Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/04/2017

Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, has been confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm McCarthy’s nomination, which was announced by the White House in June, the Army said Thursday
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State Dept Clears Australia’s Request to Buy $109M in BAE-Made RF Countermeasures

The State Department has approved a potential $108.7 million foreign military sale of BAE Systems-built radio frequency countermeasure systems and support services to Australia. The deal covers the procurement of 1,952 ALE-70(V)/T-1687A Electronic Towed Decoy Countermeasures along with technical assistance, U…
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DARPA Picks 3 Industry Teams to Develop Counter-Small UAS Approaches

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to three industry teams to develop methods to counter small unmanned aircraft systems. DARPA said Thursday teams led by Dynetics, Saab‘s defense and security business unit and SRC will develop counter-sUAS approaches under the first phase of the Mobile Force Protection program…
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Report: Air Force Reschedules Launch of 2 Lockheed-Built Satellites to 2018

The U.S. Air Force has moved its plans to launch two Lockheed Martin-built military satellites from late 2017 to 2018 due to different circumstances, Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday. The Air Force told the publication it postponed the Oct…
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SparkCognition to Help DoD’s Innovation Unit Develop AI Tech for Air Force Enterprise Processes

SparkCognition has received a contract from the Defense Department‘s innovation office to provide artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to support the U.S. Air Force‘s planning, programming, budgeting and execution system…
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Harris to Produce Falcon III Manpack Radios for Army Evaluation

Harris has secured a delivery order from the U.S. Army to supply an undisclosed number of multichannel radios for evaluation under the service branch’s Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit program…
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Report: Trump Administration Starts UAV Export Policy Review

The White House is reviewing a 2015 export policy that governs the sale of U.S.-built unmanned aerial vehicles to the country’s allies, Defense News reported Thursday. An unnamed government official told Defense News that the review part of the Trump administration’s efforts to update U…
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Telephonics to Supply Weapon System Comms Equipment for Army Chinooks

Griffon‘s Telephonics subsidiary has secured a three-year, $23.3 contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide weapon system communication equipment for U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters…
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Lockheed Releases 1st Images From Experimental Optical Instrument

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a first set of images captured by an experimental ultra-thin optical instrument as the company aims to demonstrate the possibility of reducing the size and weight of space telescopes…
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Romania to Buy F-16s, Rocket Launchers in Support of NATO Spending Commitment

Romania has announced plans to purchase 36 F-16 fighter aircraft and High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems by 2022, Defense News reported Thursday. “These acquisitions are in the interest of safeguarding the security needs of Romania, but also to respect the government’s commitments in relation to NATO’s structures,” said Adrian Tutuianu, Romania’s defense minister…
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Report: White House Asks Tech Firms’ Aid in Federal IT Modernization Via ‘Tours of Duty’

The White House has called on technology companies to perform short “tours of duty” to help the federal government carry out information technology modernization initiatives, Recode reported Thursday
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VIDEO: MEADS – Networked Defense for a Changing Threat Environment

MEADS video for Turkey’s 2017 IDEF trade show. MEADS is mobile, 360-degree air and missile defense that is NATO interoperable and can defeat advanced short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and other air-breathing threats…
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