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Rockwell to Produce DAGRs for Australia, France and Italy

August 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,798,942 contract modification for production of Defense Advanced GPS Receivers  (DAGRs). Foreign military sales are 3.9 percent of the current effort and include Australia, France, and Italy. Space and Missile Systems Command, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

GD Supports U.S and Australian Tactical Control Systems

July 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $27,876,524 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System for U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

Australia Defense Department Chooses ViaSat for Satcom

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence (ADF) has selected ViaSat Incorporated, Carlsbad, California, to supply the Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communication (Satcom) Mission System for its recently-launched UHF capacity on Intelsat IS-22. The system is designed to provide voice and data military satcom covering a region from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Australia. The value of the award to ViaSat is approximately $35 million.

LongReach Group Awarded Australian Communications Contract

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

The Board of LongReach Group Limited recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, C4i Pty Limited, signed a $2.2 million Priority Industry Capability (PIC) grant with the Australian Department of Materiel Organisation (DMO). The grant allows C4i to accelerate development of its world leading SwitchplusIP communications system in a number of key technology areas specifically aligned with Australian defense priorities. 

Raytheon to Upgrade Radar for Australian Air Force

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Upgrade Radars for Australian Fighter Jets

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Avionics Systems to Royal Australian Navy

April 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $126,512,656 contract modification for the production and delivery of 24 mission avionics systems and common cockpits for the MH-60R for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this modification definitizes the previously awarded advance acquisition contract to a firm-fixed-price contract for RAN MH-60R systems.  Work will be performed in Ciudad Real, Spain and various locations throughout the United States. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Develop Radar Software for Seven Countries

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $48,663,690 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software development support of the ALR-67(V) 3 radar for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and various other future foreign military sales customers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Hornet and Growler Software for Six Nations

February 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded an $11,611,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 56,488 hours of sensor system software and hardware support in order to update, improve, and enhance tactical capabilities of the F/A-18 A-F/EA-18G aircraft.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy; and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Malaysia, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and Kuwait. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

GD to Provide Advanced Computers for U.S. and Australian Fighter Jets

January 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a $20,585,146 contract modification to exercise an option for the full-rate production of 80 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the Navy F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of three Type-3 AMC spares for the Royal Australian Air Force. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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