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08 May 03. Harris Corporation has been awarded the first two cryptographic software development task orders against an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract in support of the United State’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Program. Harris announced in February that it had received an IDIQ contract with a ceiling price of $10m for cryptographic software development. Harris will develop, test and deliver cryptographic software products for its Sierra(TM) II cryptographic module and associated peripheral processors as part of the JTRS program.

14 May 03. Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) has been awarded a contract extension by BAE SYSTEMS to supply three further Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipment sets for the next Batch of three Type 45 Destroyers being built for the Royal Navy. This is an addition to the three IFF equipment sets being provided for the first three vessels and a fourth equipment set for the Maritime Integration and Support Centre at Portsmouth.

06 May 03. Thales Communications and its Indian partner, Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL), have been awarded a contract valued at approximately €42m to supply and install an automated national radio spectrum management and monitoring system for the Indian government. This contract awarded in December 2002, calls for the delivery of a central Head Quarter Centre in New Delhi, 4 regional centres, more than 30 mobile stations as well as a satellite station. This turnkey system will provide spectrum monitoring coverage from HF to SHF.
As prime contractor, Thales will oversee the global implementation of the contract. The local partner HFCL will provide integration, installation of the system and local maintenance services. CTS (Cril Telecom Software) will provide the spectrum management software for the system. Delivery of equipment and installation is scheduled over an 18 month period.

12 May 03. SaabTech has received an order for the adaptation, maintenance and further development of StriC, the Swedish Air Defence System, and Strics, a customised air simulator for StriC. StriC is an air surveillance and tactical fighter control system that has been in operational use within the Swedish Air Force since 1998. The order is valued at SEK90m. It is an important order since it contributes to the further development of SaabTech Systems world leading competence in the area of command and control systems within Air Defence and future network based solutions.

06 May 03. Racal Instruments Military and Aerospace Group has been awarded the
contract to supply the Automatic Test Systems for the Sting Ray Mod 1 Torpedo programme. This contract, awarded by BAE Underwater Systems, Waterlooville, was won in the face of stiff competition. Worth over £7m the contract, for the supply of three Automatic Test Systems, associated Reference Equipment and Spares, represents a major award. Two of the Automatic Test Systems are for testing completed torpedoes and the third is primarily for testing the torpedo sections. All items to be supplied under this contract will be produced by Racal
Instruments at its Ferndown location in Dorset UK and installed and
commissioned at DM Gosport. The first Automatic Test System is due for
delivery in May 2005.

09 May 03. Symetrics Industries announced two awards to manufacture and deliver Improved Data Modems (IDMs) Version 302, valued at more than $3.3m. Under Delivery Orders 9 and 10 (stemming from a 1999 contract with USAF Warner Robins Air Logistic Center (Symetrics will produce 24 IDM-302s for the US Army and 33 IDMs for Chile, Israel and Oman.

14 May 03. Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract by The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, to provide Anti-Jam Global Positioning System (AJ GPS) modules for Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM). The initial development contract is valued at approximately $3.9 million. Full production and future options could increase the program’s v

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