EaglePicher Technologies LLC, Joplin, Mo., is being awarded a $7,096,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Thermal Lithium Battery High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Replacement Thermal Batteries for the U.S. Air Force. This effort will include design, one-time performance, test, manufacture and acceptance requirements for a multi-tapped, squib-activated, lithium or lithium alloy anode, thermal battery. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.
The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, has been awarded a $150 million contract modification to increase the contract ceiling, providing up to 1,560,000 additional staff hours to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. The core areas include guidance, navigation and control of undersea systems, advanced thermal propulsion, materials and manufacturing technology, atmosphere and defense communications and other related technologies. Research and development areas include, but are not limited to, missiles, radar, sonar, space, undersea warfare, anti-air warfare, command, control and communications, and other related technologies.
Raytheon Company recently received a $21 million contract for the Triple Target Terminator (T3) program, which will develop a high-speed, long-range missile that can engage air, cruise missile, and air defense targets. T3 would be carried internally on stealth aircraft or externally on fighters, bombers and unmanned aircraft. T3 would allow any aircraft to rapidly switch between air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities. T3's speed, maneuverability, and network-centric capabilities would significantly improve U.S. aircraft survivability and increase the number and variety of targets that could be destroyed on each sortie.