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SAIC Awarded $24 Million Contract to Support Army Network Management System

November 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Incorporated (SAIC) has been awarded the Joint Network Management System contract by the U.S. Army's Office of the Project Manager - Current Force to provide network planning and software support services. The contract has a total value of more than $24 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, SAIC will assist in the production and deployment of the system as well as provide training and help desk services. SAIC also will provide post-deployment/production software, logistics and engineering support.

CACI Awarded Three Contracts Worth $30 Million to Support Defense Medical Logistics Development

November 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded three prime task order contracts totaling $30 million to continue the company's support for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support System (DMLSS) at the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center (JMLFDC) at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

The Theater Enterprise-Wide Logistics (TEWLS) service access point (SAP)-based system integration contract is a three-year, $12.7 million effort to provide SAP integration of the TEWLS application, enabling it to transition into the DMLSS family of systems and to facilitate the seamless integration of the TEWLS support structure into JMLFDC.

The DMLSS Functional Sustainment Support contract, a four-year, $9.7 million effort, continues CACI's support in helping to identify the requirements for enhancing DMLSS services and provide software life cycle functional sustainment support for DMLSS applications.

The DMLSS Software Sustainment Support contract is a two-year, $7.6 million award to provide software maintenance and sustainment support for the current DMLSS Automated Information System. CACI will assist with the transformation of the current DMLSS family of applications to a net-centric services-oriented architecture system.

General Dynamics Awarded $58 Million for Engineering Work on Saudi Tank

November 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

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 Awarded Contract for EAGLE IV 4x4 Vehicles for Germany

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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 Awarded $54 Million to Develop Multiple Kill Vehicle for Ballistic Missile Defense

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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 Receives Additional $17.3 Million from Marine Corps for Wireless Point-to-Point Link Systems

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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 to Supply Avionics Upgrade for Brazilian AMX Jets

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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.

SAIC Awarded $46 Million Air Force Contract for Infrared Countermeasure Technology

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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 Receives Two Contracts for AN/APN-241 Radar Program

November 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

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-Led Team Awarded C$2 Billion Halifax-Class Frigate Modernization Contracts

November 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

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.

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