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.
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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.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Boeing Company an $84 million follow-on contract for additional upgrades to the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software. The contract continues a software sustainment program that has continuously improved the aircraft's operational capabilities since it entered service in 1989.
The U.S. State Department has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year contract valued at $196.5 million to provide information technology (IT) support to the department's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Under the contract, the company will support the State Department's IT systems by providing installation, training, help-desk and IT services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations.
The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $6.2 million contract to move the Army's Hunter UAS training and test facilities from Cochise College Flight Line in Douglas, Arizona, to the new Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $9.6 million modification to an existing contract to serve as the platform systems engineering agent for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the company will integrate complex warfighting improvements with SSDS for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1 billion contract by the U.S. Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency for continued development and evolution of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test, deliver and install additional Aegis BMD systems in U.S. and allied naval vessels.
"Those are the things that lead us to say that threats are growing...It is growing because of our behavior, the things we do every day."
Many of today's defense policies and military forces are still organized for World War II-type threats, and that doesn't suffice in the age of terrorism, where security and information sharing both have prominent roles.
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year, $145 million contract to support its Environmental Response Team with technical and analytical expertise during environmental emergencies in the United States and U.S. territories.