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Northrop Receives $108 Million ICBM Cryptography Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. The Northrop Grumman-led ICBM prime team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment and system modifications.

Thales Awarded DHS Tactical Communications Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Thales Communications Incorporated, of Clarksburg, Maryland, a contract to provide public safety and tactical communications products to DHS under its new Tactical Communications (TacCom) program. Through this multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) program, DHS will quickly procure vital tactical radio equipment and other products and services. The agency will use the equipment to support reliable and interoperable public safety communications for its missions to keep the homeland safe, including border protection, customs enforcement, drug interdiction, and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.

L-3 Awarded Potential $500 Million Special Forces Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, New York, New York, recently announced that its L-3 GCS subsidiary has been awarded a contract by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop and manufacture Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems. The program, "Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals" (SDN-Lite FoT) will provide tactically deployed Special Operations Forces users with worldwide communications connectivity. Total contract value is up to $500 million, over the next five years.

Raytheon to Repair F/A-18 Radar

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $40,333,510 for unpriced deliver order 7284 under a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the repair of 35 weapons repairable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies of the APG 65/73 radar system used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Research Laboratory Awards LADAR Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide research and development effort to conduct basic, applied and advanced research focusing on seven broad technical areas: N-D laser radar (LADAR), laser radar, laser sources, optical apertures, electro-optical sensor test range, field testing of electro-optical/infra-red LADAR systems, modeling, and simulation laboratory. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

GD to Continue Migrating Submarine Combat Control Technology

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is being awarded $20,153,731 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification for continued migration of the AN/BYG-1 weapons control system from a technology insertion (TI) 10 baseline to a TI-12; integration of advanced processing build 11; and delivery of capability multiple submarine platforms. The AN/BYG-1 is the combat control system common across submarine platforms. The system incorporates tactical control, weapon control, and tactical local area network functions into a single development program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Purchases 1,000 Throwbots

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

ReconRobotics Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a $13,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of a maximum of 1,000 Throwbot XT robots. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Saudi Arabia to Receive Tactical Navigation Systems

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

KVH Industries, Tinsley Park, Illinois, was awarded a $35,649,464 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 1,204 tactical navigation systems in support of Foreign Military Sales. Work will be performed in Tinsley Park and Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Support Satellite Communications Modernization

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division, Palm Bay, Florida, was awarded a $47,050,513 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the sustainment and support services for the AN/GSC-52 modernization program's family of satellite communications earth terminals and associated equipment. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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