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Indonesian Navy Orders Corvette Simulators

April 19, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Indonesian Navy has ordered two NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulators, each with a 270-degree field of view projected on a cylindrical screen, from VSTEP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The simulator bridges match the actual SIGMA Class Corvette bridge, allowing efficient and true-to-life bridge operations and navigation training. The Indonesian Navy also ordered five custom built ports, and customized navigation screens. VSTEP cooperated with local development and implementation partners, to increase the local content.

Soldiers Prepare for Deployment with WIN-T

April 18, 2013

The U.S. Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is training with Warfighter Information Network–Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 capabilities for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The nodes will provide the division’s on-the-move network, delivering situational awareness information and enabling mission command. In addition to connecting ground soldiers, the network allows company commanders in vehicles to receive orders in real time from higher headquarters. By incorporating the Army’s handheld, manpack, small form fit AN/PRC-154 Rifleman and two-channel AN/PRC-154 manpack radios, WIN-T creates secure on-the-go networks that connect soldiers at the squad level. The Army ordered 136 additional WIN-T Increment 2 network nodes in December, which brings the total number of network nodes to 532 and extends the reach of the soldier network to the company level.

Homefront Help: My HealtheVet

April 18, 2013
By Rita Boland

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering My HealtheVet as the personal health record to help veterans, active-duty troops, dependents and their caregivers partner better with their health care teams. Members of the military community who have not accessed their account in a while will find upgraded features including different levels of accounts. Eligible personnel who have never created an account may want to apply for one now to access all the benefits available.

Options available to site visitors include direction to the most popular features, including the most requested forms. The enhanced Blue Button adds several categories of information from the VA Electronic Health Record. Or veterans can request a handbook personalized to their particular needs.

Homefront Help also has a Facebook page where visitors can gather and share information. If you know of a program that is helping service personnel, veterans or their families please submit that information to Rita Boland, SIGNAL’s senior news editor.

DISA Awards Enterprise Support Services Contracts

April 17, 2013
George I. Seffers
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HighAction LLC., Fairfax, Va.; Soft Tech Consulting Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Unitech Consulting LLC, doing business as Chameleon Integrated Services, Saint Louis, Mo.; and NOVA Corporation, Chambersburg, Pa., were each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Defense Information Systems Agency Information Technology Enterprise Support Services (DESS). The awardees under this contract will provide support services to operate, maintain, and modernize DISA's Information Technology enterprise. The total amount of all orders placed against these contracts shall not exceed $404,095,000 over the 66-month period. Furthermore, the $404,095,000 is a total ceiling value, which cannot be exceeded over the life of the potential five-year contract, provided $404,095,000 in funding is made available over the potential 66-month ordering period. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, National Capital Region is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Super Hornet Radar Systems

April 17, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded an $8,640,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of three AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Systems in support of the F/A-18 E/F aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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