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09 Apr 03. Westland Helicopters Limited has been awarded a £10m manufacturing phase contract by the UK MoD to deliver a Helicopter Collective Training System (HCTS) for the Lynx AH Mk7. Westland has teamed with SAAB Training Systems AB of Sweden and Inter-Coastal Electronics (ICE) of USA to converge their respective force-on-force simulation equipment during the development of the HCTS. HCTS combines elements of the ICE manufactured UK Apache’s Collective Training System (CTS) and Saab’s BT46 Direct Fire Weapons Effects Simulation (DFWES).

10 Apr 03. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (ATP) has awarded BAE SYSTEMS a $26.7m contract for the development and demonstration of the guidance section of the U.S. Army’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Block I program. The contract was finalized March 13 with BAE SYSTEMS Information & Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS), headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire.

07 Apr 03. HYPRES, Inc., was awarded a contract by an agency of the Department of Defense for an estimated value of $1.3m. Under this contract, HYPRES will develop a high-performance Digital Channelizer for multiband and multifunction receivers. This new contract will continue the development of a family of HYPRES ultra-high performance Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC) based on utilizing ultra-high speed and ultra-low power SME technology. This bandpass ADC on a single chip will directly convert the RF signals to digital baseband data with exceptionally high resolution and dynamic range. HYPRES digital and mixed-signal products are capable of processing high-speed input data with ultra-high linearity and quantum precision.

11 Apr 03. Rolls-Royce will provide the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps more than 240 AE 2100 engines for C-130J transport planes under contract through Lockheed Martin. The six-year agreement covers engines, spares and other provisioning for the acquisition years 2003 to 2008 and is valued in excess of $300m.

9 Apr 03. Communications Integrated Systems of Lexington, Ky, was awarded
a $1.5bn indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract to maintain a dedicated, highly responsive logistical support capability to special operation forces worldwide in support of the global war on terrorism on March 11, 2003. The bulk of the work will be performed in Lexington and will be completed by Sept. 30, 2013. The U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity (USZA22-03-D-0006).

7 Apr 03. DRS Technologies has been awarded a contract worth $44m to provide spares and support for the Mast Mounted Sight on the U.S. Army’s OH-58D Kiowa helicopter. The contracts were awarded to DRS by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Work for these awards will be accomplished by the company’s DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems unit in
Anaheim, California, and DRS Optronics unit inn Melbourne, Florida. Product deliveries are expected to be completed by July 2004.

11 Apr 03. Washington Group International Inc., Boise, Idaho, is being awarded a $ 1.1bn indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Professional Architect-Engineer services to perform preliminary environmental assessment through remedial design and other A&E services. The Air Force can issue delivery orders on the basis of fair opportunities to any of the participating contractors totalling up to the maximum amount indicated above, though actual requirements may necessitate less than this amount. This work will be completed by September 2011.

11 Apr 03. Boeing Co. won a $29.1m firm fixed price, cost plus award fee contract modification to provide Combat Survivor Evader Locator Low Rate Initial Production 2. Work will be completd in April 2005.

11 Apr 03. Boeing’s McDonnell Douglas Corp. awarded an estimated $ 57.1m cost-plus-incentive-fee, award-fee contract for the F/A-18 E/F Integrated Read

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