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Pentagon’s Top Innovator, Dr. Tony Tether, Joins Sigma Space Board of Directors

LANHAM, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pentagon's former innovator, Dr. Tony Tether, joined Sigma Space distinguished and growing Board of Directors. Tether served for eight years as the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects.

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Israeli Modified 767 Tanker for Colombia Seen

Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been modifying at least one Boeing (BA) 767 aircraft to be a tanker for the Colombian Air Force. The major difference between this aircraft and the KC-X the U.S. Air Force is buying is that it doesn’t rely on a boom for refueling but just the drogue and hose system.

A photo of the aircraft named “Jupiter” was taken recently and posted at Airliners.net. It may be found here.

The aircraft is painted in the correct national markings and has camouflage. It has a pod under each wing for the drogue to refuel aircraft.

Boeing is proposing a version of their 767 aircraft for the KC-X as well as building tankers for Italy and Japan. IAI’s product demonstrates that the 767 is certainly flexible enough to be modified for the tanker mission. It also raises the question about why the new tanker for the Air Force has taken so long to get off of the ground.

Contracts for October 29, 2010



NAVY

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Monroeville, Pa., is being awarded a $303,472,860 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2102) for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pa. (72.3 percent), and Schenectady, N.Y. (27.7 percent). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. No completion date or additional information is provided on contracts supporting the naval nuclear propulsion program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $174,486,588 cost-plus-fixed fee contract modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2118) to exercise an option for lead yard services and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. The contract provides lead yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update, and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post shakedown availability period. The contractor will also provide all engineering and related lead yard services necessary for direct maintenance and support of Virginia-class ship specifications. This contract option brings the cumulative value of the contract to $346,340,280. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (91.1 percent); Newport News, Va. (4.0 percent); Quonset, R.I (3.5 percent); and Newport, R.I. (1.4 percent). Work is expected to be completed by October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., LLC, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $45,183,480 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-09-D-0021) for services in support of the commercial air services program, which provides contractor owned and operated Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft to Navy fleet customers for a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities. This provides for training shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew how to counter potential enemy electronic warfare and electronic attack operations in today’s electronic combat environment. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va. (45 percent), Pt. Mugu, Calif. (35 percent), and various locations outside the continental United States (20 percent). Work is expected to be completed in October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $18,125,727 for engineering technical services in support of the Egyptian Air Force’s H-2 program under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services to be provided include in-country support for operational mission requirements. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn. (90 percent), and Alexandria, Egypt (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0008).

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $17,655,028 fixed-price contract for two refurbished and upgraded rolling airframe missile (RAM) MK 49 Mod 3 guided missile launch systems (GMLS) with associated hardware for LPD-26 and one new Mod 3 GMLS for Egyptian fast missile craft. The RAM MK 31 guided missile weapon system (GMWS) is a NATO cooperative development and production program between the participating governments (PGs) of the United States and Germany, developed in response to the need for an anti-ship missile (ASM) defense system. The MK 31 GMWS is comprised of the MK 44 guided missile round pack and the MK 49 GMLS. The PGs operate under a memorandum of understanding which establishes business principles for program execution along with contracting and financial agreements for the RAM Program. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $32,831,780. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (37.1 percent) and the government of Egypt (62.9 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by January 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2404).

IAP World Services, Inc., Cape Canaveral, Fla., is being awarded a $17,426,215 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40080-07-D-0470) to exercise Option 4 for base operating support services at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Webster Outlying Field, and Solomons Recreation Center. The work to be performed provides for base operating support services including all labor, supervision, management, tools, materials, equipment, facilities, transportation, and other items necessary to provide facility, refuse collection, swimming pools, wastewater, water and environmental maintenance services. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $72,591,424. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md.; St. Inigoes, Md.; Solomons, Md.; and Point Lookout, Md. Work is expected to be completed by October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineer Command, Washington, Public Works Department, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,122,028 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of long-lead-time materials in support of LPD 26 integrated shipboard electronics. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2404).

