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.
Stanley Incorporated has received a three-year, $3.8 million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to provide technical, programmatic, managerial and administrative support to the program manager for Marine Corps Network and Infrastructure Services for the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN). Stanley will provide systems engineering planning, documentation and oversight of NGEN acquisition activities.
Aerospace Corporation is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $797 million. This action will provide acquisition of scientific, engineering and technical support for the federally funded research and development center (Aerospace Corp.), which supports the U.S. Air Force and other U.S. Defense Department.
The Boeing Company has selected BAE Systems' electronics, intelligence and support division to provide the next-generational digital electronic warfare suite (DEWS) for future international versions of the F-15 multirole fighter aircraft. During the initial phases of the program, BAE Systems will produce DEWS test units and support Boeing's efforts to integrate the system into the F-15 weapon platform.
Assurance Technology Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems are being awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee/fixed-fee contracts for $29 million. This action will provide for self-awareness space situations awareness acquisition, which is born out of the U.S. Air Force's need to provide threat-warning instruments or sensors for the nation's space-based assets.