Italian defense company Oto Melara and Boeing Defense, Space & Security in St. Louis, MO, agreed to co-produce the Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) weapon system (GBU-39 SDB) for the Italian Air Force.
SDB I [pdf] is a 250-pound precision strike weapon with a GPS-aided inertial guidance system. It incorporates a steel case and penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, as well as deployable wings for extended range.
Under the terms of the $34 million contract, Boeing will provide SDB I mechanical and electrical components and test equipment to Oto Melara for production of 500 tactical weapons (GBU-39 SDBs), 50 four-place weapon carriages (BRU-61/A), and associated support equipment…
ManTech International completed the acquisition of Sensor Technologies Inc. (STI) for $242 million in cash. STI in Red Bank, NJ is a supplier of systems engineering and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) services and products to the US Army.
STI expects to produce approximately $340 million in revenue in 2009 and $450 million in revenue in 2010.
The company is a prime contract for the Army’s Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle and has received over $2.5 billion in S3 task orders to date…
Satcom Teleport Certification at Ramstein Air Base
Rockwell Collins received a 3-year, $9.1 million contract to provide maintenance and field service support for the satellite communications teleport at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. A teleport is a group of satellite dishes that connect communications satellites with the ground telecom network.
The delivery order calls for Rockwell Collins to provide maintenance services for the teleport along with providing remote monitoring of US convoys in Iraq. The teleport will be supported by 9 field service engineers.
Program Manager WIN-T’s Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the US Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, NJ, awarded the delivery order through Rockwell Collins’ Worldwide Satellite Systems contract…