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“Odd, the test logshowed no issues…”(click to view full) In April 2005, L-3 Communicatons subsidiary Interstate Electronics Corp. in Anaheim, CA was placed under criminal investigation for providing faulty parts to the CSEL search and rescue GPS/ beacon/ communicators used by US aviators, special forces teams, et. al. – and concealing test failures. So, naturally, they’ve just been awarded a contract to support the test instrumentation hardware for most of America’s nuclear missile fleet, and all of Britain’s. The $27.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract covers the TRIDENT II FBM Test Instrumentation hardware systems including M345/LASS, M240/M240R, and M250 systems. Services will include program management, system engineering support, liaison engineering, training, documentation, manufacturing support, logistics, contract inventory services, and field services to ensure data capture rate, availability and accuracy. In addition the contractor shall provide the UK Trident II fleet with level-of-effort support, repairs and replenishment, and SPALTs (Strategic Systems Programs alternations). Work will be performed in Anaheim, CA and is expected to be complete by September 2006. This contract was not competitively procured. The US Navy’s Strategic Systems Program in Washington, DC issued the contract (N00030-06-C-0001). CSEL Handset Paying Interstate Electronics Corp. to certify and ensure test equipment seems like […]

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