General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $58.3 million to design the new Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tank for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. General Dynamics will design, develop, convert, implement and test a hybrid configuration of the M1A1, M1A2 and M1A2 System Enhancement Package tank variants for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
General Dynamics European Land Systems as entered a contract with Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, a German company, for the delivery of 198 EAGLE IV protected command and function vehicles. The contract has a total value of approximately $141 million.
Raytheon Company has received a $54 million Missile Defense Agency contract to continue design and development of a Multiple Kill Vehicle, which will counter complex ballistic missile threats during the mid-course phase of flight with multiple kill vehicles launched from a single interceptor.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received additional contract funding in the amount of $17.3 million from the U.S. Marine Corps for TCS's Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems. The WPPL systems provide Marines with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint secure transmission of voice, video and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links. The TCS WPPL allows communicators to extend their local area network to deployed remote locations using terrestrial microwave radio links.
Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft company, for the supply of avionics for the Brazilian AMX jet upgrade project. The contract is valued at approximately $187 million. Under the contract, Elbit and its wholly owned subsidiary, Aeroeletronica S.A., will supply the central battle mission computer of the AMX as well as the display systems, the ammunition system and additional systems. Elbit's subsidiary Elisra Electronic Systems will supply the electronic warfare systems.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Department of the Air Force to provide research and development of new infrared countermeasure technologies to help protect U.S. military aircraft. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will support the Air Force Research Laboratory Electro-Optical Warfare Technical Analysis Effort II Program. The contract has a ceiling value of $45.6 million. Under the contract, SAIC will help make operation and performance improvements to facilities, including their instrumentation, control and data processing equipment. SAIC also will perform analysis and vulnerability assessments of missile, sensor and spacecraft systems within the Dynamic Infrared Missile Evaluation facility.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide navigation and weather radars and logistical support for the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard. The Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241 provides high-resolution ground maps, predictive windshear, accurate low-level navigation, unprecedented safety-of-flight measures and critical situational awareness, enabling precision aerial drops. The radar contract is valued at $33.4 million, while the contract for continued logistical support is valued at $9.9 million.
Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded two contracts totaling approximately C$2 billion for the installation, integration and long-term in-service support of a new combat system for Canada's Halifax-Class frigates. The Combat Systems Integration contract will provide a new command and control system, radars, tactical data links, electronic support measures and other warfare capabilities for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax-class frigates. Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin also will maintain the current command and control systems until the entire fleet has received the retrofit.
Hughes Network Systems LLC has announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to study network-centric enterprise architecture validation of Internet protocol networking with the Regenerative Satellite Mesh standard and the SPACEWAY 3 system. Under this CRADA, Hughes and DISA will perform research and development that supports overall Internet protocol convergence as the basis for seamlessly integrating U.S. Defense Department satellite communications networking and information needs with the Global Information Grid.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $60 million prime contract to continue the development, maintenance and operation of experimental airborne sensors for the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. CACI's support focuses on airborne sensors developed for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, with increased emphasis on sensors designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles.