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Office of Naval Research (ONR)

January 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the chief research center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Its home page highlights ongoing projects across a range of disciplines. Visitors can access information about programs in areas such as expeditionary maneuver warfare; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); ocean battlespace sensing; sea warfare and weapons; and naval air warfare and weapons. Each of these sections drills down into areas highlighting specific research programs focusing on autonomous systems and sensor fusion.

The home page also features a step-by-step guide for businesses interested in working with the ONR. Researchers and students can find program managers or search for study and internship programs.

Boeing Receives JDAM and SDB Production Contracts

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Defense Department for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and small diameter bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract, worth $106.9 million, includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract, worth $110.2 million, includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force.

Telford Aviation Receives Contract for Operational Support of MARSS

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

Telford Aviation Incorporated has received a $36.2 million time-and-materials contract for award of an undefinitized contract action for the continued operational support of Multi-Sensor Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems (MARSSs). This contract will meet the urgent requirements of Project Manager Arial Common Sensors for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

Lockheed Martin and Coast Guard Exercise $13.25 Million Contract Options

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Coast Guard have exercised contract options valued at $13.25 million to install mission systems aboard two HC-130J aircraft. The aircraft's new mission equipment and sensor packages deliver enhanced search, detection and tracking capabilities in maritime search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security missions.

BAE Systems Awarded $115 Million for Caiman Spare Parts

January 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received six contracts worth $115 million from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for replacement parts, including complete engines, transmissions, axles and self-recovery winches, for Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles operating in Iraq.

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