The SIGNAL Blog

Fallen Marine Remembered

December 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

A fallen soldier has been honored in an unusual way. Lance Cpl. Ryan McCurdy, USMC, was killed by a sniper in Fallujah, Iraq, in January 2006 when he attempted to save a comrade who was also injured. In recognition of his sacrifice, a portable armored wall system has been named "McCurdy's Armor" in his honor.

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA wish everyone a wonderful and happy holiday!

Cool App-titude: Santa Apps

December 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

I like to think I'm young at heart. That's why I still get excited when it snows and why a part of me still believes in Santa. In fact, I think I saw Santa (without his red suit) eating at Cracker Barrel the other day. (Does Santa travel without his elves?) Thanks to a few apps that connect kids with the jolly guy, parents can help their children keep on believing in Santa a little bit longer.

BAE To Provide U.S. Army With Handheld Target Locators

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

BAE Systems has received a five-year, $41.9 million U.S. Army contract for all-weather, lightweight, handheld Laser Target Locator Modules. The devices allow soldiers to accurately identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in fog and smoke.

General Dynamics To Upgrade Iraqi Abrams Tanks

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Command has awarded General Dynamics a $14 million contract to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (situational awareness) tanks for the Iraq program. The SA enhancements include a second generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal sight, a driver's vision enhancer thermal viewer and Tank Urban Survivability Kit improvements which provide better crew  protection in urban warfare environments.

BAE Awarded Navy Undersea Warfare Engineering And Technical Support Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

BAE Systems has been awarded a $21 million contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to provide software engineering and other technical services. Under the contract, the company will develop, maintain, and test software for sonars and other operational systems on ships and submarines and provide information technology support for Web-based documentation and data storage.

Thales To Develop Module For German Software Defined Radio

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Thales has been awarded contracts to develop a VHF/UHF radio module and national waveforms for the German Software Defined Radio program, SVFuA. The SVFuA program will provide next generation radio technology to the Bundeswehr.

General Dynamics Awarded Navy Missile Electronics Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a contract with a potential value of $110 million by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to produce integrated circuits for the U.S Navy's Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile program. The three-year contract is part of the Navy's Trident Life Extension Electronic Parts Program designed to extend the missile's service life.

CSC Wins Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has awarded CSC a $21 million contract to provide managed services for end-user computing. Under the agreement, the company will install new laptop computer equipment, including notebooks, netbooks and tablet personal computers, and provide a nationwide information technology help desk.

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