Harris Corp.’s Government Communications Systems Division in Melbourne, FL received a $6.2 million firm-fixed-priced indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the full rate production and support of 63 tactical aircraft moving map capability digital map computers (TAMMAC DMC), 47 digital video map computers, and 41 extension housings in support of multiple aircraft platforms.
The TAMMAC DMC provides the pilot with a graphical representation of the aircraft’s present position and the relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features, planned mission flight path, no fly zones, safe bases, and other objects.
The map presents contour lines, slope shading, dynamic elevation banding, threat inter-visibility, cultural features, variable scaling, and overlays…
Small business qualifier LPI Technical Services in Chesapeake, VA received an $84.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to furnish repair, maintenance, modernization, logistical, and technical support services for material handling equipment (yellow gear) and hull, mechanical, and electric (HM&E) machinery and systems for ship operation and performance.
HM&E equipment includes a broad range of shipboard equipment, ranging from appliances to transformers.
Material handling equipment known as “yellow gear” is used for aircraft handling, servicing, maintenance and fire fighting on aircraft carriers.
Because of flying zone restrictions in densely populated Germany, the German military trains many of its pilots in other countries, such as at the Canadian Forces Air Command base at Goose Bay and the USAF Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico. The German Army, Navy and Air Force also rely heavily on simulators to train their pilots.
Canada’s CAE is one of the companies that supply aircraft simulators to the German armed forces. It also provides maintenance and training support for its simulators, as well as simulators made by other companies. The company has ongoing maintenance and training support contracts with Germany. It announced Feb 4/10 that it received contracts valued at C$58 million ($54 million) for German aircraft simulator support.
OM Group in Cleveland, OH agreed to acquire EaglePicher Technologies, a Joplin, MO-based manufacturer of batteries, battery management systems and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, and medical industries, from EaglePicher Corp. for $171.9 million.
In fiscal year 2009, EaglePicher recorded revenues of approximately $125 million, of which approximately 60% came from its defense business, approximately 31% from its aerospace business, and the balance from its medical and other businesses…
The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) awarded a $7.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee-term contract to small business qualifier Tekla Research in Woodbridge, VA for research and development of electronic systems and embedded software for visible, electro-optic and infrared airborne sensors. The sensors are being developed for a range of aircraft, including the F-18 Hornet fighter and the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.
The contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative contract value to $45.4 million.
NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the US Navy and US Marine Corps and conducts scientific research and technology development…
The US Navy awarded a 4-year production contract to Rockwell Collins for AN/ARC-210 aircraft radios. The contract has a potential value of $450 million over the 4-year life of the program.
The ARC-210 provides 2-way, multi-mode voice and data communications over a 30-512 MHz frequency range. It also includes embedded Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) anti-jam waveforms and other data link and secure communication features.
As part of the contract, Rockwell Collins will produce the next-generation AN/ARC-210 radio, RT-1939-C, which will enter production in 2010. This fifth generation of the ARC-210 is software reprogrammable and brings new capabilities.
The CVBS is a portable, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) video system used to inspect interior engine components and airframes for cracks, foreign object damage, and corrosion. The CVBS will replace NAWCAD’s existing inventory of borescopes…
Under the 1st order, an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract worth $72 million, ITT will supply its aviator night vision goggles (AN/AVS-6), night vision tubes and spare parts to Army rotary-wing pilots. Under the 2nd order, a $19.3 million delivery order under the OMNI VII night vision contract, ITT will supply AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular goggles to the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army.
ITT’s night vision goggles use light-amplifying technology that takes a small amount of light and converts it into electrons…