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $6,507,857 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4301) for ship forces duties aboard medium auxiliary repair dry dock (non self-propelled) (ARDM-4) shipping port during the vessel’s service craft overhaul and recertification; protection and operation of the Navy’s floating dry dock ARDM-4; and organizational level repairs and preservation of ARDM-4 at Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn., and Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va. (50 percent), and New London, Conn. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $1,626,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

ITT Industries, Inc., Systems Division, Cape Canaveral, Fla., was awarded a maximum $74,628,309 contract modification which will provide a space life range systems contract extension for one base year which is Nov. 1, 2010 through Oct. 31, 2011; two six-month options (Nov. 1. 2011 through April 30, 2012; or May 1 through Oct. 31, 2012). At this time, $23,295,379 has been obligated. SMC SLG/PK, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (F04701-01-C-0001; P00693).

Boeing Co., Wichita, Kan., was awarded a $35,593,778 contract to provide heavy maintenance for the 2011 VC-25 aircraft 9000, a special mission aircraft that provides air transportation to the President, Vice President, cabinet members and other dignitaries on a worldwide basis, and is stationed at the 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. At this time, $35,593,778 has been obligated. 727 ACSG/PKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-09-C-0005; P00019).

L3 Communication Integrated Systems, Greeneville, Texas, was awarded an estimated $24,055,224 contract modification which will provide airborne information management system Phase III installation. At this time, an estimated $24,055,224 has been obligated. 727 ACSG/PKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-08-C-0005; P00047).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Newtown, Penn., was awarded a $10,709,047 contract modification which will provide on-orbit operations and sustainment for the PGS IIR satellites, for one year beginning Nov. 1, 2010 through Oct. 31, 2011. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/GPSW/PK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8823-10-C-0002; PO0001).

L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., was awarded an $8,648,945 contract which will acquire aircraft maintenance support services for wing and site training devices, ground instructional training aircraft, historical/static display aircraft, and maintenance of the 80th Flying Training Wing. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. AETC CONS/LGCK, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-1-C-0001).

L3 Communications Integrated Systems, Greenville, Texas, was awarded an $8,250,535 contract which will acquire prime mission equipment programmed depot maintenance in support of the Peace Pioneer program. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WINK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-08-G-3000; 0020).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $7,926,738 contract modification which will procure the installation of a retrofit to add additional capability to the F-22 weapons and tactics trainers. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WWUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.(FA8611-08-C-2897; PO0045).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., Akron, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $19,773,635 firm-fixed-price contract for electricity. Other locations of performance are Catoctin Mountain Park and Fort Detrick. Using services are Army and federal civilian agencies. There were originally 91 proposals solicited with 16 responses. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-8006).

Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., Appleton, Wis., is being awarded a maximum $13,319,696 firm-fixed-price contract for aerial firefighting vehicles. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There were originally three proposals solicited with two responses. The date of performance completion is June 25, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM500-01-D-0062-0082).

Hughes Successfully Demonstrates HX ExpertNMS System at U.S. and Coalition Military R&D Trials — Press Release

Hughes Successfully Demonstrates HX ExpertNMS System at U.S. and Coalition Military R&D Trials

Network Management System’s Intuitive and Interactive Interface Facilitates Rapid Mission Operations

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 28

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today it has received positive results from trials of its HX ExpertNMS™ network management system for a unit of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and a Coalition country military unit. HX ExpertNMS is a full-featured capability of the commercially successful Hughes HX System, enabling efficient management and optimization of network performance through an intuitive, graphical interface to an advanced set of monitoring and diagnostic tools. The HX System supports any mix of fixed, at-the-halt, or on-the-move satellite communications in star or mesh network configurations.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of our trials with U.S. and Coalition military forces,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. “Our HX ExpertNMS sets a new standard in network management and usability, with rapid setup and advanced diagnostic tools that promptly identify any disruptions that may occur. In addition, HX ExpertNMS leverages Hughes’ vast R&D and operational experience in optimizing broadband satellite networks, providing an expert engineer for 24/7 support via our NetGuardian capability.”

