Lockheed to Update Navy Submarine Imaging Tech

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won an $8.8 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy with 20 AN/BVY-1 integrated submarine imaging systems, Military Aerospace & Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to Lockheed’s mission systems and training segment and it expects delivery by September 2015. AN/BVY-1 is built to provide visual...

L-3 Wins South Korea Laser Targeting Tech Order; Steve Kantor Comments

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An L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) business unit has won a $30 million contract to provide laser designator systems to South Korea. The contract with South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration covers Scarab Ground Laser Target Designators, spares, maintenance work and training services, L-3 said Wednesday. Steve Kantor, president of L-3′s electronic systems group, said the...

Northrop wins $174M to Sustain LITENING Infrared Targeting System

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has won a $173,643,542 contract with the U.S. Air Force to sustain the LITENING targeting pod system, which externally attaches to several aircraft and includes an infrared sensor. The Defense Department announced Thursday that the award was structured as a firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-no-fee, time and material contract. The funding for the work that will take...

Lockheed Wins $284M For Infrared Satellites

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $284,439,355 U.S. Air Force contract to move into the advanced procurement phase of a space-based infrared satellite program. This fixed-price incentive firm target contract covers geosynchronous orbit satellites five and six, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Lockheed will perform work in Sunnyvale, Calif. through June 19, 2016 and the Air Force is funding...

Northrop Wins $463M For AF Infrared Part Upgrades

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $463 million contract to upgrade components for U.S. Air Force infrared countermeasures systems, the Defense Department announced Friday. The company’s systems segment will perform depot-level work on 20 components of the AN/AAQ-24(V) Large Aircraft Infrared system. Work under the requirements contract will occur in Warner Robins, Ga. through July 26, 2017...

BAE, Northrop to Develop Tech on Potential $5B Army Laser Contract

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) have both won U.S. Army contracts to develop technology for missile-jamming lasers, the Defense Department announced Monday. BAE won $38,010,103 and Northrop won $31,359,202 under cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts to support the Common Infrared Countermeasure Program. The CIRCM program is worth a minimum $1.1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Andrew Dardine,...

General Dynamics Wins $33M for Sub Masts with Camera, Infrared Components

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) subsidiary Electric Boat has won a $32.9 million contract modification with the U.S. Navy to provide three backup photonics masts for Virginia-class submarines. Cameras in the mast digitally record infomation, then transmit data through fiber optics into the ship where they are processed with on-board image processors. Each photonics mast has an HDTV digital...

Northrop to Provide Advanced Threat Sensors to Protect Deployed Navy Aircraft

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a U.S. Navy contract to provide advanced threat warning sensors to upgrade the Navy’s large aircraft infrared countermeasures system. The company will deliver 24 ATW sensors and five processors for integration onboard CH-53 aircraft. The ATW sensor is form-fit and A-kit compatible with the currently deployed DoN LAIRCM missile warning system, which protects...

Boeing Wins $135M to Develop Infrared Detection, Targeting System for Radar-Denied Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) a $135 million contract to develop a long-wave infrared detection system that targets airborne vehicles in a radar-denied environment. The company will also engineer and manufacture the F/A-18E/F infrared search and track system on the cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. Contract...

BAE Receives Infrared Sensor Order under Army IDIQ

BAE Systems has won a task order to provide the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps with a system of infrared sensors that provide 24-hour all-weather visibility to vehicle operators. BAE Systems has won more than $140 million in orders for the driver’s vision enhancer family of systems under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with the Army. DVE-FOS is a comprehensive suite...

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