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Raytheon Receives Nearly $60 Million Aerostat Contract

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a nearly $60 million contract for the support and sustainment, in all aspects, for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Legacy and Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting Acquisition Management Office, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

AeroVironment to Provide Raven Training

February 2, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was recently awarded a more than $7 million contract for two months of Raven operator training and six months of Raven contractor logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Modernizes Missile Software for United Arab Emirates

February 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was recently awarded an $18 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 software modernization development for the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Pragmatics Awarded Potential $100 Million Digital Training Contract

January 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Pragmatics recently announced the award by the U.S. Army of a task order potentially valued at approximately $100 million. The award was made under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contract for technology insertion in the Training and Doctrine Command Enterprise Classroom Program. Pragmatics will provide modernized instructional technology to support digital training in Army proponent classrooms for warfighters and Defense Department civilians. The Pragmatics team will survey, engineer, design, integrate systems, procure, stage, install, and test technology at classroom sites on Army installations across the country.

ACI to Support Hawaii Army National Guard with Virtual Trainers

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

ACI, Orlando, Florida, recently announced the award of a $2 million contract for the acquisition of 10 TrainAsYouFight simulation systems by the Hawaii Army National Guard. ACI's pilot installation of the Immersive Group Simulation system in 2008 marked the first time a state National Guard unit employed dismounted infantry simulation powered by gaming technology as an integrated feature of the training curriculum. ACI's TrainAsYouFight technology includes weapon instrumentation, wireless helmet-mounted displays, portable optical tracking technology, 60 gigahertz wireless high-definition video technology and 128-bit encryption.

General Dynamics to Support Automated Logistics in Kuwait

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to operate its supply support activity in Kuwait. The contract has an initial value of about $31 million for the first year, with a potential value of $177 million over five years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will be responsible for the management and facilitation of the supply support activity for the Southwest Asia region, which conducts and sustains military operations and activities throughout the region. The company will receive, classify, store and distribute multiple classes of Army supplies using automated information management systems. The majority of the work will be performed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

SRC Secures Foliage Penetrating Radar Contracts

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

SRC Incorporated, Syracuse, New York, recently received two contract awards with a total potential value of up to $12 million for its Foliage Penetrating, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER), an airborne radar system that penetrates through foliage to track people and vehicles on the ground. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Simulation and Training Technology Center awarded SRC more than $1 million for the FORESTER Signal Processing Enhancements Program and another potential $11 million for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Foliage Penetration (FOPEN) Ground Moving Target Indicator Radar Exploitation and Planning program.

DRS to Support U.S. Efforts in Iraq

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $78 million time-and-materials contract to provide specialized engineering and installation support services for the ongoing information technology infrastructure requirements in support of U.S. Forces - Iraq and State Department users. Work will be performed in Iraq. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Modus Operandi to Develop Key Word Identifier

January 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Modus Operandi, Melbourne, Florida has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command to develop a system that identifies critical words and phrases for intelligence analysis, and maintains lists of these key words. The Vocabulary - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR) project, will address the challenges associated with processing overwhelming amounts of intelligence data. The V-ISR project will use advanced, machine-learning techniques to recognize new terms and automatically categorize them within lists that will be constantly updated. Until now, intelligence analysts have had to manually identify new terms and add them to key word lists, a time consuming and error-prone process.

Harris Receives Potential $475 Million International Order for Radio Systems

January 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has been awarded a potential $475 million order to supply military and land mobile radio systems to international partners of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Defense. The five-year contract was awarded by the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Command and covers the Harris RF Falcon II and Falcon III radio portfolio Multiband Networking, and RF-7800S Secure Personal radios, as well as public safety and professional communications land mobile radios.

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