ExpertNMS sets up rapidly through its step-by-step installation wizard, allowing military users to quickly complete assignments and move from one location to the next. A quick-view dashboard diagnostics tool immediately identifies any problems or bandwidth issues that may arise.

For more information on the HX System and HX ExpertNMS, visit http://defense.hughes.com/platforms-and-technologies/hx-system.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2010 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes, HughesNet, and HX ExpertNMS are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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ITT Tops Third-Quarter Earnings Forecast and Raises Full-Year Adjusted Guidance

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today reported 2010 third-quarter revenue of $2.6 billion and net income of $145 million, or $0.78 per share. Income from continuing operations was $12 million, or $0.07 per share. Excluding the impact of special items, income from continuing operations for the quarter was $200 million, or $1.08 per share, representing 6 percent year-over-year growth. “Our outstanding results this quarter reflect strong revenue growth in our commer

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Continued Small Arms Purchases by U.S. from ATK

Since 9/11 the U.S. military has been heavily engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq. They have also helped those two countries rebuild their armed forces. One of the main items that has been acquired to support these operations is small arms ammunition. Not only has the U.S. and its Allies gone through a great deal of it in the standard 5.56, 7.62 and 12.7 but they have needed Soviet sized rounds for the Iraqi and Afghan military.

ATK (ATK) has been one of the major beneficiaries of this demand. ATK from its own facilities and ones it operates for the U.S. Defense Department has supplied several billion rounds of ammunition this decade. They have also been contracted to purchase Soviet sized rounds from producers in Europe and Asia for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. This production has required investment in production capability while also developing improved ammunition for the U.S.

The latest contract the company has received were only announced this week and are worth over $200 million. These orders include several hundred million of the new M855 cartridge used in the M4 and the M16 rifles. These are standard equipment for U.S. Soldiers and Marines.

The M855 is improved to provide better performance including penetration of hard targets. It is also considered more “green” as it does not have a lead core like most other bullets. The M855 was developed partly due to complaints about the M4 rifle’s short barrel and its effect on performance in combat situations.

Photo from U.S. Air Force via gopal1035 flickr photostream.

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Harris Corporation Awarded $64 Million Continuation Contract for U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network Program — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $64 Million Continuation Contract for U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network Program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

Highlights:

* Harris will continue to deliver superior IT operations and maintenance services to the NSOM program.
* This award demonstrates Harris’ core capabilities in mission-critical IT operations and maintenance support.
* This third option was awarded based on the Harris team’s strong past performance on the program.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded the third option year of its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program by the U.S. Air Force, valued at $64 million.

Under this option, Harris will continue to provide operations and maintenance support to the 50th Space Wing’s Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) at locations around the world. The initial contract for the NSOM program was awarded in January of 2008 and contained a six-month base contract and six one-year options for a total potential value of $416 million. This latest one-year option brings the overall value of the program to date to $218 million for Harris.

“Harris is proud to be a trusted partner for the U.S. Air Force on this mission,” said John Heller, president of Harris IT Services. “The award of this option demonstrates our continued success delivering superior support to the 50th Space Wing for this critical network.”

The AFSCN, based on Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, is responsible for the launch, operation, control, and maintenance of space programs managed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other national security space organizations. Specifically, the AFSCN oversees satellite control centers, worldwide tracking stations, and test facilities that maintain frequent communications with a variety of satellite constellations to ensure smooth operations while in orbit, as well as enable readiness simulation, launch, and early orbit support.

The Harris-led NSOM team is comprised of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Faith Enterprises Incorporated, ASRC Aerospace, Arctic Slope World Services, Avaya Government Solutions, and Gunther Douglas.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Contracts for October 28, 2010



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Sopakco, Inc., Mullins, S.C., is being awarded a maximum $74,725,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery type contract for meals, ready to eat. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were originally three proposals solicited with three responses. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2010. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM3S1-06-D-Z104).

Ameriqual Group, LLC, dba Ameriqual Packaging, Evansville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $72,900,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery type contract for meals, ready to eat. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were originally three proposals solicited with three responses. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2010. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM3S1-06-D-Z103).

