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09 Dec 04. DRS Technologies Inc. has received contracts totaling $38.5m to design and make electric power conversion, distribution and control equipment for Navy combatant surface ships and submarines. Deliveries on the orders are expected to be completed during fiscal 2006 through fiscal 2010.Under the contracts, DRS will produce variable- and fixed-speed motor control, propulsion- system monitoring, and instrumentation and control equipment for shipboard electric plants. The company will also provide advanced solid-state power distribution components for next-generation ship and submarine use. Work for the contracts will be performed by the company’s power and control technologies unit in Milwaukee and Danbury, Conn.

09 Dec 04. ITT Industries has received a seven-year contract that could reach a maximum value of $2.5B from the U.S. Army’s Logistics Readiness Center for the production of the SINCGARS combat radio system. Under the terms of this omnibus contract, the Army will be able to order varying numbers of SINCGARS radio systems and spares over the next several years to support U.S. and allied forces worldwide. The contract also permits ITT to upgrade earlier model SINCGARS with current technology. The initial order placed on this contract is valued at $49.5m. ITT developed SINCGARS with the U.S. Army, and has produced four generations of the system with more than 250,000 units operating globally from Korea to Iraq. Each new generation of SINCGARS incorporates technology that has helped evolve it into a cutting edge digital communication system than can include routers for network operations. Next generation SINCGARS will include embedded GPS along with combat identification. In 2004, the Army ordered $311m in SINCGARS and SINCGARS support equipment for their and allied nations immediate needs for a reliable combat network radio. Today, SINCGARS serves as the mainstay radio for first to fight units like the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

08 Dec 04. FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Government for an advanced version of its 9 inch stabilized electro-optical surveillance system. The contract has a maximum value of $75m for the delivery of up to 200 systems over a five year period. The contract was competitively awarded and resulted in an initial delivery order of $328,893 for the first production representative sample and training. Subsequent orders will be based upon evaluation of the sample unit, future funding availability, and the results of competitive trials.

06 Dec 04. Raytheon Co. said Monday that it will lead a team to pursue a $2bn Air Force contract to establish a wartime global communications network.The team also includes Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing Co., defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va., and Bedminster, N.J.-based telecommunications provider AT&T Corp., the company said. Raytheon said the contract for the Transformational Satellite Communications System Mission Operations System will be awarded in fiscal

29 Nov 04. Rolls-Royce has won an order worth more than $40m to supply nine gas turbines for the Republic of Korea Navy’s KDX III destroyer program. The AG9140RF ship service gas turbine generators sets will provide the main electrical power system for the three ships. Deliveries will begin in 2006 and the first ship will start in-service trials in 2008. The AG9140RF, which will provide combat system power, is already in service on the US Navy DDG 51 ship class, and similar equipment is in service with the Japanese Defense Agency. The order, from Seoul-based gas turbine equipment supplier Samsung Techwin, will see the first gas turbine and generator set being produced at the Rolls-Royce Indianapolis plant, and the other eight being assembled by Samsung Techwin from Rolls-Royce supplied kits. The alternator for the generator set is also planned to be produced by Hyundai under l

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