair.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Modification for Engineering Development

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego is being awarded a $500 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide additional funds for engineering development efforts in support of the System Development and Demonstration of the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter. The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives $14 Million Modification From Missile Defense Agency

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Technical Services Company is being awarded a $14 million modification to continue the effort to transition the Wide-Body Airborne Sensor Platform from initial operating capability to full operating capability. The Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Submerged Submarine Communications Link Established

November 26, 2008
By H. Mosher

The U.S. Navy has successfully conducted the first large-scale test of a technology that enables commanders to communicate with a submerged submarine, regardless of its speed and depth. In the final evaluations of the Deep Siren tactical paging system, which were held in June and August, a Navy submarine deployed special communications buoys that reached the surface to establish a communications link between the vessel and the test team in Norfolk, Virginia. The Deep Siren buoys can receive and transmit satellite communications, converting them to acoustic signals.

Free YMCA Memberships for Military Families

December 1, 2008
By Rita Boland

Families of deployed members of the National Guard, Reserve and active duty service members on independent duty and their families are eligible for free family memberships at participating YMCAs in their local communities. The free memberships for Guard and Reserve families are available when service members are deployed for at least six months, and the deploying family member is eligible for a three-month pre- and post-deployment membership.

SAIC Receives Army Contract for Mobile Gamma Ray Imaging Systems

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $98 million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army for the procurement of 50 militarized mobile gamma ray imaging systems for non-intrusive inspection of vehicles and cargo as well as maintenance of these systems.

ITT Wins $160 Million Navy Systems Engineering Support Contract

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's communications system business has received a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The contract has a potential value of $160 million. ITT will provide field and systems engineering support services for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Systems Engineering Team.

Alion Awarded $77 Million Contract for Repair Parts-on-Demand Technology and Services

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract worth up to $77 million to develop just-in-time solutions for military vehicle, aircraft and equipment parts and systems. Alion will develop and deliver solutions to facilitate the return of the equipment to service and may re-engineer essential parts to reduce costs and give the equipment a longer useful life.

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