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Contracts for April 29, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Fisher Scientific Co., LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., was issued a modification exercising the second option year on the current contract SPM2DE-09-D-7340/P00004. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $256,000,000 for selection of Laboratory Integrated Delivery System Program distributor. Other locations of performance are Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Kentucky, Delaware, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, New York, New Mexico, Washington, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 3, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Atlantic Aviation Oklahoma City, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $18,575,577 for fuel. Other location of performance is Will Rogers World Airport Oklahoma. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0081).

Talley Petroleum Enterprises, Inc.*, Grantville, Pa., was issued a modification on the current contract SP0600-11-D-8527/P00002. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $7,278,640 for fuel oil burners. Other location of performance is Mechanicsburg, Pa. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is April 30, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Science Applications International Corp., Company 117 Health, Energy 7 Civil Solutions, McLean, Va., is being awarded a maximum $85,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering and technical services to support Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center in accomplishment of operational test and evaluation activities. At this time, $500,000 has been obligated. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. AFOTEC/A-7K, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA7046-11-D-0001).

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $22,654,214 firm-fixed-price contract for logistical support of the Multispectral Targeting Systems for the Predator/Reaper program. At this time, $22,654,214 has been obligated. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-06-G-4041, DO 0019).

L-3 Communications Corp., Systems Co., Camden, N.J., is being awarded a $10,700,000 contract for interim contractor support in the sustainment capability for the key translation element and central advance extremely high frequency key management station. At this time, $6,800,000 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Camden, N.J. ESC/HNCK, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-11-C-1005).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $6,553,613 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to incorporate the operational flight program 3.5.3 Phase 2 into the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Reengining Program contract. At this time, $6,553,613 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Marietta, Ga. ASC/WLSK, Wright Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-02-C-2000, P00253).

NAVY

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded an $18,835,484 firm-fixed-price modification under contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for procurement of 1,103 fuel tank protection modernization kits for the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C., and is expected to be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems Corp.*, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $14,8442,973 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering services, include research and development, analyzing, design, fabrication and integration of hardware and/or software solutions that collectively provide C3I functionality for delivery to Navy submarines. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $78,337,935. This effort is being awarded under the Small Business Innovative Research Program and is titled Topic No. N96-278, “Technology Infusion Methodology for COTS-based systems.” Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., and is expected to be completed in April 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-6296).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $10,416,308 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0020) to exercise an option for the procurement of hardware and support associated with the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program. This procurement of 30 T-45 retrofit kits will include one additional spare mission display processor and associated engineering support efforts. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in September 2014. 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.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded an $8,198,571 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded delivery order #0011 under contract (M67854-07-D-5025) to purchase logistics support technical documentation, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) A1 technical data maintenance; USSOCOM Armored Utility Variant (AUV) technical data maintenance; Independent Suspension System (ISS) engineering change proposal (ECP) kit replacement parts; USSOCOM A1 additional automotive test support; USSOCOM AUV additional automotive test support; and ISS ECP replacement kits. Work will be performed in York, Pa. (93 percent), and Yuma, Ariz. (7 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $8,111,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

Crane Co. to Present at the 2011 FBR Energy & Industrials Conference

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) announced today that Andrew L. Krawitt, Vice President, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer, will be speaking at the FBR Energy & Industrials Conference in New York City on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM ET. A simultaneous audio webcast and presentation slides will be available on the Company’s web- site www.craneco.com. A replay will be available on the same website shortly after completion of the presentation. Cran

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Crane Co. to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Smid Cap Conference

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) announced today that Eric C. Fast, President and CEO, and Andrew L. Krawitt, Vice President, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer, will be speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Smid Cap Conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 11:10 AM ET. A simultaneous audio webcast and presentation slides will be available on the Company’s web-site www.craneco.com. A replay will be available on the same website shortly

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Atlas Air Worldwide Announces Expansion Into Military Passenger Charter Service

PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlas Air Worldwide today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to begin providing passenger charter service for U.S. military personnel.

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New Ways Special Operators are using Unmanned Aerial Systems – May 2011

In this podcast, we focus on new ways special operators are using unmanned aerial systems, the industry’s pursuit of faster helicopters, and how solar power can lighten troops’ battery load.

