Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/10/2017

General Atomics to Support Sustainment of USS Gerald R. Ford Systems

General Atomics‘ Electromagnetic Systems has received a delivery order for spare parts to support the sustainment of the USS Gerald R. Ford’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear system…
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Army Vet George Franz Appointed to Lead Accenture Defense & Security Business Initiatives

George Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general and former operations director of the U.S. Cyber Command, has joined Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of defense and security business initiatives…
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Army Secures 1st of 6 Updated Abrams Battle Tanks From Joint Systems Manufacturing Center

The U.S. Army has accepted the first of six production vehicles of the newest version of the Abrams main battle tank from the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center workforce. The service branch said Monday that production of the M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 battle tank occurs at the JSMC in Lima, Ohio and the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama…
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Report: General Motors to Create New Defense Industry Unit

General Motors aims to create a new defense industry unit as part of the vehicle maker’s efforts to expand business with the U.S. military, Automotive News reported Monday. The report said GM will establish the GM Defense unit within the company’s global product development arm…
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Boeing Taps Austest Laboratories to Help Assess Equipment for Australia’s Comms System

Boeing has selected Austest Laboratories to help evaluate the strength and durability of equipment used for Australia’s battlespace military communication system, Defence Connect reported Monday…
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Cubic Aids Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s mission solutions business unit has deployed satellite antennas and personnel across Puerto Rico to provide connectivity support to hurricane relief operations. The company said Monday its GATR antennas are currently working to deliver cellular and internet service in the island of Vieques to facilitate communications between residents, businesses, local government officials and relief organizations…
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Fred Werner, Steve Morriss, Lara Poloni Take New Leadership Roles at AECOM

AECOM has promoted three executives to new leadership roles in support of the Los Angeles-based global infrastructure firm’s strategic priorities. Fred Werner, formerly AECOM’s group president of design and consulting services-Americas, will serve as president of major pursuits, the company said Monday…
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AeroVironment to Expand BlackWing UAV Program Under Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded AeroVironment a potential $2.6 million contract to continue the production tube-launched unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment. AeroVironment  said Monday it will provide multiple Blackwing UAVs along with sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to the service branch…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Roxanne Banks, Dea Merchant and Martha Shepard to FY18 Budgets & Procurement Event

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 10, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Roxanne Banks and Dea Merchant to the panel for the FY18 Budgets & Procurement Forum…
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L3 Gets Air National Guard Contract for Satcom Terminals, Training Services

L3 Technologies has secured a contract to provide satellite communications terminals and on-site training services to the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability teams of the U.S. Air National Guard…
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BAE Develops Military Aircraft Cyber Defense Tools; Cheryl Paradis Comments

BAE Systems has begun to develop system analysis, reverse engineering and intrusion detection tools in a move to help military customers detect and address cyber risks to aircraft platforms in real time…
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Army Conducts Soldier Checkout Event Test for Northrop Battle Command System

The U.S. Army has wrapped up a developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-built Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. IBCS worked as a command-and-control platform for air defenders and helped them counter tactical ballistic missile threats through 26 simulated air battles during the three-week soldier checkout event held in August at Tobin Wells in Fort Bliss, Texas, Northrop said Monday…
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VIDEO: Building the Most Powerful GPS Satellite Ever – GPS III

In 2018, the U.S. Air Force is expected to begin launching the most powerful GPS satellites ever designed and built – GPS III. Today, GPS III satellites are in full production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility near Denver, a $128 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, itself designed in a virtual reality environment to maximize satellite production effectiveness and efficiency…
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