Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/13/2017

James Mattis: 3-Month CR to Delay Induction of 11 Navy Ships, Impact 18 Army New-Start Projects

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said a three-month continuing resolution would impact several construction and procurement programs that would affect U.S. military readiness if enacted for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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CenturyLink Moves Closing Date for $34B Level 3 Acquisition to October

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has pushed back the projected closing date for its pending $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) through a cash-and-stock transaction from Sept. 30 to mid-to-late October…
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Boeing Gets Additional Funds for Navy Super Hornet Service Life Assessment, Extension Programs

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $42 million contract modification for efforts to extend the service life of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification provides additional funds for the Super Hornet Service Life Assessment Program and Service Life Extension Program, which aim to lengthen the fighter aircraft’s operations beyond its original service life of 6,000 flight hours…
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Rockwell Collins Rolls Out First Mission Computer for Airbus Helicopter Weapon System

Rockwell Collins has supplied its FMC-4212 mission computer to Airbus‘ helicopters business unit to support the latter’s onboard weapon system program. Airbus’ HForce weapon system works to convert of any of the company’s commercial helicopters into a military aircraft, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday…
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State Dept Vet Jay Anania Named Foreign Affairs Director at Buchanan & Edwards

Jay Anania, a more than 30-year veteran of the State Department and former U.S. ambassador to Suriname, has joined Buchanan and Edwards as director of foreign affairs at the government information technology and consulting services provider…
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Harris Secures $70M Contract UK EOD Robot Supply Contract

Harris has received a potential $70 million contract from the U.K. ministry of defense for the delivery of robotic systems to support the agency’s explosive ordnance disposal missions worldwide. The company said Wednesday it will supply T7 robotic systems for MoD’s Project STARTER that aims to mitigate explosive threats that include IEDs and other unexploded ordnance materials…
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Roboteam Starts Production of Unmanned Logistics Carriers for US, Israeli Govt Customers

Roboteam has begun full-rate production and initial delivery of 40 unmanned logistics carriers for the Israeli military and two U.S. government customers, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency…
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BAE Tests Head-Up Display on 3 Aircraft Platforms

BAE Systems has conducted initial flight tests of its see-through head-up display that works to show flight information directly in a pilot’s line of sight without blocking views. The company said Tuesday its LiteHUD platform was flown aboard the U…
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Inmarsat Selects Mitsubishi as Launch Provider for Airbus-Built 6th Generation Satellite

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will serve as the launch provider for a satellite that Airbus built for Inmarsat‘s sixth generation satellite fleet. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite will be launched aboard the MHI H-IIA launch vehicle in 2020 to offer new capacities for the former’s customers including advanced global safety services, mobile services and Internet of Things applications, Inmarsat said Tuesday…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Kenneth Brennan to Panel for FY18 Budgets & Procurement Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 13, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Kenneth Brennan to the panel for the FY18 Budgets & Procurement Forum. As the fiscal year comes to a close, industry is eagerly looking forwards toward FY2018…
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General Atomics Lands MDA Reaper UAV Demo Contract

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $30.3 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate passive configured MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. The Defense Department said Tuesday that General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group will showcase the capacities of Reaper drone at two Ballistic Missile Defense System and five continental U…
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CAE Teams Up With Tech3Lab to Study Pilots’ User Experience in Flight Simulators

CAE has partnered with a research laboratory at Canada-based business school HEC Montreal to build up aviators’ performance through research on user experience in flight simulators. CAE said Tuesday it will collaborate with the school’s Tech3Lab to use big data analysis, neuroscience and biometrics to study pilots’ behaviors in a training environment…
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VIDEO: The Digital Transformation of the Battlespace

Today’s multi-domain battlespace spans air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. Watch how Raytheon brings new digital tools to allow the military to outthink and outmaneuver the enemy across all domains…
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