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20 Oct 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received a contract to provide satellite communications systems to support the Integrated Monitoring and Power Control Subsystem (IMPCS). The IMPCS controls military satellite communications links to ensure efficient data transmission and maintain the required level of service. The $3.2m order was received by DRS from ITT Industries’ Systems Division in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the award, DRS will produce Spectral Monitoring Systems (SMS) to aid military network operators in monitoring, controlling and managing satellite communications traffic and in optimizing the use of available bandwidth. DRS also will provide support for system integration into the IMPCS network. Work for this order will be performed by the company’s DRS Tactical Systems (West) unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Deliveries are expected to commence in April 2004 and continue for six months.

30 Sept 03. Marconi Corporation plc (London: MONI), through its U.S. subsidiary, Marconi Communications Federal, Inc., today announced the sale of several BXR(tm)-48000 multiservice switch-routers to the U.S. Federal government. This sale, worth about $9 million, includes both hardware and installation services for the BXR-48000s. Further details were not made public. These additional BXR-48000s will help to support the stringent military-grade next-generation communications requirements of the U.S. Federal government. Over the U.S. government’s past financial year, the sale of Marconi’s multiservice networking equipment supporting specific mission-critical federal applications has increased by over 20 percent. This is in addition to Marconi’s installed base in the U.S. Federal government of about $1.3bn.

16 Oct 03. AM General Corp., South Bend, Ind., was awarded a
$112,891,644 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for 1,725 U.S. Marine Corps vehicles, consisting of the M1097A2, M11123, M1035A2 and M1043A2 High Mobility Multi-Purpose vehicles. Work will be performed in South Bend, Ind., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on July 17, 2000. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).

20 Oct 03. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $21,950,943 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, time and materials contract (N00019-03-C-0006) for the special progressive aircraft rework in support of the in-service VH-3D and VH-60N helicopters. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (90%) and Quantico, Va. (10%), and is expected to be completed in September 2004. Contract funds in the amount of $21,950,943 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

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