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.
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.
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.
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.
Telephonics Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force in excess of $6 million for TruLink wireless intercommunication systems. The TruLink system will be used by five-member aeromedical evacuation teams to provide clear voice communications between team members, thereby enhancing the safe transport and care of patients onboard military aircraft.
IPL has signed a framework contract with Thales UK for the supply of software services. This framework has already led to IPL carrying out a significant amount of work on a Thales software radio program. This also will be for an ongoing development of a personal mobile radio, based on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system.
Raytheon Company has received a $232.8 million contract for the system development and demonstration phase of the global positioning system-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program for shipboard applications. JPALS provides all-weather shipboard landing capability to assist the U.S. Navy with pinpoint landing accuracy on aircraft carriers. The team, led by Raytheon Network Centric Systems, includes Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman and SAIC.
Raytheon Company and The Boeing Company have received a $125 million U.S. Army contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. The contract funds a 27-month technology development program to develop and fire three prototype missiles with fully integrated tri-mode seekers. The Raytheon-Boeing JAGM team brings mature, advanced seeker and missile technologies to the program. The team also has decades of fixed-and rotary-wing integration expertise.
Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) is being awarded $11 million for a firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price multi-year services contract. EDS will deploy, operate and maintain an intrusion prevention system within the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network and will deploy the unclassified system administrator alternate log-on token capability. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, PMW-200, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.