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Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $35 Million for Situational Awareness

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $35 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring efforts in support of the MH-60R situational awareness technology insertion pre-engineering, manufacturing and development. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Alion to Research Robotic Prosthetic Limbs

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology has recently been awarded a $1 million contract to lead a modeling and simulation research effort that could help enhance the field of prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers. The 18-month, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will explore affordable and improved approaches in bringing robotic control technology to the field of prosthetic limbs. Alion will develop a protocol and modeling tool for robotic, upper limb prosthetics that may lead to the development of an affordable, lightweight, prosthetic device that is more functional to the amputee, more power-efficient and has an extended battery life. The program is designed to augment and accelerate the development of implantable electronic sensors and the development and application of virtual prototyping simulation models, which will ultimately help the amputee better control the prosthetic. Since 2003, 1,145 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a limb amputated.

EADS to Provide Airborne Communications Systems

December 15, 2010
By George Seffers

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide for the retrofitting of 28 ARC-231 airborne communication systems. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Receives $1 Billion Satellite Contract Modification

December 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, was awarded a $1 billion contract modification to provide for the production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Vehicle 4 (SV4). In addition to delivery of the space vehicle, this effort includes SV4 unique systems engineering; system level factory test; system database management functions; systems level support equipment; and program management. Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Common Cryptologic Solution Contract

December 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was awarded a $31 million contract for one common cryptologic solution for Air Force, Army and Navy radios. U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Communications Node for Contingency Operations

December 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Incorporated, San Diego, California, was awarded a $74 million contract modification to provide for rapid fielding of expanded Battlefield Airborne Communications Node capability in support of overseas contingency operations. It executes an option for continued maintenance and support of the payload installed in two of three modified BD-700 Global Express aircraft leased from March 2011 through October 2011. Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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.

General Dynamics Conducts Advanced Submarine Research and Development

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Under this award Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturing, maintenance, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials. Electric Boat also will conduct research and development work in areas such as manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety. The contract also supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options, future submarine concepts and core technologies. If all options are exercised and funded, the contract has a potential value of $711.4 million over a total of five years.

L-3 Receives Research and Development Contract Modification

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Services Incorporated, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, was recently awarded a contract modification valued at more than $8 million to exercise an option for research and development of electronics and communications equipment/operational systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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