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WTO Report States Boeing Received Illegal Aid Effect on KC-X Undetermined

In the latest round of the back-and-forth at the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the United States and the European Union (EU) over airline development and sales the report on Boeing (BA) was leaked to the press and found that the Chicago based company received illegal subsidies from the U.S. Government and four states. In September this finding was also leaked as a preliminary to the completion of the final report.

Earlier last year the WTO had ruled in favor of the U.S. in their complaint about launch aid for EADS’ (EADS:P) Airbus products. Since that time there have been those in Congress trying to rewrite acquisition law and regulations so that the illegal aid to EADS would be taken into account in the upcoming KC-X new aerial tanker decision on which Boeing and EADS submitted bids for the initial $39 billion contract.

The findings by the WTO that both sides provided illegal aid that caused unfair competition to the other should lead to negotiations to settle the matter. The normal WTO punishment of having the losing company pay back the economic affect on the other will probably not happen due to the large amounts involved.

The two decisions may aid the Pentagon in deciding the KC-X contract as it possibly removes the issue from the competition and might limit some chances for a protest by the loser. The Pentagon has made clear for months that it cannot take into account the WTO rulings in their source selection and evaluation hence the attempts by Boeing’s supporters in the legislative branch to change the rules.

Now with both bidders confirmed to have benefited from illegal subsidies of some sort it hopefully will remove the issue and allow a competition based on merits and meeting the requirements as defined by the Air Force and Defense Department.

OSHKOSH TO DISPLAY M-ATV VEHICLE AT INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES — Press Release

OSHKOSH TO DISPLAY M-ATV VEHICLE AT INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES

LONDON, UK – 31st January 2011 – Industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armoured wheeled vehicles, Oshkosh Defence will be showcasing their M-ATV vehicle capabilities at International Armoured Vehicles Exhibition, taking place on the 7th to the 11th February, at the ExCel Centre, London.

As calls from across the globe cry out for improved equipment to be provided to troops in Afghanistan, Oshkosh have released the latest addition to the M-ATV family of armoured vehicles with deliveries scheduled to take place in May 2011, and orders of collective ceiling price of hitting nearly $55 million.

Oshkosh will be exhibiting the new M-ATV SFV, designed to support the most challenging tactical operations in rugged and mountainous off-road environments. It’s proven for harsh terrains, proven to save lives & proven to accomplish missions. Oshkosh developers have ensured that alterations carried out are specific to the needs of U.S Special Forces, including a modified cargo deck, intended to accept specialized equipment based on each mission’s requirements, and larger front windscreens for increased visibility.

The exhibition, which is taking place alongside the main conference at International Armoured Vehicles, is attracting a huge amount of interest from the defence community, with over 100 exhibitors signed up already. Oshkosh will be joined by an array of the biggest names with vehicle manufacturers including Force Protection, Paramount Group, Iveco Defence Vehicles, and Nexter.

At a time when military, political and industrial imperatives come to the fore, International Armoured Vehicles is an event that is pertinent to Armoured Vehicle Community.

Visit http://www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com for further details about the conference.

Contact:
Rohan Verma

Exhibitions Marketing Manager

10th Annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference

+44 (0) 207 368 9539
[email protected]

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Statement from Kaman Corporation, On the Death of Company Founder, Charles Huron Kaman

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS:KAMN) released the following statement today from Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of our founder and Chairman Emeritus, Charles H. Kaman. Mr. Kaman passed away peacefully this morning. “Charlie Kaman, as he was affectionately known by so many, was a bona fide aviation pioneer and helicopters were his first love. He founded Kaman Aircraft

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Contracts for January 31, 2011



NAVY

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $198,711,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm mortar ammunition for the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fire Support System. Work will be performed in La Ferte, Saint-Aubin, France (50 percent); St. Petersburg, Fla. (22 percent); Camden, Ark. (18 percent); Lexington, Ky. (10 percent); and is expected to be completed by January 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps System Contracting Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-1011).

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Jan 28 an $84,461,923 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Support will include operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additional efforts will include software design and implementation as well as systems integration, test and evaluation and demonstration. This contract is one of four contracts awarded: all four awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This two year contract includes three 12-month, award-term periods for a total potential value of $219,029,153. Work is expected to be performed at government and contractor sites in the San Diego area, and the base award work is expected to be completed Jan. 30, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with 14 offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0034).

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., was awarded on Jan 28 a $78,404,547 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Support will include operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additional efforts will include software design and implementation as well as systems integration, test and evaluation and demonstration. This contract is one of four contracts awarded: all four awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This two year contract includes three 12-month, award-term periods for a total potential value of $204,309,529. Work is expected to be performed at government and contractor sites in the San Diego area, and the base award work is expected to be completed Jan. 30, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with 14 offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0032).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Jan 28 a $77,446,798 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Support will include operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additional efforts will include software design and implementation as well as systems integration, test and evaluation and demonstration. This contract is one of four contracts awarded: all four awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This two year contract includes three 12-month, award-term periods for a total potential value of $200,105,828. Work is expected to be performed at government and contractor sites in the San Diego area, and the base award work is expected to be completed Jan. 30, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with 14 offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0033).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded on Jan 28 a $71,580,877 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Support will include operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additional efforts will include software design and implementation as well as systems integration, test and evaluation and demonstration. This contract is one of four contracts awarded: all four awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This two year contract includes three 12-month, award-term periods for a total potential value of $189,355,741. Work is expected to be performed at government and contractor sites in the San Diego area, and the base award work is expected to be completed Jan. 30, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with 14 offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0031).

Chugach World Services, Inc.*, Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $32,144,232 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40192-09-D-9000) to exercise option year two for housing operations and maintenance and change of occupancy maintenance services at Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base Guam. The work to be performed provides for management and housing operations to maintain and repair family housing units, bachelor housing units, Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS; formerly Visitors Quarters), and provide any services, maintenance and change of occupancy maintenance in both vacant and occupied family housing units, bachelor housing units, and NGIS units. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $65,647,778. Work will be performed in various Naval and Air Force housing areas on Guam, and is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,918,581modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms: AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent); Miramar, Calif. (18 percent); and Kanehoe Bay, Hawaii (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in February 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $15,918,581 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $7,890,519 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0009) for the F404 component improvement program to include engineering and engine system improvement support. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., and is expected to be completed in December 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.

AIR FORCE

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., was awarded a $203,039,359 contract modification to cover sustaining services including logistics support, program management support, engineering services, spares and technical data in support of the C-130J propulsion systems which include the AE 2100D3 engine and R-391 propeller systems. This modification is to exercise option four, year five. At this time, $49,557,415.99 has been obligated. WR-ALC/GRBKA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8504-07-D-0001 0500).

The Boeing Co., Wichita, Kan., was awarded a $134,000,000 contract modification which will provide for the heavy maintenance for 2011 VC-25 aircraft 9000. The Special Air Mission aircraft provide air transportation for the president and is one of two assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. At this time, $86,826,594 has been obligated. 727ACSG/PKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-09-C-0005 P00023).

The Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Ga., was awarded a $69,804,474 contract modification to cover sustaining services including logistics support, program management support, engineering services, repairs, spares and technical data in support of the C-130J unique systems. This modification will exercise option two, years six through eight. At this time, $19,977,826 has been obligated. WR-ALC/GRBKA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8504-06-D-0001-P00015).

The McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., was awarded a $17,205,250 contract modification which will incorporate the landing gear overhaul long lead scrap replacement material for the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004 P00385).

The Raytheon Co., Tuscon, Ariz., was awarded a $15,000,000 contract for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile technical support for systems engineering, small software enhancements, test support, maintenance and modification of special test assets, support to the Navy hardware in the loop simulation, aircraft integration, and other technical engineering requirements. At this time, no money has been obligated. AAC/EBAK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-11-D-0050).

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., was awarded an $11,800,000 contract modification which provides funding for the annual C-32A and C-40B/C sustaining engineering (Jan. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2011). At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLVK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-01-D-0013).

Digital Management, Inc., Bethesda, Md., was awarded a $9,912,741 contract. This effort is for research, and to execute the adoption of trusted computing technologies through a multifaceted and sustained operation that combines both technology and communications strategy and execution. This effort will research, provide analysis, survey, develop, test, demonstrate and provide detailed technology roadmap development, architecture Investigation, and strategic technical outreach of current and emerging trusted computing technologies being developed within government, commercial, and academic sectors. At this time, $565,000 has been obligated. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKE, Rome, N.Y. is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0075).

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., St, Louis, Mo., was awarded a $8,896,882.80 contract to provide the Tunner 60K Loader, an air cargo transporter/loader designed to transport and load up to six pallets with a total combined weight of 60 thousand pounds. It has a high reach capability, up to 8.5 feet, and can interface with military and civilian reserve fleet aircraft. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. WR-ALC/GRVKBA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8519-04-D-006-0074).

Ellwood National Forge Co., Irvine, Penn., was awarded a $8,693,745 contract for 85 each bomb live units (BLU)-113 empty bomb bodies that will then be shipped to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to be loaded, assembled and packed with required filler. It is a hardened 4,500 pound class penetration bomb used on military aircraft B-2A, B-52H and F-15E aircraft. The BLU-113 has a steel casing about 1-inch thick, filled with 625 pounds of the explosive, tritonal (filler). BLU-113 is a warhead used in thegGuided bomb unit (GBU)-28 A/B and B/B. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. OO-ALC/GHGKA, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-11-C-0026).

ARMY

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Mass., was awarded on Jan. 28 a $51,532,541 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for engineering services for the Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept On Target Missile. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass.; Burlington, Mass.; El Segundo, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; Norfolk, Va.; and Tewksbury, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-09-C-0057).

Miltec Corp., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on Jan. 28 a $20,302,964 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This award will provide for research, development and validation of structural health monitoring technology and methodology, which can be used for current and future military air vehicles. Work will be performed in Oxford, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through a Broad Agency Announcement with one bid received. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi Contracting Division, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-11-C-0055).

Federal Program Integrators, LLC, Corpus Christi, Texas, was awarded on Jan. 28 a $12,700,020 firm-fixed-price contract. This award will provide for an airman training complex (ATC) - North Campus for dormitory ATC 1 and dormitory ATC 2 under small business packages. Work will be performed in Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 20, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-C-0009).

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Jan. 28 a $10,824,917 firm-fixed-price contract. This award will provide for “the Beach Fill, Absecon Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Atlantic City and Ventnor City, Atlantic County, N.J.” Work will be performed in Atlantic City, N.J., and Ventnor City, N.J., with an estimated completion date of May 9, 2011. Twenty-nine bids were solicited with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Philadelphia, Penn., is the contracting activity (W912BU-11-C-0008).

Tencate Advanced Armor USA, Inc., Newark, Ohio, was awarded on Jan. 26 an $8,090,400 firm-fixed-price contract. This award will provide for small arms protective inserts for Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Newark, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2011. Four bids were solicited with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-08-D-0063).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Timken Aerospace Transmissions, LLC, Manchester, Conn. is being awarded a maximum $25,523,625 firm-fixed-price contract for gearbox assembly. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There were originally two proposals solicited with two responses. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-11-D-0034).

SPX Precision Components, Newington, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $20,338,620 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for main rotor swash plate assembly. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-11-D-0041).

River Trading Co., Ltd., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $14,459,652 firm-fixed-price contract for delivery of bituminous coal. Other locations of performance are in West Virginia. Using services are Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were originally 171 proposals solicited with 11 responses. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0651).

SPX Precision Components, Newington, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $8,384,750 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for main rotor mast. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-11-D-0035-0001).

Boeing Co., Saint Louis, Mo., is being awarded a maximum $8,100,000 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for shock strut assemblies. Other location of performance is Arizona. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Feb. 28, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPM4A1-09-G-0004-ZB14).

River Trading Company, Ltd.*, Maple Grove, Minn., is being awarded a maximum $5,091,000 firm-fixed-price contract for delivery of bituminous coal. Other location of performance is West Virginia. Using service is Army. There were originally 171 proposals solicited with 11 responses. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0650).

*Small business

Military Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future of Canadian Search and Rescue at IDGA’s SAR Canada

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces the Search and Rescue Canada Summit scheduled for April 11 – 13, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario. Members from the Canadian Coast Guard (Department of Fisheries and Oceans), Department of National Defence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Volunteer SAR Organisations convene in Ottawa this April to discuss and evaluate the current and future state of SAR technology and development. IDGA’s SAR Canadian Summit

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Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Program Wins Defense Logistics Best PBL Implementation Award

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AAI announces the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System program has received the Best PBL (Performance Based Logistics) Implementation award at the 7th Annual Defense Logistics Awards Ceremony.

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AeroVironment Receives $7.8 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Digital Module Upgrade Kits

MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $7,800,003 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army on January 25, 2011. The order comprises 919 digital module upgrade kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The upgrade kits allow digital Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate using a different frequency band than provided by the stock configuration. Funding for this order was appropriated for RQ-11B R

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AeroVironment Receives $7.8 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Digital Module Upgrade Kits

MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $7,800,003 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army on January 25, 2011. The order comprises 919 digital module upgrade kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The upgrade kits allow digital Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate using a different frequency band than provided by the stock configuration. Funding for this order was appropriated for RQ-11B R

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Bulova Technologies Awarded U.S. Army Purchasing Agreement and Files 10-K with SEC

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BLVT) (“Bulova Tech” or “the Company”) announced today the completion of its filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of its Form 10-K for the period ending September 30, 2010. Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. is now current with its required SEC filings. Additionally, Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bulova Technologies Ordnance Systems LLC has rec

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Health Net Federal Services Re-Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic Contract in Alamogordo, New Mexico

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), today announced it was re-awarded a contract by the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVHCS) to provide primary and preventive health care services to an estimated 1,200 enrolled Veterans in the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Alamogordo, N.M. The new contract became effective Dec. 23, 2010, with a one-year initial term and fo

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AWR Releases AWR Connected for ODB++ and Extends Reach of PCB Design

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AWR Connected for ODB++ PCB Layout Flow

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VSE Awarded Contract for U.S. Army Reserve Equipment Engineering, Maintenance and Logistics Readiness Support

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) reported today that the Engineering and Logistics Directorate of its Federal Group has been awarded a base year with four one-year options LOGWORLD task order with a potential value of $410 million to provide support services to the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC), and the 63rd and 88th Regional Support Commands (RSC). The scope of the work includes comprehensive services to provide nationwide depot-level maintenance sup

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Oshkosh Learns Some Hard Truths About Defense Contracting

Oshkosh (OSK) is the Wisconsin based manufacturer of heavy equipment such as concrete truck, fire engines, ambulances and selected military vehicles. Over the last few years they have been able to aggressively expand their military line including winning two major manufacturing contracts for support vehicles for the U.S. military.

Due to the downturn in the world’s economy since 2007 the company’s earnings and profits have been affected by declining demand for construction equipment and the decision by many governments not to invest in new vehicles. Starting in 2009 the winning of two major contracts for the U.S. Defense Department began to offset the losses from the commercial side of the company.

The MRAP-AT design submitted by Oshkosh won the contest for a new more maneuverable Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle for use in Afghanistan. This program earned the company over $4 billion in contracts and counting to build the base system and variants.

Oshkosh was also able to move production of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) from BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) plant in Sealy, TX. The FMTV trucks and trailers have been made for over a decade and are the standard transport vehicle for the U.S. Army and Marines. Thousands of new systems need to be purchased to replace those damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Afghanistan as the U.S. recapitalizes its equipment. The transfer of production was a serious blow to the town and BAE’s earnings in the U.S.

In 2009 the combination of these two contracts helped reduce the company’s losses. It was hoped that the improvement in the economy overall would help buoy commercial sales and soften the impact of any reduction in military business.

