Dassault Avionics has awarded Thales a contract to provide maintenance support for avionics equipment on Rafale combat jets in service with the French armed forces. The 10-year, fixed price contract builds on several previously awarded through-life support contracts awarded to Dassault by SIMMAD, the maintenance arm of the French air force.
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The U.S. Army Materiel Command has issued CSC two contract modifications with a combined value of $261 million to continue providing information technology and logistics services under the Army's Logistics Modernization Program contract. Under the terms of the first modification, CSC will support the sustainment of the modernized system, and on the other, the company will provide services for future deployment and implementation activities.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon Company a $58.2 million contract for Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles. Under the contract, the company will upgrade 124 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles to the GEM-T configuration. This is a follow-on contract issued as part of the command's Patriot missile continuous technology refreshment program initiated in 2000.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $243.5 million contract for an eighth production lot of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted number of the JASSM to more than 1,200. The Lot 8 contract is for 158 JASSM missiles, along with fuse reliability, parts obsolescence efforts, test instrumentation kits, system reliability and flight test support.
NASA has awarded Parabon Computation a two-year, $600,000 contract to deliver a unique software service to enable scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation applications from any standard Web browser. A part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award program, the effort will develop the Modeling and Simulation as a Service solution to provide Web-based Platform as a Service tools.
The 21st century U.S. Navy is building around information as it reshapes its force for new challenges, according to the chief of naval operations.
Unlike characters in science fiction tomes, today's leaders do not have the advantage of traveling to the past to change decisions that led to trouble in the future.