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31 August 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for August 31, 2006
  • BAE Systems Receives Integrated Countermine Contract Modification BAE Systems 31 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $34 million modification to its Ground Standoff Mine Detection System-Future Combat Systems (GSTAMIDS FCS) System Development and Demonstration contract, bringing the total value to $94 million. The company was selected in 2004 to develop the integrated system for mine detection, marking, reporting, and neutralization to be fielded on an Army robotic countermine vehicle.
  • Boeing Completes First Phase of CF-18 Aircraft Modernization Project Boeing 31 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the 80th modernized CF-18 aircraft to the Canadian Department of National Defence during a ceremony at L-3 Communications MAS in Mirabel, Quebec. The delivery marks the completion of Phase I of the CF-18 Modernization Project.
  • General Dynamics Celebrates U.S. Navy’s AN/AYK-14 Airborne Computer System 30th Anniversary General Dynamics 31 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and the U.S. Navy celebrated the 30th anniversary of the AN/AYK-14 Navy Standard Airborne Computer today during a ceremony at the computer’s manufacturing and support center. Members of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Combat Electronic program office (PMA-209), including Capt. Gregory Silvernagel, PMA-209 program manager, and Rex Coombs, AYK-14 lead engineer and integrated program team lead, joined executives and hundreds of employees from General Dynamics to recognize the team’s accomplishments.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million Contract Modification for Submarine Work General Dynamics 31 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $13.7 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRLIFT WING RECEIVES LATEST LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J SUPER HERCULES Lockheed Martin 31 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered its sixth C-130J Super Hercules to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard unit yesterday at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif. The aircraft was flown from the Lockheed Martin Ga. production facility in Marietta to its new home by Maj. Gen. Charles Ickes II, Deputy Director of the Air National Guard and Col. Steven Friedricks, Commander of the 146th AW.
  • Lockheed Martin Develops Supervised Autonomy for Unmanned Ground Vehicles Lockheed Martin 31 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today introduced its new Squad Mission Support System (SMSS), leveraging robotic technologies for future robotic weapons systems.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $95.8 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Detail Design of DDG 1000 Northrop Grumman 31 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $95.8 million contract for the detail design of the U.S. Navy's 21st century DDG 1000 destroyer. The contract, to be performed by the company's Ship Systems sector, includes the detail design and the procurement of any vendor-furnished information that will be used in support of the design. The contract runs through September 2007; when fully funded, the contract will total more than $300 million through 2013.
  • DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program Logs Successful Third Quarterly Technical Assessment and Integrated Baseline Raytheon 31 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon reports the successful completion of two significant events for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program: the third Quarterly Technical Assessment (QTA) and the Detail Design and Integration (DDI) Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), both conducted at the DDG 1000 Collaboration Center in Washington, D.C.
  • BAE Systems to Develop Net-Centric Targeting System BAE Systems 31 Aug 2006 -- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agencys (NGA) InnoVision Directorate has selected BAE Systems to develop a web-based surveillance and targeting system. The system will rapidly identify battlefield targets and other possible threats and greatly speed decision-making by intelligence analysts and military personnel.
  • Russia may buy minority interest in defense chipmaker RIA Novosti 31 Aug 2006 -- A Russian economics official confirmed media reports Thursday that the government may buy a minority stake in the Mikron plant, which produces chips for the defense industry.

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