According to the Department of Defense, “Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is being awarded a $7, 618, 512 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option to provide AN/ARC-210(V) Electronic Radio and Ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E program, to include 132 each: MT-4935 Mounting Bases; MT-7006 Amplifier Mounts; AM-7526 High Power Amplifiers; MX-11745 LNA Diplexer w/ Hi Power RF Switches; SATCOM Antennas; and SATCOM Antenna Gaskets. The work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in July 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.”
General Atomics has bought the intellectual property, facilities and other assets of Pasadena, Calif.-based gimbal maker IJK Controls for an undisclosed sum to add payload stabilization technology to the former's unmanned aircraft system offerings.