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07 Jun 04. DRS Technologies, Inc. received a new contract valued at $10.3m, including options, to provide Supplemental Weather Radar (SWR-250) systems, services and support to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps bases around the world. This award is part of a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The SWR-250 can be used as both a fixed-site and transportable Doppler weather radar system. An initial $1.2m award was received by DRS from the U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center in Charleston, South Carolina. For the award, DRS will install SWR-250 fixed radars supporting the U.S. Navy. The five-year IDIQ contract will include delivery, installation, repair and replacement of hardware and software components, technical services, site surveys, on-site training and integration of software for all new systems, as well as retrofit for existing systems. Work for this order will be accomplished by the company’s DRS Weather Systems unit in Enterprise, Alabama.

03 Jun 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been competitively selected to provide the integrated tactical cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s E-2 Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector produces the Advanced Hawkeye, and awarded the tactical cockpit contract to the company’s Navigation Systems Division. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The new cockpit goes beyond allowing the pilot to fly the aircraft. The mission computer and software of this integrated system has been designed to allow either the pilot or the co-pilot to participate as a fourth mission-system operator. In addition, the cockpit will integrate aircraft navigation, control and display functions to provide enhanced situational awareness for the pilot. The system will be integrated and tested at Northrop Grumman’s integration laboratory facilities in Woodland Hills prior to aircraft installation in St. Augustine, Fla.

08 Jun 04. DHB Industries Inc. won a $239.4m body armor order from the U.S. Army will push DHB’s backlog, a measure of unfilled orders, to $415 million. DHB’s Dorsal Axillary Protection System will be used to protect the arm, shoulder and upper arm areas. Delivery is expected to begin immediately, the company said, and is expected to continue over the next three years.

08 Jun 04. Lockheed Martin awarded a $30m contract to increase the performance and memory of the mission computer in the U.S. Air Force’s B-52H bomber. Lockheed Martin will produce the mission computer, called the Avionics Control Unit, to replace the current AP-101C computers aboard the aircraft, and functional equivalent units, a commercial grade hardware piece used for maintenance and pilot training. The mission computer improvements are achieved under the B-52H Avionics Midlife Improvement contract awarded by the U. S. Air Force Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK.

03 Jun 04. EDO Corp. received a $5.5m contract to build depth sensors for use on U.S. Navy attack and guided-missile submarines. The defense contractor said its TR-302 transducer measures the depth of water below a submarine’s hull. The sensors will be made by the company’s electro-ceramic products unit and is expected to be complete in 2009.

09 Jun 04. ITT Industries, Avionics Division, Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $24,980,088 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering services in support of the Tactical Aircraft Electronic Warfare Integrated Program Team for the support of the AN/ALQ-165 and AN/ALQ-214 tactical aircraft electronic warfare jammers. Services include investigation of anomalies, software engineering, systems engineering, support tools and facilities development and documentation. Work will be performed in Clifton, N.J., and is expected to be completed in June 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $520,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through Request

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