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Boeing to Provide Research and Development for Army Rotorcraft Programs

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has won three competitive proposals resulting in U.S. Army technology investment agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million. The agreements with the Army's aviation applied technology directorate cover applied research and development in support of the rotor durability Army technology objective (ATO) and the high performance rotary wing vehicle designs (HPRWVD) program. As part of the rotor durability ATO efforts, Boeing will work to improve the durability and performance of helicopter rotor blades by developing and testing permanent blade-erosion protection, reliable and maintainable icing protection, improved blade repairability and increased rotor performance concepts. In support of the HPRWVD program, Boeing will design and evaluate an unloaded, lift-offset rotor system that includes a non-rotating wing positioned above the rotor to provide lift in forward flight. The system is projected to meet or exceed the Army's vibration- and noise-reduction goals while enabling higher speeds. The third agreement supports the rotor durability ATO and involves evaluating and demonstrating new, more reliable methods of transferring power and data across the non-rotating airframe to the rotating blade interface.

SAIC Awarded Task Order by Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)-Crane Division to provide engineering, technical and management services. The follow-on task order, awarded under the SeaPort-e contract, has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year options and a total value of more than $48 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will continue to support the Small Arms Weapons Systems Division by helping develop, integrate and improve new and existing weapon systems. SAIC will also provide engineering, technical and management support in the areas of scientific/engineering analysis, test and evaluation, field engineering, configuration management, and overhaul and maintenance.

Sealevel Systems to Provide Work in Support of Multi-Band Multi-Mission Radios

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Sealevel Systems Incorporated has been awarded a delivery order in the amount of $4 million under a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $11.5 million for the procurement of the Personal Data Assistant-184 Universal Serial Bus to synchronous serial adapter radio interface cable systems in support of the multi-band multi-mission radio for U.S. Special Operations Command.

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for New Air Vehicle Technologies

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's Integrated Systems Sector is receiving an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide for cost-effective, survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for New Air Vehicle Technologies

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Lockheed Aeronautics Company is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide for cost-effective, survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide.

BearingPoint Receives Marine Corps Systems Command Contract

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BearingPoint Incorporated is being awarded a $6.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command requirement for the acquisition of an identity and access management (IAM) solution and the subsequent systems integration as part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) program of record. The IAM solution shall provide a MCEITS service that will be available for other systems and organizations across the Marine Corps enterprise. This contract includes options that if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $15.6 million. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded $10 Million to Develop New Missile Defense Interceptor

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $10 million Missile Defense Agency contract to continue research and development of the network-centric airborne defense element, an air-launched weapon system designed to engage short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in the boost and ascent phase of flight.

Boeing Awarded Contract for Radar Upgrade on Saudi AWACS Fleet

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a contract for the initial phase of upgrading the radar on Saudi Arabia's fleet of five E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. This is a foreign military sale that is not to exceed $42 million. The first phase includes a study to determine which parts are obsolete and no longer available then locate and test parts obtained from new sources for the modification.

TeleCommunication Systems to Ship Deployable Satellite Solutions Under Army SNAP Program

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated has received a $23.4 million follow-on order for deployable satellite solutions under its Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite Systems Program. This U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command Program has a potential value of $246 million if fully funded.

CACI Awarded Position on Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement With Marine Corps

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and scientific support to the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MCSC) Acquisition Center for Support Services (ACSS) as one of 10 prime positions on the Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOss) blanket purchase agreement. Under the direction of the MCSC, the ACSS provides end-to-end procurement services, including planning and supporting all facets of weapons systems acquisition, life cycle management and post-deployment logistics support for the Marine Corps.

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