Most military hardware contracts have definitive quantities or length. The U.S. buys only a certain amount of items driven by requirements. Unlike commercial lines which can go on for decades if the product is good and continuously upgraded the total number of units purchased may be limited. Oshkosh is starting to face that with the MRAP-ATV. In the last quarter profit decreased over forty percent as that vehicle began its production decline.

The company still has thousands of FMTV systems to build but that program is very price conscious which is why Oshkosh was able to win it away from BAE. They were able to underbid the original manufacturer which is good for the Government but may not be that great for the company at least in the short term. Even though to meet the needs of the customer Oshkosh is ramping up hiring and expanding facilities. This too will put pressure on their earnings and profits.

Most large military contractors rely on supporting equipment once it is in service as well as winning the contracts to develop their replacements. With some types of systems like trucks it may be years before a follow-on program enters development. As the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan ends the demand for MRAP systems will decline. The U.S. is already struggling to fit them into their tactical organizations as they were a reaction to a certain threat and mission in operations since 2001.

Overall Oshkosh has done well with their defense business but they must find ways to continue their success. If not eventually they could be facing the same situation as BAE and Sealy.

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Contracts for January 28, 2011



NAVY

Composite Engineering Inc.*, Sacramento, Calif., is being awarded a $31,461,842 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, integration and test of the subsonic aerial target (SSAT). Work will be performed in Roseville, Calif. (58 percent), Sacramento, Calif. (20 percent), Wichita, Kan. (19 percent), and Palmdale, Calif. (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via electronic request for proposals; three offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0024).

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,310,976 option exercise modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6266) for the manufacture of hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (ARCI) System Improvement and Integration Program for SSGN 726 and 729, and SSN 781. ARCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf based hardware and software. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va. (70 percent), Clearwater, Fla. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2014. 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.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $7,839,198 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-D-0032) to exercise an option for technical and engineering services in support of the Special Communication Requirements Division of the Naval Air Warfare center Aircraft Division in support of DoD, Joint Service and other federal agencies communication – electronics advanced technology. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md. (70 percent) and St. Inigoes, Md. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

M A Federal, Inc. - doing business as iGov.com, McLean, Va., is being awarded an $12,265,866 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-10-F-4087) to exercise an option for lots two and three consisting of 60 tactical collaborative work suites (TCWS). Work will be performed at the contractor’s facilities located in Tampa, Fla. (80 percent) and McLean, Va. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed May 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Marietta, Ga. was awarded a $20,585,119 contract modification will provide interim contract support for the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8625-09-D-6485 0008)

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Marietta, Ga. was awarded a $16,906,275 contract modification which will exercise an option to purchase support equipment and spares for Iraq, as well as logistic support services for Norway. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLNNC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8625-06-C-6456)

Precision Turbines, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. was awarded a $14,400,000 contract which will provide C-38 contractor logistics support at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. OC-ALC/GKSKH, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity. (FA8106-11-C-0002)

The Boeing Company of Newark, Ohio was awarded a $9,862,352 contract which will provide Minuteman III guidance repair alignment test sets. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. OO-ALC/AFNWC/PKME, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity. (F42610-99-D-0006-0054)

Advanced Testing Technologies, Inc. of Hauppauge, N.Y. was awarded an $8,710,418 contract modification which will provide engineering services to develop test program sets and supplement technical order change pages for the AN/URC-107 Joint Tactical Information Distribution System. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 638 SCMG/PKBA, Robbins Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activity. (FA8539-10-F-0004-PO0004)

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Research and Markets: Australia Defence and Security Report Q1 2011: the Government Continues to Boost Its Military, with the Purchase of 12 New Submarines as Part of a US$44Bn Upgrade

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3cff0a/australia_defence) has announced the addition of the "Australia Defence and Security Report Q1 2011" report to their offering. Business Monitor International's Australia Defence and Security Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, defence and security associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence

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CDS Defence Support at International Armoured Vehicles exhibition — Press Release

CDS Defence Support at International Armoured Vehicles exhibition

CDS Defence Support will have an exhibition stand (stand nr 563) at International Armoured Vehicles, Excel London on 8-9 February 2011. Visitors will be able to find out more about the cost effective, mission-critical engineering support services that CDS provides to Prime Contractors, the Government and internationally.

