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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.

Australia Selects Dragon Runner Robot for Military Missions

January 6, 2012
By George Seffers

QinetiQ, Reston, Virginia, recently today announced that the Dragon Runner 20 (DR20) robot has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to support military robotic missions. DR20 provides situational awareness and critical information and also can disrupt threats and deploy countermeasures.

ITT Supports Satellite Communications in Four Countries

December 9, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $121,279,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the wideband satellite communications missions identified in the Operational Management System. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations; Landstuhl, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; and Canberra, Australia. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Sensor Netting System to United States and Australia

December 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, is being awarded a $67,407,373 modification to previously awarded contract for design agent and engineering support services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) Program. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. This contract action combines purchases for the U.S. Navy, and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Australian Defence Force Contract

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G Global Positioning System-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2 System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception. Twenty-eight countries are now using HOOK2 radios for their combat search and rescue operations. The HOOK2 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) system comprises the AN/PRC-112G radio, Quickdraw2 Interrogator and Satellite Communications Base Station, and allows downed air crews or isolated personnel to securely contact combat search and rescue resources over long distances. The radio is interoperable with satellite-based search and rescue systems, including the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.

BAE Produces Jet Countermeasures for U.S. and Australia

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence and Support, Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a more than $36 million contract modification to exercise an option for the full-rate production, lot one, of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 subsystems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft, including associated technical support for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the government of Australia. In addition, this option provides for recurring and non-recurring engineering efforts in order to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver the component hardware of the AN/ALE-55 subsystem. The AN/ALE-55 subsystem consists of an electronic frequency converter (EFC) and a fiber optic towed device (FOTD) round. This option further provides EFCs and FOTD rounds for the Navy and Marine Corps, and FOTD rounds for the government of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Provides Phalanx to Five Countries

July 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an approximate $18 million contract modification for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes.  The Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems are installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and used by more than 20 foreign militaries. This contract combines purchases for the United States government and the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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