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Boeing to Support Fighters for Eight Countries

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $69 million delivery order for the procurement of integrated logistics support, for the F/A-18 Integrated Readiness Support Team Program (FIRST). The tasks include in-service engineering, information systems, technical data, support equipment engineering, automated maintenance environment, training/software integration support, provisioning, and A-D sustaining engineering service for continued support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G fleet. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Syntonics Awarded Aerostat Antenna Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.

AeroVironment Receives Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced that it received an order valued at about $46 million under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises 123 new digital Raven small, unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages as well as 186 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order also includes 339 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Army. The Raven system and retrofit order represents the remainder of the funds appropriated for RQ-11B Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009.

BAE to Provide V-22 Defensive Weapon System

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a $14 million contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The system provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device-compatible defensive weapon system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army National Guard Awards Virtual Combat Trainers Contract to Raydon

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corporation, Daytona Beach, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $15 million contract to provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

NIITEK to Provide Husky Mine Detection Systems to Afghanistan

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

NIITEK Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, recently received a $38 million contract to provide 64 Husky mounted detection systems to be deployed to Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Awarded Enterprise Data Center Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, was recently awarded a nearly $39 million contract for the operation and relocation of the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center to a government-owned facility at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort Bragg, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Full-Motion Video Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was recently awarded a $68 million contract for full-motion video from commercial unmanned air intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms across Iraq. Work will be completed in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Central Command, Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity.

NASA Awards $2.5 Billion Consolidated Information Technology Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA recently awarded a 10-year, $2.5 billion contract to HP Enterprise Services of Herndon, Virginia, for Agency Consolidated End-user Services (ACES). The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services Center in Mississippi. The ACES contract will develop a long-term outsourcing arrangement with the commercial sector to provide and manage most of NASA's personal computing hardware, agency-standard software, mobile information technology (IT) services, peripherals and accessories, associated end-user services, and supporting infrastructure. HP Enterprise Services will provide, manage, secure and maintain these essential IT services for the agency.

Information Systems Receives U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Contract

December 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Information Systems Worldwide Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a more than $23 million contract to conduct gap-filling research and enhance the existing software architecture to search information; rapidly acquire new contextual information; and deliver timely information across domains. This research will support and enhance the current analytic workflow and provide enhanced sharing of information. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

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