LaBarge, Inc. to Announce Fiscal 2011 Third-Quarter Financial Results on May 5, 2011

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMS provider LaBarge, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LB) announced that it plans to release financial results for the fiscal 2011 third quarter on May 5, 2011.

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A Photo of NASCAR® Star Tony Stewart and Service Members at Marine Corps Base Quantico is Available on Business Wire’s Web Site and AP PhotoExpress

QUANTICO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NASCAR® star Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, joins a group of Marines for a photo on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Stewart met with Wounded Warriors and signed autographs for hundreds of service members during Quantico’s third-annual ServMart Customer Appreciation Day. Office Depot, a primary sponsor of Stewart, operates a ServMart on the base (Photo Cre

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Contracts for April 28, 2011



NAVY

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Sustainment Services, Greenville, S.C., is being awarded a $64,403,268 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00019-05-D-0013) for continued airframe sustainment support necessary for the performance of phase depot maintenance, special structural inspections, special structural inspection kits and installations, and modification installations. Work will be performed in Greenville, S.C., and is expected to be completed in December 2012. 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.

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., is being awarded a $13,246,593 firm-fixed-priced delivery order #0017 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5032) for the procurement of outside the continental United States field service representatives (FSR), instructors and mechanics. The objective of the FSRs/instructors/mechanics is to sustain operation of the MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in support of the Global War on Terrorism Operations in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Kuwait, and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $13,246,593 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Centurum Information Technology, Inc., Marlton, N.J., is being awarded a $9,062,699 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract for Command and Control Systems support for new integrated systems/networks. This contract includes options and award terms which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $77,000,000. Work will be performed in Suffolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. If all options are exercised and award terms earned, work could continue until April 2019. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with six offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-4800).

L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded an $8,774,586 modification to a previously award cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0012) to exercise an option for engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Requirements Division. Services will support legacy, current and next generation telecommunication and related C-E system requirements for various Navy, Army, Air Force, special operations forces, and other agencies. Work will be performed at St. Inigoes, Md., and is expected to be completed in July 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.

Clark/Balfour Beatty, JV, Bethesda, Md., is being awarded a $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of a previously awarded firm-fixed-price design-build contract (N40080-08-C-0007) for the design and construction of an invitro fertilization clinic and stem cell laboratory at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $741,111,615. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md., and is expected to be completed by July 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Exxon Mobil Fuels Marketing Co., Fairfax, Va. was issued a modification on the current contract SP0600-11-D-1255/P00001. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a minimum $34,790,349 for diesel fuel. Other location of performance is Andros Island, Bahamas. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

Dexter’s Farms*, Buford, Ga., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $15,987,070 for full-line fresh fruit and vegetable support. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and U.S. Department of Agriculture School Customers in Georgia. The date of performance completion is Oct. 27, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-11-D-P096).

ARMY

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on April 26 a $26,816,836 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters for Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Army Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (DAAH23-02-C-0006).

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on April 25 a $25,471,855 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Foreign Military Sale of driver’s vision enhancer and commander vision enhancer for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2014. One sole-source bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-H608).

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical System, Scranton Operations, Scranton, Penn., was awarded on April 25 a $23,065,641 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the facilities, personnel, and equipment for the manufacture of the 155mm M795 metal parts with flexible rotating band covers. Work will be performed in Scranton, Penn., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-08-C-0244).

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded on April 26 an $11,123,197 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 30 general transport trucks and 27 water tanker trucks, each with spare parts, for Afghanistan and Iraq under foreign military sales. Work will be completed in West Point, Miss., Shepherdville, Ky., and Warrenville, Ill., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-G097).

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $7,276,990 fixed-price contract modification to provide total C-17 weapon system sustainment responsibility under a single prime contractor with the goal of achieving improvements in logistics support and mission readiness while reducing operating and support costs. This effort is for the procurement of fiscal 2011 C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership support for the United Arab Emirate Air Force and Air Defense fleet of six C-17 aircraft, which were purchased through a direct commercial sale with Boeing, to be delivered in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012. At this point, $7,276,990 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Long Beach, Calif., and the United Arab Emirates. ASC/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00407).

