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TASC Awarded $198 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Systems Engineering and Integration

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

TASC, Inc., Redondo Beach, California, was awarded a $198 million contract, which will provide systems engineering and integration support of the Infrared Space Systems Wing.  Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center/Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Receives $200 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Targeting Systems

July 19, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications has announced that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a third indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force. Valued at $200 million, the funding from this contract will be used to purchase the latest generation of L-3's MX-15Di targeting systems, complete with high-definition sensors, and MX-20D targeting systems, also with high-definition sensors, for an undisclosed customer. Over an 18-month period, three contracts have been awarded to WESCAM, enabling the Air Force to purchase a total of $400 million of products and services.

Italy Selects AAI Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System

July 19, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that Italy's Ministry of Defense - Directorate of General Aeronautical Armament has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the Italian Army. Under this 51 million euro-$64 million-award, Italy will purchase four Shadow systems for deployment alongside NATO forces. System requirements include a small system footprint; easy transportation using small vehicles or C-130 Hercules aircraft; ease of use; interoperability with other NATO forces; and the ability to take off and land from small, semi-prepared airfields.

SAIC to Support Information Technology Ashore for Military Sealift Command

July 16, 2010
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $49.8 million contract for information technology ashore operations support services for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command.  The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

More than 500 Firms to Compete for Work Under Multi-Billion Dollar Navy Contract

July 16, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Navy has selected 556 firms to compete for task orders to provide a wide range of services under the existing SeaPort Enhanced acquisition program. The Navy estimates spending more that $5.3 billion annually on services that include research and development, modeling and simulation, configuration management support and information technology support, among many others. The 556 companies are in addition to the 1,675 companies already competing for work under the SeaPort Enhanced contract.

Four Companies to Develop Next-Generation Jamming System Technology

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

ITT Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, and BAE Electronic Integration Systems each received approximately $42 million for technology maturation efforts in support of the next-generation jammer, which will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system.  Technology maturation efforts include research in support of future development of airborne electronic attack capability from a tactical-size airborne stand-off/mod-escort platform. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Awards varied slightly with ITT receiving $42.4 million, Raytheon $41.98 million, Northrop Grumman $41.97 million and BAE $41.7 million.

Lockheed Martin to Test Robotic Exoskeleton for Soldiers

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.1 million contract from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center for test and evaluation of its next-generation HULC, an advanced robotic exoskeleton, designed to augment soldiers' strength and endurance, as well as reduce load carriage injuries. Under this contract, the Army will test Lockheed's advanced ruggedized HULC design, which includes optimized control software, extended battery life and human factors improvements for quicker and easier sizing to each user.

Raydon to Provide MRAP Virtual Trainers for Army National Guard

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corp., Daytona Beach, Florida., was recently awarded a $36 million U.S. Army National Guard contract to provide 11 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle virtual trainers. The estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2011.

Kratos Announces Cyber-Related Network Management Contract Awards

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., has  announced new contract awards for its flagship network management and situational awareness products, NeuralStar and dopplerVUE, from two unnamed U.S. national security and defense-focused agencies. NeuralStar is an enterprise-class information management solution that integrates data across distributed networks, and dopplerVUE is a network monitoring and management tool that brings enterprise-grade features to field and tactical networks of any size.

ViaSat to Provide Tactical Data Link and Satellite Communications Equipment to U.S. Navy, Republic of Turkey

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat Inc., has been awarded a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center contract potentially valued at $29.9 million for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of the Republic of Turkey  under the Foreign Military Sales program.

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