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QinetiQ North America to Provide Engineering Support to Army's Apache Helicopter Fleet

October 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

QinetiQ North America's Systems Engineering Group has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile command to provide airworthiness and qualification engineering to the Apache Helicopter Division of the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED). The contract has a ceiling value of nearly $11 million if all options are exercised. QinetiQ North America will provide AED's Apache Division with specific on-site support services, ranging from reviews of airworthiness documents, such as airworthiness releases and safety of flight messages, to reviews of Apache system safety issues and risk management assessments.

SAIC Receives $46 Million Contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

October 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific to provide tactical data link systems support. The follow-on, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a total value of more than $46 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering and technical support, including life cycle and systems engineering, integration, testing, configuration management and integrated logistics support.

Raytheon Receives $12 Million for Development of Excalibur 1b

October 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Army for the initial design and maturation phase of the 155-mm, precision-guided Excalibur 1b projectile. Excalibur 1b is the next increment in the development of the combat-proven Excalibur 1a munition. The new Excalibur design uses fewer parts and is easier to manufacture than the 1a round, producing a more affordable projectile with enhanced reliability.

Booz Allen Hamilton Receives Navy Contract for Technical and Engineering Services

October 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a $17.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology systems supporting the special communications requirements division of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, St. Inigoes, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Food and Drug Administration Awards Contract for Information Technology and Data Management Services

October 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a 10-year, $2.5 billion contract to 10 companies. The contract is an Information and Computing Technologies for the 21st Century contract and will support an extensive information technology modernization program for the FDA, including data management and warehousing and information technology and security. The contractors are CSC, Electronic Data Systems, General Dynamics Information Technology, Interactive Technology Solutions, Unisys Corporation, Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services, Dynanet, Human Touch Information Systems, IDL-Pragmatics and Telesis.

EDO Awarded Contract Modification for Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Systems

October 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated has been awarded a $205.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of 2,866 JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare systems to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC Receives Contract for Emerging Technologies in C4ISR

October 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is being awarded a $33.3 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing arrangement for emerging technologies and systems for positioning, navigation and timing for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The work includes research, investigation and test and evaluation of emerging navigation technologies, sensors and systems with potential for applicability in the areas of air, ground and shipboard C4ISR system technologies and position, navigation and timing systems.

Alion Wins Navy Contract to Enhance Ship Design Programs with Software Development Services

October 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $31 million five-year contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide information technology and software development expertise in support of Navy ship design programs. Alion will help the NSWCCD expand its Advanced Ship and Submarine Evaluation Tool and enhance the center's Leading Edge Architecture for Prototyping Systems software application.

BAE Receives $66 Million in Orders for Thermal Weapon Sights

October 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded orders worth $66 million by the U.S. Army for continued production of thermal weapon sights. The thermal weapon sights allow soldiers to see deep into the battlefield in darkness and through smoke, fog and other obscurants, helping soldiers detect, identify and engage targets at increased ranges.

Raytheon to Deliver Dual Band Radar to Navy

October 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received a $23.5 million U.S. Navy contract to adapt the Dual Band Radar developed for the Zumwalt-class destroyer for installation on the future U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Raytheon will deliver DBR-supporting equipment hardware and software designs to meet the installation and integration requirements of the CVN 78 class of ships.

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