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17 December 2009 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for December 17, 2009
  • CACI Awarded $24 Million Task Order to Support C4ISR Initiatives for U.S. Army CACI 17 Dec 2009 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $24 million task order to provide engineering, logistics, business, and program support services for C4ISR programs under the purview of the Force Modernization Division, of the Directorate for Readiness, Logistics Readiness Center, Communications-Electronics Lifecycle Management Command at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. The contract, for one base year, and one option year, was awarded under the Army's Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle.
  • Royal Air Force to Acquire 7th Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Boeing 17 Dec 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence this week announced an agreement for the acquisition of a seventh C-17 Globemaster III for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Boeing is scheduled to deliver the aircraft in December 2010.
  • BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $59 MILLION CONTRACT FROM U.S. ARMY FOR PRODUCTION OF IRAQI LIGHT ARMORED VEHICLES BAE Systems 17 Dec 2009 -- BAE Systems has received a $59 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command for the production of 109 second-generation Iraqi Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV) and 10 Mine Roller Kits. These vehicles are being built for delivery to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Interior.
  • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Upgrade Successfully Tracks Sophisticated Missile Targets in Exercise Series Lockheed Martin 17 Dec 2009 -- The second generation of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, BMD 4.0.1, successfully detected, tracked and conducted simulated engagements against a variety of different ballistic missile targets during a series of tracking exercises in the Pacific.
  • Eurocopter celebrates the maiden flight of its new EC175 helicopter EADS 17 Dec 2009 -- "It's an immense pleasure to see the EC175 soaring through the skies," declared Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling. "This helicopter was developed in close cooperation with our customers to ensure it would be perfectly suited to their needs—particularly in terms of safety and comfort. This is the product everyone's been waiting for on the civil market. I would like to congratulate and thank our colleagues from China, all our personnel who invested so much time and effort in this project, and, of course, our industrial partners. Their combined efforts have made it possible for the EC175 to perform its maiden flight right on schedule, that’s to say exactly four years after the program was launched, which is a real technological wizardry. "
  • Northrop Grumman Wins Logistics Support Contract for U.S. Navy Navigation and Ship Control Systems Northrop Grumman 17 Dec 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for navigation and steering systems installed on U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines.
  • GAO Decision Affirms Major Army Conclusions Supporting Oshkosh FMTV Award; Denies Challenges to $440 Million Dollars in Savings And Nearly All Other Protestor Complaints Oshkosh 17 Dec 2009 -- The U.S. Army’s conclusion that Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) proposed the lowest price and has the capability and experience to build the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) was unchallenged by the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) decision, released in redacted form today. The decision significantly expands on the GAO’s press release of December 14, 2009, regarding the protests against the U.S. Army’s award decision by BAE Systems and Navistar Defense.
  • UK Awards Javelin Joint Venture $176 Million for Javelin Missile Rounds Raytheon 17 Dec 2009 -- The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract from the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense for more than 1,300 Javelin missile rounds and associated engineering support.
  • SAIC Awarded $20 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Chief Bureau of Medicine and Surgery SAIC 17 Dec 2009 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center - Natick Contracting Division to support the U.S. Navy's Chief Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for Medical Research and Development, and their subordinate research and development commands. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of $20 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego and at BUMED facilities throughout the U.S.

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