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09 Feb 04. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received a $23.7m production contract on the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System program. Javelin is the world’s premier man-portable, fire-and-forget, medium-range, anti-tank weapon system and is utilized by U.S. Army and Marine Corps combat units. It also is approved through the U.S. Army’s FMS program for international procurement. The award was received from Raytheon Missile Systems Company, a unit of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN – News), located in Tucson, Arizona. For this award, which is the fourth order under a multi-year contract, the company’s DRS Infrared Technologies unit in Dallas, Texas will produce Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (SG Gen II FLIR) detectors, Dewar assemblies and coolers for the Javelin’s Command Launch Unit (CLU).

10 Feb 04. Northrop Grumman Corp. is leading a team of government contractors to bid on a U.S. defense contract to develop the Space Based Radar system. A Northrop Grumman spokesman said the initial phase of the SBR program for which it is bidding is worth $230 million over 24 months. Northrop Grumman said its Space Technology division will act as prime contractor and systems integrator, and named Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and BAE Systems PLC as members of its team.

09 Feb 04. Poland’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has selected Goodrich Corporation’s DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for use on F-16 fighters. The contract, when negotiated through Foreign Military Sales with the U.S. Air Force, is expected to generate significant revenue for Goodrich by 2008.
Poland is acquiring 48 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 advanced multi-role fighters under the Peace Sky Foreign Military Sale program.

03 Feb 04. Harris Corporation announced that it has been awarded a $12 million ndefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling price of 41m from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The contract is for shipboard high-frequency (HF) radio communications systems. Harris’ RF Communications Division, headquartered in Rochester, New York, will supply HF broadband communications systems for Navy warships, including San Antonio-class amphibious transport ships, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers.

09 Feb 04. Thales Missile Electronics Ltd (TME) has signed a contract with Raytheon Systems Limited, to provide an advanced fuzing system for Raytheon’s new Paveway IV Precision Guided Bomb (PGB) for the UK MoD. TME is the Prime Contractor for the development and production of the PGB fuzing system, with Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK) as principal subcontractor. The PGB fuzing system will provide a programmable range of air burst, impact and delayed detonation options, is re-targetable in flight if required, and is designed to reduce the likelihood of collateral damage, to meet the declared operational needs of the Royal Air Force. The initial PGB fuzing contract is worth £20m to TME and will sustain and create jobs over several years at TME’s Basingstoke facility, and at its main UK sub-contractors, Leafield Engineering in Corsham, Wiltshire and STI in Hook, Hampshire.

10 Feb 04. Israel’s Elbit Systems’ wholly owned subsidiary EFW Inc received a $32.6m contract from the U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Center. Fort Worth, Texas-based EFW will provide F-16 aircraft with common data entry electronic units, an electronic unit that acts as an interface between pilot entry and cockpit displays. A total of 694 units will be procured for U.S. Air Force requirements and about another 609 for foreign military sales.
Thales, Inmarsat and EADS space consortium pre-selected for second phase of Galileo concession process

10 Feb 04. The consortium formed jointly by Inmarsat Ventures Ltd, EADS Space Services and the Thales Group announced that it has been chosen as one of only three final bidders for the

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