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BAE Systems Receives $35 Million For HAARP Program

This is an aerial photograph, looking east, of the HAARP Ionospheric Research Facility which is currently under development at a site 8 miles north of Gakona, Alaska.
Washington (SPX) Jun 14, 2004
The Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems a $35.4 million contract to manufacture 132 high frequency (HF) transmitters for installation in the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program's (HAARP) phased array antenna system. The contract was finalized April 19 with BAE Systems Information & Electronic Warfare Systems in Washington, D.C.

The HAARP program collects and assesses data to advance knowledge of the physical and electrical properties of the Earth's ionosphere. "We look forward to contributing to this critical program. This is an opportunity for BAE Systems to play an important role in expanding knowledge of the Earth's ionosphere.

Significant potential applications include long-range communication, sensing and satellite vulnerability to nuclear effects," said Ramy Shanny, BAE Systems vice president and general manager for Advanced Technologies (AT).

In 1992, AT was awarded a contract to design and build the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), the HAARP program's primary tool used to study ionospheric physics. The IRI is currently composed of 48 antenna elements and has a power capacity of 960,000 watts.

When installed, the additional 132 transmitters will give HAARP a 3.6 mega-watt capacity. The HAARP build-out is jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Raytheon Awarded $M378 US Navy Contract For Combat And C4ISR Systems
Reston VA (SPX) Jun 08, 2004
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) has been awarded a 10-year, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract with a potential value to Raytheon of $378 million, including options, by the U.S. Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va.

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