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Harris Corporation Awarded $53 Million Production Contract for Navy MH-60R Helicopter Data Link

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $53 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to produce the Ku-band common data link (CDL) Hawklink system for the MH-60R light airborne multi-purpose system helicopter. Hawklink is a high-speed digital data link that transmits tactical video, radar, acoustic and other sensor data from MH-60R helicopters to their host surface ships.

DRS Technologies Awarded Navy Contract for Repair Station Console Systems

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Technologies Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity $22.3 million contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to design, produce and deliver repair station console (RSC) systems for the DDG modernization backfit program. The development and installation of these systems will automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications, which increase the survivability of battle-damaged ships. The RSC systems will be installed on U.S. Navy Surface combatant ships and will communicate over the shipboard gigabit ethernet data multiplex system network.

Raytheon Receives $85.3 Million Contract for Excalibur Production

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received an $85.3 million contract to produce tactical Excalibur projectiles for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and the Australian Defence Forces. Excalibur is a cooperative effort between Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems Bofors of Sweden. It is an artillery projectile that provides precision-strike capability at extended ranges for current and future 155mm howitzers.

Aurora Receives Contract for Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will provide the air vehicle integration and technology research program with research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide cost effective survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide. AFRL/PKVC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Wins Contract for ENCORE II Program for Cybersecurity

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) $12 billion ENCORE II information technology solutions program. As one of 14 large businesses awarded a contract to support the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, BAE will provide DISA with network engineering services, systems development engineering and integration, security engineering and enterprise support. The purpose of ENCORE II is to create an infrastructure for--and to provide network-centric services to support--global online collaboration among the military services, the U.S. Defense Department and other government agencies. It will also support the command and control, intelligence and mission-support activities of the military and defense agencies and the Global Information Grid.

Raytheon Awarded Contract Modification to Provide Army with Persistent Surveillance Capability

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract modification for $27.6 million to provide additional persistent surveillance capability through the rapid aerostat initial deployment (RAID) program. Raytheon will provide RAID elevated sensor systems to the Army as part of the base expeditionary targeting and surveillance system program. The RAID system is used throughout operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Northrop Grumman to Develop ISR Capability

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation will develop and demonstrate the ability of the rapid eye program to deliver a persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability anywhere on the globe through the use of a launch system and the ability to remain on-station until relieved or the mission is completed. This program is through a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $7.5 million. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide Survivable Communications for U.S. Armed Forces

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company is modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract with the U.S. Air Force for $16.7 million. This action will provide survivable communications for U.S. armed forces, the advanced beyond line-of-sight terminals must-update new platform requirements and the advanced EHF system interface. The Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, 653rd ELSG/PK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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