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Raytheon to support inventory management for Army

Raytheon to support inventory management for Army

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a modified contract for Patriot performance based logistics support for inventory management for the U.S. Army.The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $ 28.7 million and modifies the terms of a $ 36.4 million contract from December 2016.The deal also includes "the repair and replacement of 136 stock and parts associated with Patriot performance based logistics."Performance based logistics is a key Defense Department strategy that aims to deliver "an integrated, affordable, support solution to optimize system readiness."Work on the contract will be performed in Andover, Ma., and will be completed in December 2018.U.S. Army working capital funds from fiscal 2018 of more than $ 28.7 million were obligated to Ra...
Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades that train and organize coalition forces are to be equipped with Harris Corporation communications systems.Harris, which did not detail the financial value of the contract, said it will supply its Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband networking handheld radios, AN/PRC-117G multi-band networking manpack radios and AN/PRC-160 high-frequency manpack radios to the U.S. Army.The radios will be equipped with the Soldier Radio Waveform and the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform for enhanced battlespace communications.Additional details of the order, however, were not disclosed."The Security Force Assistance Brigades are an important, near-term Army priority," Chris Young, president of Harris Communication Systems, said in a press release....
Army taps Zeriscope for study on traumatic brain injury

Army taps Zeriscope for study on traumatic brain injury

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has chosen Zeriscope, a provider of mobile telemedicine examination systems, to aid a study in mitigating the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.Under the one-year award, the South Carolina-headquartered company's real-time streaming telemedicine platform will be used with its integrated wearable sensor kit to monitor heart rate variability.Heart rate variability, or HRV, is an important biomarker that can be used to help regulate the autonomic nervous system, attentiveness and emotional responses.HRV can be monitored and studied in out-of-the-laboratory settings using the company devices, improving research and the understanding of treatment options, Zeriscope said."Zeriscope technology may facilitate more objective evaluation of treatment impact that can als...
Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'

Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'

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Zimbabwe's ruling party has accused the country's army chief of "treasonable conduct" after he warned of a possible military intervention in politics.General Constantino Chiwenga had challenged President Robert Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president.Gen Chiwenga said the army was prepared to act to end purges within Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.The party said the general's comments were "calculated to disturb national peace... [and] incite insurrection".In a statement, the party said it would never succumb to military threats, and that it "reaffirms the primacy of politics over the gun".The statement was signed by SK Moyo, the information secretary, on party letterheaded paper.Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, amid a row over succession. Mr Mnangagwa had previou...
SAIC seeks Army armored vehicle contract

SAIC seeks Army armored vehicle contract

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Science Applications International Corp. announced on Thursday that it plans to develop combat vehicle prototypes for the U.S. Army.SAIC's prototypes for the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower, or MPF, program are to be designed, developed and built with ST Kinetics of Singapore and Belgium-based CMI Defense."As a systems integrator, SAIC can deliver an alternative option to the Army that brings together best-of-breed, non-developmental components to field a new combat vehicle quickly that meets critical requirements," Jim Scanlon, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Customer Group, said in a press release. "Rapid delivery of this MPF solution is essential to the Army and our solution is extremely well-positioned to meet these requirements a...