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Smiths Detection to Supply U.S. Military with Advanced Chemical Agent Detectors

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Smiths Detection's military division has been awarded a $28.5 million contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with advanced lightweight detectors under the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) program.

Dell Federal Systems to Provide U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command with Hardware Suite Support

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Dell Federal Systems has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity delivery order for $13,969,235 by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). Dell will provide Marine Corps hardware suite support for the MCSC program manager for training systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded $153 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Countermine System

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company will design and develop the countermine system (CMS) for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in a $153 million U.S. Navy contract. The CMS, part of the Navy's efforts to field a comprehensive assault breaching system, features a unique warhead that uses the combat-proven joint direct attack munition guidance set to accurately position the weapon above the mines.

General Dynamics C4 Systems Receives Contract to Add Switched Network Compatibility

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems will add a new public switched telephone network (PSTN) feature to the Sectéra vIPer universal secure phone in a $2.8 million contract awarded by the National Security Agency. The new feature, "PSTN Connect," will enable the vIPer phone to connect with traditional telephone networks, enabling users of secure desktop phones to use one secure phone on either PSTN or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks.

General Dynamics Land Systems Awarded Contract for Continued Stryker Production

August 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for production and maintenance of 615 Stryker vehicles. The contract has a potential value of $1.2 billion. Stryker operates with the latest C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor package, thereby protecting soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and other infantry weapons.

BBN Technologies Awarded $4.4 Million to Improve Network Monitoring Capabilities

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

BBN Technologies has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the scalable network monitoring program in a contract administered by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). BBN Technologies will develop novel, scalable attack detection algorithms; a flexible and extensible architecture for implementing and deploying the algorithms; and an execution environment for traffic inspection, feature extraction and algorithm execution.

ITT Receives Follow-on Order for Systems to Defeat Improvised Explosive Devices

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has received a follow-on, fixed-price award valued up to $1 billion from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The contract is for ITT's CREW 2.1 vehicle receiver jammers (CVRJs), vehicle-mounted systems designed to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). ITT will build and deliver up to 15,000 CREW 2.1 devices as well as related equipment.

L-3 Selected for U.S. Air Force Weapon Systems Support Contract

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications has been selected for a U.S. Air Force weapon systems support contract with a maximum value of $6.9 billion. L-3 was one of 12 prime contractors chosen for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program, known as the future, flexible acquisition and sustainment tool (F(2)AST). L-3 will provide modifications, development and other services for all Air Force-managed weapons systems.

Telecommunication Systems Receives Information Technology Support Contract from U.S. Army

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

Telecommunication Systems Incorporated has been awarded an $8.3 million time and materials contract for the procurement of information technology support service to the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) and the U.S. Army Materiel Command DOIM. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to Provide Research and Development for the Advanced Wideband Open Architecture Radar System

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will provide research and development for the development of the advanced wideband open architecture radar system under a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order of $7,263,300. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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