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NATO Awards Record Cyber Defense Contract

March 8, 2012
By George Seffers

The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency announced today the award of the agency's largest cyber defense contract to date. The approximate 58 million Euro NATO Computer Incident Response Capability, Full Operational Capability contract was awarded to a Finmeccanica, Rome, Italy, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia. The contractor team will provide security on NATO's networks and protect over 22,000 NATO military and civilians employees enhancing NATO's cyber defense infrastructure and its ability to support member states. In addition to protecting its own networks, the contract will strengthen NATO's ability to support allies in case of cyber attacks, when requested, with improved information sharing and strengthened rapid reaction teams. The contractor will not only design, test, and install the cyber defense capabilities, but also provide the subsequent maintenance and support over a five year period. The project scope includes the implementation of a robust infrastructure of improved cyber defense sensors and management tools, cyber defence decision support capabilities and mobile kits for Cyber Rapid Reaction Teams.

NATO Awards Interim Missile Defense Capability

November 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The NATO Command and Control System Management Agency on behalf of the NATO Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office and in coordination with the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, recently awarded a contract to ThalesRaytheonSystems to implement operator identified requirements in NATO's Interim Theatre Missile Defense Capability. The contract will upgrade the operational hardware and software of the interim capability to the standards being implemented in the latest configuration of NATO's Air command and Control System. The effort will upgrade the interim capability that will serve NATO's operational needs for several years and can also form the basis of an interim territorial ballistic missile defense capability.

Atlantic CommTech to Provide Nuclear Site Intrusion Detection Systems

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Atlantic CommTech Corporation, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,950,723 firm-fixed-price contract for protective aircraft shelter interior intrusion detection systems and redundant cable for the 498th Nuclear Systems Wing. Atlantic CommTech is performing 100 percent of the work throughout six NATO installations in Europe. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

Share and Share Alike

October 7, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

NATO is making interoperability MAJIIC happen, led by nine member nations, with its Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Interoperability Coalition 2 project.

U.S. Navy Purchases MH-60S Targeting System

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon System Company, McKinney, Texas, was recently awarded $9,840,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 multispectral targeting systems in support of Navy MH-60S helicopters. The multispectral targeting system provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

NATO Undertakes Major Overhaul

September 16, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

NATO's sweeping realignment over the next year reduces the number of its agencies from 14 to three. The agents of this change say it's necessary if NATO is to remain efficient, streamlined and relevant.

Johnson To Assume NATO Role

May 24, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, USAF, has been appointed deputy chief of staff, operations and intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium.

NATO Agency Streamlines Biz Ops

September 17, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The NATO NC3A's ultimate goal is interoperability among alliance nations and their regional neighbors, and it is poised to provide more innovative, cost-effective tools. On its current path, is the NC3A meeting its challenges, and will these solutions prove successful in the long term? Discuss your ideas here.

Italy Selects AAI Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System

July 19, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that Italy's Ministry of Defense - Directorate of General Aeronautical Armament has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the Italian Army. Under this 51 million euro-$64 million-award, Italy will purchase four Shadow systems for deployment alongside NATO forces. System requirements include a small system footprint; easy transportation using small vehicles or C-130 Hercules aircraft; ease of use; interoperability with other NATO forces; and the ability to take off and land from small, semi-prepared airfields.

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