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Rockwell to Upgrade Presidential Helicopter Cockpit

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Kratos to Support Pacific Region Cybersecurity Efforts for U.S. Navy

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated recently announced that it has received a U.S. Navy services contract to perform information technology, information assurance and cybersecurity services supporting the Pacific Region. The contract is valued at $8 million if all options are exercised. Kratos will provide a variety of technology services including customer/user service support; system operations support; information assurance and cybersecurity support; adoption and deployment of the web-centric development program; secure network administration and secure wireless systems support; and process improvement of knowledge management.

Foster-Miller Provides Man Transportable Robotic System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Foster-Miller Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $71 million contract modification for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot-level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories. The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

VSD to Provide Simulators for Iraqi Naval Forces

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

VSD Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $15 million undefinitized contract action for the acquisition of four simulators and associated training for Iraqi naval forces in support of Iraq's 60 meter offshore support vessel hull production. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Hawkeye Friend or Foe Identification System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $59 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Mode 5 and Mode S identification friend or foe interrogation upgrade efforts in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye system development and demonstration. Efforts will include design, implementation, test and evaluation, verification, documentation, acceptance, and certification. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Clip-on Night Vision Device to U.S. Special Forces

September 29, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation Electro-Optical Systems, Garland, Texas, is being awarded a contract valued at more than $48 million for a clip-on night vision and image intensification device in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command weapons accessories program. The device is being procured to provide U.S. Special Operations Command operators with a ruggedized sight that permits night vision capability without the need to remove the day optic sight. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Receives Laser Radar Identification Demonstration Award

September 29, 2010
By George Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $9 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under topic N92-170 entitled "LADAR Identification Demonstration." This order provides for development, integration, and support of advanced surveillance sensors for an operational Navy Squadron for the Special Projects Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Provide ScanEagle Unmanned Planes to Poland

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 10 ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for the government of Poland. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Draper Laboratory to Support Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for engineering services in support of transducer and hydrophone programs. Efforts will include research and development in technology areas important to the development of autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) capability; providing engineering expertise to program sponsors in the acquisition process; and, developing and maintaining the Naval Undersea Warfare Center's fleet of AUV testbed vehicles, facilities and related equipment. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems to Provide Countermine Systems to U.S. Navy

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a potential $41 million contract for four high-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 systems and associated engineering services and support that will detect and classify bottom and moored sea mines. The AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will be deployed from carriers for self-protection. High-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will replace the in-service AN/SQQ-32(v)3 detection sonar and will improve detection performance and target resolution in high clutter environments including littoral zones and confined straits. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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