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14 December 2009 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for December 14, 2009
  • BAE SYSTEMS RESPONDS TO U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE'S FAMILY OF MEDIUM TACTICAL VEHICLES PROTEST RULING BAE Systems 14 Dec 2009 -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, today informed BAE Systems that it has ruled in favor of a key element of the company's protest to the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) rebuy contract. In reaching this decision, the GAO said: "Our review of the record led us to conclude that the Army's evaluation was flawed with regard to the evaluation of Oshkosh's proposal under the capability evaluation factor, [...]. "
  • Boeing Delivers 500th Combat Track II Airborne Intelligence System to US Air Force Boeing 14 Dec 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has delivered the 500th Combat Track II kit, an airborne intelligence system for U.S. Air Force cargo and bomber aircraft that enhances situational awareness, increases aircrew survivability and improves airframe effectiveness.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $110 Million for Procurement of Foundry Services General Dynamics 14 Dec 2009 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to produce integrated circuits for the U.S. Navy’s TRIDENT II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile program. This is a three-year contract with a total potential value of $110 million including the pre-priced options. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • ATK Propulsion and Composite Technologies Key to Successful Delta II Launch ATK 14 Dec 2009 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) played a key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket today from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., carrying the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite for NASA. The company provided solid rocket boosters and the composite payload fairing.
  • Boeing Responds to Request for Proposal on Ground-based Midcourse Defense System's Core Completion Contract Boeing 14 Dec 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] on Dec. 11 responded to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) request for proposal on the follow-on core completion contract for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The contract covers all remaining development and deployment work for the GMD core element. Boeing's response will assist MDA in determining its plan for future GMD work.
  • Oshkosh Corporation Believes the Army’s FMTV Award Decision Will Be Maintained Oshkosh 14 Dec 2009 -- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) today announced it was informed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of its decision regarding the protest of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) contract, awarded to Oshkosh on August 26. The majority of the protesters’ claims were denied, including challenges to the evaluation of the Oshkosh Corporation price.
  • Raytheon Leases New Green Building at Aberdeen Proving Ground Raytheon 14 Dec 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a lease agreement with St. Johns Properties, Inc. for a new green building at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., to improve collaboration with its customers.
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies Wins Serious Games Showcase & Challenge with VESSEL Damage Control Trainer Raytheon 14 Dec 2009 -- Raytheon BBN Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has won the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in the business category at the Annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world's largest modeling and simulation conference.
  • Armed BLACK HAWK Demonstrator Completes Test Program Sikorsky 14 Dec 2009 -- Sikorsky Military Systems, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) have successfully completed the Armed BLACK HAWK (ABH) demonstrator program, proof-of concept for the development BATTLEHAWKTM helicopter

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