Next-generation night vision goggles look to provide the U.S. Army with greater visibility in all atmospheric conditions.
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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.
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.
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 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.
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics a $54 million contract modification to produce 24 additional combat operations centers (COCs). The COCs will enable command and control operations by Marines deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, from division or air-wing headquarters to the regimental level.
"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
Two leaders in the intelligence realm shared their main concerns about security and cyberspace to a packed auditorium at the SOLUTIONS Series.