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AS&E Awarded Contract for X-Ray Trailers

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

American Science and Engineering Incorporated, Billerica, Massachusetts, recently announced the receipt of a $3.1 million order from the U.S. government for the service and maintenance of ZBV Military Trailers (ZBV Mil Trailers), rugged X-ray screening systems built onto standard military trailers. With one-sided Z Backscatter imaging, security officials can use the ZBV Mil Trailer for screening vehicles, containers, and other cargo for terrorist threats and contraband simply by towing the trailer past the subjects, or by remaining stationary while vehicles drive past the trailer. The ZBV Mil Trailer produces photo-like images of the contents of a container or vehicle, highlighting high-risk organic materials, such as explosives.

Ultra Electronics to Provide Submarine Transducers

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Ultra Electronics, Braintree, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $49,200,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price provisions for TR-317/353 submarine transducers. The TR-317/353 submarine transducers detect and localize targets by active sonar and are installed in the main hull-mounted active spherical array on submarines. Large numbers of these transducers are stocked by the Navy to support fleet requirements for new and restored units. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Develop Survivability Technology

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Hendon, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,145,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, and requirements contract for research and development in order to complete survivability technology and vulnerability of threat assessments, risk assessments and forecast reports, and the survivability and vulnerability resource analysis report. The contractor logistics support sustainment division will use these scientific and technical information reports to create a single, all-hazards program focus that shall minimize vulnerability. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Install Radar Systems for Saudi Arabian Air Force

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $66,814,404 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for the installation and check out of Group A and B radar system improvement kits for the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of five Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

3e Technologies to Deliver Critical Infrastructure Monitoring System

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

3e Technologies International Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,408,612 contract modification to design, develop, implement, test, deliver, and install a functional and efficient facilities critical infrastructure control and monitoring system to increase infrastructure readiness. This requirement is for Facilities Critical Infrastructure Control and Monitoring System to extend current Navy Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System capabilities for Naval District Washington. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase III extension effort is to integrate the technologies and concepts established under previous Phase I, II, and III tasks with new and more advanced technologies and concepts. The Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide ISIS Submarine Imaging System to U.S. Navy

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,415,473 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract modification for engineering services and associated support efforts for U.S. Navy submarine integrated submarine imaging systems (ISIS). ISIS provides mission-critical, all-weather, visual and electronic search, digital-image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities for Los Angeles-class, Seawolf-class, Ohio-class and Virginia-class submarines with potential for Trident-class and other submarines. ISIS rolls-up existing components and near-term capabilities; and provides a robust architecture for efficiently inserting future capabilities, including items leveraged from Virginia-class photonics program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington DC, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: DocsTeach

June 5, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Think you're a history buff? Put yourself to the test with the DocsTeach app for iPad that presents challenges based on documents from the U.S. National Archives.

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