' Interstate Electronics Corp. of Anaheim, Calif., won a $30 million contract to provide intelligent displays for the Army's new Interim Armored Vehicle program.

Interstate Electronics will design a 10.4-inch LCD display with an embedded computer and a high-resolution touch-screen that can operate in full sunlight or total darkness.

The company said the display will be ruggedized to withstand high-pressure washing, chemical and biological exposure, high levels of shock and vibration, salt, fog, direct kicks and immersion in water to a depth of one meter.

' The Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration will take place from July 16 to 27 at more than 35 sites around the world, including four U.S. locations and others in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. JWID 2001 offers command and control interoperability trials.

' The Defense Department awarded two contracts worth $75.8 million to Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego to design, develop and field the Joint Network Management System.

The contracts will run simultaneously and will be completed by Oct. 16, 2008.

The JNMS will let warfighters manage the military's diverse array of legacy and advanced information technologies and telecommunication systems.


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