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Air-Sea Battle Concept Offers Transformation Opportunity

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Implementing a new strategic doctrine will require a new way of doing business. The Air-Sea Battle offers more than just battlespace changes.

U.S. Defense Department to Build Network Control Center in Qatar

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

FNG-PAT Joint Venture, LLC, Detroit, Michigan, was awarded a $9,912,567 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a theater communications facility and network control center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

URS Receives Nearly $100 Million for Motion Detection Kits

May 7, 2012
By George Seffers

URS, Germantown, Maryland, was awarded a $99,199,868 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of lighting kit motion detector systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Low-band Transmitter Contract

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Sensor and Antenna Systems Incorporated, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $38,956,741 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 48 low band transmitters; 13 vertical polarized antennas; and 28 horizontal polarized antennas associated with the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

ReconRobotics to Provide Micro Ground Robots

February 15, 2012
By George Seffers

ReconRobotics Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a $13,975,038 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 1,100 Recon Scout XT micro unmanned ground robots in support of video reconnaissance. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Two Firms to Further Common Infrared Countermeasure Program

February 15, 2012
By George Seffers

BAE Systems - Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $38,010,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $31,359,202 to provide for the services in support of furthering the technology development phase of the Common Infrared Countermeasure Program. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Misunderstanding, Cultural Differences at the Heart of U.S.-China Discord

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

If the two Pacific powers do not hang together, they will hang each other separately.

The New Era Will Be the Maritime Century

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy will be at the center of future military operations as conflicts emerge across the globe, says the department undersecretary.

Digits, Dollars Loom as Top Threats to U.S. Military Strength

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

While potential enemies gear up to attack the U.S. military in cyberspace, additional massive budget cuts mandated by the federal government may have as devastating an effect on the force.

Swedish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization Purchases Rugged Computers

January 20, 2012
By George Seffers

MilDef AB, Helsingborg, Sweden, will support the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) with rugged Rocky RK9 rugged computers and special electronics. The first deliveries to DALO will take place this month.

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