Three Huntsville companies land military contracts

A Littoral Battlespace Sensing-Glider, built by Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville.

Three Alabama companies have landed military contracts this week, with the work to be performed in Huntsville.

Teledyne Brown Engineering was awarded a $27.4 million time-and-materials contract from the U.S. Navy for the Littoral Battlespace Sensing-Glider (LBS-G) program. The LBS-G is a long endurance UUV (naval drone) that is propelled by changes in buoyancy along with its wings and tail-fin steering. They collect oceanographic data and can operate up to 30 days at a time on a lithium battery.

The LBS-G contract is for program management, engineering support, production, maintenance, repairs, test, training, documentation updates, spares, system upgrades and other logistic-related tasks. The five-year contract also has five one-year option periods. If the options are exercised, the contract would be estimated at $39.2 million. The contract is expected to be complete in June, 2026, but if all options are exercised, then it would be complete in June 2031.

BlueHalo has been awarded a $10.6 million contract for Stinger training systems. The contract covers procurement of 33 STS, spare blocks labor support, technical data package, help desk support and direct costs in support of the program manager ground-based air defense. The contract also contains eight unexercised options. If exercised, the contract’s value would be approximately $12.1 million. The work currently is expected to be complete in June, 2024, if all option periods are exercised.

BlueHalo, based in Huntsville, works in the areas of space superiority, directed energy, air and missile defense, intelligence, cyber and C4ISR. Its products include the Virtual Stinger Trainer, which provides operational and tactical training program in virtual but realistic battlefield environments.

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Radiance Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $9.6 million contract for the modeling and simulation analysis of an advanced weapon design effort for the Air Force Research Laboratory. The company will evaluate system capabilities in a real-world environment as opposed to traditional MS&A efforts resulting in an understanding of both the threat models and the simulation frameworks used. The work will be performed in Huntsville and at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is to be complete by July, 2026.

Radiance Technologies is an employee-owned company working in the areas of intelligence, cyber, directed energy, AI/ML, microelectronics, hypersonics and space.

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