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Air Force awards Boeing another production contract for Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System

Boeing scores another Air Force production contract for Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 2 March 2012. U.S. Air Force aviation experts needed helmet-mounted targeting systems for the U.S. Navy, as well as for air forces in Pakistan, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Finland. They found their solution from the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis.

Army chooses BAE Systems for handheld LTLM for target recognition in daylight and darkness

Army chooses BAE Systems for handheld LTLM for target recognition in daylight and darkness

HUDSON, N.H., 28 Feb. 2012. U.S. Army officials needed laser targeting systems to help foot soldiers identify target locations in daylight or at night, as well as in obscured-visibility such as fog or smoke. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Hudson, N.H.

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Boeing Defense Space and Security employs Siemens product lifecycle management technology

CHICAGO, 27 Feb. 2012. Officials at The Boeing Company signed a 10-year agreement to use product lifecycle management (PLM) software from Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, at its Boeing Defense Space and Security business segment.

Army officials choose iRobot for sole-source contract to build Xm1216 small tactical robot

Army officials choose iRobot for sole-source contract to build Xm1216 small tactical robot

WARREN, Mich., 26 Feb. 2012. U.S. Army officials needed small ground robots to help warfighters gather situational awareness in dangerous conditions. They found their solution from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass. Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., announced their intention last week to issue a sole-source contract to iRobot for the Xm1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) Robotic System -- a version of the iRobot PackBot tactical mobile robot.

Navy chooses electronic warfare transmitter antennas from Cobham for EA-18G and EA-6B aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 24 Feb. 2012. U.S. Navy combat aviation experts needed a series of airborne antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 low-band transmitter system aboard the Boeing EA-18G Growler and Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler carrier-based electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Cobham plc Sensor and Antenna Systems segment in Lansdale, Pa.

Blighter perimeter-security radar systems eyed for border security applications in South Korea

Blighter perimeter-security radar systems eyed for border security applications in South Korea

GREAT CHESTERFORD, England, 24 Feb. 2012. The manufacturer of the British border- and perimeter-security radar systems known as Blighter is working together with a South Korean company to supply Blighter radar systems for applications in South Korea. Plextek Ltd. in Great Chesterford, England, which makes the Blighter intruder-detection radar is working with Nuriplan Co. Ltd., a provider of landscape services based in Gimpo-si, South Korea, to supply Blighter radars to the South Korean market.

Navy looks to BAE Systems for electronically steerable antennas for shipboard air defense

Navy looks to BAE Systems for electronically steerable antennas for shipboard air defense

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 22 Feb. 2012. U.S. Navy aerial warfare systems designers needed special circular antenna arrays for the AN/UPX-29(V) identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator system aboard surface warships that distinguishes friendly vessels and aircraft nearby during combat operations. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems Sector in Nashua, N.H.

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Northrop Grumman selects BAE Systems Electronic Support Measure systems to help B-2 Spirit stealth bomber detect, thwart, combat electronic warfare threats

NASHUA, N.H., 21 Feb. 2012. Executives and engineers at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, Calif., needed an electronic warfare system able to detect, intercept, identify, locate, record, and analyze threats, such as sources of radiated electromagnetic energy. They found their solution at BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H.

Vision Systems to provide night-vision capability for Air Force and Navy fighter pilots

Vision Systems to provide night-vision capability for Air Force and Navy fighter pilots

WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 16 Feb. 2012. U.S. Air Force and Navy combat aircraft pilots needed helmet-mounted night vision cueing and display systems for fighter pilots operating high-performance aircraft at night. They found their solution from Vision Systems International LLC in San Jose, Calif. Officials of the U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center (ASC) activity at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, awarded Vision Systems a $19.8 million contract Tuesday for night vision cueing and display standard field night vision devices for the Air Force and Navy.

Army looks to ReconRobotics for military micro robots for infantry situational awareness

Army looks to ReconRobotics for military micro robots for infantry situational awareness

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 15 Feb. 2012. U.S. Army officials needed micro unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to equip four-to-six-soldier fire teams with video reconnaissance and situational awareness during route- and compound-clearing operations. They found their solution from ReconRobotics Inc. in Edina, Minn. The Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., awarded ReconRobotics a $14 million contract Monday to supply micro robots for video reconnaissance missions.

