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19 October 2009 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for October 19, 2009
  • Northrop Grumman Melts 35 Tons of Steel for Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Propeller Shafts Northrop Grumman 19 Oct 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) used its foundry at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. to melt 35 tons of steel to cast strut arms needed to support the propeller shafts of the nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The pour took place on Oct. 9.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Two U.S. Transportation Command Contracts Northrop Grumman 19 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Transportation Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract for Joint Collaborative Analytic and Adaptive Planning (APEX) support and another contract to provide analytical support for the Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC) both at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Seaport-E Task Orders Northrop Grumman 19 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Navy Seaport-Enhanced contract office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) four task orders to support several Navy and joint programs. Together, the task orders are valued at more than $80 million.
  • Raytheon Selected as Network Systems Integrator for Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment Raytheon 19 Oct 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been selected as the network systems integrator for the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment. This experiment will integrate more than 25 technologies from more than 20 different companies and government agencies to operate on a single integrated backbone network.
  • SAIC Awarded $95 Million Contract to Support the National Guard Bureau SAIC 19 Oct 2009 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to provide architectural design and engineering services in support of military structures, roadways and airfields.
  • Lockheed Martin Team Conducts Major Compatibility Test Of First Mobile User Objective System Satellite Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has demonstrated the interface compatibility of the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite's dual legacy and next-generation Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communications payloads with ground user test terminals.
  • First Oshkosh LVSR Deployed to Afghanistan In Support of U.S. Marine Corps Oshkosh 19 Oct 2009 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today that the first Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) has been deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan, with two additional vehicles set to be delivered later in October. All three vehicles being delivered are cargo variants. Oshkosh is also sending two Field Service Representatives (FSR) to Afghanistan this month to provide support services for LVSR users.
  • Thales completes major safety installation programme at UK MoD airfields Thales 19 Oct 2009 -- Thales UK today announces that it has successfully installed 25 Instrument Landing Systems (ILS)* and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)** at 23 locations across the UK and at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus and Mount Pleasant Airfield, Falkland Islands under the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) ILS sustainment programme.

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