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Boeing Receives Navy Direct Attack Moving Target Capability Contract

March 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded the Boeing Company an $11.4 million contract to supply Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions (Laser JDAM) to meet the Navy's Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) requirement. The initial contract calls for the delivery of 23 munitions for testing and evaluation and is expected to lead to a production contract in 2011. With follow-on options, total DAMTC deliveries could reach 11,000 units and the total contract value could exceed $91 million.

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Raytheon Awarded SLAMRAAM Long-Lead Purchase Contract

March 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a long-lead purchase award, not to exceed $18 million, leading to low rate initial production of the company's Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM). The missile is a flexible air defense system designed to defeat a range of threats such as cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems and manned aircraft.

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General Dynamics Wins U.S. Army Stryker Logistics Support Contract

March 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $253 million contract for logistics support of the Stryker family of combat vehicles. Under the contract, the company will support Army Stryker brigade combat teams in the United States and overseas, including ordering spare parts, managing a spare parts warehouse, worldwide distribution of repair parts and completing maintenance services on the Stryker vehicle fleet.

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Cool App-titude: ASVAB Practice for Dummies

March 16, 2010
By Katie Packard

You don't have to be a dummy to need help preparing for a test. The ASVAB Practice for Dummies app helps future warfighters get the best score possible on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. The application, which costs $9.99, offers three full-length practice tests; study tips; practice questions in several categories such as communication, technical skills and arithmetic; and more. For more information or to download the application, visit the Web site or iTunes. These sites are not affiliated with AFCEA or SIGNAL Magazine, and we are not responsible for the content or quality of the products offered. When visiting new Web sites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

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SIGNAL Says: Dr. Simon Cotton

March 12, 2010
By Katie Packard

"There's potential here to take this forward. The operating systems at these frequencies are just mind blowing."--Dr. Simon Cotton, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen's University Belfast

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Mullen and Perez Join INgage

March 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

INgage Networks, Naples, Florida, has appointed Mike Mullen vice president, federal sector, and Tim Perez as vice president of sales.

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Reynes Assigned to JFCOM

March 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Joseph Reynes Jr., USAF, has been assigned as director, joint experimentation/J-9, Headquarters U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

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Raytheon To Modify Air Force Weapons Training Equipment

March 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $37.9 million delivery order to modify weapons data link equipment used in pilot training for F-15 fighter jets. This is the second delivery order under a 2007 indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded for the Air Force Training Frequency Relocation (TFR) program.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Sustainment And Modernization Contract For British Apache Helicopters

March 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Augusta Westland has awarded Lockheed Martin a $49.5 million sustainment and support contract for the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the United Kingdom's Apache AH Mk-1 attack helicopters. Under the contract, the company will provide complete post-production services, including spare parts, in-country repair and technical services, as well as integrated logistics, engineering and depot repair support.

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