The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment Team a $75-million, six-month extension to its Risk Reduction and System Definition (RR&SD) contract.
Harris Corporation has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement to provide land mobile radios to the U.S. departments of Interior and Agriculture as well as the FBI Training Academy.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract to support the Naval Systems Engineering Directorate in providing technical and management services in all technical disciplines required to design and support the full spectrum of naval ship types. The award has a potential value of $391 million if all options are exercised.
AnviCom Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Command Information, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Transportation Command to
provide modernization and life cycle engineering support for a mission-critical supply chain system for the U.S. Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC). The contract has a potential value of $33 million if all options are exercised.
The U.S. Army Product Manager for Joint-Automatic Identification Technology, a part of the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has awarded the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-III contract to Savi, a Lockheed Martin company; Northrop Grumman Information Technology; Unisys; and Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC).
Elbit Systems Limited and Israel Aerospace Industries Limited (IAI)'s respective subsidiaries, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Limited (Elbit Systems Electro-Optics) and ELTA Systems Limited (ELTA), have been awarded a $141 million contract to supply the Turkish Air Force with combined airborne imagery intelligence systems. Elbit Systems Electro-Optics received $87 million, and ELTA received $54 million.
SimAuthor, a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America, has been awarded a four-year, $5 million contract from the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) to continue support of CNAF's Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) Bridge program with its flight data analysis, visualization software and MFOQA subject matter expert team.
Verizon Business and Nortel have reached a three-year agreement in which Nortel will evolve its traditional voice system to Verizon Internet Protocol (IP) Trunking VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service, which is based on session initiation protocol. In addition, Verizon Business will manage Nortel's existing Verizon Private IP network, enabling Nortel to benefit from expanded managed network service capabilities and industry-leading service level agreements.
Alliant Techsystems and Goodrich ISR Systems Division were awarded a contract to produce the first operational U.S. Air Force ORS satellite, designated ORS Sat-1. The contract was awarded by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Development and Test Wing. ATK will provide the spacecraft bus systems to Goodrich, which, as the satellite prime contractor, will integrate them with its payload.
Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $45.8 million contract option from the U.S. Navy to provide services associated with the detail design and construction of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. Bath Iron Works will continue to provide services for the DDG 1000 program, including configuration management and maintenance of class design products; program management; configuration and data management; system and ship integration services; production engineering services; and ship system segment management.
Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, has received a contract valued at over $10 million from Rockwell Collins for Phase 1 of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) program. CRIIS will replace the aging Advanced Range Data System currently in use at major U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy test ranges.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has awarded Lockheed Martin MS2 a contract valued at up to $36 million, including options for development and procurement of the High Gain, High Sensitivity (HGHS) subsystem. General Dynamics will integrate the HGHS subsystem into the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 1B3 upgrade, which currently is in development. Lockheed Martin will develop and procure the HGHS subsystem, including the topside antenna systems and the below-decks signal processor as well as the processing algorithms that accompany the processor.
The Boeing Company has received a $3.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to evaluate enhancements to communications security and replacements for data-storage media for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Boeing will continue to develop hardware and software for a proof-of-concept demonstration and to draft the program's requirements documentation.
ViaSat Incorporated has received a $28 million subcontract modification from the Boeing Company for the Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminals program. As part of the Boeing team, ViaSat is developing protected communication equipment that is designed to provide the U.S. government with secure strategic and tactical communications.