Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, awarded a $74,192,846 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Threat Signal Simulator Program. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthicum, Maryland, was awarded a $76,727,752 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the engineering and technical services in support of the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $355 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Tactical Common Data Link Retrofit Kits and related equipment for the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $410,981,211 fixed-price-incentive contract for Gray Eagle systems, including initial spares, plus additional hardware. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Select U.S. Army brigade combat teams headed to Afghanistan will soon receive components from the service's first integrated mobile network. The equipment package, known as Capability Set 13 (CS 13), could revolutionize combat operations and help the Army in its overarching modernization efforts.
Markets in the United States and Europe are down, but plenty of places around the globe are still eager to buy from defense contractors, and those companies that want to be of value to the U.S. Defense Department need to sell worldwide.
Reconstruction efforts can make the difference between whether military forces return to a country after leaving or industry moves in to build up an economy.
Unless the U.S. military starts moving toward a cloud and consolidates services, it never will place a network in the field. Brig. Gen. Lawrence Wayne Brock III, USAR, deputy commanding general, 335th Signal Command (Theater), made that statement during his discussion about successes, challenges and the way ahead for in-theater communications at TechNet Land Forces South in Tampa, Florida.