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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.

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.

Telephonics Receives Follow-on Contract from the Air Force for TruLink Wireless Intercommunication Systems

January 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

Telephonics Corporation has been awarded a $2 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for TruLink Wireless Intercommunication Systems. The TruLink system will be used by Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) teams to provide clear voice communications between team members, thereby enhancing the safe transport and care of patients aboard military aircraft.

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