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02 Jun 11. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. is delivering integrated Application Ready Subsystems™ (ARS™) and system integration services to BAE Systems Mission Systems for its Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation (ARTISAN) 3D Naval Radar Program. Mercury‚Äôs solutions will maximize interoperability and preserve BAE Systems software investment, while meeting their rapid time-to-deployment requirements for critical radar programs. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

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01 Jun 11. Ceradyne, Inc. received an order for approximately $10m for “side plates” designed for the more lethal “X” threat. These side ballistic inserts re referred to as XSBI. Ceradyne plans to begin shipments late in Q2 with completion estimated to be by Q3 2011. (Source: Yahoo!/Marketwire)

01 Jun 11. GM GDLS Defense Group LLP, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on May 27 a $40,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide funding for Stryker double-V hull development and delivery of prototype vehicles. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and London, Ontario, Canada, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-M112).

01 Jun 11. ITT Communications Systems, Fort Wayne, Ind., was awarded on May 27 a $569,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to deliver Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System ancillary equipment, spare parts, and repair and engineering services. Work will be performed in Fort Wayne, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 29, 2011. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-05-D-J101).

02 Jun 11. iRobot Corp. , a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $14.1m order from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

07 Jun 11. KONGSBERG has booked an order valued at NOK552m from the US Army. The order is part of the increase of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) framework agreement for up to 11.690 systems signed in February 2011. The initial CROWS II framework agreement was disclosed on 22 August 2007. (Source: ASD Network)

01 Jun 11. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Akron, Ohio, was awarded on May 27 an $184,289,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the production and delivery of 29 fully-integrated dual sensor Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS) with support equipment and site consumables; seven sets of tether-up kits; two sets of theater spares; 36 MX-20 lite sensor spares; and five sets of site spares for the initial five fully-integrated (PTDS). Work will be performed in Akron, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of May 26, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-S009).

01 Jun 11. QinetiQ North America, Inc., Systems Engineering Group, Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on May 25 a $39,862,743 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of services to design, assess and mature an integrated architecture characterization capability through system analysis, trade studies, battle studio experimentation and field test demonstration. Work performance location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of May 25, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-D-0038).

02 Jun 11. SKYDEX Technologies, Inc. has signed multiple contracts valued at over a million d

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