The Wornick Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $40,905,645 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery type contract for meals, ready to eat. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were originally three proposals solicited with three responses. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2010. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM3S1-06-D-Z105).

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $48,107,835 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2229) for additional planning and advanced engineering services in support of the LHA replacement (LHA[R]) Flight 0 amphibious assault ship (LHA 7). Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by May 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications Flight International, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $24,643,046 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-09-D-0018) for services in support of the commercial air services (CAS) program, which provides contractor owned and operated aircraft to Navy fleet customers and other Department of Defense agencies for tanking of Navy and other government agencies, in support of Foreign Military Sales cases, government contractors, and other CAS aircraft capable of a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities to train shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew how to counter potential enemy electronic warfare and electronic attack operations in today’s electronic combat environment. Work will be performed in various locations throughout the United States (East Coast, 45 percent; West Coast, 35 percent), and outside the continental United States (20 percent). Work is expected to be completed in October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Electronics Systems, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $6,838,774 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-07-G-0001) for the repair and upgrade of the AN/AAS-52 turreted system for image intensified sensors and eye safe laser range finders for the special projects aircraft. Order provides for new system development, product improvement, sustainment, and repair services for the electro-optical systems. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed in October 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Conducts Validation Testing on the Advanced Ruggedized HULC™ Robotic Exoskeleton — Press Release

Lockheed Martin Conducts Validation Testing on the Advanced Ruggedized HULC™ Robotic Exoskeleton

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently began laboratory testing of an improved next-generation design of its HULC™ advanced robotic exoskeleton. The testing brings HULC a step closer to readiness to support troops on the ground and others who must carry heavy loads.

HULC is an untethered, battery powered, hydraulic-actuated anthropomorphic exoskeleton capable of performing deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting with minimal human exertion. It is designed to transfer the weight from heavy loads to the ground through the robotic legs of the lower-body exoskeleton, taking the weight off of the operator. An advanced onboard micro-computer ensures the exoskeleton moves in concert with the operator.

The ruggedized HULC system incorporates multiple design changes to increase reliability and performance in operational environments. New environmental sealing and packaging give the system’s electronics increased protection from natural elements and battlefield hazards. Lockheed Martin also leveraged commonly-used, military-standard rechargeable batteries to increase operational run time.

The testing now under way will validate the ruggedized system’s capabilities and reliability in a variety of simulated battlefield conditions. “Each of Lockheed Martin’s enhancements to the ruggedized HULC design was carefully planned to maintain peak system performance and alleviate physical burdens that can hinder the user’s mission success,” said Rich Russell, director of Sensors, Data Links and Advanced Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “The design improvements we implemented on the ruggedized exoskeleton prove our commitment to providing the Warfighter with an innovative solution that improves endurance and reduces the risk of injury.”

Lockheed Martin further refined the HULC’s form and fit, allowing the operator to adapt to the exoskeleton in less time. The ruggedized structure allows for rapid, repeatable adjustments to the torso and thigh length, without special tools, to better suit a wider variety of users. It also conforms to the body and incorporates lumbar padding for comfort and support. Additionally, the upgraded HULC features improved control software to better track the user’s movements.

Biomechanical, dynamic load and environmental verification evaluations of the ruggedized HULC are under way. Treadmill testing will measure anticipated decreases in metabolic cost as the HULC assists the user with heavy loads. Sand, wind, rain, temperature and humidity testing will replicate harsh environments and verify combat durability.

HULC is one of several technologies that Lockheed Martin is developing to support ground Soldiers. Lockheed Martin is a total systems solution provider to the military, including wearable situational awareness, a broad range of mobility assistance systems and power management systems. Lockheed Martin is also exploring exoskeleton designs to support industrial and medical applications.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.

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FedSources Unveils “Army EAGLE Reality Check”

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FedSources releases "Army EAGLE Reality Check", a new FedSources Analysis report that uncovers and clarifies points of confusion within the upcoming Army EAGLE contract.

