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A unit of Hughes Aircraft Co. has been awarded a contract valued up to $65 million by the U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command of Orlando, Fla. to operate and maintain Army combat training center instrumentation systems.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has awarded a contract worth as much as $13 million for the design and development of war games to Booz*Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va. The company also received an $8 million contract from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to support operational tests for Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems projects.

other Federal contracts
Bethesda, Md.-based Martin Marietta Corp. signed an $11.9 million contract with the U.S. Dept. of Education to provide information processing and support services.

A team headed by the Lexington, Mass.-based Raytheon Co. has been selected by the Brazilian government to develop and produce a surveillance system to monitor the Amazon region. The project is valued at more than $1 billion and scheduled to run through 2000.

Communication Systems Technology Inc. of Washington, D.C., has been awarded a five-year contract for $30.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide new tone control equipment for all air to ground radio channels to selected air traffic control facilities in the United States. The company also received a five-year contract valued at $30 million from the U.S. Army Information Systems Command to provide engineering, integration and installation services for communications, command, control and intelligence, voice and data communications networks.

Systems Research and Applications Corp. was awarded a submission management and review tracking systems contract by the U.S. Health and Human Services. The contract, valued at $17 million over the next seven years, will be performed at the company's new Rockville, Md., facility.

State and Local
Amstar Communications, based in Frederick, Md., has been awarded a 10-year contract valued at up to $14.1 million by the General Services Administration to provide commercially available voice and data communications equipment and services for the state of Louisiana. The company has also won a three-year, $3.25 million telecommunications contract by the U.S. Air Force.

--Compiled by Ellen Moffett

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