“We employ hand-picked, highly qualified and vetted ex- military personnel giving us the capability to support major military equipment programmes, both for long term projects and Urgent Operational Requirements,” said CDS Defence Support Director, Richard Bradley.

CDS specialisms include bid support, technical publications, Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), training, information assurance and safety and risk consultancy. The company works to all military standards.

“CDS can provide bespoke project teams to be based on clients’ premises or any location worldwide,” added Mr Bradley.

The company is a Ministry of Defence approved supplier under the FATS/3 contract and operates BSI certified quality and information security management systems.

Over the past 40 years CDS has specialised in the provision of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), technical documentation and safety consultancy to organisations in the UK Defence Sector.

CDS has extensive experience of providing support services for a variety of armoured vehicle platforms such as: Mastiff; Wolfhound; Vixen Plus; R-WMIK and Foxhound.

“We hope that IAV will offer us an opportunity to demonstrate our innovative approach, speed to delivery and expertise in the armoured vehicles sector, to a diverse range of organisations looking to improve their support experience and effectiveness,” said Mr Bradley.

If you would like to know more please email [email protected] or call 0113 399 4020.

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Orbit International Corp. Receives Order for the E-2 Hawkeye Aircraft Valued in Excess of $600,000

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ:ORBT), an electronics manufacturer and software solution provider, today announced that its Orbit Instrument Division received an order in excess of $600,000 for data entry panels for the mission control in the E-2 Hawkeye, the all weather carrier-capable Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft, designed to give long-range warning of incoming aerial threats. Deliveries under this contract are expected to commence in the second qua

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L-1 Identity Solutions to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2010 Results on March 1, 2011

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ID), a leading provider of identity solutions and services, will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 before the market opens on March 1, 2011. In light of the Company's pending sale transactions, the Company will not hold a conference call to discuss these results nor provide 2011 financial expectations. For further detail on the Company’s financial results, interested parties s

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Major Defense Contactors Post Mixed Results

The latest quarterly earning reports are starting to come out from the big United States defense contractors and they have had mixed results. In many cases earnings and revenues are down although profits have been steady. Boeing (BA) due to issues with its commercial aviation side had a drop and did not perform as well as its peers.

Due to the ongoing delays with the 787 advanced airliner and the 747-800 transport aircraft both of which continue to have delayed entry into service as well as some declines in defense business Boeing reported an eight percent decrease in earnings. They were only about $1.16 billion or a decline of over $100 million from the previous year’s quarter. Revenue also dropped a similar amount to $16.55 billion. Boeing’s guidance for the full year is now below analyst expectations.

General Dynamics (GD) on the other hand had a banner quarter. Profits and earnings increased almost twenty percent. Much of this was driven by demand for their commercial Gulfstream corporate jets. The company also said that for the year earnings would improve over sixty cents a share.

Raytheon (RTN) also announced improved results. Earnings were higher then projected at $1.47 a share much higher then the estimated $1.16 although net income were down about five cents at $1.25. Even so the company is projecting that annual results will be slightly higher then last years. Sales in the quarter were up slightly to almost $7 billion.

Lockheed Martin (LMT) the lead contractor for the struggling Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program which has seen delays and cost adjustments by the Defense Department posted mixed results. Revenue was up but earnings down slightly but missed analyst’s projections. Lockheed was helped by the award of the LCS contract for up to ten ships. The company predicts that 2011 annual earnings will be almost a dollar below 2010.

Northrop Grumman (NOC) has delayed its earning announcement a week until 9 February. Read into that what you may and in the same announcement Northrop reiterated its desire to separate its shipbuilding division from the main company.

Results were rather a mixed bag and depended upon the balance between commercial and defense products and recent awards by the military. The long term trend though seems to be slow growth if not almost stagnant. The continuing use of CRA right now is affecting the U.S. Defense Department’s ability to award new contracts or increase funding to existing programs. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has referred to this as a “crisis” and needs Congress to get the 2011 budget passed. This means that some major contracts will be pushed into the second half of 2011 which could seriously impact annual revenues for this year.

