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Sunday, January 11

never ends

The contracts never end. Sigh.

ATK WIns $30 Million Ammunition Contract They use the stuff in Iraq.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) has received a contract from the U.S. Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Ill., to produce lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition. The total contract value will exceed $30 million.
Harris Corporation Awarded $96 Million Contract For Development of the Iraqi Media Network 
Harris Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $96 million contract by The Defense Contracting Command-Washington , on behalf of the Coalition Provisional Authority currently governing Iraq, for developing an existing but antiquated media network into a modern media organization for the Iraqi people. [...] Two additional six-month contract options could increase the total value of the program to nearly $165 million.


Harris will lead this project and provide all of the necessary transmitters, integration and automation broadcast equipment with support from two very important local teammates: The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), a premier Middle Eastern media network, and Al Fawares, a Kuwaiti company with Iraqi ownership. LBCI is responsible for training and content programming for the two radio channels and two television channels-one for news and one for entertainment. All four channels will be terrestrial and the all-news television channel will additionally be available by satellite. Al Fawares will assist in expanding the newspaper into national status based on the company's experience with Al Watan in Kuwait, and also will provide security, logistics and construction services.
But the Iraqi Minister in charge of media says no one asked him.

Did you catch the Al Fawares will also provide "security, logistics and construction services". What's up with that?


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