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U.S. Marines Conduct Unmanned Convoy Training

August 13, 2012

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory trained Marines--for the first time ever--using multiple unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) in a convoy. Seven Marines were trained on the Oshkosh Corporation's UGV, which uses the company's TerraMax technology to operate autonomously.

ChemImage to Develop System for Screening Vehicles for Explosives

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

ChemImage Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently announced that the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command awarded the company an $811,000 contract for integrating its real-time sensor technology used for standoff detection of explosives into a multi-sensor vehicle screening system. The comprehensive screening system is currently being designed to screen vehicles for explosives. ChemImage Corporation, in conjunction with other detection sensor developers, is working to design a system that will allow military personnel to detect vehicle-borne threats from a safe distance.

DARPA Modifies Simulation Contract

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Intific Incorporated, Hampton, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,334,720 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. In-scope modification was issued under the Insight Program to continue the development of the virtual environment, a high-fidelity simulation of the physical test bed and Exploitation and Resource Management System operation together in a closed loop and demonstrate its capability for real-time simulation. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Provide Mine Warfare Command and Control Tool

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Application International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,686,538 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the mine warfare environmental aids and library, which provides the mine warfare commander and mine warfare forces with a single tool for the effective command and control of mine warfare. The order includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $13,530,185. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington DC, is the contracting activity.

Canadian Corporation to Refurbish U.S. Hull Sonar Array Subsystem

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $7,801,555 firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to refurbish TR-343 transducer tubes which are part of the AN/AQA-53C Hull Sonar Array Subsystem, AN/SQQ-89(V) ASW System, used on Spruance- and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers ,and Ticonderoga-class Navy cruisers. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Indiana, is the contracting activity.

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