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02 Apr 04. EDO Corporation has been awarded an $8.4m contract from Raytheon Technical Services Company. The 17-month contract is the second phase of a multi-phase electronic support upgrade program to the U.S. Navy’s EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft. EP-3E aircraft are used to meet critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection requirements. With sensitive receivers and high-gain antennas, the EP-3E can detect, interpret and report a wide range of electronic communication and radar signals from deep within enemy territory.

07 Apr 04. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, an $8.9m contract modification to develop improvements to the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship sonar system. The contract calls for system engineering, software engineering, integration and test activities to field sonar technologies in U.S. and Allied surface ships. Technologies in this program include automated torpedo detection, sonar performance prediction, active sonar, active displays and integrated training and logistics methodologies. The Navy awarded the original contract in September 2001 to Digital Systems Resources Inc., which was acquired by General Dynamics in September 2003. This modification, awarded on April 5, 2004, brings the total value of the contract to $21.6 million.

05 Apr 04. Vision Systems International LLC (VSI), was awarded a contract from Boeing, St. Louis, for the delivery of more than 400 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). Under the contract, valued at $62.6m, VSI will provide JHMCS systems, including spares, technical support and support equipment for the LRIP 4 (Low Rate Initial Production) acquisition. This procurement fills US government domestic requirements for the U.S. Air Force F-15, and F-16 and U.S. Navy F/A-18 aircraft as well as Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production commitments including: Australia (F/A-18), Chile (F-16), Finland (F/A-18), and Poland (F-16). Additionally, this award fulfills commercial commitments from Boeing for the F-15K program for South Korea.Deliveries under LRIP 4 are currently in process and will continue through
2005.

30 Mar 04. Sensytech, Inc’s newly formed Surveillance Technology Group has received a contract award totalling $10.1m for communications equipment engineering, test, and system installation. The contract is initially funded at $5.2m with the contract anticipated to be fully funded in fiscal year 2005. The customer is the U.S. Government.

26 Mar 04. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $111m contract modification to perform a Depot Modernization Period (DMP) on the USS Springfield (SSN-761). Under the modification, Electric Boat will perform repairs, alterations, maintenance, testing and routine work onboard the submarine. The work will be performed in Groton (95 percent) and Quonset Point, R.I. (5 percent), and is scheduled for completion in June 2005. Including planning and material procurement work that began last year, the DMP will be worth a total of $137.3m.

02 Apr 04. Northrop Grumman Corp. has appointed Denmark’s Terma A/S to design and develop communications software for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, Northrop said on Friday.Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Terma will work on a three-dimensional audio algorithms and software for the JSF communications system. The audio will help separate sounds and signals to improve the pilot’s reaction time and focus on critical alerts. Denmark is one of the eight international partners that have joined the JSF program.

05 Apr 04. BAE Systems has been awarded an $85m U.S. Navy contract to provide technical, program and financial management, and administrative support for the Navy’s in-service radars and next generation surface ship radar systems. BAE Systems was the sole recipient of the five-year award, which includes one base year and four option years. Under the contract, issued by the Navy’s Sea Systems C

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