The SIGNAL Blog

EADS Awarded Army Light Utility Helicopter Contract

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North American Defense a $247 million contract for the service's Light Utility Helicopter program. Under the contact, the company will produce 45 light utility helicopters, 30 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) mission equipment packages, 30 MEDEVAC B-kits, 30 hoist B-kits, four very important personnel mission equipment packages, 11 engine inlet barrier filters, 34 environmental control units, and 45 airborne radio communications 231s.

General Dynamics Wins Army Consolidated Product Line Management Contract

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded a General Dynamics-led team the Consolidated Product-line Management contract. The contract will improve the Army's ability to consolidate and efficiently manage the diverse elements of its live combat training system product lines and streamline the process for rapidly adapting systems and equipment to changing missions and threats.

ITT Wins Contract To Produce Tactical Radio Handsets

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has awarded ITT Corporation a $9.7 contract to supply 1,450 Iridium-based tactical satellite communications devices for use by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the contract, ITT will produce and deliver Distributed Tactical Communications System--Radio Only (DTCS-RO) transceivers by March 2010.

Northrop Grumann To Upgrade U.S. Navy Patrol Craft Navigation Systems

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems of three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the craft is being performed under two cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

CSC Wins SAP System Support Agreement

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Interior's National Business Center has awarded CSC a blanket purchase agreement to provide SAP system support. CSC is one of two companies that won the competitively awarded five-year contract.

SIGNAL Says: Adm. Gary Roughead, USN

December 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

"We have to be able to do it in a way that they never are in a fair fight, that they always have overmatch."--Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, chief of naval operations

Mid-Day Speakers Outline Priorities

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Two leaders in the intelligence realm shared their main concerns about security and cyberspace to a packed auditorium at the SOLUTIONS Series.

Discussions Put Cybersecurity on Track

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Tracks panelists at SOLUTIONS discuss the foundational issues, current initiatives and long-term plans for cybersecurity.

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