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Japan Procures Undersea Warfare System

August 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $59,728,305 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) for the Navy's fiscal 2014 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) System and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a USW combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. The contract is for development and production of the Technical Insertion 14 baseline of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 USW systems. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Japan (25.4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports ICBM Software

August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $12,597,184 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P04014) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Operational Software Sustainment Program (IOSSP). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,892,257,714. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLIN 7885 for the sustainment of the IOSSP of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Some Cyber Attackers Lie Low

August 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin officials report that some attackers against their networks have disappeared—for now.

Iraq, Russia, Defense Hot Topics for U.S., Australia Dialogue

August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

Welcome to Drone-o-Rama

September 1, 2014
By Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA (Ret.)

It really is the perfect weapon for a country of couch potatoes. Grab the remote, point, click and “boom,” there goes some hapless al-Qaida bigwig, blown to smithereens in living color. It is like playing “Call of Duty,” but with real ammo.

Keeping the Soldier in PEO Soldier

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

Awareness on the battlefield coupled with lighter loads for increased warfighter mobility are key enablers of the future fight. Brig. Gen. (P) Paul A. Ostrowski, USA, the program executive officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, is focusing his organization on addressing those needs.

Making Mobility a Battlefield Reality

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The widespread use of mobile devices on the battlefield, which may have seemed an improbability just a few years ago, may become an actuality within the next few. A recently released strategy document supports that pending reality, which is expected to increase situational awareness, improve operational effectiveness and enhance the operational advantage for U.S. forces.

Higher Education
 for Wounded Warriors
 Exploits New Technologies

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Wounded veterans aspiring to receive a college education can earn diplomas from a wide selection of disciplines at a uniquely conceived center that will offer the aid of state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices tailored specifically to meet their needs, irrespective of their disabilities. The facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs a range of advanced technologies to enable an environment for severely wounded veterans, along with any needed caregivers, to pursue educational goals that otherwise might be viewed as inaccessible.

United States to 
Combine Multiple Intelligence Missions 
Into Single U.K. Complex

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

The United States is in the midst of preparing its largest intelligence hub outside of its own national borders. The center will accommodate operations with reach into several global areas, including those rife with anti-terrorism operations.

Communications Kit Enables Rapid, On-the-Go Interoperability

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A new mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications piqued the interest recently of the U.S. Marine Corps’ research and development community.

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