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4 Nov 02. BAE SYSTEMS will supply digital flight control computer equipment for the integrated flight control system on India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The contract was awarded by India’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). BAE SYSTEMS Controls, which performed development work on the aircraft’s flight control system during the 1990s, will supply six sets of actuators and sensors, each consisting of 28 line-replaceable units. The company also has been contracted to complete qualification testing on actuator hardware being flown on two LCA development aircraft. The work is valued at about $20m.

5 Nov 02. EDS (NYSE: EDS – News) will provide Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC – News) with an integrated package of workstation management services to support the company’s engineering for the landmark F-35 JSF aircraft program. Under a contract, terms of which were not disclosed, EDS will integrate, deploy and manage the workstations and servers upon which the company’s product lifecycle management (PLM) software runs. The EDS solution will support approximately 1,000 Northrop Grumman engineers who are designing and engineering sections of the F-35 aircraft. The contract was finalized during the third quarter and included in EDS’ new contract totals for that quarter.

4 Nov 02. EADS has successfully completed the on-time development of the software-based command and weapons control system for the German Navy’s F 124 class air defence frigate. The First of Class, the Frigate “Sachsen”, has been delivered to the Federal Office of Technology and Procurement (BWB) on 31 October 2002.

1 Nov 02. EADS has announced that the company will be partnered by MBDA for the weapon interface of its recently submitted IGBAD proposal. (See BATTLESPACE UPDATE Vol.4 ISSUE 44, November 1st 2002).

4 Nov 02. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a one-year, $98.5m contract for Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.
The contract announced today is the third year of the six-year TSSR program. Awarded two years ago, the original TSSR contract has a total value of more than $500m and includes options that could extend Northrop Grumman’s participation on this program to more than 20 years. Based on the company’s successful performance, the Air Force has already extended the contract period to seven years.

4 Nov 02. Primagraphics has won a record US$4.4m contract from Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) to supply radar input and scan converter systems. Primagraphics’ equipment will be integrated by engineers at AMS(Farlington, Portsmouth, England) with the new flat panel displays, processors and software that will be fitted to the command and control consoles on board every one of the British Royal Navy’s fleet of Type 42 destroyers. The first ship to be upgraded with the new equipment will be HMS Gloucester.

2 Nov 02. Radstone Technology, and Green Hills Software Inc., a leading real-time operating system provider, announce a partnership to provide the Green Hills INTEGRITY(r) operating system on Radstone single board computers, and selected network and comms products. The availability of Green Hills INTEGRITY on Radstone hardware offers customers optimum total solutions for reliable operation of the most demanding applications in harsh environments. INTEGRITY’s innovative and security orientated design is complemented by Radstone’s advanced ruggedisation techniques and deployed test firmware, together providing maximum operational confidence.

15 Oct 02. The U.S. Army Communications – Electronics Command (CECOM), has contracted with IdaTech to develop two, 2 kW fuel cell systems to power an array of communications and other electronic equipment on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV – pronounced Hum-vee). One of the mobile APUs will be integrated with the HMMWV-based Command, Control & C

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