02 Oct 08. The Lockheed Martin Coast Guard Systems team participated in the successful power up of the first set of electronic cabinets and consoles of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system onboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s second National Security Cutter, Waesche (WMSL 751). Lockheed Martin’s C4ISR systems will provide Waesche’s crew with a common operating picture to aid coordination among helicopters, aircraft, other ships and shore facilities. The system has an open architecture design and provides interoperability, assuring that the Coast Guard can work with multiple federal, regional and state agencies and organizations to maintain maritime domain awareness and accomplish homeland security missions. In this week’s significant milestone, known as Electronics Light-Off, six operations center consoles, the large-screen display and the vessel’s local area network electronics cabinets were powered up.
09 Oct 08. Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) has been awarded a contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency to support the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). The contract has a six month base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of more than $254m if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily overseas. The NMEC provides strategic document and media exploitation support to the intelligence community, law enforcement and the Department of Defense. Under the contract, SAIC will provide linguist translation and transcription, media and document exploitation and related support services. (Source: ASD Network)
14 Oct 08. FLIR Systems, Inc. has received contract awards totalling $14.8m from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The contract awards included $9.0m for Star SAFIRE(R) HD stabilized, multi-sensor systems, $3.9m for Recon III long-range, hand-held imagers, and $1.9m for SeaFLIR II stabilized, multi-sensor systems. The units delivered under these orders will be used for homeland security missions. Work on these orders will be performed at FLIR’s facilities in Wilsonville, OR and North Billerica, MA and deliveries are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.
16 Oct 08. The Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine and Eurocopter signed a contract for the acquisition of two Eurocopter helicopters of the type EC145. Based in the Kiev region, they will be used for a wide range of missions that cover rescue, emergency medical evacuation and fire fighting. The aircrafts will be delivered in 2009.