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Raytheon Awarded Pulse Decoder Funds for Tomahawk Missile

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $8,761,875 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the replacement of the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) Encoder due to obsolescence issues for the Tomahawk Missile. The PCM Encoder is a key component of the Mid-Body Range Safety Subsystem kit, which is installed into flight test configured missiles. The PCM Encoder samples the flight test missile guidance and avionics telemetry data stream, encodes and formats the data, and provides the telemetry information to the ground monitoring station. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Missile Defense Radar Funding

December 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, of Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a firm-fixed price contract modification in the amount of $207,922,395, increasing the total contract value from $364,024,477 to $571,946,872. Under this contract modification, the contractor will manufacture and deliver the AN/TPY-2 Radar #11 with associated spares and three forward-based Prime Power Units with associated spares. The contracting activity is the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala.

A Regional Imbalance Confronts a Strategic Rebalance in the Pacific

November 14, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The new strategic emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region poses a new set of challenges for the U.S. military, ranging from cyberspace attacks to missile defense in a large-scale conflict. Meeting these challenges will require a new approach to coalition building as well as a shift in technology procurement. And, the relationship among the United States, China and their neighbors will weigh heavily on all efforts for regional security. 

Many of these points were discussed on the first day of TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012, being held in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 13-15. Titled “Rebalancing Toward the Asia-Pacific—Challenges and Opportunities,” the conference began with a direct focus on the key issues that define those challenges.



A Different Kind of "Star Wars" Approach May Help Pacific Missile Defense

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Pacific Command is considering new ways of countering the growing Chinese ballistic missile threat.

Lockheed Wins ISC2 Sustainment Contract

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

The Air Defense, Missile Warning, and Space Defense systems that support the missions of North American Aerospace Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Strategic Command will continue to be sustained by Lockheed Martin, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center selected Lockheed Martin to provide operations, maintenance, and sustainment of these missions under the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) contract. The contract consists of three one- year options, with a total potential value of $250 million. ISC2 provides geographically disparate commanders the ability to monitor and assess multi-mission threats concurrently. Under the sustainment contract, Lockheed Martin will support the space, air defense and missile warning missions, ensuring that information and data is seamlessly shared between those and other C2 systems. 

Raytheon Awarded Nearly $130 Million for Missile Defense Support

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $129,852,079 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the services in support of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Component Plug and Fight A-Kit Implementation. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Receives $108 Million ICBM Cryptography Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. The Northrop Grumman-led ICBM prime team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment and system modifications.

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Contract Modified

June 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Clearfield, Utah, is being awarded a $108,098,628 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to purchase a modification to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Upgrade II Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Missile Circuit Cards

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $11,435,796 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for central processing unit, circuit card assembly spike extension on the Lot 24 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile production lot. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

MDA Award $120 Million Contract Modification

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a contract ceiling increase of $120 million to Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, increasing the total contract value from $688,966,325 to $808,966,325. Under this modification, the contractor will continue to provide SM-3 design and engineering, in-service engineering support, production engineering and obsolescence, surveillance and flight test support, and transition to production.


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