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The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $48 million contract for initial fielding and continued development of the Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN). JWARN will provide the military services near real-time analysis and response capability to minimize the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The system will enable commanders to understand the tactical and strategic implications of a CBRN attack or hazard and provide information and communications to minimize the contamination threat.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract not to exceed $11 million for nonpersonal professional engineering, technical and management support services; scientific/engineering analysis and studies; test and evaluation; technical data support; field engineering; integrated logistics support; configuration management; and data management support for the H-60 Helicopter Project and Aviation Support Equipment.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Maritime Systems and Sensors, Integrated Defense Technologies is being awarded a fixed-price type contract not to exceed $50 million for FY08 MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) production and delivery requirements. The MK41 VLS program is integral to the navies of nine allied and friendly foreign nations.
Northrop Grumman to Supply Land Navigation Systems for Republic of Korea's New Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Korean military systems and vehicle manufacturer Doosan DST Company Limited to deliver inertial navigation units for the Republic of Korea's new K21 infantry fighting vehicle. The LLN-G1 units will be built by the company's German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army Evaluation Center to provide technical and business process support for planning, development and execution of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Test Board objectives. The delivery order has a total value of more than $41 million if all options are exercised.
The Fisher House Foundation, in concert with Newman's Own and the Military Times Media Group, is sponsoring the 2009 Newman's Own Awards. The program awards grants to organizations with ideas to improve the quality of life for military and veterans' families. A total of $75,000 is available. The top prize is $15,000, with the other $60,000 being distributed at the judges' discretion. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2009, and winners will be announced in September 2009. Application guidelines and more information are available online. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.
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