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ViaSat Awarded $9.3 Million Contract for Integrated Waveform Development and Fielding

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated will continue to develop the UHF satellite communications (SATCOM) integrated waveform channel controller under a $9.3 million contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency. The second phase of the integrated waveform development enables demand assigned services on UHF SATCOM networks to support new applications that require better performance and higher channel throughput.

L-3 Services Receives Contract for Design and Development of Electromagnetic Pulse Pulser

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

L-3 Services Incorporated has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, $7,438,904 contract for the design, development, integration and production of a form, fit and function; environmentally sealed; state of the art electromagnetic pulse pulser and its associated control system. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Continue Engineering Support for Combat Systems Initiatives

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation has received a $9 million modification to exercise an option for continuing engineering support for research and development, total ship system engineering, and combat system engineering initiatives for the introduction of advanced technology into advanced combat systems and for the modernization of current combat systems for surface ship combatants. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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.

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