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GTE of Needham, Mass., has been awarded a $259.4 million contract with the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. The contract was awarded to modernize telecommunication capabilities at its facilities in the United States, Panama and Puerto Rico.
Under the terms of a firm, fixed-price contract, GTE's Worldwide Telecommunications Services unit will repair, replace and upgrade copper and fiber optic cables at Army and DoD sites as part of the Outside Cable Rehabilitation II program. The contract will run until February of 2001.
According to Thomas Curran, vice president and general manager of the WTS Communication Support Services Division at GTE, the contract solidifies their position as the premier provider of voice and data network solutions for the DoD's base infrastructure upgrade programs.
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Texas Instruments Defense Systems & Electronics in Dallas has received a 12-month, $1.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., for the Light-weight Video Reconnaissance System Program.
SatCon Technology Corp., Cambridge, Mass., has been awarded a $750,000 contract by the U.S. Navy to develop an experimental actuator that will be used to test the effects of vibration on helicopter rotors for the Navy H-60 helicopter.
DynCorp, Reston, Va., announced two new contract wins totaling an estimated $9 million in revenue. Under a five-year subcontract with CESNA Aircraft Co., DynCorp will provide logistics support services and perform organizational maintenance on the Army's newly procured, medium-range jet aircraft. Under a second five-year contract, DynCorp will supply arms control and verification technology to the Verification Technology Office of the U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency.
Advanced Data Concepts Inc. of Portland, Ore., has won a five-year, $13.5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical support services to the DOE Operations Office in Oakland, Calif. The contract covers safeguards and security, environmental safety and health, and technical studies.
MCI of Ryebrook, N.Y., announced three contract awards for a range of telecommunications services in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Combined value of the contracts exceeds $70 million. Under the terms of the three-year contract for Connecticut, MCI will provide interstate voice and data communications, as well as fax broadcast, conferencing and calling card services. MCI's Massachusetts contract, awarded jointly with NYNEX, will cover all of the state's voice, data and communication needs. MCI won the "in-bound" 800 services bid for the state of New York as part of a two-year contract, with options to renew.
Government Technology Services Inc., Chantilly, Va., has been awarded the Treasury Department Acquisition 1 contract. The two-year, $50 million contract provides desktop and laptop computers and software peripherals.
Wang Federal, Billerica, Mass., has been awarded a $5.1 million contract by Motorola, Schaumburg, Ill., for Wang's XTS-300 security software, hardware and support services. Motorola is the prime contractor for the U.S. government Network Security Managers program.
COMSAT RSI, Dulles, Va., signed a $22 million contract with Lockheed Martin to provide equipment and services for the Asia Cellular Satellite system. The system is a mobile telephone communication system that provides voice, facsimile and data services through a new satellite to hand-held, mobile and fixed subscriber terminals throughout Southeast Asia, India and China beginning in 1998.
Hughes Network Systems Inc., Germantown, Md., has been selected by the Ho Chi Minh City Telephone Co. to build a wireless network in Vietnam. The $22 million contract calls for HNS to provide switching, digital microwave, 800 MHz radio base stations and wireless subscriber phones for 20,000 users in Ho Chi Minh City. According to Hughes, it is the largest telecommunications contract for a U.S. supplier in Vietnam in more than 20 years.
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