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Agilent Technologies awarded by U.S Army

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Agilent Technologies has been awarded a $94 million contract by the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command Redstone Arsenal.

Under the contract, Agilent will deliver its AN/PRM-35 Radio Test Set (RTS) over six years, beginning in 2008, to the U.S. Army Product manager test, measurement and diagnostic equipment organisation.

Uninterrupted communications is critical to protection and management of deployed personnel.

The RTS is designed to test field radios in the harsh environments. It is part of the U.S. Army's Test Equipment Modernisation (TEMOD) mission to improve the readiness and reduce operating and support costs of the Army's current and future systems.

Totaling up to 12,000 radio test sets and related services, the contract represents the single largest ever awarded in its category.

According to Agilent, this is a significant achievement for Agilent. It represents an enormous win in one of its key growth initiatives.

Agilent is continuing to invest in delivering superior and advanced test technology to the U.S. Department of Defence and its prime contractors.

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