Qwest Communications has received a three-year contract worth $7.2 million from the state of Utah for a cost-saving, converged voice and data network. Qwest has begun connecting 300 locations in Salt Lake City and along Utah’s Wasatch Front using its Metro Optical Ethernet (QMOE) data networking platform, with thirty sites already connected. The Qwest-designed solution leverages the power of ethernet and optical technologies across metro area networks, providing up to 1 Gbps in speed to each site.
BAE Systems will convert the U.S. Army's armored recovery vehicles to a M88A3 configuration under a $318M contract to help the service branch address its single-vehicle requirement for Abrams tank towing operations.
Hughes Network Systems will develop and demonstrate a technology intended to manage satellite communications under a $2.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. The company said Monday it will create the Enterprise Management and Control system prototype with the firm's Flexible Modem Interface to support interoperability between satcom networks.