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Boeing Receives Contract for Global Positioning System Enhancement Demonstration

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a $153.5 million U.S. Naval Research Laboratory contract to demonstrate high integrity global positioning system (GPS) technology concepts. The high integrity GPS effort combines satellite signals from the Iridium low earth orbit telecommunications system and GPS mid-earth orbit navigational satellites to enhance navigation availability, integrity, accuracy and jam-resistant capabilities for warfighters.

Raytheon Company Awarded Contract with U.S. Air Force for Paveway(TM) II Laser Guided Bomb

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $31.6 million U.S. Air Force contract for Paveway(TM) II laser guided bomb (LGB) components. Raytheon will provide the Air Force with LBG computer control groups and air foil groups that transform "dumb" bombs into precision guided munitions.

America's Army

August 8, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Perhaps the most famous of military-sanctioned online games, America's Army: The Official U.S. Army Game allows players to experience Army training the same way a new recruit would. Or, players can jump right into mission action. The game offers a variety of special military positions, such as fireteam leader and medic, that players can attain.

Lockheed Martin Receives $32 Million Learning Management Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $32 million option on a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide specialized geospatial training to analysts and officials across the U.S. Defense Department and the intelligence community. This award exercises the second of four option years on the learning management services (LMS) contract, which provides educational programs and administrative support for the NGA College.

General Dynamics Land Systems to Supply U.S. Marine Corps with Light Armored Vehicles

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $24.2 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to produce 10 LAV-25 light armored vehicles (LAVs), three LAV logistics vehicles and vehicle components to meet anticipated war-loss requirements.

SAIC Awarded $19 Million Experimental Space Sensor Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $19 million subcontract from Orbital Sciences to deliver a wide-field-of-view sensor for integration onto a geo-synchronous satellite that Orbital is building for SES AMERICOM, which has a contract with the U.S. Air Force to host the sensor onboard a commercial spacecraft.

Boeing Selected for U.S. Navy's Shipboard Network Communications Systems Contract

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a firm-fixed-price, $5.4 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce an updated shipboard network communications system for the USS Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG). The contract is part of the Navy's DDG modernization program in which new shipboard network communications technologies will be retrofitted in DDG 51-class destroyers during service overhauls.

TeleCommunications Systems Wins U.S. Army Contract to Provide Deployable Satellite Solutions

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunications Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity delivery order with a potential value of $246 million. The delivery order is to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC) for its rapidly deployable and highly secure satellite communication access to broadband satellite services.

Raytheon Receives $412 Million Contract for Advanced Missiles

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, $412 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for Lot 22 production and delivery of the AIM-120C7 and AIM-120D advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. In addition to providing the AIM-120D missiles, the contract also provides foreign military sales customers with AIM-120C7 missiles.

SprayCool Awarded Contract for Unmanned Aircraft Signals Intelligence Application

August 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

SprayCool has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation's ISR Systems Division to provide its liquid-cooled enclosures for the U.S. Air Force Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload 1C program. The enclosures will house signals intelligence (SIGINT) electronics for the Air Force's SIGINT-equipped MQ-1B Predator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in support of Predator's tactical warfighting role.

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