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Research and Markets: The Black Book of Outsourcing: State of the $600 Billion Annual Outsourcing Industry in 2010

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/294c4c/the_black_book_of) has announced the addition of the "The Black Book of Outsourcing: State of the Outsourcing Industry 2010" report to their offering. Introduction The global outsourcing market is worth in excess of $600 billion annually. This report combines primary research on customer satisfaction with assessments of market activity to present a multi-faceted view of the outsourcing industry today

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BAE Systems Reaches Milestone with Modernized Howitzer Vehicles

YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems has delivered seven Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) prototype vehicles to the U.S. Army on schedule. PIM is the latest howitzer in the M109 Paladin family of vehicles. BAE Systems was awarded a $63.9 million research and development contract in August 2009 to produce five Self Propelled Howitzers and two Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked vehicles. The first prototype vehicle was unveiled earlier this year in January. “This landmark is really a testament of

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Sparton Awarded $3 Million Q125 Sonobuoy Subcontract

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) announces the award of a $3 million subcontract to manufacture sonobuoys for the United States Navy as part of the ERAPSCO joint venture. Work will be performed in Columbia City, IN and DeLeon Springs, FL. Under the ERAPSCO subcontract, Sparton will share fabrication, final assembly and testing of 1,000 AN/SSQ-125 (Q-125) sonobuoys to support United States Naval Antisubmarine Forces in littoral and deep water environments. The AN/

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Coalition for Government Procurement Names New President

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coalition for Government Procurement Names New President

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GTSI Wins Multi-Award FBI Contract

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ:GTSI) a systems integrator, solutions and services provider to the government, announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has selected GTSI as one of the winners for an eight-year, ceiling of up to $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) contract. “This award is a clear signal that GTSI’s well earned reputation as a trusted partner is intact with a very important customer -- the FBI,” said Sand

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L-3 Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LLL) today reported diluted earnings per share (diluted EPS) of $2.07 for the quarter ended September 24, 2010 (2010 third quarter), compared to $2.12 for the quarter ended September 25, 2009 (2009 third quarter). The 2010 third quarter included a debt retirement charge, discussed below, of $0.03 per diluted share. The 2009 third quarter included a tax benefit of $0.22 per diluted share for a net reversal of amounts previously a

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AECOM to announce fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results on Nov. 11

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, will release results for its fourth quarter and full 2010 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2010, before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The company will host a conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, during which management will make a bri

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AECOM to announce fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results on Nov. 11

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, will release results for its fourth quarter and full 2010 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2010, before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The company will host a conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, during which management will make a bri

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Is CACI the Future of U.S. Defense Contracting?

The big U.S. defense contractors have been announcing earnings for the most recent quarter this week with mixed results. Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) reported flat or losses but Boeing was buoyed by commercial programs while Northrop Grumman (NOC) and General Dynamics (GD) saw increases. GD is finally seeing an uptick in their executive jet business which helped and Northrop has been pessimistic for the future due to declining defense budgets exploring a sale of their military shipbuilding assets.

CACI (CACI) on the other hand reported a record quarter. Earnings increased twenty percent compared to the year before to $28.7 million. The company projected that for the full year they will make in the $4.00 range per share with an increase in revenue of $0.5 to $2.0 billion.

CACI unlike the big U.S. defense contractors who build large hardware programs as their core business provides intelligence and information technology services to the Defense Department and other parts of the U.S. government. While the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has begun initiatives to cut back on service contracts these tend to be in the areas of logistic and technical support to the military rather then IT or intelligence which aids CACI.

Many of the big defense contractors have been moving into these fields through acquisitions. Boeing, Lockheed as well as the British defense giant BAE Systems (BAE: LSE) have recently acquired small or mid-size intelligence contractors to improve their exposure. The U.S. and its Allies continue to invest in unmanned assets for ISR missions that will require substantial expansion of their ability to exploit all of the information being collected. This is where CACI and the other defense contractors see growth.

The U.S. defense budget will most likely decline in real terms in the near future. The ship building and aviation investment are already showing signs of being limited to just a few programs but the Pentagon will still need to develop the new technologies that have come to a forefront during the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the Pentagon’s investment in large acquisition programs continues to decline expect to see more focus on these areas of defense support.

