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13 July 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for July 13, 2006
  • Boeing KC-767A Tanker Logs 100th Test Flight Boeing 13 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767A Tanker reached another significant milestone this week when it logged its 100th test flight. The accomplishment occurred while performing U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification stall and climb testing in Seattle, Wash. To date, the tanker has accumulated about 330 flight hours in its extensive flight test program.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers First U.S. Air Force Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer, Updates Marine Corps Trainers Lockheed Martin 13 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered to the U.S. Air Force its first Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer (VCCT) and also received a separate contract to upgrade six U.S. Marine Corps convoy trainers.
  • U.S. Army Awards Thales Over $200M for Additional AN/VRC-111 SINCGARS Capable Vehicular Radio System Thales 13 Jul 2006 -- Thales Communications, Inc., has received a contract by the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to deliver more than 9,000 Thales AN/VRC-111 Vehicle Adapter Amplifier (VAA) systems. The contract was granted to two providers in a 60/40 split, with Thales being awarded the larger share, valued at over $200 million.
  • GSA Approves General Dynamics as an Integrated HSPD-12 Service Provider General Dynamics 13 Jul 2006 -- The General Services Administration (GSA) has approved General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to provide integrated, end-to-end solutions for Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) implementations. This approval allows all federal agencies to begin procuring General Dynamics Information Technology’s services to address HSPD-12, the presidential mandate that will create a standard biometric identification card for all federal workers.
  • Raytheon Selected for Next-Generation Military GPS Receiver Development Raytheon 13 Jul 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has won an initial $38 million contract from the Global Positioning System (GPS) Joint Program Office at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to design next-generation global positioning receivers. An additional award to complete development and fabricate pre-production receiver cards for test and integration in host systems could follow.
  • Raytheon Receives $75 Million Satellite Communications Contract for Mission Support Services Raytheon 13 Jul 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has won an initial $38 MCKINNEY, Texas, July 13, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- With its significant number of satellite communication (SATCOM) systems installed throughout the Navy's fleet, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a five-year, $75 million contract for ongoing mission support for more than 300 of these systems.
  • Moscow to host first-ever exhibition of land forces weaponry RIA Novosti 12 Jul 2006 -- International exhibitions, including arms fairs, are usually held in summer.

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