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Special Ops forces tap DRS to design and build SPOTR verification tool for laser designators

MAC DILL AFB, Fla., 6 Jan. 2012. Electro-optics engineers at the DRS Technologies Inc. Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) segment in Melbourne, Fla., will design and build a handheld laser sensor for U.S. Special Operations forces to verify that the 1064-nanometer infrared laser beam from the Handheld Laser Marker (HLM) is on target. The HLM is a lightweight system that marks targets for laser-guided munitions. DRS RSTA engineers won a potential $40.2 million five-year contract Wednesday for the Spot on Target (SPOTR) system to verify the effectiveness of the Handheld Laser Marker in difficult conditions such as dark nights or urban terrain.

Navy chooses Sechan to manufacture data computers for CEC radar sensor-fusion air-defense system

WASHINGTON, 21 Dec. 2011. U.S. Navy leaders needed an electronics contract manufacturing specialist to build signal data processor-Sierra (SDP-S) systems for the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program, which blends radar information from several different Navy systems to create one common air defense tactical display, or "air picture," which is based on all sensor data available. They found their solution from Sechan Electronics Inc., Lititz, Pa. Officials of U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington awarded Sechan a $64.2 million contract Monday to manufacture (SDP-S) production units and engineering support services for the CEC program.

API Technologies gains $1.4 million order for precision position sensors

ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Dec. 2011. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure solutions for the defense, aerospace, and commercial industries, has received a $1.4 million order for precision position sensors to be used in air-to-surface missiles. API's RF Solutions division won the order from a Fortune 100 defense contractor.

BAE Systems wins $37 million contract to provide communications networks for new U.S. Navy DDG Destroyers

DDG DestroyerST. INIGOES, Md., 9 Dec. 2011. BAE Systems engineers will design, install, and test onboard radio communications and network capability—including multi-spectrum radio sets, antenna systems, baseband switching, data-link modems, and message distribution services—on the U.S. Navy’s new DDG 113 and DDG 114 destroyers. Company engineers will provide, under a new $37 million contract award, systems engineering, production integration, logistics, crew training, and configuration management services.

DRS Technologies awarded $691 million IDIQ contract from Lockheed Martin for submarine technology upgrade

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Dec. 6, 2011. DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced that its DRS Laurel Technologies business unit, a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, received an award for a U.S. Navy Submarine Technology Insertion Hardware (TIH) contract that will provide submarine combat and sonar systems designed around commercially available hardware and software.

Northrop Grumman to provide combat electromagnetic environment simulator for U.S. Air Force E-3 AWACS

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2011. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator (CEESIM) system to support maintenance of the U.S. Air Force E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Electronic Support Measures Operational Computer Program software.

MIL-SAT Communications chooses Cobham for US Navy satellite communications contract

CONCORD, Calif. Nov. 17, 2011. MIL-SAT Communications, a distributor of Cobham’s Sea Tel satellite terminal range, has selected the Sea Tel 2.4 meter 9797B marine stabilized satellite communication terminals to fulfill a recently-awarded US Navy contract. More than 2,000 similar Sea Tel products have been shipped to customers worldwide from Cobham Antenna Systems, in Concord.

L-3 WESCAM to deliver MX-10 electro-optical/infrared imaging turrets to Middle Eastern customer

L-3 WESCAMDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 15 Nov. 2011. L-3 WESCAM, a designer and manufacturer of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems, has received an order from Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co. LLC (ADASI) for eight of its MX-10 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems. The turrets, to be employed on the S-100 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platform, will assist with surveillance duties. Deliveries will begin in December 2011 and will be completed by March 2012.

Elbit Systems' Brazilian Subsidiary, AEL, to provide EMBRAER with advanced systems for KC-390 program

HAIFA, ISRAEL, Oct 26, 2011. ElbitSystems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A. ("AEL"), was awarded by a subsidiary of EMBRAER S.A., EMBRAER Defense and Security, development contracts to provide three additional systems, valued at $25 million for the new KC-390 military transport and refuel jet.

Military biometrics sensors and database technology to be provided by Northrop Grumman and IntegenX

MCLEAN, Va., 16 Oct. 2011. Biometrics identification experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems segment in McLean, Va., and teammate IntegenX Inc. in Pleasanton, Calif., will supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System to the U.S. Army Biometrics Identity Management Agency in Washington as part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Biometrics Operations and Support Services -- Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract, which the companies won this month.

 

 

Army and Marine Corps choose SINCGARS ground-mobile antennas from ITT Corp.

CLIFTON, N.J., 14 Oct. 2011. U.S. Army and Marine Corps communications experts needed ground-mobile antennas for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS). They found their solution from the ITT Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Clifton, N.J. ITT won a $69 million contract to provide SINCGARS ground mobile antennas. The SINCGARS ground mobile antenna is for military applications and is mounted to a spring assembly that absorbs shock and vibration. The antenna is also available in a tripod version, which can be deployed on ground-mobile vehicles or fixed sites.

Avionics displays and processing units for Zeppelin NT airships to be provided by Barco

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 12 Oct. 2011. Airship designers at Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH (ZLT) in Friedrichshafen, Germany, needed engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS) displays and processing units for three Zeppelin NT lighter-than-air inflatable airships. They found their solution from Barco NV in Kortrijk, Belgium. Barco will provide ZLT with the Barco CHDD-268 cockpit head down display, which has sunlight-readable AMLCD and LED backlight technology, and the PU-2000 multi-capability processing unit. The Zeppelin NT is a class of semi-rigid airships for passenger pleasure rides, aerial advertising, photography and television at major events, and research missions for environmental observations and troposphere research. The Zeppelin NT can stay aloft for as long as 24 hours.

Color helmet-mounted display for Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor special-ops aircraft to come from Elbit Systems

FORT WORTH, Texas, 5 Oct. 2011. Military avionics experts at Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas, will supply the U.S. Air Force with the CV-22 Color Helmet Mounted Display for crews of the Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. Elbit engineers will couple helmet display and tracking system technology with color symbology to design the CV-22 helmet-mounted display system for day and night missions, Elbit officials say. The new helmet-mounted displays will help provide special operations with situational awareness by enabling them to fly their tiltrotor aircraft while looking out the windshield and windows most of the time, rather than staring at cockpit instruments.

 

IceWEB to deliver 24-terabyte geospatial intelligence information storage platform to U.S. Navy

STERLING, Va., 26 Feb. 2010. IceWEB Inc., a provider of purpose-built appliances and building blocks for cloud storage networks, won an order for a customized Geospatial Intelligence Platform from the United States Navy.

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