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24 Mar 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received several contracts with a total value of $47m to provide power electronics and control equipment for several U.S. Navy combatant ship classes currently under construction and to provide advanced design work for the Navy’s next-generation DD(X) destroyer and CVN(X) aircraft carrier programs. The contracts were awarded by various U.S. Navy shipyards, defense industry prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For these awards, the company’s DRS Power & Control Technologies unit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Danbury, Connecticut, will provide more than 1,000 electrical cabinets, as well as components to all Navy combatants currently under construction, including destroyers, aircraft carriers, Virginia class submarines and amphibious assault vessels.

26 Mar 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation and seven additional contractors have been awarded an eight-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) for the CECOM Rapid Response (CR2) program. The overall ceiling of this ID/IQ
contract is more than $2.7bn. Northrop Grumman will provide the Department of Defense and other federal agencies a rapid method to develop, upgrade, maintain and support a broad range of new and existing platforms and systems, including aircraft, wheeled vehicles, watercraft, spacecraft, electronic systems, shelters, ground support equipment, support structures and the soldier, including hardware and software systems.

27 Mar 03. Northrop Grumman Corp.’s TRW unit is being awarded a $5.08m fixed price incentive, award fee contract modification to provide for the Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program Full Rate Production four each NS-50 Missile Guidance Sets. TRW will perform this effort at Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA – News), Anaheim, Calif. Total funds have been obligated. This work will be completed by July 2005.

27 Mar 03. Boeing is being awarded a $61m modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract for the procurement of one C-40A aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle (90%) and Wichita, Kan. (10%), and is expected to be completed in November 2004.

27 Mar 03. Boeing’s McDonnell Douglas unit is being awarded a $27.6m not-to- exceed undefinitized basic ordering agreement for the purpose of analyzing the requirements and identifying risk reduction elements for the transition of the EA-6B jamming and wideband radar receiving and communication receiving capability into the F/A-18F platform. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (32%); Baltimore (32%); St. Louis (21%); and El Segundo, Calif. (15%), and is to be completed in January 2004.

27 Mar 03. Raytheon Co. awarded a $51.4m modification to a firm-fixed- price contract for Radar Enhancement Phase 3 and Classification Discrimination, and Identification modification kits for PATRIOT radars. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass. (54%), Sudbury, Mass. (15%), Tewksbury, Mass. (5%), Bedford, Mass. (3%), Pelham, N.H. (8%), Torrance, Calif. (10%), and Great Neck, N.Y. (5%) , and is to be completed by Dec. 31, 2007.

27 Mar 03. Northrop Grumman was awarded a $6.68m increment as part of a $41.8m cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the system development and demonstration phase of the Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System Block I. Work will be performed in Melbourne (64.1%), Albuquerque, N.M. (15.9%), and Healdsburg, Calif. (20%), and is to be completed by March 25, 2007.
Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY – News) was awarded an $11m firm fixed price with indefinite/ quantity delivery type of contract for full line food distribution for the U.S. Navy. Performance completion date is expected to be May 11, 2004.

27 Mar 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Navigation Systems Division has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide refreshed technology and upgraded software for the legacy navigation system on the RC-135 family of aircraft that

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