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03 Apr 07. BAE Systems and Raytheon Company have formed a team to pursue opportunities under the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N) program. The system will share and disseminate intelligence data from a variety of network-centric sources. The DCGS-N Enterprise Team, consisting of DCGS experts from BAE Systems and Raytheon, will design and demonstrate a Web-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and targeting capability to support naval operations and other U.S. government agencies, military services, and U.S. allies for a wide range of missions. The team also will research and offer suggestions on how best to transition these functions into the baseline DCGS-N program. DCGS-N, in combination with the DCGS Integration Backbone, will provide the network-centric operations backbone for the U.S. Navy and for the actionable and timely distribution of ISR data, processes, and systems. An enterprise DCGS-N solution will help naval combatant commanders make better operational decisions in major combat operations and the global war on terrorism.

03 Apr 07. EADS and the BCI group, an independent software engineering and mobility solutions provider, have signed a License Agreement concerning all Mobility technologies developed by the companies of the BCI group. This Agreement will allow EADS to complement its own Mobility technologies portfolio and to integrate the new technologies into its full product range. With the help of the new technologies EADS is improving further its product technological performances. Aeronautic platforms (aircraft, helicopters, UAV) or terrestrial and maritime security solutions but also other applications linked to the use of satellite data and to imagery for instance infotainment, healthcare or general transportation will benefit from these technologies. This technological integration offers also new growth potentials to all the players involved in sectors linked to geolocalised service applications. EADS will thus be able to develop new partnerships, if appropriate, with other industrial players making them benefit from integrated tools, favouring quick and efficient development of these new services.

30 Mar 07. The plan to merge the naval shipyards in Glasgow and Portsmouth owned by BAE Systems and VT Group was on hold last night, awaiting final government approval. The plan depends on the award of a £3.9bn contract to build two aircraft carriers. Participants are hoping for government approval by Monday, although it could be put back until after Scottish elections on May 1. (Source: FT.com)

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