The defense industry continues its boom-or-bust cycle and 2011 on out may be a down year overall although several companies stocks are at or close to recent highs.

Photo from Bob the courier’s flickr photostream.

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Harris Opens Expanded Facility in Calgary, Alberta — Press Release

Harris Opens Expanded Facility in Calgary, Alberta

Delivers Avionics Systems Services Support for Canada’s CF-18 Fighter Aircraft

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CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Harris Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), today opened its Calgary, Alberta avionics operation, following a $2.3 million investment to enhance the facility. The Harris facility supports the work to be completed under the company’s six-year, $273 million (CAD) services contract with the Government of Canada for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, and Alderman John Mar, Deputy Mayor of Calgary joined senior management from Harris at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 6727 9th Street N.E. facility.

At 36,700 square feet, the facility is now 35 percent larger – providing a secure lab for testing classified equipment, a significantly larger warehouse complete with a shipping and receiving dock, a reception area, and space to support planned growth. In addition to the refurbishment, Harris invested more than $1 million in a fully-integrated software suite to provide supply chain management, production control, and configuration management solutions to deliver advanced support to the CF-18 Avionics program. Harris employs 40 people at the Calgary location and utilizes more than 40 vendors in Canada and the U.S.

“This investment demonstrates Harris’ long-term commitment to the region and in supporting highly skilled jobs in the Canadian aerospace industry,” said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Harris. “As steadfast partners, we deliver top-quality support services for the avionics systems on-board Canada’s CF-18 fighter-aircraft fleet, and are dedicated to assuring the CF-18′s success through its life expectancy.”

Harris has had a presence in Canada since 1964 with twelve locations in four provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec – and more than 600 employees. The company’s operations serve customers spanning the Defense, Law Enforcement, Municipal, Energy, Broadcast, Sports, Specialty Media, Satellite, Cable and Telco markets.

The Calgary facility is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 accredited airworthiness organization.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, 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 January 27, 2011



NAVY

Lockheed Martin, Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $48,443,311 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5201) for exercise of fiscal year 2011 options for the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfare system. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts; and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects, and torpedo threats. Work will be performed in Lemont Furnace, Pa. (50 percent), Syracuse, N.Y. (25 percent), Eagan, Minn. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2013. 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.

Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $36,000,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee, performance-based contract (N65236-05-D-8836) for services for the operation of the Naval Array Technical Support Center to include production, repair, refurbishment, installation and testing of towed array sonar systems. The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification is $152,540,060. The work for this contract will be performed at Little Creek, Va., (75 percent for fiscal 2011) with the transition of work, in accordance with BRAC 2005, to Newport, R.I., (25 percent for fiscal 2011, 100 percent for fiscal 2012), and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce central website and the Federal Business Opportunities web site, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., Davis, Calif. (N62473-11-D-2220) ;HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc., Englewood, Colo. (N62473-11-D-2221);ASM Affiliates, Inc.*, Carlsbad, Calif. (N62473-11-D-2222); and SWCA, Inc., South Pasadena, Calif. (N62473-11-D-2223),are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for cultural resources-related services at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest area of responsibility. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all five contracts combined is $25,000,000. The work to be performed provides for cultural resources-related services under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541690. The services include cultural resources-related studies, investigations, preparation of historic and archaeological documents, and implementation of plans in accordance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. Work under these contracts will be performed in Calif. (90 percent), Ariz. (two percent), Colo. (two percent), Nev. (two percent), N.M. (two percent), and Utah (two percent). Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. is being awarded the initial task order in the amount of $55,572 for an archaeological survey and site recordation of four historic roads and trails at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, China Lake, Calif. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by Jan. 2012. The term of the contracts is not to exceed five years, with an expected completion date of Jan. 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunity websites, with nine proposals received. These four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Rolls Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $22,204,421 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option to procure CV-22 engine support in the form of 17,800 engine flight hour and 17 low power repairs. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $22,204,421 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Carleton Life Support System, Inc., Davenport, Iowa, is being awarded $9,368,204 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development efforts to produce advanced life support systems for fighter/attack and transport/patrol aircraft, as well as deployable systems to support the warfighter. Work will be performed in Davenport, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in February 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement; one offer was received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-11-D-0032).

