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ChemImage to Provide Homemade Explosive Detection System

December 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Chemlmage Bio Threat Limited Liability Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded $17 million to fill an urgent need for a homemade explosive detection capability in support of force protection. The contract will provide for the fabrication and delivery of five complete LightGuard systems, two additional sensors, a recommended concept of operations, risk reduction tests, support of development tests and support of the in-theater early user test over a 12-month period. The U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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.

U.S. Army Awards $31 Million to BAH for Wolfhound Systems

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, Red Bank, New Jersey, was recently awarded a $31 million contract for 350 Wolfhound systems, as well as managing, producing, testing, validating, delivery, and supporting the services and products associated with the Wolfhound systems. The U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Misssouri, was recently awarded a nearly $37 million contract for the test support and training, software, and fielding efforts for Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team low rate initial production Set 1. U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Snags $88 Million Spy Plane Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded an $88 million contract for Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System aircraft, which encompasses a 24-month engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) base effort for four units with an option for an additional two EMD units and more options for a total of six low rate initial production units and interim contractor logistics support. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

BAE to Provide Thermal Imagers for Remotely Operated Weapon Station

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totaling $38 million to provide thermal imagers for the U.S. Army's Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II and Stryker programs. The TIM1500 thermal imagers used on remote weapon stations allow soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while remaining protected inside their vehicles through remotely controlled, vehicle-mounted platforms for light- and medium-caliber weapons. The TIM1500 provides extended viewing range capability to detect vehicle targets at a significant range for target acquisition, long-rang surveillance and situational awareness. BAE Systems will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS. The company recently shipped its 10,000th TIM1500 imager, and increased its production rate in support of Army requirements, including deployment of the units on mine-resistant, ambush protected combat vehicles.

QinetiQ to Deliver Gunshot Detection Systems

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

QinetiQ North America, Reston, Virginia, was recently awarded a $38 million contract for 15,000 individual gunshot detection systems. Work is to be performed in Reston, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 28, 2013. Research Development & Engineering Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Division, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

BAE Receives $250 Million Contract for Situational Awareness Kits

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded a $250 million cost reimbursement - no fee contract. This requirement will procure Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS-SA) long lead material for a total of 247 ODS-SA conversion kits, 202 of which will be used under the contract to convert vehicles from ODS to ODS-SA configurations in support of the Bradley fighting vehicle. U.S. Army, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Contracting Center, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Awarded Simulation Center Support Contract

November 5, 2010
By George Seffers

Cubic Applications Incorporated (CAI) has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value close to $35 million to provide simulation and network services to support battle simulations and battle command systems for the Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) located at Grafenwöhr, Germany, and five other European sites. The JMSC is an element of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), the training command of U.S. Army Europe. The JMTC is the largest training command outside the continental United States. JMTC range and maneuver complexes, simulation centers, classrooms and facilities provide realistic and relevant training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO, and allied units and leaders.

AeroVironment Supports Puma Unmanned Aircraft

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Simi Valley, California, was recently awarded a $17 million contract that establishes not-to-exceed amounts for Puma all-environment capable variant contractor logistics support, training and accounting for contract services in support of Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement CC-0289, entitled, "Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Route Clearance."  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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