The SIGNAL Blog

Operation Chefs Unite

November 25, 2009
By Rita Boland

All that running is bound to make a person hungry. Operation Chefs Unite aims to fill up military members traveling through the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation formed Operation Chefs Unite and partnered with the USO to provide meals to the troops to show support for what the warfighters do for the country.

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Cool App-titude: Redbox Promos

November 24, 2009
By Katie Packard

Who doesn't enjoy watching movies from the comfort of their own home? Thanks to the "Redbox Free Rental Promo Codes" iPhone app, cinephiles can enjoy movies at home at a discount--just in time for the holiday weekend.

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The Cellular Battlefield: You CAN Hear Me Now

November 24, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cell phones now take their place on the battlefield, thanks to a new system that lets warfighters stay successfully and securely connected.

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Northrop Grumman To Build Additional Global Hawk UAVs for U.S. Air Force

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $302.9 million contract for five RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. Under the production contract, the company will build two Block 30 systems and three Block 40 systems for 303rd Aeronautical Systems Group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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Raytheon To Provide Surveillance Systems to Saudi Arabia

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation has awarded a contract to Raytheon Company to develop a national air traffic management system based on cooperative surveillance technology. The contract extends air traffic control and surveillance throughout the kingdom.

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BAE Systems Receives Navy Information And Operating Systems Integration Contract

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $233 million to provide information and operating systems integration and related services at land-based facilities and on platforms such as ships, submarines and ground vehicles. The company will support the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with engineering services, production engineering, integration, testing, inspection, and installation of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.

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Lockheed Martin To Upgrade Air Force A-10 Software

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17.8 million contract to provide a software upgrade that integrates critical communications and situational awareness capabilities into the A-10C close air support fighter. The software upgrade will provide an improved pilot vehicle interface and enhanced weapons delivery.

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Harris Wins USSOUTHCOM IT Services Program Contract

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year, $38 million contract to support the command, control, communications and computer (C4) Systems operations and maintenance program for Joint Task Force (JTF) Bravo at Solo Cano Air Base in Honduras. Under the contract, the company will support JTF Bravo's C4 systems and networks, C4 installation and upgrade services, information assurance and computer network defense, telecommunications and circuit management, and supporting microwave communications systems.

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