' Science Applications International Corp.'s Ocean Sciences Division last month won a contract for the first phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robust Passive Sonar Program.

The contract is valued at $6 million over two years. Under the RPS initiative, DARPA hopes to greatly improve submarine-towed array systems for detection and tracking of other submarines and surface ships.

The first phase of the project involves algorithm development, testing and integration. The second will include a test of the system at sea.

' The Defense Department's Modeling and Simulation Office recently presented its Training Functional Area Award 2000 to Dynamics Research Corp of Andover, Mass.

Dynamics Research received the award for its Joint Training Information Management System software, which supports Defense efforts for planning, reviewing and analyzing joint training exercises among the armed services.


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