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15 Apr 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a multi-year U.S. Navy contract with a maximum value of approximately $24m to provide AN/SPS-67(V)3 Surface Search Radar Systems, engineering support services and installation kits for the Navy’s new DDG-51 Aegis class combatants. The initial $7.7m contract was awarded to DRS by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, D.C. Work for this award will be performed by DRS Technical Services unit in Chesapeake, Virginia, DRS Electronic Systems unit in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and DRS Surveillance Support Systems unit in Largo, Florida. Product deliveries and additional funding are expected to continue through 2006. Future contracts for additional AN/SPS-67 Radar Systems for installation on new aircraft carriers and amphibious ship platforms are anticipated.

14 Apr 03. The University of Dayton, University of Dayton Institute, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $31,553,000 cooperative agreement contract to extend the technology base for measuring fuel characteristics, components, quality and
containments, and for improving conventional fuels and developing advance fuels, additives and integrated fuel/combustion technologies in support of advanced aircraft and missiles weapons systems. Methods and technologies for handling, management and utilization of these new fuels and additives and related technologies will be developed and demonstrated. This work will be completed in
April 2008. Negotiations were completed in April 2003. The Air
Force Research Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
Ohio is the contracting activity (F33615-03-2-2347).

14 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).

14 Apr 03. AMS has been awarded a contract to supply the Printed Electronic Circuits and Modules (PECs) for the Sting Ray Mod 1 advanced lightweight torpedo, valued at £37M (E60m). The order is part of the recent contract awarded to BAE SYSTEMS to supply the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force with the next generation of lightweight torpedo.

14 Apr 03. BAE SYSTEMS Australia Customer Solutions & Support (CS&S) has been awarded a new contract to provide a capability to support and service the Australia Defence Force’s (ADFs) Operation Citadel in East Timor. Under the contract, BAE SYSTEMS Australia is responsible for the provision of materiel and maintenance support for ADF vehicles and equipment, and garrison support activities in East Timor.

14 Apr 03. General Dynamics Government Systems Corp., was awarded a $14,608,027 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Common Hardware/Software items for the Project Manager, Army Tactical Command and Control Systems Computers and associated peripherals for battlefield commanders. Work will be performed in Taunton, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 10, 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were 50 bids solicited on April 21, 1994, and three bids were received. The U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (DAAB07-02-C-E801).

14 Apr 03. Harris Corporation awarded a £20m BOWMAN subcontract on March 26th to TT electronic manufacturing services Ltd. (TTems Ltd), a manufacturer of electronic assembly heads, located in Rogerstone, South Wales. TTems will produce and deliver printed wiring board assemblies that Harris will integrate into its high-frequency (HF) Bowman radio units at Harris Systems Ltd, a wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary of Harris Corporation (Melbourne, Florida

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