Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/09/2017

Raytheon to Support Risk Mitigation Efforts for Australia’s $1.5B Air Defense Project

Raytheon has received a $9.3 million contract from Australia’s defense department to support the first phase of a $1.54 billion air defense project. The department said Wednesday Raytheon’s Australian arm will conduct a year-long risk mitigation activity for the country’s future Short Range Ground Based Air Defense system…
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NASA Reschedules NOAA Polar Satellite Launch for Nov. 14

NASA has pushed back the target launch date for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s next weather satellite at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is now scheduled to lift off Nov…
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Tech Industry Vet Raja Koduri to Join Intel as Chief Architect, Computing Group SVP

Raja Koduri, formerly senior vice president and chief architect of AMD‘s (Nasdaq: AMD) Radeon Technologies subsidiary, will join Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) in December as chief architect. He will also serve as senior vice president of Intel’s newly established core and visual computing group and general manager of a project that aims to drive edge computing technology, the company said Wednesday…
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BAE Systems Taps Marand to Manufacture Turret Shells for Australia’s Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Program

BAE Systems has awarded Marand a potential $11.5 million contract to produce turret shells in support of the former’s bid for the Land 400 combat reconnaissance vehicle program in Australia. The turret shells for BAE Systems and Patria‘s AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle offering are common for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the program and the latest investment will help open approximately 60 manufacturing jobs in the Victoria region, BAE Systems said Thursday…
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Collab9 to Deploy Unified Comms Platform for CBP

Collab9 will deploy its unified communications-as-a-service platform for the Customs and Border Protection as part of a contract awarded to collab9’s partner company Presidio. The award — issued through the EAGLE II procurement vehicle — requires Presidio to perform professional, managed and ongoing support services such as strategy, consulting, design and implementation support, collab9 said Wednesday…
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Software Developers From China, Russia Win Prizes at IARPA Facial Recognition Challenge

Software developers NTechlab and Yitu have won prizes from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s Facial Recognition Challenge which aimed to discover the technology sector’s best available identification software, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed Lands Potential $60M Navy Contract Modification to Help Integrate, Test Aegis Weapon System

Lockheed Martin has received a potential $60.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to offer ship integration and test services for the Aegis weapon system throughout its Advanced Capability Build 12 phase…
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El Paso Electric to Help Air Force Build Solar Facility at Holloman AFB

El Paso Electric has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to support construction of a five-megawatt solar facility at the Holloman Air Force Base in Otero County, New Mexico. EPE said Wednesday the facility will be built to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 1,700 homes annually as well as reduce HAFB’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than 9000 U…
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Janus Global to Provide Air Force Range Support

Janus Global Operations will help AECOM‘s URS Federal Services business offer range support services to the U.S. Air Force. Janus Global said Thursday it will help URS Federal Services fulfill requirements under a potential 16-year, $3…
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VSE Adds Navy Vet Mark Ferguson to Board of Directors

Mark Ferguson, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, has been elected to join the board of directors at Alexandria, Virginia-based technical services contractor VSE effective Dec. 1. VSE said Wednesday Ferguson concurrently led U…
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Navy Taps General Dynamics to Sustain US, UK Submarine Attack Weapon, Fire Control Systems

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has received a two-year, $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support the sustainment of a fire control system for U.S. and U.K. SSBN nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines…
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VIDEO: Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday in Space

Can you light candles in space? Happy Birthday Marines from the International Space Station.
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