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16 December 2009 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for December 16, 2009
  • General Dynamics Awarded $322 Million Contract by U.S. Army General Dynamics 16 Dec 2009 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was selected as the prime contractor and awarded a $322 million contract by the U.S. Army for the initial outfitting and transition support of the newly renovated Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and the newly constructed Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia.
  • Lockheed Martin Achieves Critical Global Ballistic Missile Defense Milestones in 2009 Lockheed Martin 16 Dec 2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] missile defense systems achieved several key milestones in 2009, including five successful intercepts and numerous other major accomplishments, further solidifying Lockheed Martin as a world leader in air and missile defense.
  • Oshkosh Defense Awarded $63 Million Delivery Order for PLS Trailers Oshkosh 16 Dec 2009 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received an order valued at more than $63 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 1,150 Palletized Load System (PLS) trailers. Production of these trailers is expected to be completed in June 2011. The order was issued under the U.S. Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) contract.
  • Northrop Grumman to Develop UK Cyber Security Test Range for Evaluation of Threats on Large Scale Networks Northrop Grumman 16 Dec 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is a principal member of the BT team selected by the UK Technology Strategy Board to develop a cyber test range for the research and testing of cyber security threats on large scale networks
  • Raytheon ATFLIR Marks More Than 500,000 Flight Hours Raytheon 16 Dec 2009 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod, which provides pinpoint accuracy and real-time target assessment from long standoff ranges, has marked more than 500,000 hours of operational flight on the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.
  • Boeing Team Demonstrates Multimodal Unmanned Systems Operations Boeing 16 Dec 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has completed a demonstration for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) at Fort Bragg, N.C., that integrated both air and ground unmanned systems to perform psychological operations (PSYOP) wartime missions for combatant commands.
  • Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Fire Scout Completes Successful Maritime Sensors Demonstration Northrop Grumman 16 Dec 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed maritime sensor demonstrations using a company-owned MQ-8B Fire Scout tactical Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS). Fire Scout was equipped with the Telephonics' radar and FLIR Electro Optical Infrared system, and highlighted the versatility of the unmanned helicopter's modular payload architecture and its flexibility in integrating off-the-shelf payloads.

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