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Northrop Awarded $334 Million Infrared Countermeasures Contract

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded a $334 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support. The LAIRCM system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile. Northrop Grumman will deliver LAIRCM hardware and provide associated support to the Air Force beginning immediately and continuing through April 2014.

British Royal Navy Developing Advanced Interceptor Missiles

February 7, 2012

The British Ministry of Defence recently announced plans to develop a Royal Navy missile defense system, known as Sea Ceptor, capable of intercepting and destroying enemy missiles traveling at supersonic speeds. The £483 million ($761.3 million) contract to develop the system will be awarded to a U.K. company.

NATO Awards Interim Missile Defense Capability

November 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The NATO Command and Control System Management Agency on behalf of the NATO Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office and in coordination with the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, recently awarded a contract to ThalesRaytheonSystems to implement operator identified requirements in NATO's Interim Theatre Missile Defense Capability. The contract will upgrade the operational hardware and software of the interim capability to the standards being implemented in the latest configuration of NATO's Air command and Control System. The effort will upgrade the interim capability that will serve NATO's operational needs for several years and can also form the basis of an interim territorial ballistic missile defense capability.

Interocean Awarded Sea-Based X-Band Radar Contract

November 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Interocean American Shipping Corporation, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $165,204,573 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform (SBX-1). SBX-1 will be deployed to the Pacific Ocean to provide ballistic missile-tracking information to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System (GMD). SBX-1 will also provide advanced target and countermeasures discrimination capability for the GMD interceptor missiles. This contract includes four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $165,204,573. Work will be performed at sea, and is expected to be completed by September 2012. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

ITT to Support Missile Defense

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Security Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Develop 3-Dimensional Tracking for Missiles Launched from Unmanned Aircraft

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, with a maximum value of approximately $48 million. General Atomics will work with MDA to provide research and development to demonstrate precision 3-dimensional tracking of ballistic missiles from a long-endurance, high-altitude unmanned air system.

TT Systems Awarded Missile Defense Contract

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

TT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a nearly $8 million contract modification for system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Antennas for Patriot Missile System

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $7 million contract for the procurement of 10,500 antenna elements used in the Patriot missile system. The U.S. Army Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Radar Contract Modification

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a $14 million sole-source contract modification to Raytheon Company, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total contract value is nearly $2 billion. Raytheon will perform the engineering and developmental effort required to maintain software required to operate the AN/TPY-2 radars.

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