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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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Thales To Supply Radar Systems To Indian Air Force

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Thales has been awarded a contract to supply 19 Low Level Transportable Radar (LLTR) systems to the Indian air force. Each LLTR system consists of a Ground Smarter 100 radar, operational and communications shelters, an energy subsystem, a mobility subsystem and personnel living quarters.

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Raytheon Awarded Air Force Missile Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $7,599,582 modification to a previously awarded contract to perform control and guidance section repairs for the service's AGM-88 high speed anti-radiation missiles.

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Lockheed Martin To Upgrade Pakistani P-3Cs

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a $43,988,555 modification to a previously awarded contract to upgrade seven P-3C aircraft for the government of Pakistan. Under the contract, the company will replace obsolete and unsustainable avionics system with modern equipment.

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Raytheon Awarded Software Development Contract For Zumwalt Class Destroyers

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $241.3 million contract to deliver additional open architecture software capability for the Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000). Under the contract, software development will support the integration of human-computer interface components for the ship's engineering machinery controls and damage control systems.

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BAE Wins UK Royal Navy Ship Development Contract

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a 3.5 million pound contract to reduce the risk in the Royal Navy's Future Surface Combatant (FSC) program by allowing the joint project team to  develop a better view of costs, schedules and design at an earlier stage than previous programs.

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