*Small business

Contracts for April 28, 2011



NAVY

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Sustainment Services, Greenville, S.C., is being awarded a $64,403,268 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00019-05-D-0013) for continued airframe sustainment support necessary for the performance of phase depot maintenance, special structural inspections, special structural inspection kits and installations, and modification installations. Work will be performed in Greenville, S.C., and is expected to be completed in December 2012. 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.

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., is being awarded a $13,246,593 firm-fixed-priced delivery order #0017 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5032) for the procurement of outside the continental United States field service representatives (FSR), instructors and mechanics. The objective of the FSRs/instructors/mechanics is to sustain operation of the MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in support of the Global War on Terrorism Operations in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Kuwait, and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $13,246,593 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Centurum Information Technology, Inc., Marlton, N.J., is being awarded a $9,062,699 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract for Command and Control Systems support for new integrated systems/networks. This contract includes options and award terms which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $77,000,000. Work will be performed in Suffolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. If all options are exercised and award terms earned, work could continue until April 2019. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with six offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-4800).

L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded an $8,774,586 modification to a previously award cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0012) to exercise an option for engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Requirements Division. Services will support legacy, current and next generation telecommunication and related C-E system requirements for various Navy, Army, Air Force, special operations forces, and other agencies. Work will be performed at St. Inigoes, Md., and is expected to be completed in July 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.

Clark/Balfour Beatty, JV, Bethesda, Md., is being awarded a $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of a previously awarded firm-fixed-price design-build contract (N40080-08-C-0007) for the design and construction of an invitro fertilization clinic and stem cell laboratory at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $741,111,615. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md., and is expected to be completed by July 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Exxon Mobil Fuels Marketing Co., Fairfax, Va. was issued a modification on the current contract SP0600-11-D-1255/P00001. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a minimum $34,790,349 for diesel fuel. Other location of performance is Andros Island, Bahamas. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

Dexter’s Farms*, Buford, Ga., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $15,987,070 for full-line fresh fruit and vegetable support. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and U.S. Department of Agriculture School Customers in Georgia. The date of performance completion is Oct. 27, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-11-D-P096).

ARMY

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on April 26 a $26,816,836 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters for Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Army Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (DAAH23-02-C-0006).

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on April 25 a $25,471,855 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Foreign Military Sale of driver’s vision enhancer and commander vision enhancer for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2014. One sole-source bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-H608).

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical System, Scranton Operations, Scranton, Penn., was awarded on April 25 a $23,065,641 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the facilities, personnel, and equipment for the manufacture of the 155mm M795 metal parts with flexible rotating band covers. Work will be performed in Scranton, Penn., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-08-C-0244).

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded on April 26 an $11,123,197 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 30 general transport trucks and 27 water tanker trucks, each with spare parts, for Afghanistan and Iraq under foreign military sales. Work will be completed in West Point, Miss., Shepherdville, Ky., and Warrenville, Ill., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-G097).

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $7,276,990 fixed-price contract modification to provide total C-17 weapon system sustainment responsibility under a single prime contractor with the goal of achieving improvements in logistics support and mission readiness while reducing operating and support costs. This effort is for the procurement of fiscal 2011 C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership support for the United Arab Emirate Air Force and Air Defense fleet of six C-17 aircraft, which were purchased through a direct commercial sale with Boeing, to be delivered in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012. At this point, $7,276,990 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Long Beach, Calif., and the United Arab Emirates. ASC/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00407).

*Small business

Letter to Shareholders from Mark D. Schmidt, President/CEO of Cyberlux Corporation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following is a letter to Shareholders from Mark D. Schmidt, President/CEO of Cyberlux Corporation. Dear Fellow Cyberlux Shareholder: I would like to provide an update to you on Cyberlux Corporation and on the ongoing challenges facing the Company as we move into 2nd Quarter 2011. As I’ve said before but want to reiterate, the Company is grateful for the ongoing support you as shareholders have shown Cyberlux Corporation and Management’s directio

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BAE Systems Adds Northrop Grumman to Its JLTV Team