DHS chooses Physical Optics to develop helmet-mounted microdisplay for first responders

DHS chooses Physical Optics to develop helmet-mounted microdisplay for first responders

TORRANCE, Calif., 5 Feb. 2012. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington needed expertise in helmet-mounted microdisplay technology to help them develop an embedded head-up display to increase personal situation awareness for emergency responders. They found their solution from Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif.

US Department of Defense orders more Harris Corp Falcon III wideband tactical radios

ROCHESTER, NY, January 23, 2012. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received $4.8 million in orders from the U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A handheld and AN/PRC-117G manpack tactical radios.

Navy chooses fiber optic aircraft test and measurement equipment from Clear Align

Navy chooses fiber optic aircraft test and measurement equipment from Clear Align

EAGLEVILLE, Pa., 22 Jan. 2012. U.S. Navy aircraft specialists needed common fiber optic test kits for Navy aviation systems. They found their solution from military electro-optics designers at Clear Align in Eagleville, Pa. Navy officials awarded Clear Align a contract to develop what company officials say is the first common fiber optic test kits naval aviation. Clear Align’s complex kits integrate test fiber optic inspection equipment and aircraft specific adapters for fiber optic testing capability to naval aircraft operating from aircraft carriers or from remote bases, Clear Align officials say.

Harris to provide Falcon Tactical Radios to Brazilian Ministry of Defense in $10.7 million order

MELBOURNE, Fla./ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2012. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $10.7 million from the Federative Republic of Brazil for Falcon III® VHF Combat Net Radios and Falcon III Secure Personal Radios (SPR) to support a wide range of mission requirements.

Australian military chooses ground robots from QinetiQ to equip Australian Army

RESTON, Va., 18 Jan. 2012. Leaders of the Australian Department of Defence in Canberra, Australia, needed small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to equip the Australian Army. They found their solution from the QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group in Reston, Va. The Australian Department of Defence is ordering the QinetiQ Dragon Runner 20 (DR20) robot, which emerged as the top performing robot during a competition to equip the Australian Army, QinetiQ officials say.

US Army orders BAE head mounted displays

MANCHESTER, N.H., 17, Jan., 2012. BAE Systems has received a $21.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity order for Head Mounted Displays from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier.

SAIC to build prototype ASW deep-sea sonar system that exploits the deep sound channel

SAN DIEGO, 13 Jan. 2012. Undersea warfare experts at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, Va., are developing deep-sea anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance technology to protect Navy aircraft carriers and their escort ships from quiet enemy attack submarines while the carriers are operating in the open ocean. The new sonar equipment will operate at extreme ocean depths in the so-called "deep sound channel" to detect quiet enemy submarines lurking overhead. SAIC is doing the work under terms of a 15-month $10.6 million contract modification announced Thursday from The Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Center Pacific in San Diego.

BAE systems to produce XSBI Side Body Armor for U.S. Army

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2012. BAE Systems has received a $15.8 million award from the U.S. Army for the production and delivery of side ballistic insert plates, also known as XSBI hard body armor.

NASA selects a.i. solutions to provide integrated launch services to Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 2 contract

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., 11 Jan. 2012. NASA has contracted a.i. solutions Inc. of Lanham, Md., to provide integrated services for the preparation and launch of NASA's next generation of scientific and exploration spacecraft under the agency's Launch Services Program (LSP). The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 2 (ELVIS 2) contract, valued at up to $138.1 million, features a two-month, phase-in period beginning Feb. 2012, followed by a one-and-a-half-year base period from April 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2013.

Army chooses radio communications equipment from Ultra Electronics for WIN-T shelter kits

MONTREAL, 11 Jan. 2012. U.S. Army leaders needed AN/GRC-245 radios and other tactical communications equipment to serve as shelter upgrade kits for the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). They found their solution from military radio communications specialist Ultra Electronics TCS in Montreal.

NASA chooses 3U servers and RAID data storage for SOFIA project from One Stop Systems

ESCONDIDO, Calif., 8 Jan. 2012. High-altitude atmospheric researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., needed data recorders and embedded servers for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) project. They found their solution from One Stop Systems Inc. in Escondido, Calif. One Stop Systems has delivered several of its MDA-T5 data recorders and 3U servers to NASA Dryden for the SOFIA astronomy project.

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.

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