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Apptis to Deliver Information Technology Solutions and Services for DISA Contract

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated will participate in the $12.225 billion ENCORE II Information Technology Solutions contract awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As a subcontractor to NETCONN Solutions, Apptis provides information technology solutions and services for the U.S. military, the U.S. Defense Department and other federal government agencies.

AeroVironment Receives DARPA Funding for Unmanned Aircraft

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

AeroVironment Incorporated has been awarded $4.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of peforming hover/perch and stare missions. The stealthy, persistent, perch and stare UAS is being procured and deployed by both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Boeing Awarded Contract to Continue Developing Mobile Laser Weapon

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $36 million to continue developing a truck-mounted, high-energy laser weapon system. Boeing will complete the design of a rugged beam control system on a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck. Boeing then will build, test and evaluate the system. Boeing also will develop the system-engineering requirements for the high-energy laser technology demonstrator laser weapon system.

BAE Wins Position on $6.9 Billion Contract with U.S. Air Force

August 25, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been named as a prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force's future flexible acquisition and sustainment tool contract. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract could be worth up to $6.9 billion divided among the prime contractors. BAE will continue to provide modifications, development and maintenance on all Air Force- and Air Force Special Operations Command-managed weapons.

BBN Technologies to Add Disruption Tolerance to Military Networks

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BBN Technologies has been awarded $8.9 million in funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the third phase of the disruption tolerant networking (DTN) program. The DTN program's primary goal is to develop and field network services that deliver critical information reliably. Under this latest award, BBN will integrate the DTN system into fielded military networks that may combine several types of nodes, including wireless, satellite and vehicle-mounted.

ViaSat Supplies Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modems

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated has delivered 2000 enhanced bandwidth efficient modems (EBEM) for U.S. Defense Department teleport and U.S. Navy operations. The EBEMs include efficient modes for high-speed, point-to-point satellite communications. ViaSat has received follow-on orders for additional EBEMs from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquarters.

CACI Awarded $26 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Force Management System

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has received an estimated $26 million, five-year task order contract to support the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff/G-3, director of force management. Under the award, which is part of CACI's information technology enterprise solutions 2 services contract vehicle with the Army, CACI will provide operations, maintenance and enhancement support for the Army's force management system.

SprayCool Enclosures Selected by Northrop Grumman for Global Hawk Production

August 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

SprayCool will supply electronics enclosures for the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system under a production contract by Northrop Grumman. Under the contract, Block 30 aircraft will be outfitted with two SprayCool enclosures that will host Northrop Grumman's processing electronics in support of its airborne signals intelligence payload.

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