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05 Jan 03. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $139.7m contract for production of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The contracting agency is the Naval Air Systems Command. The contract includes 546 JSOW-As (231 for the Navy and 315 for the Air Force) and 97 JSOW-Cs (all Navy) as well as a significant number of test assets. Work will be performed at Raytheon’s Missile Systems business in Tucson and will be complete by February 2006. JSOW is a joint Navy and Air Force program. It is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation system that guides the weapon to the target. More than 400 JSOW-As have been used in combat operations to date.

20 Jan 04. BAE Systems Platform Solutions has received a $110m contract from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems for flight controls, mission subsystems, and other electronic subsystems for U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The contract will support the Air Force,s current order for 60 of the heavy-lift
transport aircraft, which have demonstrated their strategic and theatre airlift
capability in every recent worldwide military operation.

05 Jan 03. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $139.7m contract for production of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The contracting agency is the Naval Air Systems Command. The contract includes 546 JSOW-As (231 for the Navy and 315 for the Air Force) and 97 JSOW-Cs (all Navy) as well as a significant number of test assets. Work will be performed at Raytheon¹s Missile Systems business in Tucson and will be complete by February 2006. JSOW is a joint Navy and Air Force program. It is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation system that guides the weapon to the target. More than 400 JSOW-As have been used in combat operations to date.

21 Jan 04. NHIndustries (NHI) has selected the CAE-Thales Training & Simulation team as the preferred bidder to provide a range of NH90 helicopter training systems throughout Europe in a program valued at approximately €400m (C$650m). NHI is managing procurement of the NH90 training systems for the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) and the Nordic Standard Helicopter Program (NSHP). NAHEMA represents the governments Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, and Portugal while NSHP represents Norway, Sweden, and Finland. All eight countries are procuring variants of the NH90 helicopter.

20 Jan 04. Sonic Software announced that SonicMQ(r) has been chosen by Air Command System International (ACSI), a ThalesRaytheonSystems Company, for the NATO Air Command and Control System First Level of Capability (ACCSLOC1) programme. The programme is designed to replace a variety of existing air defence systems in NATO Europe
and provide force management, air mission control, airspace management, air traffic control, surveillance, and air command and control system management. ACSI is the prime contractor for the programme. Sonic Software will provide the integration services layer between several major software applications.

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