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems announced today it has added Northrop Grumman Corporation to its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) team. The team currently consists of BAE Systems, Navistar Defense and Meritor Defense (formerly ArvinMeritor). Northrop Grumman will serve as the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) lead, responsible for the integration of command and control hardware and software, computers and communicat

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Dynasil Corporation Wins Homeland Security Award for Radiation Detection

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The research division, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), of Dynasil Corporation (NASDAQ GM:DYSL) has been named a 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s small business winner for radiation and nuclear detection. This award is one of DHS’s small business awards for innovative achievement and commitment to national security. Dr. Kanai Shah, Vice President of RMD, received the award on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at a ceremony held by DHS at the GSA au

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EMS Technologies Announces Satellite Communications Study for The Commonwealth of Australia

ATLANTA & ADELAIDE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMS announced initiation of satellite communications study for Australia to assess use of MUD technology for WGS constellation. The six-month contract was awarded to EMS Global Resource Management.

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Saab Receives New Order for AT4

LINKÖPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) have signed a contract on further deliveries of the AT4 man-portable weapon system. The order will be delivered during 2012 and has a total value of MSEK 104 and comprises order for the AT4 CS RS version of the system. At the request of the customer, further details regarding the contract will not be announced. “This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the AT4 system which unti

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Contracts for April 27, 2011



DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

Bechtel National, Inc., Frederick, Md. (HDTRA1-11-D-0010); Parsons Global Services, Inc., Pasadena, Calif. (HDTRA1-11-D-0008); Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Dulles, Va. (HDTRA1-11-D-0007); and URS Federal Services International, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio (HDTRA1-11-D-0009) are each being awarded a multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide integration services supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The maximum estimated combined total of all four contracts will not exceed $950,000,000. This contract consists of a five-year base ordering period with one one-year optional ordering period. Work will be performed at various locations overseas and is expected to be completed April 2020 (April 2021 if the option is exercised). Contract funds for the $500,000 minimum guarantee for each contract will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This requirement was competitively awarded through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with eight offers received. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY

Intelsat General Corp., Bethesda, Md., was awarded a $142,921,374 firm-fixed-price contract for the American Forces Radio and Television Service Global Satellite Services Program on April 22. The contract, with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $167,500,000 million dollars, provides worldwide commercial telecommunications services to include: C- and Ku-band satellite resources; land earth stations; terrestrial backhauls; and bandwidth management services. The period of performance is April 22, 2011 through April 21, 2018 (a one-year base with six one-year options). Performance will be at various locations around the world. The solicitation was issued as a full and open competitive action with award to be made to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror. The solicitation was posted to the Government Point of Entry Federal Business Opportunities website and two offers were received. Intelsat General is a large business. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Bass, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1013-11-C-0101).

NAVY

L-3 Communications Corp., Waco, Texas, is being awarded an $84,490,492 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00019-05-D-0008) for the continued airframe sustainment support necessary for the performance of phase depot maintenance, special structural inspections, special structural inspection kits and installations, and modification installations. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas (96 percent), and Greenville, S.C. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012. 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.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $18,235,100 not-to-exceed modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5125) for command team trainer efforts to support the government of Australia (case AT-P-LCQ) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The government of Australia selected the U.S. Navy/Lockheed Martin Aegis Combat System for its Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Program. These requirements include the necessary combat systems engineering, computer program development, ship integration and test, logistics technical services, technical manuals and staging support to design and build an Aegis Weapon System baseline to support the program. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (89 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (9 percent); and Adelaide, Australia (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $16,200,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6293) to exercise cost-type options for the modification of materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The subsystem comprises the sensor group, the mast group, the data transmission group, and the control and display group. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast system will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines (SSN 780 - SSN 783). Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass., and is expected to be completed by March 2016. 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.

Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI)*, Jamestown, Pa., was awarded on April 26 an $11,760,481 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement and delivery of 225 40 mm, three bank Non-Lethal/Tube Launched Munitions Systems (NL/TLMS) that fire 30 rounds of non-lethal flash-bang primed munitions and corresponding shield mounting brackets which integrates the NL/TLMS to the Marine Corps transparent armored gun shield, gunner protection kit, objective gunner protection kit, and M3-tripod. In addition, CSI will provide the fabrication, production and delivery of 75,000 initial rounds of munitions, training, spares, and up to two years of contractor logistics support necessary to sustain the systems for the Marine Corps Systems Command at the highest levels of service. The NL/TLMS will provide the Marines the capability to deliver a high volume of non-lethal fire at designated ranges, both day and night, to enhance force protection during vehicle check points, entry control points, and convoy security operations. The high-capacity variable payload launching systems assist Marines with identifying vehicle operator’s intentions at a sufficient range to warn the innocent and to provide stand-off distance to ensure the Marines’ safety. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $13,812,268. Work will be performed in Jamestown, Pa., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-C-1069).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, three year requirements type contract with a maximum $10,441,591 for medium tactical vehicles. Other location of performance is New Berlin, Wis. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency. The date of performance completion is April 7, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Warren, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (SPRDL1-11-D-0027).

Thomas Instrument*, Brookshire, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $9,018,151 for C-5 aircraft gearbox assemblies. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is March 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (SPRWA1-11-D-0009).

*Small business

Autodesk Software Helps U.S. Navy Go Ropeless

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), has named Federal Equipment Company (FEC) as the Autodesk April Inventor of the Month for using Autodesk software to design a new type of elevator system for the U.S. Navy. The advanced system relies on magnets rather than cables to power its elevators, enabling the Navy to more efficiently transport munitions on board new aircraft carriers. Unlike most elevators, which rely on a cable-based pulley system, FEC elevators for the

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Lockheed Martin-Built Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated in Launch Vehicle Payload Fairing — Press Release

Lockheed Martin-Built Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated in Launch Vehicle Payload Fairing

Team Prepares U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO-1 for Early May Liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) – built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft was encapsulated into its payload fairing April 20 in preparation for an early May liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

SBIRS GEO-1 will enhance the nation’s missile warning capabilities and improve other critical mission areas simultaneously including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.

The GEO-1 satellite includes highly sophisticated scanning and starring sensors that will deliver enhanced infrared sensitivity and a reduction in area revisit times over the current constellation. The scanning sensor will provide a wide area surveillance of missile launches and natural phenomena across the earth, while the staring sensor will be used to observe smaller areas of interest with enhanced sensitivity. When GEO-1 is launched, declared operational and its data is fused into the current constellation, SBIRS will deliver unprecedented, global, persistent, taskable infrared surveillance capabilities to the warfighter, nation and allies for decades to come.

The SBIRS team is led by the Infrared Space Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Lockheed Martin is the SBIRS prime contractor, with Northrop Grumman, as the payload integrator. Air Force Space Command operates the SBIRS system.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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Saab: Gripen not on the shortlist for the Indian MMRCA programme

LINKÖPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Today defence and security company Saab AB (STO:SAABB) has received information from the Indian Ministry of Defence that Gripen has not been shortlisted for the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme. ”We are offering India a world class next generation fighter aircraft to a very competitive price and an extensive technology transfer programme. We have received this decision and will closely monitor the future process and p

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Humana Military Awarded Fort Bragg, North Carolina Patient Appointment Services Contract

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Humana Military Healthcare Services, has been awarded its second contract to continue providing patient appointing services at Womack Army Medical Center located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The new contract, which began April 1, 2011, is scheduled to continue through November 30, 2015. It calls for continuing appointment scheduling support at Womack for approximately 160,000 eligible military heal

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Alion Awarded Army Contract to Support Operations and Training Solutions

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has been named an awardee of a U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) multiple award task order contract valued at up to $2.5 billion to meet the needs of operational customers throughout the entire U.S. Army. Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS II) provides a streamlined process for Army and DoD organizations to

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Vovici Awarded NEXCOM Contract

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vovici, the leading provider of enterprise feedback management solutions, today announced that the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), a $2.6 billion retail organization of the Department of the Navy that provides quality of life support for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families, has deployed Vovici as part of its customer-centric strategy. The modern day Navy Exchange has evolved dramatically from its founding in 1946. The organization

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Army to Pay General Dynamics to Recycle Ammunition

In the past armed forces would stockpile ammunition and munitions often using newer, more effective weapons first and allowing older designs to sit in bunkers until a time came to use them. The United States for example used up a great deal of their Vietnam era stocks during Desert Storm in 1991 especially aerial munitions such as smaller bombs and early cluster type weapons. The fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen heavy use of newer, more precise weapons such as JDAM’s, advanced Hellfire missiles and others rather then more traditional unguided bombs and artillery shells. The U.S. has even gone so far as to introduce new “greener” small arms ammunition.

