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Pentagon Contracts Eight Companies for Microelectronics Program

The Pentagon has issued contracts worth $7.2 billion USD over the next twelve years to upgrade legacy and/or unreliable electronics in DoD systems. To support this effort, the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) awarded contracts through its Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4) to companies that can give the DoD access to expertise on microelectronic engineering. The companies that were awarded contracts are Northrop Grumman Systems, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Aeroflex Colorado Springs, Raytheon, Boeing, and Honeywell International. See: https://defensesystems.com/articles/2016/04/01/dod-atsp4-electronics-support-contract.aspx.

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