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DRS to Provide Handheld Radios in Afghanistan

February 18, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $12 million contract to provide 10,000 very high frequency (VHF) handheld radios, 10,000 VHF handheld radio accessories, 5,000 VHF mobile radios and 5,000 VHF mobile radio accessories. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Kabul Regional Contracting Center, Cole House Contracting, Kabul, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Tactical Nav

February 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A U.S. soldier used his own savings to develop an iPhone app that can help troops track the Taliban.

Mission 1st Group Receives Information Technology Oversight Contract

January 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Mission 1st Group Incorporated, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, was awarded a $3 million contract to provide for engineering, logistics and oversight of information technology projects in Southwest Asia and within the United States. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Kuwait; Iraq; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Information-Gathering Needs Intensify in Afghanistan

December 30, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

From Aerostats to chat rooms, the demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in Afghanistan is at an all-time high. As coordinators work to allocate and organize the largest number of capabilities ever deployed, the challenge remains to maximize the potential of what already exists.

DRS to Provide Satellite-based Wireless Service in Afghanistan

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $7 million contract to provide management, supervision, manpower, equipment and supplies necessary to provide satellite-based wireless service for morale, welfare, and recreation purposes to three locations within the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The locations are Camp Leatherneck, Camp Delaram and Camp Dwyer. Leatherneck Regional Contracting Center, Helmand province, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.

Companies to Deliver Cargo Unmanned Aerial Systems in Afghanistan

December 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $45 million contract for two cargo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and pre-deployment readiness activities in support of cargo UAS services in Afghanistan and required modifications to the systems. Frontier Systems Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, Irvine, California, is being awarded nearly $30 million for a similar contract. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Data Collection Resources Expand in Afghanistan

December 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

As conflict in Afghanistan intensifies, coalition allies are employing all elements of information-gathering technology to win battles while protecting themselves and civilians. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activity is at an all-time high as experts try to coordinate the largest armada of these capabilities ever deployed.

Alenia to Provide Tactical Transport Aircraft Training to Afghanistan Air Force

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Alenia North America has been awarded an approximately $4 million contract by the United States Air Force to provide training of pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel on the C-27/G.222 tactical transport aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force. This is a follow-on contract to a previous contract with the U.S. Air Force, which had three training classes on the C-27/G.222. This new contract will consist of four training classes over the next year. In 2008, the company received a contract to supply 18 refurbished C-27/G.222 aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force. The C-27/G.222 serves as the backbone of the Afghanistan Air Force and has significantly expanded the Afghanistan military's ability to provide humanitarian aid and security to the Afghan population.

IAP Powers Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

IAP World Services, Panama City, Florida, was recently awarded $12 million, which exercises the second option, third year of service, for the operation and maintenance of the electrical power grids at Forward Operating Bases Salerno and Sharana. Work is to be performed in northern Afghanistan. Defense Contract Management Agency, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Support U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

August 9, 2010
By George Seffers

DRS Defense Solutions LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12.8 million contract to perform information technology support services for U.S. forces located on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bagram Regional Contracting Center is the contracting activity.

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