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Northrop to Support Integrated Base Defense in U.S. and Iraq

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which is an extension to continue services for the Integrated Base Defense System of Systems support and sustainment effort. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Balad, Iraq; Fort Irwin, California; Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Dominguez Hills, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone, Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Provide Sense and Warn in Afghanistan and Iraq

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $11 million contract modification for the installation or reconfiguration of sense and warn capabilities at nine sites. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Modifies Deployed Aerostat Support Contract

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded about $10 million for the procurement of repairs and refurbishments, and logistics support for sensor components of the Legacy Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) and RAID Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined, Cerberus, and Cerberus Lite systems that are fielded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Iraqi Armed Helicopters to Get Sensors and Laser Designators

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications EO/IR Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, has been awarded a $21 million contract for 22 MX-15Di forward looking infrared radar sensors with laser designator for installation on Iraqi Armed 407 helicopters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Iraqi Air Force Procures Long Range Radar Site

May 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Eagan, Minnesota, is being awarded an approximate $26 million contract to provide a turn-key Long Range Radar 2 site for the Iraqi Air Force. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Integrated Systems Supports Counter Explosive Device Effort

May 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Integrated Systems, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently awarded a $49 million contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Jorge Scientific to Operate Constant Hawk in Iraq

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.

ITT to Operate Communications in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar and Kuwait

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was recently awarded a more than $96 million contract for the operation and maintenance of communication facilities, systems and equipment in Southwest and Central Asia and Africa. Work will be performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

When Capabilities and Support Mean Life or Death

March 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

Members of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team need better communications. Though they feel positive about their mission progress and the abilities of the Iraqis, the soldiers face constant frustration with the status of their information-sharing equipment. Obtaining sufficient support once tools are delivered is an aggravation as well. For troops covering a large geographical area, the “dump it and get out of there” mentality of some providers can result in problems for those who remain behind.

Operations Before and After the Drawdown

February 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

Combat operations in Iraq officially ended last year, but the troops of the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division continued contingency operations, working with Iraqis to overcome remaining challenges and to complete necessary missions. As other units left the battlespace, the division’s signal soldiers inherited responsibility for more geographic area, requiring them to adapt their methods and equipment accordingly, until the division, too, returned home last December.

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