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Free YMCA Memberships for Military Families

December 1, 2008
By Rita Boland
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Families of deployed members of the National Guard, Reserve and active duty service members on independent duty and their families are eligible for free family memberships at participating YMCAs in their local communities. The free memberships for Guard and Reserve families are available when service members are deployed for at least six months, and the deploying family member is eligible for a three-month pre- and post-deployment membership.

ITT Wins $160 Million Navy Systems Engineering Support Contract

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's communications system business has received a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The contract has a potential value of $160 million. ITT will provide field and systems engineering support services for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Systems Engineering Team.

Harris Awarded Study Contract to Develop Communications Architecture for Air Force Light-Weight Satellites

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded an eight-month study contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. The study will support the Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, with systems engineering, requirements analysis and concept development of an architecture whereby common components are able to support multiple payloads.

BAE Systems Receives $6.6 Million Contract for Advanced Combat Helmets

November 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received a $6.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for approximately 30,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH). BAE Systems' design offers high-level protection and flexibility and incorporates the latest technology in ballistic composite construction. ACH compatible technologies include the Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System, the Corona System, night vision goggles, communication devices, Global Positioning System sensors and more.

General Dynamics Awarded $64 Million for Tank Upgrades

November 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics has received a $63.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to upgrade 180 tanks under the Abrams Improved Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) Reset program. As part of the reset program, M1A2 SEP Version One tanks are upgraded to the SEP Version Two configuration, which includes improved displays, sights, power and a tank-infantry phone.

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