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08 Nov 12. The United States Navy has ordered three Robotnik Summit XL mobile platforms from Barrett Technology, in Cambridge, MA, USA. These compact autonomous vehicles are unique because of their special triple combination of (1) independent suspension, (2) independent drives, and (3) omni-directional treads at each of its wheels, enabling unmatched speed and agility. Robotnik manufactures a range of Autonomously Guided Vehicles (AGVs), including the Summit XL-Omni, for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. (Source: ASD Network)

08 Nov 12. General Dynamics C4 Systems has received an order from the U.S. Army to deliver a new secure radio for Nett Warrior soldiers. The new Nett Warrior radio is part of the Handheld Manpack Small Form Fit family of radios. Weighing less than two pounds, the secure radio communicates using the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and meets a critical communications need by giving Nett Warrior team members access to the government’s classified networks at either the Secret or Sensitive But Unclassified level. Nett Warrior is a U.S. Army program that provides integrated situational awareness and mission command for dismounted soldiers. The Low Rate Initial Production order for 2,052 radios includes engineering support and related equipment and has a maximum potential value of $11m if all options are exercised. The Nett Warrior Radios are scheduled to begin delivery in the first quarter of 2013.

06 Nov 12. Harris Corporation received a $10.8m order from the U.S. Air Force for additional Falcon III® multiband manpack tactical radios to provide enhanced capabilities for tactical communications. The order was received in the first quarter of Harris’ 2013 fiscal year.

08 Nov 12. Harris Corporation received $7m in orders to deliver public safety and tactical communications systems to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The orders were awarded through the five-year, $3bn DHS Tactical Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. Harris will provide the U.S. Coast Guard with Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that will be installed across the Coast Guard fleet to provide interoperable tactical communications with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the Department of Defense.

07 Nov 12. A team led by Harris Corporation has been selected for the Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) contract, which was awarded by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office – Command Communications and Control. Harris was one of 20 prime contractors selected to compete for work under the five-year, $10bn Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract, which enables both defense and civilian federal agencies to quickly and cost-effectively procure a wide range of tactical communications products, systems and engineering services. Under GTACS, the Harris team will pursue opportunities to supply the Department of Defense, as well as U.S. government agencies such as Homeland Security, with advanced communications solutions that range from wireless networking to tactical satellite communications and handheld JTRS-compliant radios. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

08 Nov 12. ITT Exelis has been selected as an awardee on the GTACS (Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems and Services) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a potential ceiling of $10bn. The five-year multiple task order contract was issued by the U.S. Army’s PEO C3T (Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical). It calls for the rapid acquisition of a wide range of tactical command, control and communications systems, hardware, software, engineering services and logistics support services. The awardees will also provide support to other D

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