CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
20 May 09. Petards Joyce-Loebl, the UK’s Design Authority for the ALE-47 Counter Measures Dispensing System, is delighted to announce it will be working with the Royal Navy to improve the protection of their Sea King helicopters. The flexible Sea Kings are currently deployed around the world including Iraq and Afghanistan where they can be used for troop movement, airborne surveillance as well as the transportation of heavy cargo. The contract will see the specialist ALE-47 TACDS Counter Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) fitted to the Navy’s aircrafts. Manufactured and supplied from Petards Joyce Loebl’s Gateshead factory the ALE-47 is a highly capable and sophisticated chaff and flare dispensing system which will significantly enhance the protection and countermeasures capability of the Sea Kings to survive IR (Infra Red) or RF (Radio Frequency) missile attack.
26 May 09. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract valued at more than $150m to qualify and produce reactive armor tile sets for the Stryker family of vehicles. Deliveries are expected to begin in March 2010.
03 Jun 09. Raytheon Company has been awarded $14.7m for depot-level maintenance for U.S. Army Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., provided the additional funding under a contract previously awarded to Raytheon in June 2006. This is the fourth option bringing the value of the sole-source contract to $51.9m.
21 May 09. ATK Space Systems, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, (N00014-09-D-0699); Argon ST, Inc., Fairfax, Va., (N00014-09-D-0708); BAE Systems, Nashua, N.H., (N00014-09-D-0690); Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Broomfield, Colo., (N00014-09-D-0711); The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., (N00014-09-D-0705); Cobham Defense Systems, Landsdale, Pa., (N00014-09-D-0703); Colorado Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., (N00014-09-D-0707); DRS Signal Solutions, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., (N00014-09-D-0698); FTL Systems, Inc., Rochester, Minn., (N00014-09-D-0706), General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Va., (N00014-09-D-0709); HYPRES, Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., (N00014-09-D-0700); ITT Corp., Electronic Systems & Radar Systems, Van Nuys, Calif., (N00014-09-D-0704) ; ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, Calif., (N00014-09-D-0701); Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, N.J., (N00014-09-D-0702); Northrop Grumman Corp., Baltimore, Md., (N00014-09-D-0710); Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Mass., (N00014-09-D-0696); S2 Corp., Bozeman, Mont., (N00014-09-D-0697); and Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, (N00014-09-D-0691), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the Integrated Topside Program. The Integrated Topside (InTop) Program encompasses the technology development and system development and demonstration phases of a Navy acquisition program. The program will develop in a spiral manner InTop technology development phase advanced development models suitable for proof-of-concept, and subsequent SDD phase systems for full system demonstration prior to installation and deployment on various Navy platforms. Each contractor will provide efforts that lead to the appropriate integration and management of radio frequency sensor and communications functions into future platforms, with reduced cost, manning and impact on ship design relative to an assembly of federated systems with similar capability. The ordering ceiling for each contract is between $50,000,000 to $800,000,000. Work will be performed Dayton, Ohio; Fairfax, Va.; Nashua, N.H.; Broomfield, Colo.; Seattle, Wash, Landsdale, Pa., Colorado Springs, Colo., Gaithersburg, Md., Rochester, Minn., Fairfax, Va., Elmsford, N.Y., Van Nuys, Calif., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Moorestown, N.J., Baltimore, Md., Tewksbury, Mass., Bozeman, Mont., and San An