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Glimmerglass Networks Signs Sales and Marketing Agreement with Exallis for Southern and Southeastern Europe

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exallis will market and sell Glimmerglass products across Southern and Southeastern Europe. Exallis specializes in telecom Next Generation Networking (NGN) technology solutions

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Glimmerglass Networks sigla una partnership con Exallis per vendita e marketing in Europa meridionale e Balcani

HAYWARD, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glimmerglass Networks, fornitore di spicco di soluzioni intelligenti per la gestione del livello ottico, ha annunciato oggi che Exallis si occuperà del marketing e della vendita dei prodotti Glimmerglass in tutta l’Europa meridionale e sud-orientale. Exallis è specializzata nell'offerta di soluzioni per sistemi di telecomunicazione e nell’agevolazione delle transizioni alla tecnologia di rete di prossima generazione (Next Generation Networking, NGN). “Exalli

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General Dynamics’ Profit Rises, Supported by Gulfstream Gains

General Dynamics said it delivered 23 Gulfstream planes in the third quarter, up from 17 a year earlier.

Missile Defense Agency Selects Raytheon to Provide New Missile Defense Radar — Press Release

Missile Defense Agency Selects Raytheon to Provide New Missile Defense Radar

$190 million award for eighth AN/TPY-2 radar

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 27, 2010

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $190 million fixed price incentive fee contract to construct, integrate and test a new Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radar. The AN/TPY-2 is the most capable and reliable radar currently deployed to defend against the ballistic missile threat.

“The AN/TPY-2 provides a critical Ballistic Missile Defense capability for the warfighter,” said David Gulla, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems. “We continue to partner with MDA to drive more affordability across our programs and enable a more rapid delivery of solutions into theater. We will continue to partner with our customer community and identify opportunities for increased cost savings and efficiencies.”

This will be the eighth AN/TPY-2 Raytheon has built for MDA. Raytheon delivered the seventh earlier this year, on cost and ahead of schedule. These radars are deployed by MDA for forward operations to deter, dissuade, and if necessary, enable defeat of enemy ballistic missiles, as well as to support test and development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Raytheon’s AN/TPY-2 provides a common mission capability: in terminal-based mode with the THAAD Fire Control Center in support of the THAAD weapon system, and in a forward-based mode with Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications, enabling MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a phased array radar, capable of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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Contracts for October 27, 2010



NAVY

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Newport News, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $67,145,839 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (62793-07-C-0001) for continuation of fiscal 2011 advance planning efforts to prepare and make ready for the defueling and inactivation of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and its reactor plants. This effort will provide for all advanced planning, shipchecks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete by Sept. 30, 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $50,411,925 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for United States/United Kingdom fiscal 2011 underwater launcher system support. This contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the total contract amount to $63,102,296. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. (82 percent); Bangor, Wash. (8 percent); Kings Bay, Ga. (8 percent); Bremerton, Wash. (1 percent); and Norfolk, Va. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $46,293,697 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Navy Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00030-11-C-0004).

AIR FORCE

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a maximum $9,000,000 follow-on contract for avionics sustaining engineering services for the C/KC-135 series aircraft fleet. At this time, nothing has been obligated. OO-ALC/GKCK, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8105-11-D-0001).

ARMY

GM GDLS Defense Group, LLC, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Oct. 22 a $8,340,249 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract action cuts the modified hull design (double-v hull) into the production of an additional 46 Stryker vehicles. The double-v hull is an integrated solution that provides improved protection levels to support operations in the Operation Enduring Freedom area of responsibility. Work is to be performed in London, Canada (50 percent), and Anniston, Ala. (50 percent), with an estimated completion date of Feb. 29, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM, CCTA-AIP, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-M112).

AUSA Honors L3′s Michael T. Strianese with Prestigious John W. Dixon Award

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) today presented L-3 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Strianese with the John W. Dixon Award at the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Strianese received the award for the company’s ongoing contributions to the U.S. armed forces and the defense industry. The award was presented at the AUSA Sustaining Member Reception and Luncheon by retired General Gordon D. Sullivan, USA, President

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