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Harris Corporation to Supply Rugged Encryption Devices

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.

Northrop to Convert Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $42 million contract modification to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Modifies CACI Contract

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Systems Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to exercise an option for services in support of the development, integration, test and evaluation, installation, fielding, certification, maintenance, life cycle and logistics support of command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) electronic systems. This modification provides approximately 88,312 man-hours of support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Special Communications Requirements (SCR) Division. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Camera Turrets for Persistent Ground Surveillance

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, is being awarded a nearly $9 million contract for the procurement of MX-15HDi camera turrets hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the U. S. Army.  Hardware to be procured includes 11 camera turrets and 15 custom cable kits. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies T-45 Avionics Modernization Contract

May 2, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $10 million contract option for the procurement of hardware and support associated with the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program. This procurement of 30 T-45 retrofit kits will include one additional spare mission display processor and associated engineering support efforts. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Progeny Awarded Submarine Command and Control Contract

May 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $78 million contract to provide engineering services, including research and development, analyzing, design, fabrication and integration of hardware and/or software solutions that collectively provide command and control, communications and intelligence functionality for delivery to Navy submarines. This effort is being awarded under the Small Business Innovative Research Program and is titled Topic No. N96-278, "Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off The Shelf-based systems." The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ARINC Supports U.S. Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a $9 million contract to procure technical and engineering services in support of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems and Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems programs. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Photonic Mast Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachussetts, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to exercise cost-type options for the materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The subsystem comprises the sensor group, the mast group, the data transmission group, and the control and display group. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast system will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Centurum Wins Potential $77 Million Support Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Centurum Information Technology Incorporated, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $77 million contract for command and control systems support for new integrated systems/networks. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Satellite Internet Protocol Contract

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technologies Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $169 million contract modification for satellite internet protocol services to support morale, welfare and recreation and other non-Global Information Grid operations and programs supported by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, to $497 million. Work will be performed in Southwest Asia (95 percent) and Europe (5 percent), and is expected to be completed December 2011. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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