Navy looks to Kollmorgen for submarine photonics mast system
Leaders of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a $4.7 million contract modification to Kollmorgen Electro Optical of Northampton, Mass., to design a unique variant of the Photonics Mast System for the U.S. Navy’s new cruise missile submarine fleet. The Photonics Mast provides imaging capability to the submarine in place of an optical penetrating periscope. Instead, the Photonics Mast is a non-hull-penetrating electronic imaging element of the attack submarine command and control system that incorporates stabilized visible and infrared imaging sensors with laser range providing new tactical capabilities. For more information contact Kollmorgen online at www.eo.kollmorgen.com.
Army night-vision lab looks to EOIR Technologies for technical help
Officials of the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Fort Belvoir, Va., is looking to EOIR Technologies Inc. of Woodbridge, Va., for support services for several sensors and systems tasks, which will bring the total dollars awarded to EOIR on this NVESD contract since last July to about $19.4 million. EOIR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Markland Technologies Inc. of Ridgefield, Conn. For more information contact EOIR online at www.eoir.com.
Corvis Corp. changes name to Broadwing, emphasizes networking
Corvis Corp. in Columbia, Md., has changed its name to Broadwing Corp. to reflect the company’s primary focus on voice, data, and media network services to U.S. government agencies as well as to enterprises and strategic carriers. Broadwing Corp. will become the holding company for Broadwing Communications LLC, its service provider division based in Austin, Texas. Broadwing designs optical networking for voice, video, and data on an all-optical network and IP backbone. For more information contact Broadwing online at www.broadwing.com.
Essex completes systems-integration lab for NSA work
Essex Corp. in Columbia, Md., finished a 50,000-square-foot facilities expansion to house work for the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for defense-related systems -integration services. The expansion reflects a significant and sustained increase in the demand for the custom systems, software, and systems engineering services supplied to this national priority program, company officials say. Essex provides advanced optoelectronic imaging and signal processing services and products for U.S. Government intelligence and defense and communications customers. The new secure system-integration facility in Annapolis Junction, Md., will house more than 170 personnel working on this NSA technology integration and deployment contract. For more information contact Essex online at www.essexcorp.com.
DRS to provide display workstations to U.S. Navy
The DRS Technologies Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pa., will manufacture AN/UYQ-70 Advanced Display Systems and related computer peripheral equipment for the for the U.S. Navy’s new Aegis destroyers, cruisers, and other surface ships, as well as E-2C Hawkeye radar aircraft and Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines. DRS is working under terms of contracts worth $34.3 million from the Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors Tactical Systems unit in Eagan, Minn. The DRS family of display consoles will integrate commercial computing technology and systems for combat, command and control, and mission-essential applications. For more information contact DRS online at www.drs.com.