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.
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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.
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 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 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.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received $7.8 million from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide additional Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems for troops deployed in Iraq. The TCS WPPL systems provide Marine Corps communicators with secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video and data communications.
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors is being awarded a $117.1 million, cost-plus-award-fee, fixed-fee contract for Aegis combat systems engineering to support the Government of Spain under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services will include the necessary combat systems engineering, computer program development, ship integration and test, logistics technical services and staging support to deliver a variant of the U.S. Navy Aegis Weapon System Cruiser Modernization Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Refresh 2 (CGM CR2) Computer Program and equipment to support the construction of the Spanish F-105 Frigate.
VT Halter Marine Incorporated has been awarded a $393.7 million, firm-fixed-price, not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded contract for the detail, design and construction of three Fast Missile Crafts for the Egyptian Navy. The mission of the Fast Missile Craft is to conduct independent and joint operations primarily against surface shipping and armed surface adversaries in the littoral by fulfilling the role of coastal patrol, surveillance, interdiction, surface strike and naval battle group support for the Egyptian Navy. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Incorporated is receiving a $28.3 million, firm-fixed-priced contract for the production and delivery of Identification Friend or Foe, common digital transponder hardware and associated platform integration and testing consisting of three RT-1835 AN/APX-117(V) common digital transponders for the Government of Thailand; two cryptographic units for the Government of Japan; and other devices for the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard under the Foreign Military Sales program.
EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated is being awarded a $40.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of 555 JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.