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EUROPE

06 Jul 05. Selenia Communications, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD to extend its current four-year programme of support for IFF equipment on Royal Navy vessels and ashore into a fifth and sixth year. The contract covers all IFF systems, antennas and associated equipment for Type 42, CVSG, LPD, and LPH platforms: and the shore-based establishments, HMS Collingwood and the Land-Based Test Site, Portsdown. The company will continue to offer a full multi-discipline single-stop shop support service from its Portsmouth site, encompassing post-design support, spares, repairs, supply of technical expertise and field support.

07 Jul 05. Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £48m contract to support the UK’s fleet of AE 2100 engines that power the advanced C-130J Hercules aircraft. The contract is effective from July 2005 and extends to March 2008. Group

USA

11 Jul 05. McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $500,000,000 not-to-exceed
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of new F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Trainer and Training Systems, upgrading existing systems, and
including a full range of analysis; modeling and simulation; design, development; production; modification; test and evaluation, delivery; refurbishment; relocation; and product support of all training systems for the U. S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps’ aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in July 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla. is the contracting activity (N61339-05-D-0003).

11 Jul 05. McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co.,
St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $49,298,340 ceiling-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering, technical, and
material support for all variants of the F/A-18 and EA-18G weapons systems. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in December 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-05-D-0002).

06 Jul 05. Lockheed Martin’s Joint Common Missile program successfully completed its system-level Preliminary Design Review (PDR) on June 30. The PDR culminates the design review process under Phase 1 of the System Design and Development (SDD) program and follows successful completion of 17 subsystem-level PDRs. The PDR, held at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Orlando, FL, was attended by senior leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as representatives from the armed forces of the United Kingdom.

06 Jul 05. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 2-year, $24.7m contract to continue development of a web-enabled mission execution system that will allow Joint battle commanders to work together to carry out battlefield strike missions in real time. The Web-Enabled Execution Management Capability (WEEMC) is designed to allow numerous commanders to collaboratively plan and execute time-sensitive strike missions, as well as search and rescue efforts. The system will link Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and Special Operations systems into a unified application, giving warfighters instant, integrated access from any command and control location, including Navy ships, Air Operations Centers (AOCs), or forward deployed command posts.

14 Jul 05. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to finish developing a fire-control radar replacement “kit” that will improve performance and enhance reliability in approximately 240 F-16C
and D fighter aircraft. The contra

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