AIR FORCE

CSC Applied Technologies of Fort Worth, Texas. was awarded a $24,887,735 contract modification which will exercise an option for the Base Operating Support service contract at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., from Feb. 1, 20 11 through Jan. 31, 2012. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 81 CONS/LGCM, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. is the contracting activity. (FA3002-08-C-0001-AO0072)

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc., Bridgeville, Pa. is being awarded a maximum $9,700,000 firm fixed price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity, performance based contract with economic price adjustment for newborn screening services and supplies. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The original proposal was DIBBS solicited with three responses. The date of performance completion is May 6, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM2DE-11-D-7229).

ARMY

Mike Hooks, Inc., Westlake, La., was awarded an $8,850,651 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 25, 2011. The award will provide for one fully crewed and equipped cutterhead dredge to perform maintenance at the Mississippi River Source Water Protection Area. Work will be performed in Plaquemines Parish, La., with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-11-C-0024).

Reliable Contracting Group, LLC, Louisville, Ky., was awarded an $8,434,006 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 25, 2011. The award will provide for the construction of a new bulk fuel storage facility at Biggs Army Airfield. Work will be performed in Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 6, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet with six bids received. The U.S. Army Engineering District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-C-0011).

AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, Calif., was awarded a $7,800,003 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 25, 2011. The award will provide for procurement of 919 U.S. Marine Corps Rave Module 2 upgrade sets. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, Calif., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-05-C-0338).

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Cobham to Provide Vehicle Intercoms, Combat Radios in US$21 Million Middle East Deal — Press Release

Cobham to Provide Vehicle Intercoms, Combat Radios in US$21 Million Middle East Deal

BLACKBURN, United Kingdom – Cobham will provide its military Vehicle Intercom System and Eagle Close Combat Radio to an undisclosed Middle East customer through two contracts totalling US$21 million.

Integrating the Eagle Close Combat Radio with the Vehicle Intercoms allows dismounted soldiers to communicate with vehicle crews and remotely access the Combat Net Radio system.

The Eagle Radio is designed as a short range squad radio and as a wireless link to a Vehicle Intercom System. Eagle was selected for its ease of use, full duplex ad-hoc networking capability, security features and remote access to man-pack and vehicle mounted Combat Net Radios.

Cobham’s Intercom System is the compact version of the well established ROVIS range, designed for use on vehicles where space is at a premium. Cobham has supplied more than 55,000 compact systems around the world and more than 125,000 intercoms of all types.

“Our ROVIS Intercom Systems offer a capable and cost effective intercom solution,” said Cobham Defence Communications Vice President Steve Collier. “We’ve been expecting these orders for some time, so we can now concentrate on delivery.”

In 2010 the US Army selected Cobham’s new TacG2 system for its $2.4 billion Vehicle Intercom System Extended (VIS-X) programme. The TacG2 is a modular, scalable system which may be extended to provide a wider and more advanced communications network.

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Allied Container Systems, Inc., Completes Largest Urban Training Facility

PLEASANT HILL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allied Container Systems, Inc (ACS) a Center of Excellence for Urban Operations Training and one of the largest providers of containerized structures to the United States Government, is proud to announce the completion of the largest Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training facility in the United States located at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty-nine Palms, California. “Container-based construction saves taxpayers million

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Army Looks Ahead to the Next Generation of Body Armor – February 2011

In this podcast, we focus on the Army’s effort to improve body armor for foot soldiers, how the budget crunch is affecting the tactical wheeled vehicles market and a new idea that can help wounded warriors heal more quickly.

URS to Provide Engineering Services to Support the B-2 Bomber Program

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) today announced that it has been awarded a task order from the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering, program management, planning, analysis and logistics support for the B-2 Bomber program. The task order, which has a one year base term and four one-year option periods, has a maximum value of $63 million to URS if all option periods are exercised. The task order was awarded under the General Service Administration (GSA) Mission Oriente

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