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16 Jan 03. Tadiran Electronic Systems, a member of the Elisra Group, will supply Kenya with over $6m worth of its advanced spectrum control systems for the management and monitoring of the electromagnetic spectrum. The company, a recognized pioneer in spectrum control, has gained recognition for its performance-proven systems which are deployed by communications authorities throughout the world.

10 Jan 03. EADS will equip the deployed forces of the German Bundeswehr in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo with the advanced command & control system FAUST, thereby strengthening the leading role of the German Armed Forces in the ISAF mission. As the company reported on Friday, EADS Dornier GmbH, a subsidiary of EADS and part of the Systems & Defence Electronics (S&DE) Business Unit, will deliver its newly developed FAUST command & control system including full maintenance and training services. The decision by the German Army is based on the recent successful field trial of FAUST exerting an “out of area” scenario. The impressive performance of FAUST gave the Bundeswehr the confidence to implement the system rapidly.

13 Jan 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received a contract to provide Computerized Multi-Platform Boresight Systems (CMBS) for the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15 Eagle aircraft of the U.S. Air Force. The award strategically positions the company to potentially receive future orders to support additional aircraft. DRS received the $2.5m contract from Modern Technologies Corporation, a subsidiary of MTC Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTCT – News), in Dayton, Ohio. The CMBS will support the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. CMBS is considered essential ground support equipment that aligns systems of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15 Eagle to ensure they hit their targets. Work for this award will be performed by the company’s DRS Photronics unit in Oakland, New Jersey.

16 Jan 03. BAE SYSTEMS has won a $298m contract from the U.S. Navy to continue supporting the navy’s Aegis Combat System. BAE said in a statement its applied technologies business would provide systems engineering and technical support to assess ship combat system designs for U.S. and foreign sales, among other functions.

13 Jan 03. L-3 Communications’ Communication Systems-East division received a $52m contract modification from the U.S. Government for the U.S. Military’s secure global communications system via the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Communications Security (COMSEC) and Transmission Security (TRANSEC) System, known in the industry as ACTS. L-3 Communications, teamed with Boeing Space Systems, L-3’s Conic Division and Rainbow Mykotronx, received an initial award to design and develop the architecture for the new Crypto-Modern security components in December 1999.

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