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24 Jun 04. DRS Technologies Inc. has agreed to provide subsystems to support the USAF modernized Unmanned Threat Emitter training system, which simulates surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery radar. The company said the initial $7.2m contract has a potential value of $14.3m. Supporting the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, DRS will produce and install several Unmanned Threat Emitters, including upgrade kits, and will provide remote power units. The company also will design, develop and manufacture new threat kits and remote emitters, design infrared camera and crew debriefing capabilities and integrate all equipment on the Eielson Air Force Base range. Work on this contract will be completed by the company’s DRS EW & Network Systems unit in Buffalo, New York. Initial deliveries are expected to be completed by October 2006.

01 Jul 04. Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$2,033,786,057 firm fixed price contract modification. This modification definitizes the Lot 4 Long Lead procurement and procures twenty-two (22) LRIP Lot 4 F/A-22 aircraft and associated equipment. The locations of performance are: Lockheed Martin Corporation Aeronautics, Fort Worth Texas 76101 (35 percent); Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marietta, Ga. (33 percent); and The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash. (32 percent). At this time, $2,526,486,057 of the funds have been obligated. This work will be complete by October 2006.
Solicitation began January 2003 and negotiations were completed March 2004. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-02-C-0010, PZ0004).

01 Jul 04. General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $26,427,245 firm fixed price contract to provide for seven each MQ-IL Predator Unmanned Air Vehicles, six Ground Data Terminals, and twelve Ruggedized Air Maintenance Test Stations. Total funds have been obligated. This work will be complete by June 2006. Solicitation began December 2003 and negotiations were completed June 2004. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-04-C-4005).

25 Jun 04. TRL Technology Ltd, the UK-based radio and satellite communications systems specialist, has supplied its turnkey Asset Tracking solution to the Royal Navy’s Maritime Warfare Centre, as part of an important trial initiative for blue force tracking. TRL Technology’s asset tracking units are fitted to Royal Marines’ landing craft, currently on Exercise Aurora off the US coast. The objective is to provide an accurate picture of the location of all assets, down to the smallest craft. This is the first time that an exercise controller has been able to monitor the position of all units, with the option to go down to individual personnel, giving a real “truth picture”. This contract builds on TRL Technology’s recent contract win to supply its advanced militarised asset tracking solution to the UK Ministry of Defence. The Royal Navy selected the solution after extensive evaluation, including field trials to determine the unit’s rugged performance under typical 30-hour battlefield conditions. TRL Technology’s extensive military deployment expertise was also a primary factor, based on the company’s ability to provide solutions for specialist military applications.

30 Jun 04. Elbit Systems has won a U.S. lease contact to provide Hermes 450 UAVs to be used along the southern border of Arizona for the prevention of illegal immigration and drug smuggling. EFW Inc will provide its UAVs to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.

30 June 04. L-3 Communications Holdings’ Coleman Aerospace unit received a contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. to provide systems engineering and flight test support to Lockheed’s space systems business. L-3 said the initial 11-month contract is valued at about $1m, and t

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