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Boeing Awarded $250 Million Missile Defense Support Contract

February 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a one-year, $250 million Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) maintenance and operations support.

CSC Receives Navy Engineering Task Order for $368 Million

February 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC has been awarded a task order by the Naval Sea Systems Command to continue providing professional engineering support services. The contract has an estimated value of $368 million if all options are exercised.

AeroVironment Awarded $41.7 Million Contract Option for Raven(R) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Support Services

February 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

AeroVironment Incorporated has received an order from the U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven(R) small unmanned aircraft systems and associated services. The aggregate order value is $41.7 million.

SAAB TransponderTech to Supply Coastal VTMIS to Croatia

February 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

SAAB TransponderTech has received a first order for its new CoastWatch Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS). The system will be used for monitoring and surveillance of maritime traffic outside the Croatian coast and its major harbors and ports.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $35.8 Million Navy Contract to Expand Submarine Communication Capabilities

February 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $35.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to design and produce antenna buoy systems that will significantly expand the communications capabilities of submarines while they are submerged. If all options are exercised, the cumulative value of the contract is estimated at $177.9 million.

CSC Receives $80 Million Task Order to Provide Aviation Support Services for Army's 101st Airborne Division

February 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC has been awarded a task order to provide a comprehensive range of aviation maintenance and repair services for the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The task order has an estimated total two-year contract value of up to $80 million if all options are exercised. CSC will provide services including helicopter flightline maintenance and flight testing, production control, intermediate and limited depot maintenance, and hazardous material pharmacy support.

Northrop Grumman Wins IT Services Work for Federal Aviation Administration

February 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $9.4 million follow-on contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for business process management consulting and information technology services that provide critical certification and clearance status information for 700,000 pilots and air traffic controllers.

National Resource Directory

February 7, 2009
By Rita Boland

Launched in November 2008 as part of Warrior Care Month, the National Resource Directory is a Web-based network of care coordinators, providers and partners who have resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and families of the fallen as well as those who support them.

Air Compassion for Veterans

February 5, 2009
By Rita Boland

Troops might not always feel lifted by the wings of angels, but Air Compassion for Veterans is making sure they come close. The organization provides free travel services for eligible warfighters, wounded warriors, veterans and their families to ensure none of them is denied access to distant medical care because of a lack of means to acquire long-distance medical air transportation. Air Compassion for Veterans arranges and provides its charitable patient travel without duplicating the efforts of other charities. The Web site includes a link that lists other groups who offer similar services and may be able to assist with certain needs. People interested in seeking assistance from Air Compassion for Veterans can access the help online or call (888) 662-6794. Also posted online is information about donating to the organization. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.

Boeing Receives $45 Million Follow-on Contract to Upgrade B-1 Bomber Avionics

February 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a $45 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade avionics software on the B-1 long-range heavy bomber.

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