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BAE Systems will equip U.S. Army Stryker combat vehicles and M-1 Abrams tanks with thermal cameras so combat crews can "see" outside the vehicles while remaining inside. The company received a $45 million contract from General Dynamics to produce the camera systems.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an additional $5.6 million of funding from the U.S. Army to provide additional Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems as well as an assortment of data packages, forward deployed spares and field service engineers. These systems will support ongoing operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
L-3 Communications' Communications Systems-East division has been awarded a contract by Bollinger Shipyards to provide the C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard's Fast Response Cutter program. Under an initial two-year contract, the company will design and deliver the first production shipset and related training systems. This contract also includes options for an additional 33 shipsets that if exercised would result in an overall contract value in excess of $100 million.
Sentinels of Freedom awards scholarships to wounded veterans-but this money does not lead to a degree. Instead, the organization provides "life scholarships" in an effort to help the injured readjust to civilian life and their new physical challenges. Through donations of time, money, goods and scholarships, veterans receive housing, transportation and employment and education assistance.
Dust off those bikes, take them out of the garage and get rolling for a great cause! Face of America 2009 begins April 25 in Bethesda, Maryland, to raise awareness of service members injured in the line of duty. The 110-mile bike ride, which ends April 26 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, also raises funds for World TEAM (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports, an organization that strives to increase awareness, acceptance and integration of people with disabilities through sports.
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $3.5 million design contract for the U.S. Navy's Mobile Landing Ship program. Under the contract, NASSCO will develop a preliminary ship design based on Navy requirements.