Lockheed gets $424M bump on missile defense work

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a large contract modification from the Defense Department to continue building a key component of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

SAIC to help Navy stay atop weapons repair

Science Applications International Corp. will assist the Navy in maintaining the inventory of spare parts necessary to keep aircraft, submarine and surface ship weapons systems ready for combat under a new contract.

Does the military have too many drones?

The military might be taking on more unmanned aircraft than it can handle.

Leaner defense budget aims for realistic reform

The Defense Department's $708 billion fiscal 2011 budget request closely adheres to priorities set forth in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.

General Atomics wins Air Force UAS support deal

The Air Force has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $266 million contract to provide an array of program and technical support for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems.

Boeing to build software for Air Force targeting system

Boeing Co. has won a $23 million contract to upgrade software on Air Force bombers to improve targeting capabilities.

Counter-IED tactics MIA in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has established a task force to move new techniques and technologies for combating improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan more quickly to the front lines, reports Greg Grant at DOD Buzz.

Lockheed wins $1B Aegis missile defense upgrade

Lockheed Martin Corp will furnish a wide range of ongoing development support for the Aegis ballistic missile defense weapon system under a contract valued at $1 billion.

DOD forecast looks grim for new tech

Personnel and equipment costs might cut deeply into key defense acquisition programs over the next several years, reports Michael Bruno at Aviation Week.

QinetiQ helps Army sniff out snipers

QinetiQ North America will deliver additional sniper detection systems to U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq through an existing contract.

Deepwater whistleblower gets his day in court

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

L-3 to deliver Viking UAS to Special Operations Command

An L-3 division will provide a long-range unmanned aircraft system to the Special Operations Command under a contract worth up to $250 million over five years.

DRS, BAE win $1.9B Army vision equipment deal

The Army has awarded contracts to DRS Technologies and BAE Systems to fulfill orders for infrared driver’s vision enhancers through an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a $1.9 billion ceiling.

Alion provides R&D for Navy training simulation program

Alion Science and Technology Corp. has won a $7 million contract to provide research and development for a Navy combat training system.

Lockheed establishes missile defense unit in Huntsville, AL

Lockheed Martin has established a new missile defense systems operating unit in Huntsville, Ala., to support a number of key programs based in the area and also pursue additional business opportunities.

Coast Guard acquisition in smoother waters

The Coast Guard is making progress on acquisition processes and seems to have brought Deepwater under control, but plenty of risks remain, including hiring more acquisition personnel and containing costs.

ITT to upgrade Navy ship self-defense radar

ITT Corp. will furnish modification kits for the AN/SPS-48G(V) radar as part of the Navy's ongoing Radar Obsolescence and Availability Recovery program.

Lockheed Navy award aims to boost sub imaging capabilities

Lockheed Martin will provide imaging engineering services to the Navy under a contract valued at almost $93 million.

Lockheed to produce concept for new Navy radar

Lockheed Martin Corp. will conduct concept studies for Navy next-generation air and missile defense radar (AMDR) under a $10 million contract.

Raytheon to perform concept studies for future Navy radar

Raytheon Co. will perform concept studies that the Navy will use to resolve gaps in its air and missile defense radar (AMDR) capabilities under a $9.9 million contract.