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Sep 04. Utah State University Research Foundation, North Logan, Utah, is being awarded $26,249,456 for cost plus fixed fee completion Task Order 0006 under previously awarded contract (N00173-02-D-2003) to support the development and demonstration of hardware and software systems for airborne and ground-based acquisition, recording, screening, dissemination, fusion, and exploitation of multi-INT sensor systems for manned and unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance systems. This effort will require avionics and ground station design, development, procurement, installation, software development, sensor and data link interfacing, algorithm development, documentation, certification, and support for operator applications, and field/flight demonstrations. The action will be incrementally funded with an initial obligation of $200,000. The place of performance will be North Logan, Utah, and work is expected to be completed in September 2007. Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

22 Sep 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide a national military command-and-control system to Slovakia. The command center, located in Bratislava, is scheduled for delivery in February 2005. It will be the second command center in Eastern Europe that is fully compatible with U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization systems. Northrop Grumman delivered the first system to Bulgaria in May 2004. Under contract to the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector will integrate, install, test, and deliver the system within six months. Northrop Grumman will provide on-site system support and continue training Slovakian soldiers to use the system for an additional six months and provide off-site support through May 2007.

15 Sep 04. Raytheon Co. received a $16.6m subcontract from Northrop Grumman Corp.’s ship systems sector to provide planning, procurement and support for ship electronic systems associated with LPD 23 — the future USS San Diego and one of the San Antonio class of amphibious transport ships. Under the LPD program, Raytheon will serve as the ship electronic systems integrator and provide ship information management, integrated ship electronics architecture and life-cycle engineering support.

20 Sep 04. BAE Systems has been selected by the Department of Defense as a prime contractor under the Advanced Technology Support Program III (ATSP3) program, a U.S. government-wide contracting vehicle administered by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). ATSP3 permits government customers to quickly place technology-related contracts to update or improve existing hardware, software or systems. ATSP reduces customer procurement processing time and the cost of technology insertion into fielded systems. Customers include federal
and state organizations as well as U.S. allies. BAE Systems’ Information & Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS) in Nashua, N.H., will manage the program for all of BAE Systems. ATSP3, similar to its predecessor ATSP2, is an Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracting vehicle that provides streamlined access to the full range of BAE Systems engineering and technology solutions. The contract was awarded to multiple contractors and has an
initial performance period of five years with two five-year options. The total funding for the ATSP3 contract for all awards is $4.7bn. Other ATSP3 participants include: The Boeing Co. Phantom Works, Seattle, Wash.; General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minn.; Honeywell Defense and Space Electronic Systems, Albuquerque, N.M.; Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, N.Y.; Northrop Grumman Space & Missions Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md.; and Raytheon Tec

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