10 Feb 03. A team including ITT Industries (NYSE: ITT – News) has been awarded a $95m contract to provide communications technical support services for the 609th Air Communications Squadron of the US Air Force, Central Command. ITT Industries, Systems Division, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is teamed with SYTEX Inc. of Doylestown, Pennsylvania on the contract. Contract work will be performed in Southwest Asia, where ITT currently provides support to the US Air Force and the US Army on communications and equipment maintenance contracts.
10 Feb 03. Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $42,954,710 cost-plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development of sensor integration and communication technologies to combine sensor data into a single integrated picture of a battlespace. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed in February 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under a broad agency announcement, with 12 offers received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-03-D-0007).
11 Feb 03. The UK MOD, and Rolls-Royce announced Monday the award of a service support contract worth some £60m for the Gnome engine which powers the MOD’s fleet of Sea King helicopters. The initial five-year contract will deliver significant cost of ownership benefits consistent with the MOD Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) objective of achieving a 20% reduction by 2006.
11 Feb 03. The U.S. Army has chosen a new radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC – News) Defensive Systems Division to protect its RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) aircrews from today’s array of hostile multi-spectral threats.The Army has contracted with Northrop Grumman for several AN/APR-39A/B(V)2/SISCM (system of integrated sensors and countermeasures) systems for use aboard its RC-7 ARL aircraft. This order brings to $25.5m the total U.S. military investment in AN/APR-39/SISCM systems during the past year. Deliveries under this latest contract are expected to be completed by January 2004.
11 Feb 03. Ultralife Batteries, Inc. announced the receipt of a new order valued at over $900,000, from the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) against an existing contract for its BA-5372/U lithium/manganese dioxide primary (non-rechargeable) battery. Shipments against this order are expected to begin in a few months, with scheduled deliveries through most of 2003. This order is in addition to the five-year NextGen II production contract award for this and other batteries that Ultralife announced in June 2002, deliveries against which have not yet commenced.
10 Feb 03. Digital System Resources, Inc.,* Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $7,826,087 cost-plus-award-fee incrementally funded contract for systems integrator efforts in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program as part of the Small Business Innovative Research Phase III Program. This contract is to provide for 257,929 hours of systems integrator efforts. The systems I ntegrator efforts are to provide recommendations for improvements to the existing Electronic Warfare (EW) system and integrate latest technologies to improve EW capabilities. The contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $37,173,900. Work will be performed in Fairfax and is to be completed by January 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is being awarded on a non-competitive basis under the authority of the SBIR Phase III Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-03-