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28 August 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for August 28, 2006
  • Boeing Successfully Demonstrates Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radios Boeing 28 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully displayed the capabilities of the Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radios (JTRS GMR) during a recent demonstration to senior U.S. government officials.
  • CACI Awarded Additional $32 Million Task Order Under Strategic Services Sourcing Contract CACI 28 Aug 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded an additional task order under the Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, headquartered at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. On March 15, 2006 CACI announced it was one of just seven prime contractors on the S3 program, which has a total estimated ceiling value of $19.25 billion. The contract continues the ongoing expansion of CACI's business in solutions for C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance).
  • Eurocopter delivers 1st Cougar helicopter to Bulgaria EADS 28 Aug 2006 -- At the ceremony, General Petrov declared: “I am pleased to accept our fist COUGAR helicopter. We are convinced it will greatly improve the capabilities of the Bulgarian Air Force in national and international defence missions. This is the result of an outstanding cooperation with the EUROCOPTER teams, which have succeeded in respected all their commitments toward us.”
  • General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million to Produce Reactive Armor for Abrams Tanks General Dynamics 28 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $30 million competitive contract from U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of reactive armor tile sets to equip Abrams tanks. Total contract value could reach $59 million if all contract options are exercised. General Dynamics has been a leading producer of reactive armor for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle since 1995, with $417 million in Bradley reactive armor orders to date.
  • Rheinmetall to modernize the German combat training centre Rheinmetall Defence 28 Aug 2006 -- In August 2006, the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) awarded Rheinmetall Defence Electronics a contract for the regeneration of the data processing equipment at the German Army's GÜZ combat training centre in Letzlingen. Because commercial products were used extensively when the GÜZ equipment was originally implemented, and considering that the state of development is that of about 1997, the corresponding regenerative requirement has now arisen for the systems technology in the combat training centre. The order has a total value of several million euros.
  • Sagem Défense Sécurité and Rohde & Schwarz: interoperability in ciphered telecommunications Sagem (Safran group) 28 Aug 2006 -- On June 13th, Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH made an encrypted telephone call using two different terminals of the two manufacturers on the basis of the new SCIP - Secured Communication Interoperability Protocol - developed by the International ICWG (Interoperability Control Working Group).
  • SAIC Acquires Applied Ordnance Technology SAIC 28 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Applied Ordnance Technology (AOT). Based in Waldorf, Md., AOT is a leading innovator in the defense community for technical products and services in the areas of ordnance and weapons systems engineering and design, acquisition and logistics, systems safety, environmental engineering, IT solutions and knowledge-based applications.
  • BAE Systems Awarded Department of Homeland Security EAGLE Contract for Major Information Technology Support BAE Systems 28 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a prime contract for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge solutions (EAGLE) program. The company will support DHS efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs of information technology systems and services in two functional categories – software development (category 4) and management support services (category 5).
  • EADS receives contract to construct the BOS digital radio network in Germany EADS 28 Aug 2006 -- EADS has secured the contract to construct the digital radio system for the German security authorities and organizations (BOS). The contract has been awarded in writing by the Procurement Office in the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Within the scope of this contract, EADS will act as prime contractor and, together with Siemens, construct a nationwide TETRA digital radio network by 31 December 2010. In all, the contract has a potential volume of up to € 1 billion for EADS.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Northrop Grumman Port Security Contract Northrop Grumman 28 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide border security surveillance for land ports of entry along the southwest U.S. border. The pilot program will offer total operational security while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.

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