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Navy Adds $150 Million to Research Contract

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, has been awarded a $150 million contract modification to increase the contract ceiling, providing up to 1,560,000 additional staff hours to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. The core areas include guidance, navigation and control of undersea systems, advanced thermal propulsion, materials and manufacturing technology, atmosphere and defense communications and other related technologies. Research and development areas include, but are not limited to, missiles, radar, sonar, space, undersea warfare, anti-air warfare, command, control and communications, and other related technologies. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Knights Armament to Provide Sniper Night Sights

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Knights Armament Company, Titusville, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $6 million contract for the procurement of 10,479 clip-on sniper night sights. The U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing wins Air Force tanker contract

February 25, 2011
By H. Mosher

The Boeing Co. has won a $35 billion contract to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging KC-135 aerial tanker fleet. Boeing will first receive $3.5 billion for engineering, manufacturing and development and 4 initial planes. The contract is for 179 of the new KC-46A tankers, with the first 18 to delivered by 2017; if the Air Force orders more, the amount of the contract award could range up toward $100 billion. The hotly contested contract has been in the works for nearly a decade; rival European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) may appeal the award.

HMS Snags U.S. Coast Guard Telephony Contract

February 18, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected HMS Technologies Incorporated for the $46 million Enterprise Managed Telephony Unified Communications Systems Installations & Equipment Recapitalization project. HMS will be responsible for an Internet protocol-distributed telephony communications system that will deliver the benefits of network convergence and collaborative communications. The program will provide the foundation for a mission critical unified communications environment for millions of stakeholders worldwide.

CAE USA Awarded MH-60S Flight Trainer Contract

February 18, 2011
By George Seffers

CAE USA Incorporated, Tampa, Florida, is being awarded an approximately $7 million contract modification for the upgrade of one MH-60S operational flight trainer; procurement of an MH-60S Software Engineering Environment Virtual Development Laboratory and upgrade and pre-integration testing of an MH-60S Tactical Operational Flight Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Provide Handheld Radios in Afghanistan

February 18, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $12 million contract to provide 10,000 very high frequency (VHF) handheld radios, 10,000 VHF handheld radio accessories, 5,000 VHF mobile radios and 5,000 VHF mobile radio accessories. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Kabul Regional Contracting Center, Cole House Contracting, Kabul, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.

CACI to Support Ship Self Defense System

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Technologies Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $24 million modification to a previously awarded contract for systems engineering services in support of integrated ship self defense. This procurement is to provide professional engineering, technical, training, software, project service, logistics services, fleet modernization, internal communication systems, combat system switchboard and other in-service engineering agent products necessary to support the ship self defense system of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California. Services will be required at shore sites, land-based test facilities, shipyards, and aboard ships in port and at sea. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Kongsberg to Increase Remote Operation Weapon Stations for U.S. Army

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Kongsberg Defence, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $120 million contract, which will increase the maximum quantity of common remote operation weapon stations from 10,349 units to 11,690 units. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 21, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Supply Radios for Biological Threat Detection System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army's Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS). Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) high frequency systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over high frequency radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.

ThalesRaytheon to Develop Prototype Command and Control System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

ThalesRaytheonSystems Company has been awarded a $5 million contract to demonstrate a Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) prototype system for the U.S. Marine Corps. ThalesRaytheonSystems will demonstrate its proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months at Camp Pendleton, California.

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