General Dynamics Team to Develop Second Radar System for the U.S. Army Range Radar Replacement Program — Press Release
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With unprecedented fidelity and detail, next-generation radar system will track munitions and other military test targets at leading Army test ranges.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics C4 Systems received a contract modification to the Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP) to develop a new High/Medium Power Close-in Radar system. The Close-in radar system is mobile and will provide unprecedented fidelity when tracking munitions and other targets at a range of 37 miles or more. The contract modification is valued at $16 million and funds the engineering, development and initial manufacture of the new radar system. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
“The Close-in radar system is the second in a new generation of range instrumentation radars that deliver cost-effective, digital technologies and systems needed to meet the Army’s goal of modernizing test ranges in Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico and Maryland,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
The Close-in radar system joins the Fly-out radar system, which was the first range instrumentation radar system ordered using the RRRP contract. The Close-in radar system will acquire information about the launch and early stages of flight for munitions and other low-flying objects. The Fly-out radar system, which has just completed the requirements phase of development, is capable of tracking up to 40 test objects over a range of 60 miles. The new mobile radar systems eliminate the cost and downtime associated with maintaining and moving decades-old, antiquated radar systems that are currently in place at Army test ranges.
A General Dynamics-led team was awarded the Range Radar Replacement Program in June 2012. The program replaces an aging fleet of radar systems currently operating at U.S. Army test ranges located at White Sands Test Center, N.M.; Yuma Test Center, Ariz.; Aberdeen Test Center, Md.; and Redstone Test Center, Ala.
The General Dynamics RRRP solution leverages XSTAR family of instrumentation radar developed by STAR Dynamics.
The General Dynamics team is led by General Dynamics C4 Systems, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and includes STAR Dynamics of Hilliard, Ohio; Georgia Tech Research Institute of Atlanta; and EO Imaging of Melbourne, Fla. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kilgore, Longview and Richardson, Texas; State College, Pa.; Hilliard, Ohio; Reston, Va.; Fort Walton Beach and Melbourne, Fla.; and Atlanta.
More information about General Dynamics C4 Systems is available online at www.gdc4s.com.
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While the United States continues development and testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) it must continue to utilize its older fighter and attack aircraft. The F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 all originally entered service in the late Seventies and Eighties but have continued to be upgraded with new electronics, systems and weapons. As part of this all 3 will eventually be fitted with new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems to replace the mechanically scanned systems currently used. The AESA offer better reliability and ease of maintenance over the older systems.
Raytheon (RTN) is already producing a new radar for the F/A-18 used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and several allied nations. Over 300 have been delivered for retrofit on aircraft.
Raytheon is also providing the new radars for the F-15C and F-15E aircraft used by the Air Force and Air National Guard (ANG). The F-15C variants have begun receiving them and a contract was recently awarded for the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the one for the F-15E strike version. Initially 6 systems will be delivered as part of this contract.
Even with the threat of budget reductions in the near future these programs will continue. They will most likely see cuts in quantities and slower development but they are necessary to provide the capabilities needed by these aircraft.
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Raytheon Awarded APY-10 Radar Contract for Boeing’s P-8A Aircraft
MCKINNEY, Texas, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a low rate initial production contract to develop six long-range, multimission maritime and overland surveillance radars plus spares for its P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
“Our APY-10 radar will provide Boeing with advanced technology built on generations of successful Raytheon radar systems,” said Tim Carey, vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. “We’re committed to providing reliable systems that keep our customers safe and help them achieve mission success.”
The radars will be delivered to Boeing as part of the P-8A contract with the U.S. Navy. The P-8A replaces the P-3 aircraft and will be used for surveillance along the U.S. coastline.
The APY-10, the premier sensor for maritime and overland missions, was designed for the Navy’s Poseidon aircraft and will replace the APS-137 radar. Building on more than 40 years of proven Raytheon technology, it delivers accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
A member of the Boeing-led industry team for the Navy’s P-8A program, Raytheon has previously delivered four APY-10 systems and spares to Boeing and is contracted to deliver an additional nine systems for the Navy’s P-8A.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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The U.S. and its Allies faced attacks from mortars and rockets on their fixed installations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This threat has been commonplace since World War II as the Soviet Union and its allies provided “liberation” movements across the world with these cheap, simple offensive systems. Different countermeasures have been developed against this threat but the U.S. need a rapid reaction short ranged system. This led to the development of the Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) system.
This is an adaption of the Navy’s Close In Weapon System (CIWS) which uses a 20mm gatling gun and on mount radar systems to counter act anti-ship missiles. The CWIS is made by Raytheon (RTN) but C-RAM is managed by Northrop Grumman (NOC) who make the radar and fire control software. The system was developed quickly and deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan where it has been used to protect bases from indirect fire.
Northrop now continues to receive contracts to support C-RAM as it remains deployed at U.S. and Allied bases across the combat zone.
Yesterday they were awarded two. One worth $30 million is to support systems sold to Australia as part of Foreign Military Sales. The other to support U.S. systems worth about $17 million.
