The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin an initial contract valued at $9.9 million to design an electronic warfare system for its surface ships. Under the contract, the company will produce a preliminary design for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade by June 2010. The contract includes options that, if exercised, total nearly $167 million.
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PACOM needs to link communicators and operators more closely to provide effective information support-and the issue is cultural rather than technological.
"This is war, and we're up against the largest standing army there ever has been." That was the definition of the cyberthreat today, according to Rear Adm. Gib Godwin, USN (Ret.), vice president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
Apps for your printer? Yup. HP has an Internet-connected printer-the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One printer-that comes with pre-loaded apps that have something for everyone.
The U.S. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) has awarded XIO Strategies Inc. part of a five-year, $15 million contract that will be shared with several other firms. Under the contract, the company will support the DESC by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of managing the supply of bulk petroleum in both wartime and peacetime.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded Raytheon Company a $6.9 million phase-two contract to develop a new class of nano-composite optical materials. The award is a continuation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Nanocomposite Optical Ceramics project, which seeks to enhance missile capabilities through improved seeker performance.
General Dynamics has been awarded a $110.3 million contract by the U.S. Army Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to modernize classroom training technology. Under the agreement, the company will provide surveying, engineering, design, systems integration, procurement, staging, installation, testing, training, sustainment and technical assistance support to TRADOC and its classroom sites across the country as part of the Technology Classroom Modernization Program.
Raytheon Company has received an $81.1 million U.S. Navy contract for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), the primary undersea warfare sensor for the Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. Under the contract, the company will manufacture, integrate, test and deliver 23 new ALFS systems and provide miscellaneous weapons replaceable assemblies for systems under test and helicopter maintenance trainer assets.