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Honeywell Receives Funds for Radar Altimeter Receiver Transmitter

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Honeywell International, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $18,400,000 for the procurement of radar altimeter receiver transmitter. Using service is Army. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

GE Datex to Provide Patient Monitoring Systems

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

GE Datex Ohmeda Incorporated, Madison, Wisconsin, was issued a contract modification exercising the third option year with a maximum $19,847,688 for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts, and training. Using services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Obtaining Business Requires Creativity

March 1, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor
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Small business must "decide what they want to be when they grow up," said experts at the AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference. If entrepreneurs don't take time to think through the vision for their start-up, it is unlikely that they will be able to choose the right partners, network with the right individuals or approach the right government agencies to obtain business, they agreed.

Many Jurisdictions, Many Challenges, Many Solutions

March 1, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor
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The National Capital Region, comprising Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, is one of the busiest, most powerful and hence most complicated areas in the United States when it comes to security. Cathy Lanier, chief of police, District of Columbia, and James F. Schwartz, chief, Arlington County Fire Department, Virginia, emphasized that cooperation and coordination are essential no matter the size of the municipality or the threats it faces.

Social Media Involvement Evolves

March 1, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor
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Government may have been in the slow lane to accept social media as a viable conduit for sharing information, but agencies are now coordinating their efforts to ensure messages going out to the public can be trusted. Members of a panel discussing its uses at the AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference said the technologies that facilitate ubiquitous communications among the public are merely another change in generations of changes.

Good News on the Public Safety Funding Front

March 1, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor
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Recent legislation is opening the doors for public safety organizations to do more in the wireless broadband realm. Among the benefits is improved collaboration among emergency service organizations and additional dollars that will be spent to improve communication capabilities.

ITT to Modify U.S. Navy Radar Systems

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

ITT Corporation, Electronic Systems, Radar, Reconnaissance, and Acoustic Systems, Van Nuys, California, is being awarded a $13,279,090 contract modification for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits. The AN/SPS-48 series of radars is installed on Navy ships to provide a long range, three-dimensional air picture. The modification kits will provide radar obsolescence and availability recovery addressing previously identified supportability and maintainability issues in the existing fleet population of the AN/SPS-48 onboard Navy ships. Modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Flight Trainers to Malaysia

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $19,534,384 firm-fixed-price contract for one each tactical operational flight trainer, a brief/debrief station including logistical support for the Royal Malaysian Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and Malaysia, and is expected to be completed in April 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Replace F/A-18E/F Radar System

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $45,252,160 contract modification for the procurement of 16 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft, lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives F-18 Electronic Warfare Contract

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $77,267,880 contract modification to exercise an option for 89 full rate production Lot 14 AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receivers, and nine countermeasure signal processor weapons replacement assemblies. The AN/ALR-67(V)3 enhances pilot situational awareness by providing accurate identification, lethality, and azimuth displays of hostile and friendly emitters. It also controls the electronic warfare data bus and interfaces with electronic warfare systems, the onboard radar, airborne mission computer, and the F/A-18 weapon systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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