These contracts demonstrate once again that companies are able to make money not just on the development and production of weapon systems but also in their support once fielded. The C-RAM is an important weapon that has proved capable in protecting U.S. troops, their allies and contractors.
A video of C-RAM in action is below.
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U.S. Marine Corps Selects Oshkosh Defense to Advance Exportable Power Capabilities; Oshkosh ProPulse® Technology Addresses Growing Demand for On-board Power — Press Release
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U.S. Marine Corps Selects Oshkosh Defense to Advance Exportable Power Capabilities; Oshkosh ProPulse® Technology Addresses Growing Demand for On-board Power
OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 22, 2010) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to supply on-board vehicle power (OBVP) kits for military testing. The OBVP kits leverage the advanced Oshkosh ProPulse® diesel-electric drive technology, which is proven to power a small airport or entire city block from a single military vehicle.
“There is a rapidly-growing demand in the military for on-board power to support mobile radar systems, command centers, IED-defeat systems and many other applications,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We are proud to partner with the Navy and Marine Corps to create a technology platform to provide our troops with increased tactical flexibility, while reducing their logistics footprint.”
The OBVP kits will be installed on Marine Corps all-terrain Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR) for government evaluation and testing. The installation is expected to be completed in January 2012 and the evaluation and testing is expected to begin in March 2012. This contract follows successful OBVP technology-development efforts between Oshkosh Defense and the Office of Naval Research. The MTVR with OBVP will provide 120 kW of exportable military-grade power while stationary, and 21 kW of military-grade power while on the move.
Under the contract, valued at more than $8 million, OBVP kits will be supplied and integrated on MTVR standard and extended cargo trucks. The scalable OBVP kits can be integrated on the assembly line during new vehicle production or as an aftermarket add on, which can be completed at the company’s regional service facilities. Oshkosh also will provide the training and sustainment support required for the new technology during government testing.
The Oshkosh MTVR is a multipurpose logistics vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve superior off-road mobility. Oshkosh has supplied the Marines and Seabees with more than 10,000 MTVRs, which have been successfully operating in off-road missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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SELEX Galileo concludes agreement to establish ATMOS as the Brazilian Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar centre of excellence
May 5, 2010
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company and Europe’s leading supplier of sophisticated airborne radar systems has concluded an agreement with ATMOS, a subsidiary of ATECH, to establish them as the Brazilian AESA Radar Centre of Excellence and Airborne Radar Systems House. The agreement is directly in accordance with the Brazilian Defence Strategy’s intention of strengthening Brazil’s national defence industrial capability.
The agreement which follows on from the recent Memorandum of Understanding focuses on the individual target programmes, such as the Raven ES-05 AESA for Gripen Next Generation (NG), and details the training, development, production and support activities to be carried out by ATMOS. In addition to the Raven ES-05 AESA radar for the Saab Gripen NG proposed for the FX-2 programme, the agreement also covers all radars in the SELEX Galileo portfolio including the Seaspray 5000E and 7000E AESA surveillance radars and the Gabbiano T20 mechanically scanned (M-Scan) surveillance radar system.
This range of surveillance radars is being offered to meet a wide range of major Brazilian Air Force requirements including maritime patrol aircraft and helicopter operations.
The collaboration will provide ATMOS with in depth training on radar systems, development activities in the Raven ES-05 AESA, including full participation in the final testing and flight trials, plus the skills necessary to test and fully support the radar in Brazil. In the longer term joint development of advanced radar sub-systems will take place to ensure the future needs of the Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) are met. This transfer of knowledge and technology also applies to the other SELEX Galileo radars to ensure that the ATMOS capability covers all aspects of airborne radar systems.
“We consider this to be a hugely important agreement” said Alastair Morrison, Senior Vice President of Radar and Advanced Targeting Line of Business in SELEX Galileo. “Brazil is an increasingly important market for us and we understand the need to transfer knowledge and technology to satisfy the Brazilian needs. In ATMOS, we have found a partner with the vision and capability that will allow us to make that a reality. As important, we have found a partner who will work with us to exploit the engineering capability in Brazil and ensure that SELEX Galileo and ATMOS can develop innovative and effective radar systems in the future”.
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April 28, 2010
Lockheed Martin Corp., MS2 Radar Systems, Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a ceiling $70,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the continued maintenance and sustainment of the AN/TPS-59(V)3 three-dimensional long-range radar system. This acquisition is for the continued post-production life cycle support of the AN/TPS-59 radar system and includes engineering studies, evaluations, and analysis in order to support system improvements, eliminate obsolescence, and capitalize on technology insertions. The contract provides for the design, development, production, and incorporation of hardware, software, and firmware in support of accepted engineering change proposals (ECPs) into the end item baseline. The contract also provides for contractor logistics support (CLS) for the provisioning of data products subsequent to ECP procurement, including but not limited to: parts list identification data, engineering drawings, change pages to drawings, change pages to technical manuals (TMs) and updates to interactive electronic TMs. Additionally, the contract provides CLS in the form of a vendor level maintenance program and contractor engineering and technical support services. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., and is expected to be completed April 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-10-D-2200).
EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $20,795,230 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-6311) to exercise options for the production and support of 436 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 2.1 systems with the Band C engineering change proposal upgrade. Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $5,773,945 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Harris Corp., Lynchburg, Va., is being awarded a $9,196,796 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract (N65236-07-D-5115) for land mobile radio systems and equipment for the Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture (HYDRA) wireless interior communications program. The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is $39,196,795. Work will be performed in Lynchburg, Va., and is expected to be completed by November 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.
Aegis Technologies Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $20,481,517 contract which will provide the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit, which is a non-commercial, government-owned simulation system used to train the Joint Force Command, Joint Force Air Component Commander, and their battle staff in multiple federation environments. At this time, $1,483,700 has been obligated. 753 ESG, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8731-10-C-0003).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Lion-Vallen, LP, Dayton, Ohio is being awarded a maximum $15,200,000 service contract to furnish warehousing, storage, logistics, and distribution functions for Army clothing and textile requirements. Other locations of performance are Virginia and Kentucky. Using services are Army and federal civilian agencies. There were originally 50 proposals solicited with seven responses. The date of performance completion is Nov. 13, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SP0100-99-C-0333).
Honeywell International, Inc., Tempe, Ariz. is being awarded a maximum $7,602,305 firm-fixed, sole-source contract for anti-icing valves. 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. 1, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-AH), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-10-D-0011).
March 16, 2010 9:10:00 AM
SYRACUSE, N.Y., -- The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a sole source indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for Symphony Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RC-IED) Defeat jammer systems. With an initial task order valued at $40.8 million, the contract runs through September 2014 and has a ceiling value of $940 million.
The Symphony systems are U.S. Government-approved for sale through the Foreign Military Sales program to allied, coalition and partner nations for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations.
"Symphony is mounted on convoy vehicles and has been proven in combat against Radio-Controlled IEDs," said Carl Bannar, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Radar Systems business. "The system was engineered and built to provide continuous electronic force protection against RC-IEDs in the most rugged, tactical and extreme environments."
Symphony is programmable and designed for easy installation, operation and maintenance on a diverse set of platforms used by security forces worldwide. It is compatible and interoperable with other communications systems and jamming devices.
Lockheed Martin performs Symphony system production, vehicle system integration, depot and logistic support and engineering work at facilities in Florida and Virginia, as well as in theater. Lockheed Martin has produced Symphony since 2006, has delivered more than 1,000 systems and, prior to the latest contract, had received orders totaling $126 million.
July 7, 2009 9:04:00 AM
EQ-36 Radar Delivered After Live-fire Testing at Yuma Proving Ground
SYRACUSE, N.Y., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the first Non-Recurring Engineering Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition (EQ-36) Radar System to the U.S. Army.
The EQ-36 radar's delivery on July 2 followed its successful live-fire performance testing against indirect fire from mortars, artillery and rockets from a simulated enemy. The series of tests, held this spring at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, included engineering, contractor and government acceptance testing.
The on-time delivery of the first operational EQ-36 system was just 30 months after the Army's Program Executive Office - Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors awarded Lockheed Martin a $120 million design and development contract for five systems. EQ-36 radar systems will replace the aging TPQ-36 and TPQ-37 medium-range radars now in the Army's inventory.
"We've listened carefully to the U.S. Army and understand the urgent need to field EQ-36 to protect soldiers currently in the theater," said Carl Bannar, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Radar Systems business. "We're very proud to deliver this first operational EQ-36 system to our customer on schedule."
To accelerate the fielding of the EQ-36 radar, the U.S. Army in June 2008 exercised contract options with Lockheed Martin for 12 additional systems, which will include enhanced performance capabilities. Further, to support the war fighter, delivery of all 12 systems has been accelerated. With production for both orders now running in parallel, the remaining EQ-36 systems will be delivered by fall 2010.
In October 2007, the EQ-36 program completed a successful Preliminary Design Review and in March 2008, the program successfully completed its Critical Design Review.
In November and December 2007, a prototype EQ-36 radar, built by industry partner SRC, was tested against mortars and rockets at Yuma Proving Ground. During the tests, which were specifically designed to evaluate the radar's ability to meet U.S. Army requirements, the EQ-36 prototype successfully located the firing positions of both rocket and mortar launchers. Live fire testing was conducted over a seven-day period without a single false alarm.
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The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to begin Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the new radar for the E-2D carrier based Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The E-2D is an upgrade of the venerable E-2C system that has been in use for thirty years. The contract has a value of over $170 million for four radar systems.
The E-2D has begun production recently. The APY-9 has longer range and better discrimination then the previous radars on the aircraft. Once LRIP is complete with the necessary exit criteria demonstrated the system will enter Full Rate production with seventy-five systems planned.
Telephonics Receives Multi-Year Contract for Follow-On Interim Contractor Support for AN/APS-147 Radar/IFF Systems
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