- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009


SAIC to support STRATCOM analysis

SAN DIEGO | The U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) has contracted Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to support programs and strategy analysis.

SAIC said the follow-on contract from STRATCOM is potentially worth $900 million if all options are exercised.

SAIC, which has worked for STRATCOM for more than two decades, will provide technical assistance and analysis support for STRATCOM programs and strategies, including combating weapons of mass destruction, cyberspace operations and strategic deterrence.

“We look forward to continuing our 22-year relationship with this important customer by delivering quality services that help them accomplish their critical missions,” said Bev Seay, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.


Herley to support Navy attack aircraft

LANCASTER | Herley Industries Inc. has been contracted to support a Navy electronic attack aircraft with its integrated microwave assemblies.

Pennsylvania-based Herley, a microwave technology solutions developer for the defense and homeland security market, says its CTI subsidiary was awarded the contract from an undisclosed U.S. defense company.

Under the approximately $2.3 million deal, Herley will deliver its complex integrated microwave assemblies for use in a Navy electronic attack aircraft.

Officials say the contract follows an $8.2 million contract previously awarded to the company’s Herley New England unit.

“These contract awards are an indication of the customer’s continuing confidence in Herley’s technical expertise in the design and production of precision microwave assemblies,” said Myron Levy, Herley chairman and chief executive officer.


BAE to support Army armor panels

CINCINNATI | The Army has contracted BAE Systems to support heavy equipment transporter vehicles with new composite armor technologies.

British company BAE was awarded a $2.6 million deal to deliver its Tensylon composite armor panels in support of the Army’s heavy tactical-vehicle armor program.

BAE’s Tensylon panels, a newly developed ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene tape and composite armor, will be integrated with the Army’s heavy tactical vehicles in an initiative to strengthen protections for troops on operations to recover and evacuate combat-loaded main battle tanks among other missions.

“Tensylon is a truly unique material that ultimately increases the protection provided to our men and women in uniform through a cost-effective, lightweight survivability solution,” said Tony Russell, BAE Security and Survivability president.

“Our continuous research and development in this area reflects our company’s dedication to helping the Army prepare for and defeat the latest threats,” he said.


SOCOM contracts LM for logistics support

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with mission-critical logistics support.

The Special Operations Command awarded Lockheed Martin a Special Operations Forces Support Activity Contractor Logistics Support contract.

As part of the 10-year contract, worth as much as $5 billion if all options are exercised, Lockheed Martin will provide maintenance services on aircraft, ground vehicles and weaponry, among other equipment, and support SOCOM logistics. Officials said the contract also includes provisions for Lockheed Martin to upgrade SOCOM’s information technology infrastructure and networks.

“We appreciate the vital role of this support to the men and women of the Special Operations Command and to our nation,” said Linda Gooden, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services executive vice president.

“We are committed to providing those war fighters with the support and services they need and honored to be aiding their crucial missions,” she said.


OSI to deliver MRAP subassemblies

HAWTHORNE | OSI Systems Inc. has been contracted to deliver its electronic subassembly technologies for integration with the Defense Department’s armored vehicles.

The California-based specialized electronics developer said its OSI Electronics unit was awarded a contract from ITT Corp.

Under the $27 million deal, OSI Electronics will deliver electronic subassemblies for use with the mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored vehicle program.

“We are pleased to continue our involvement in this key Department of Defense program,” said Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems chief executive.

“We expect that subassemblies to be delivered under this contract will be shipped in fiscal 2010,” he said.

• Compiled by Steven Davy of United Press International

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