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22 June 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 22, 2011
  • General Dynamics Awarded Air Force Airborne Imagery Task Order General Dynamics 22 Jun 2011 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $4.7 million task order to provide airborne advanced geospatial intelligence (AGI) battlespace awareness support to the U.S. Air Force's National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).
  • BAE Systems Awarded $26.6 Million Contract Modification for Propulsor Program BAE Systems 22 Jun 2011 -- BAE Systems received a $26.6 million contract modification from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to produce two additional units of the Virginia Class Propulsor. This award is an important step in strengthening BAE Systems' Propulsor manufacturing base in Louisville, Ky., following its move from Minneapolis. BAE Systems has already produced and delivered 11 Propulsor units to the U.S. Navy.
  • BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Work on MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems BAE Systems 22 Jun 2011 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $55 million contract for manufacturing Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) mechanical components and assemblies. The Mk 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants, and Aegis Ashore requirements for the Missile Defense Agency's Ground Ballistic Missile Defense Program. The Mk 41 is the primary missile launching system aboard Navy combatants used to store, protect and launch various missiles. BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin are teamed to build the overall VLS.
  • Boeing Names KC-46 Tanker Suppliers Boeing 22 Jun 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the supplier team that will provide key components for the U.S. Air Force's KC-46 Tanker. The Air Force selected Boeing on Feb. 24 to replace 179 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft.
  • Northrop Grumman and SELEX Galileo Execute an MOU to Jointly Pursue the International DIRCM Market Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at jointly pursuing the international directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) market. Capitalizing on their unique experience and capability in the development and production of laser-based DIRCM systems, the document further strengthens the existing industry-leading DIRCM strategic alliance and enables the two companies to aggressively target the 'rest-of-the-world' DIRCM marketplace.
  • NASAMS Live-Fire Exercise a Success Raytheon 22 Jun 2011 -- The Royal Norwegian Air Force conducted a successful tactical live-fire exercise of its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), a surface-launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile system, earlier this month at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway. This annual live-fire exercise, called Silver Arrow, was attended by both Raytheon and KONGSBERG, along with several potential international customers.
  • Raytheon Offers New Ground-Based Evolved SeaSparrow Missile Raytheon 22 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its international partners will introduce a new ground-based Evolved SeaSparrow Missile at the Paris Air Show. The ground-based ESSM features multi-use capabilities for both naval and land-based applications.
  • Raytheon's Combat-Proven AESA Radars Continue to Set the Standard Raytheon 22 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) active electronically scanned array radar technology recently achieved more than 250,000 operational flight hours. Used by customers around the world on multiple platforms, more than 300 radar systems have been delivered to domestic and international customers to help ensure their mission success.
  • ThalesRaytheonSystems Celebrates 10 Years of Transatlantic Defense Cooperation With Future Roadmap to Address Growing Threats in Missile Defense and Cyber Raytheon 22 Jun 2011 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems, an international leader in air defense command and control systems and ground-based radars, this month marks a decade as the defense industry's first transatlantic joint venture. In 10 years, ThalesRaytheonSystems has partnered with defense organizations around the world to provide protection and security to forces and assets in more than 50 countries.
  • Sikorsky Aerospace Services and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Sign Teaming Agreement for Aftermarket Support in Germany Sikorsky 22 Jun 2011 -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a teaming agreement at the Paris Show with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics to provide long-term training and logistics support to the German armed forces should the Government of Germany select the MH148 CYCLONE™ multi-mission helicopter for its naval rotorcraft needs. SAS is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Colombian BLACK HAWK Helicopter Fleet Exceeds 300,000 Flight Hour Milestone Sikorsky 22 Jun 2011 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that Colombia's UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet has surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. Colombia's Army, National Police, and Air Force combine to operate nearly 100 BLACK HAWK helicopters for a variety of missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, anti-drug, and counter-insurgency operations. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance Study Finds Increase in Government Adoption of Cloud Computing, Despite Security Concerns Lockheed Martin 22 Jun 2011 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its Cyber Security Alliance partners today released a study revealing security remains the single biggest concern on the minds of government information technology decision-makers when it comes to cloud computing. Despite these security concerns, 50% are now considering cloud applications for their agencies, versus only 12% a year ago.
  • Lockheed Martin Completes Antenna Installation on Guam to Support U.S. Air Force Weather Mission Lockheed Martin 22 Jun 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] engineers have completed installation of a XLS-band antenna at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam that will allow military commanders to receive real time weather information for operational use. This is one in a series of six installations around the globe under the U.S. Air Force MARK IVB program with remaining antennas to be installed in Kuwait and Hawaii by October.
  • Northrop Grumman's Exclusive Resonator Gyro Achieves 18 Million Operating Hours in Space Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) patented hemispherical resonator gyro (HRG) technology, which is used for various space and military applications, recently achieved a major milestone of 18 million hours of continuous operation with 100 percent mission success.
  • Sagem delivers first prototype primary mirror segments for the European Extremely Large Telescope Sagem (Safran group) 22 Jun 2011 -- Sagem (Safran group) has delivered to ESO (European Southern Observatory) the first five prototype segments for the primary mirror on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), a major step forward in proving the feasibility of this exciting new instrument.
  • European Space Agency and Thales Alenia Space sign production agreement for Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) Thales 22 Jun 2011 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) and Thales Alenia Space have signed yesterday an agreement for the production of the atmospheric reentry demonstrator IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) and its Ground Segment, paving the way for the signature of the contract by end June.

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