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U.S. Army Places $152 Million Order for 12 Additional Lockheed Martin EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radars

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has exercised $152 million in contract options for 12 additional systems from Lockheed Martin in order to accelerate the fielding of the new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition radar. The EQ-36 radars will detect, classify, track and determine the location of enemy indirect fire such as mortars, artillery and rockets in either 90-degree or 360-degree modes.

Northrop Grumman Wins $125 Million Contract for Airborne Electronic Attack Systems

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a firm-fixed-price, 31-month contract from the U.S. Navy for additional improved capability III airborne electronic attack systems for its fleet of EA-6B Prowlers. The contract has a potential value of more than $125 million.

Herley Awarded $8.2 Million Navy Contract

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Herley Industries Incorporated's subsidiary, Micro Systems Incorporated, has been awarded contracts valued at $8.2 million from Naval Air Systems Command PMA 208 of Patuxent River, Maryland. The award is for additional system hardware and target transponders to replace units that have been consumed in normal operations of the System for Naval Target Control (SNTC) and for sustaining logistics and engineering support of the products that have previously been delivered.

ViaSat Receives Additional Order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Terminals

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated has been awarded an additional order valued at approximately $7 million for multifunctional information distribution system (MIDS) terminals from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego. MIDS low-volume terminals are part of a tactical radio system that collects data from many sources and displays an electronic overview of the battlefield using secure, high-capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice.

iRobot Awarded Two Army Contracts

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

iRobot Corporation has received an order totaling $5.8 million under its current xBot contract with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). This is the fifth order under the $286 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) xBot contract, which will deliver spare parts and accessories for iRobot's PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit.

iRobot also has received an additional order under its current xBot contract with the PEO STRI totaling $13.3 million. This new investment marks the sixth order under the xBot contract, bringing the total contract value to approximately $63.6 million. Under this contract, iRobot will deliver 165 additional PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit robots to the Army. Developed to investigate suspicious objects, identify roadside bombs and other IEDs, as well as unexploded ordnance, the PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit easily adapts to the ever-changing requirements of bomb identification and other life-threatening missions.

TCS Receives $5.4 Million From Army for Military Transition Teams Deliverables

October 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received $5.4 million from the U.S. Army for satellite communications equipment and services to support military transition teams (MiTTs). MiTTs embed and train with Allied forces in the war on terror and advise the Allied security forces in the areas of intelligence, communications, fire support, logistics and infantry tactics. TCS will provide Army MiTTs with very small aperture terminals (VSATs) with multimedia communication capabilities to convey encrypted voice, video and imagery data to train local Afghani and Iraqi police forces.

SRC Wins $95 Million Air Force Contract for Sensor Beam Program

October 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Syracuse Research Corporation has been awarded a $95 million contract to develop and maintain the sensor beam program by the U.S. Air Force Information Operations Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron (EWS). The purpose of the contract is to provide expert analysis and support to four electronic warfare databases. The 453rd EWS provides electronic warfare data to the entire U.S. Defense Department.

Boeing Awarded Contract for B-52 Advanced Targeting

October 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop advanced targeting capabilities for the B-52 Stratofortress. The software upgrades will include improvements for transmitting video and targeting information from the targeting pod to friendly forces and will reduce flight crew workload. These capabilities will enable better close air support for ground troops and prepare the most versatile aircraft in the U.S. inventory for future enhancements of the flight crew's situational awareness. The contract also calls for the development of software that will better use new technologies such as the B-52 multi-function color display and a digital-integrated hand controller.

ICx Wins $12 Million Follow-On Cerberus Contract for Army

October 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

ICx Technologies has been awarded a $12 million follow-on contract as part of the U.S. Army's multi-billion dollar Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Sensors-Combined (BETSS-C) program, which is run by the Asymmetric Warfare Office. ICx will send additional Cerberus mobile surveillance towers for use at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

General Dynamics Awarded $7.5 Million Navy Contract for Satellite Engineering Services

October 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $7.5 million U.S. Navy Systems contract to provide engineering services for military satellite command and control at the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) headquarters; the Satellite Operations Center in Point Mugu, California; and its facilities in Colorado, Maine and Guam. The contract has a total potential value of $57 million over seven years if all options are exercised.

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