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SAIC Receives Army Biometrics Task Force Contract

January 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the Army's Biometrics Task Force (BTF) to provide biometrics support services in support of the Biometrics Operations and Support Services Unrestricted (BOSS-U) program. The contract has a total ceiling value of $497 million.

American Science and Engineering Receives $67.1 Million Government Order for ZBV Military Trailers

January 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

American Science and Engineering (AS&E) has received a $67.1 million order from the U.S. government for a significant quantity of ZBV military trailers. The ZBV military trailer will be deployed by the U.S. government for counterterrorism applications in harsh environments.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $374 Million Construction Preparation Contract for Second Gerald R. Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier

January 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $374 million cost-type contract award for construction preparation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79. The carrier, which has yet to be been named, is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes design efforts, planning and the procurement of long lead-time material such as propulsion machinery.

BAE Systems Awarded $70 Million Contract to Finalize Artillery Development for Sweden and Norway

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a $70 million contract to finalize the development of the Archer artillery system for the Swedish and Norwegian armed forces. This order consists of final development of the self-propelled gun and development of ammunition handling system and modular charges.

Lockheed Martin Receives $6.3 Million Contract to Support MK 41 Vertical Launching System for U.S. and Turkish Navies

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has received a $6.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide engineering support services for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) work on the Navy's Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser modernization program and the Turkish navy's MEKO Track IIA and IIB frigates.

Raytheon Awarded $12.2 Million Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer Study Contract

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $12.2 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to study the feasibility of increasing power and adding a data link capability for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J). The contract requires Raytheon to integrate a data link and more powerful jammer amplifiers into the baseline MALD/MALD-J vehicle.

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for New Fast Patrol Boats for Trinidad and Tobago

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Maine business unit has been selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The IBS will be based on Sperry Marine's new generation VisionMaster FT technology. The scope of supply includes radars, electronic chart display and information system, high-speed autopilot, heading and speed sensors, echosounder, differential global positioning system (DGPS) receiver and voyage data recorder.

Verizon Business to Propel NASA's Conferencing Capabilities

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

Verizon Business will provide NASA with audio, video and Web conferencing services to help the agency collaborate more effectively. Under a new agreement valued at more than $108 million if all options are exercised, Verizon Business will be the primary conferencing services provider to NASA centers and facilities as well as select contractor locations.

Parsons Selected for Multiple Award Military Munitions Services Program

January 21, 2009
By Katie Packard

Parsons has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to provide environmental restoration services for sites contaminated with munitions and explosives of concern under a five-year military munitions services program. Not only will Parsons' restoration services support the Army's mission to protect the environments of military installations and surrounding lands, but it also will support the Army's Military Munitions Response, Formerly Used Defense Site and Operational Range Assessment programs.

Boeing Awarded $1.1 Billion for Performance-Based Logistics Sustainment of C-17 Globemaster III

January 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a $1.1 billion contract for C-17 Globemaster III total systems support from the U.S. Defense Department.

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