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Comms

Latest SpaceX launch carries ARM MCUs for space station experiments - News

February 20, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas. The SpaceX CRS-10 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) blasted off on Sunday, February 19 carrying several experiments to be conducted aboard the ISS, including one controlled by an ARM-based Vorago Technologies microcontroller (MCU).
Cyber

Navy agrees to $133 million buy of Red Hat software and services - News

February 20, 2017
WASHINGTON. The Department of the Navy has signed a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with DLT Solutions for the government IT contractor to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with Red Hat software and services. The $133.4 million agreement includes a one-year base ordering period with four one-year optional ordering periods, to be in force through December 2021.
Radar/EW

U.S. Army grants Elbit $102 million contract for mortar fire control systems - News

February 17, 2017
FORT WORTH, Tx. Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems, has won a U.S. Army contract to provide field mortar fire control systems. If fully utlilized, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract could extend to a five-year period and have a maximum value of $102 million.
Cyber

General Dynamics wins $170 million cyber contract from DIA - News

February 17, 2017
FAIRFAX, Va. General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has won a task order from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide a wide range of cybersecurity services intended to defend intelligence networks and systems for the DIA, combat commands, and several military services.
Radar/EW

Clemson team partners with DTRA to develop nuclear-activity sensor - News

February 16, 2017
CLEMSON, S.C. Research targeted at building a biosensor that would help the military detect signs of nuclear activities -- including indications of weapons development -- has been approved, to be conducted under the leadership of a former naval officer who is now a Clemson University faculty member. Nicole Martinez, an assistant professor in the Clemson environmental engineering and earth sciences department, is the lead investigator on the $866,884 project; the research will last three years and could be eligible for a two-year extension, boosting the total to about $1.5 million.
Unmanned

Mayport named FOB for MQ-4C Triton UAS - News

February 16, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Navy has named Naval Station Mayport (Jacksonville, Florida) as the forward operating base (FOB) for its fleet of MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). As the east coast FOB, Mayport will act as the launch and recovery site for four forward-based MQ-4C Triton UAS and will be the consolidated maintenance hub for up to four additional aircraft.
Radar/EW

FLIR lands $50 million Coast Guard contract for navigation electronics - News

February 16, 2017
WILSONVILLE, Ore. The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded FLIR Systems a $50 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide marine electronics systems under the Coast Guard's Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option to extend delivery for an additional five years.
Comms

Orbital ATK wins U.S. Air Force satellite integration contract - News

February 15, 2017
DULLES, Va. Orbital ATK has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center to provide payload integration and support services for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6), a multipurpose satellite program that is planned to demonstrate advanced communication capabilities, collect space weather data, and support nuclear-detonation detection in the Earth?s atmosphere or in near space.
Unmanned

G-CLAW missile successfully engages moving targets - News

February 15, 2017
WILMINGTON, Mass. Textron Systems Weapon and Sensor Systems, a division of Textron Inc., announced that it has successfully tested its G-CLAW precision-guided glide weapon against moving targets; the October 2016 flight tests were conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
Comms

IARPA launches crowdsourcing research effort - News

February 14, 2017
WASHINGTON. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced that it is embarking on a multiyear research effort to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning. If the project is successful, the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation (known as "CREATE") program will improve analysts? and decisionmakers? understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support or conflict with their conclusions.
Unmanned

U.S. Army and allies invest $202 million in enhanced Patriot missile - News

February 14, 2017
TEWKSBURY, Mass. The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Raytheon for $202 million to perform enhancements to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. According to the company, the work on the Patriot will sustain more than 500 highly skilled jobs across four U.S. states, while adding to the functionality of the Patriot system.
Comms

Leidos wins $170 million DTRA contract - News

February 13, 2017
RESTON, Va. Leidos has won a contract worth approximately $170 million from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to support the agency's cooperative biological engagement program (CBEP) and cooperative threat reduction (CTR) program through a global Scientific & Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) program. The DTRA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that focuses on combating weapons of mass destruction and high-yield explosives.
Radar/EW

Army contracts with Chemring for ground-penetrating radar upgrade - News

February 13, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based Chemring Group, has won a contract from the U.S. Army to supply 10 ground-penetrating radar trial systems.
Comms

U.S. Army chooses SitaWare C4I for Mission Command - News

February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Army Mission Command has selected Systematic's SitaWare Headquarters command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) system that is designed to direct digital information for the warfighter across handheld, mounted, and command-post systems. The firm fixed price/time-and-material agreement -- with a one-year base and four one-year options -- is valued at approximately $39 million.
Avionics

Leonardo DRS rejoins U.S. Air Force T-X trainer jet competition - News

February 09, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS -- the U.S. arm of the Italian aerospace company Leonardo -- has announced that it will participate in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with its T-100 integrated training system. The competition is soliciting contractors to design and build a successor to replace the aging T-38 Talon, first produced by Northrop in 1959.
Comms

ESA taps Curtiss-Wright for COTS-based telemetry on Vega-C launcher - News

February 09, 2017
PARIS. The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (Ashburn, Virginia) to provide its radiation-tolerant Smart Backplane chassis for its new Vega-C launcher. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Vega-C prime contractor ELV with a full telemetry system, which will handle data-acquisition, data-handling, and radio-frequency transmission capabilities.
Radar/EW

U.S. approves sale of Sidewinder, Maverick missiles to South Korea - News

February 03, 2017
WASHINGTON. The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder short-range missiles and AGM-65G-2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles to the Republic of Korea (ROK), in two separate deals estimated at $70 million each.
Comms

USS Roosevelt to receive $51 million modernization from BAE Systems - News

February 02, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $51.3 million contract to perform maintenance and modernization of the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.
Cyber

DISA chooses RedSeal for DoD cybersecurity - News

February 02, 2017
FORT MEADE, Md. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) -- a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency tasked with operating the information infrastructure of the national leadership and the military services -- has awarded RedSeal (Sunnyvale, Calif.) a multiyear contract for its network-modeling and risk-scoring platform; the contract is valued at $33.8 million.
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