27 Oct 09. Colfax-Imo Pompes in France will provide oil pumps and
other fluid-handling systems for Barracuda-class nuclear submarines being built for the French Navy.
19 Oct 09. Raytheon Company has been selected as the network systems integrator for the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment. This experiment will integrate more than 25 technologies from more than 20 different companies and government agencies to operate on a single integrated backbone network. Raytheon will provide the integration capability to establish the network and join a variety of communication devices, command and control applications and sensor platforms. Raytheon’s MAINGATE solution is the backbone of the network, which will link together unattended ground sensors, unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems.
27 Oct 09. ITT Corporation has received a $169.3m contract from Naval Sea (NAVSEA) Systems Command as part of the AN/SPS-48G Radar Obsolescence, Availability Recovery (ROAR) program. The five-year contract has a base year value of $29m, plus options for four subsequent annual awards. ITT’s AN/SPS-48E radars were introduced into the U.S. Navy’s fleet in the mid-1980s as part of the New Threat Upgrade program. Two decades later, the ROAR program is a key element of the Navy’s plans to extend the service life of selected aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. The ROAR program enables the AN/SPS-48G systems aboard these vessels to be in service through at least 2050. The ROAR program will lessen total cost of ownership for the AN/SPS-48G by removing the impact of obsolescence and by increasing fleet readiness. The adoption of an open architecture design facilitates tailoring of the system to evolving and emerging technical capabilities, and provides simple connections to existing infrastructure via industry-standard interfaces. Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment provides reliable operation and affordable cost. Maintenance procedures will be streamlined through enhanced Built-In-Test (BIT), automated maintenance aids, and a new improved interface for technician actions.
26 Oct 09. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1bn contract for continued development and evolution of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin’s Surface-Sea Based Missile Defense line of business, in Moorestown, N.J., will design, develop, integrate, test, deliver and install further Aegis BMD capability for the U.S. and allied navies.
30 Oct 09. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melville, N.Y., is being awarded a $26,623,968 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement, fabrication and delivery of four AN/SPQ-9B radar sets (above/below deck hardware) and combat interface kits for use on Navy Ships. The AN/SPQ-9B radar system provides the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, small radar cross section anti-ship missile targets in heavy clutter environments. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $281,530,546. This contract combines purchases for the Navy, (56 percent) and the government of Australia, (44 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Melville, N.Y., (91.2 percent); Norwalk, Conn., (5.5 percent); Baltimore, Md., (3.3 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-5343).
01 Oct 09. Raytheon Company has been awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract worth upto $100m to improve secure combat identification for the U.S. Air Force. Under the five-year agreement, Raytheon will produce and deliver up to 8,000 KIV-77 applique cry