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Raytheon Awarded U.S. Air Force Sustainment Contract

August 13, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon subsidiary Raytheon Technical Services Company has been awarded a seven-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide sustainment support for all U.S. Air Force-operated weapons systems, support systems, subsystems, components and related services. The contract has an estimated ceiling value of $6.9 billion.

Trident Systems Receives $49.9 Million U.S. Air Force Contract

August 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Trident Systems Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of $49.9 million. Trident will develop a multifaceted secure cross-domain capability encompassing all aspects of collaboration, including file sharing, text chat, shared whiteboard, audio/video teleconferencing, blogs and wikis. The functionality will meet U.S. Air Force, U.S. Defense Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Intelligence Community requirements for an information sharing environment. Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL/RIKF, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Featured in the August issue of SIGNAL

August 8, 2008
By H. Mosher

Featured content from the August 2008 issue of SIGNAL Magazine.

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.

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