This means that older munitions need to be disposed off. The U.S. has had an aggressive program to do this over the last twenty years including heavy investment into chemical demilitarization of older Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). This also includes dismantling of rockets, missiles and shells and reuse if possible of their propellant and explosive charges.

In support of this effort General Dynamics (GD) was awarded the first option on a potential five year contract to support disarming munitions and ammunition ranging from 25 mm cannon shells to 106 mm recoilless rifle rounds. The initial option is worth almost $40 million and if all options are exercised it may reach a total value of $163 million.

The U.S. does this as part of their overall abatement program that includes cleaning up bases that store munitions, manufacturing facilities as well as disposing of excess stocks. During the Cold War both the Soviet Union and the U.S. built up large amounts of weapons that have been slowly dismantled and destroyed due to various treaties and the end of the tension in 1991. It is difficult work as modern propellants and explosives are highly reactive and dangerous. Last year two contractors died at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama when trying to test methods to defuel solid rocket motors from missiles and launch vehicles.

It is also work that companies like GD can benefit from for several more years as different weapons are withdrawn from service.

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Sandra Gillespie Joins Capgemini Government Solutions

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capgemini's U.S. Public Sector business hires industry-veteran Sandra Gillespie to strengthen federal practice

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Sigma Labs, Inc. Awarded US Navy Contract for Direct Digital Manufacturing of Metallic Aircraft Parts — Press Release

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Sigma Labs, Inc. Awarded US Navy Contract for Direct Digital Manufacturing of Metallic Aircraft Parts

SANTA FE, N.M., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB.OB) announced today that it was awarded on March 23, 2011, a Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract by the US Navy for rapid qualification of parts made using Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM).

Mark Cola, President of Sigma Labs, stated, “We are pleased to receive this contract, which will generate up to $150,000 in revenues, as it enhances our current US Air Force Phase II SBIR contract that we expect to complete in 2011 and will generate up to $750,000 in revenues. The US Navy contract extends our IPQA technology and will allow us to focus on developing and deploying a product into this fast-growing market segment.”

Richard Mah, CEO of Sigma Labs, added, “DDM has come a long way since we initiated early developments in the 1980s at Los Alamos. Within a few years, we believe that parts will go directly from computer models to physical hardware, and onto aircrafts faster and more reliably than ever before. We are pleased to be a key part of this significant development in manufacturing.”

About Sigma Labs, Inc.

Sigma Labs, Inc. comprises leading scientists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory with over 75 years of combined industrial R&D experience and has become a developer of manufacturing and materials technologies and an important R&D provider to first-tier integrators, including Boeing, Honeywell, and Pratt & Whitney, as well as to commercial firms within the United States and internationally. Sigma Labs, Inc. currently has contracts with both the federal Government and private industry to develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems. Sigma Labs, Inc. is aggressively designing and developing innovative sensing, software products, materials technologies and other unique manufacturing quality assurance solutions for the federal Government and our commercial clients. Visit Sigma Labs at www.sigmalabsinc.com.
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Contracts for April 26, 2011



AIR FORCE

Boeing Co., S&IS Mission Systems, Springfield, Va., is being awarded an $14,370,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to continue sustainment of the Combat Track II (CTII) sustainment and support systems which include, but not limited to, deployments worldwide conducting site surveys; installations and integration; assembly and test; operator and maintainer training; software/hardware modifications; system integration and retrofits; and system performance assessments. It will also equip CTII units with a programmable Sierra II chip. At this point, $2,117,971 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. The Electronic Systems Center, ESC/HSJK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8707-11-D-0002).

ARMY

The Boeing Co,, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on April 22 a $10,061,586 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the maintenance and overhaul of the main transmission. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2016. Three bids were solicited with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-11-D-0153).

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