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Raytheon awarded $25.4M for Tomahawk Weapons Systems Military Code, AGR5 kit

Raytheon awarded $25.4M for Tomahawk Weapons Systems Military Code, AGR5 kit

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $ 25.4 million contract by the Navy for the Tomahawk Weapons System Military Code review and AGR5 kit. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is for the company to conduct critical design review of the Tomahawk Weapons System Military Code's software and hardware. The contract also covers development work on an AGR5 kit, an anti-jam tool to be used for the global positioning system. The design review will include "studies, analysis, design, development, integration and test of hardware and software solutions," the Pentagon said in a press release. The contract also includes Navy funds for "assembly, integration, test and documentation of an AGR5 kit," the notice said. Raytheon will perform more than ha...
Purple Heart medals awarded to World War I Coast Guardsmen

Purple Heart medals awarded to World War I Coast Guardsmen

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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Two members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who died in the sinking of their ship during World War I, posthumously received Purple Heart medals this week. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, posthumously presented the honors at a ceremony at Base Alameda, Calif., to the descendants of ships oiler Edward Kelleher of Perry, Okla., and acting quartermaster Arthur Deasy of Brooklyn, N.Y. The men died in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa on Sept. 26, 1918. Bob Kelleher accepted the medal on behalf of his uncle, and Lisa Rehman received the medal on behalf of Deasy, her great-uncle. The ship was one of six Coast Guard cutters assigned to the U.S. Navy, and escorted over 350 merchant ships across the Atlantic Ocean to Allied ports during the war. ...
FLIR Surveillance awarded $12.6M for sensors aboard littoral combat ships

FLIR Surveillance awarded $12.6M for sensors aboard littoral combat ships

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- FLIR Surveillance Inc. received a $ 12.6 million contract for supplies, repairs and upgrades to sensor systems aboard U.S. Navy littoral combat ships. The contract, announced Thursday by the Defense Department, refers to FLIR's Saffire III Electro-Optics Sensor Systems. The systems offer image stabilization, long-range and thermal imaging and color and low-light cameras. The systems are useful in search and rescue operations, reconnaissance, border and coastal patrol and target identification, the manufacturer said. Thousands of the ball-shaped 22-pound systems, which attach to horizontal planes of a vessel or aircraft, have been affixed to helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, as well as on the shallow-water littoral combat ships. The unit includes an optional sensor sys...
Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

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July 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 492.1 million contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and associated hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Romania and Poland. The contract includes Poland's first acquisition of HIMARS launchers. In February, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, at a meeting in Warsaw with President Andrzej Duda and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, signed an agreement worth $ 414 million for 20 HIMARS launchers, including two trainers, as well as Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems missiles and Army Tactical Missile Systems ammunition. In November, the State Department approved a possible contract $ 655 million in foreign military sales with Poland for the total weapons system. A Defense Security Cooperation Agen