- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 23, 2009

NEW YORK

JCA program orders additional Spartans

NEW YORK | The Air Force and Army have contracted a team led by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. to deliver seven additional C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft.

The U.S. company L-3 was awarded the contract from the Army and Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft program. Under the $203 million deal, the team will deliver seven more C-27J aircraft to support the JCA program.

The announced contract with the L-3 team - which includes Alenia Aeronautica SPA, Rolls-Royce PLC, Honeywell International Inc. and Dowty Rotol - brings the total number of C-27J aircraft ordered for the JCA program to 13.

SLOVAKIA

Sikorsky delivers S-300C helicopter

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. | The U.S. company Sikorsky Global Helicopters announced the delivery of a S-300C light helicopter to LD Aviation to support Slovakian border monitoring.

Czech Republic-based LD Aviation Prague, a sales distributor for Sikorsky in Eastern Europe, received the S-300C helicopter for use by EHC Service in Slovakia.

The S-300C helicopter, a versatile aircraft that is highly maneuverable, will become the third S-300C deployed by EHC Service for pipeline and power-line monitoring deployments. Officials also said the Slovak Ministry of Interior rents the S-300C helicopters from EHC for border security and monitoring.

CALIFORNIA

Raydiance delivers laser to NAVSEA

PETALUMA | Raydiance Corp. has delivered an ultrafast laser technology to the U.S. Navy under a contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Raydiance said it has delivered to the Navy a commercial-grade ultrafast laser capable of generating pulses 500 femtoseconds long. Company officials said the femtosecond laser technology was developed under a research-and-development deal with NAVSEA.

Company officials said the delivery of the femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) technology marks a milestone for the company, and it is the “world’s first commercial-grade ultrafast laser,” according to a news release.

NEW JERSEY

Lockheed to compete for Battle Command deals

TINTON FALLS | The U.S. Army has selected Lockheed Martin Corp. to compete for future network-centric command-and-control task orders.

Lockheed Martin was selected by the Army to compete for the Battle Command Family of Products task orders. Lockheed Martin was one of six companies selected to compete for the contracts,m which are worth $777 million in future orders for the companies.

Officials said the Battle Command Family of Products contract vehicle, managed by the Army’s New Jersey-based Project Manager Battle Command, is designed to support the Army with the latest next-generation command-and-control technologies and services.

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