The SIGNAL Blog

Poseidon Is No Longer Mythical

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The new Poseidon P-8A is taking the venerable Orion P-3C's place in the skies to provide advanced ASW capabilities.

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Raytheon To Upgrade South Korean Patriot Systems

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $17.2 million Foreign Military Sales contract modification to deliver capability upgrades for South Korea's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The company will provide prime mover equipment as an alternative power source for Patriot system operations and will deliver communications equipment to enhance Patriot interoperability with air defense command centers.

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Boeing Receives Contract For B-1 Targeting Pod Software Upgrades

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Boeing has received a $23 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Phase 2 of the B-1 Laptop Controlled Targeting Pod software upgrade. The upgrade will provide additional capability to the B-1 bomber's targeting system by allowing it to more accurately identify stationary and moving targets.

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Games and Maps and Music--Oh My!

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

As the iPhone continues to increase in fame and popularity, the applications to fill up the device are growing in number and diversity. Whether people are looking for utility or nonsense, the options are almost endless. Featured here are some offbeat iPhone applications and their Web sites as well as sites to learn more about available offerings and what people are using. And just in case the applications seem overwhelming, one Web site offers an organization solution.

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NORAD's On the Hunt for Santa

December 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

I can't believe that it's December already and-judging by the parking lot at the shopping center across the street-that the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Ready or not, the holidays are here, and along with them is a fun holiday tradition: the NORAD Tracks Santa program.

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VSI Wins Night Vision Cueing And Display Contract

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a $6.7 million contract for night vision cueing and display units, including hardware and associated support equipment. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide image intensified night vision with symbology insertion, significantly expanding the capability of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System for round-the clock operations.

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Cool App-titude: Apps for Buying Wine

December 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

It's the holidays-time to build up that stash of generic gifts for parties, both business and personal. A bottle of wine is always a nice gesture, unless-like me-you know nothing about wine. The following applications can help make navigating the world of wine a bit easier.

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A Rose By Any Other Name

December 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Does the term "social media" turn people off from the power of these collaborative tools? Christopher Dorobek suggests so in this month's Incoming column, "The War on Social Media."

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Mustang Technology Wins DARPA MRAP Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Mustang Technology Group a $8,189,000 contract to provide 25 Crosshairs systems for installation into Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and to begin integration of the Crosshairs system, equipped with the Iron Curtain active protection system onto an MRAP for testing.

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AAI Awarded Army UAV Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded AAI Corporation a $15,855,517 contract change order modification to fund a re-wing engineering change proposal for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Shadow UAS provides Army units with near real-time surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition capabilities.

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