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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF 17/11/04

15 Nov 04. DRS Technologies Inc. received orders worth $11.7m to provide U.S. and allied military forces with data communications equipment. The orders, awarded by U.S. government, international military and commercial customers, will be filled by the company’s DRS Communications unit in Wyndmoor, Pa.

15 Nov 04. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $47.7m contract modification for nuclear-submarine work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will provide design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat will also provide research and development support for submarine research vehicles. Initially awarded March 3, the contract could be worth more than $1.1bn over five years if all options are exercised and funded. Sixty-two percent of the work will be performed at Groton; 18 percent at Bangor, Wash.; 14 percent at Kings Bay, Ga.; 5 percent at Newport, R.I., and 1 percent at Quonset Point, R.I. Work performed under this modification is expected to be completed by November 2006.

17 Nov 04. Lockheed Martin was awarded a $30m contract by the Program Executive
Office (PEO) Aviation for the U.S. Army Technology Integration Center
program (ATIC). ATIC will recapture relevant Comanche technologies and establish an open architecture, system of systems, airframe-independent, system integration test bed. The program will help the U.S. Army evaluate development, test and transition of avionics, sensors and weapons.

15 Nov 04. BAE Systems has received a $21.4m award to provide engineering support services and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) technical and programmatic support to the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Combat Systems Division. The contract has a potential value of $96.9M over five years, if all options are exercised.
Under the contract, awarded by the Naval Systems Sea Command, BAE Systems Technology Solutions will serve as prime contractor and will provide engineering work in the areas of Aegis Weapon System Baselines, Combat Systems, Open Architecture, Strike Force, Ship Self Defense, and Foreign Military Sales for Aegis Class Ships for Japan, Norway, Spain, and Korea. Additionally, BAE Systems Technology Solutions, as a subcontractor to Anteon Corporation, has been awarded a $5m contract to provide configuration, business and finance, and acquisition management support services for both U.S. Navy and FMS Aegis class ships. The contract has a potential value of $24.9 million over five years, if all options are exercised.

16 Nov 04. The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $470m contract to build an additional Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class Aegis guided missile destroyer. The destroyer is the fourth of four Aegis destroyers awarded to the company’s Ship Systems sector in September 2002, as part of a multiyear procurement plan in which the Navy awarded multiple ships under a single contract.

16 Nov 04. Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company, will receive $489m in funding to construct an ARLEIGH BURKE Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer. The ship was part of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2002 – 2005 Multi-Year Procurement contract awarded to Bath Iron Works in September 2002. DDG 111, which has yet to be named, will be the 33rd AEGIS destroyer to be built at Bath Iron Works. The shipyard expects to deliver the ship in 2010 in accordance with the requirements of the contract. Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, is the lead designer and builder of the ARLEIGH BURKE Class and employs 6,400 people.

15 Nov 04. The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has exercised its option to purchase additional Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] PANTERATM advanced targeting pods (ATPs) with accompanying spares and support. Terms and quantities of the option were not disclosed. The RNoAF, Lockheed Martin’s first customer to commit the PANTERA ATP to operational use, has been flyin

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