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27 February 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for February 27, 2006
  • BAE Systems Opens New Facility in Bellevue BAE Systems 27 Feb 2006 -- BAE Systems today celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Bellevue. The 24,000-square-foot facility, home to about 50 of the company’s 160 employees in the Omaha area, will accommodate the recent growth of BAE Systems in the region.
  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $32 Million for Combat Vehicle Services General Dynamics 27 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $32 million in incremental funding of a potential $42 million contract for contractor logistics support on the Stryker combat vehicle. Vehicle support, resets and upgrades are a continuing portion of General Dynamics’ combat systems-related business.
  • Lockheed Martin's NxTrain Receives Department of Defense SCORM 2004 Certification Lockheed Martin 27 Feb 2006 -- The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab, an organization formed to develop and implement learning technologies across the Department of Defense, has certified NxTrainTM as Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM 2004) compliant. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Israel-based SimiGon produce NxTrain, a next-generation PC-based integrated training and learning management rehearsal solution.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT GPS SATELLITES MARK 50 YEARS ON ORBIT Lockheed Martin 27 Feb 2006 -- The fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR satellites designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to significantly enhance the overall performance of the GPS constellation has now accumulated 50 years of successful in-orbit operations.
  • Raytheon Awarded U.S. Army Contract with Potential Value of $122 Million for TOW Weapon System Support Raytheon 27 Feb 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a contract with five one-year options that has a total potential value of $122 million to provide engineering services for the TOW (Tube- launched, Optically tracked, Wire-Guided) weapon system family of missiles and TOW fire control systems including: ITAS (Improved Target Acquisition System), IBAS (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem), T2SS (TOW 2 Subsystem), and M220 Ground TOW.
  • ATK Awarded Follow-on Options Worth $541 Million for Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program ATK 27 Feb 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received contract options worth $541 million from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to refurbish components and replace propellant on Minuteman III Stage 1, 2 and 3 rocket motors. This award is the fifth of seven full-rate production options under the ICBM Propulsion Replacement Program. The fifth option is worth $194 million and will extend the program through March 2008.
  • Lithuanian Border Guard orders Eurocopter EC 135 and EC 145 EADS 27 Feb 2006 -- Lithuania has a border of about 650 kilometers with Belarus and a border of almost 300 kilometers with Russia. The Eurocopter helicopters are suitable for border patrol operations as well as police service and will be used according to the demands of the structural subdivisions under the Ministry of the Interior. The EC 135s will be deployed at the country’s eastern frontier with Belarus and used for overland patrol.
  • General Dynamics to Provide IT Services to the U.S. Coast Guard General Dynamics 27 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems a $2.8 million information technology (IT) contract to install emitter and detection tools for vessels engaged in law enforcement and homeland defense missions. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

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