Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/08/2018

Rep. Niki Tsongas: DoD Pegs F-35 Modernization Costs at $16B Through 2024

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) has said the F-35 fighter aircraft modernization program could cost the Defense Department approximately $16 billion through 2024, Reuters reported Thursday. Tsongas cited DoD’s F-35 program data at a House Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing Wednesday and said the modernization cost estimate for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 jet includes $10…
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CAE USA to Build Seahawk Helicopter Training System for Brazilian Navy

CAE‘s U.S. subsidiary has received a foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Navy to build a training system for the Brazilian navy’s S-70B Seahawk helicopter crew. The company said Wednesday it intends to produce a fixed-base operational flight trainer and weapons tactics trainer that can function independently or operate together as a tactical operational flight training platform…
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Lockheed-MBDA JV to Pursue Germany’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense System Program

Lockheed Martin and MBDA have formed a joint venture to negotiate a contract to develop the German armed forces’ TLVS integrated air and missile defense system. The TLVS GmbH joint venture is slated to become the prime contractor of the deal, which is under negotiations with Germany’s military procurement office, MBDA said Thursday…
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CIS Offers Securely-Configured Virtual Images via AWS’ U.S. Govt. Cloud Marketplace

The Center for Internet Security has added its “hardened” virtual images to Amazon Web Services‘ cloud marketplace for U.S. government customers. CIS said Wednesday its CIS Hardened Images are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) marketplace and have been accessible to other customers through the AWS Marketplace since 2015…
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DXC Unveils Applications Security on Demand Testing Service

DXC Technology has launched its consumption-based applications security testing service that can identify and address vulnerabilities during the app development lifecycle. The DXC Applications Security on Demand is based on Micro Focus‘ software and makes DXC the first global provider of the former’s Fortify on Demand app security managed service, DXC said Wednesday…
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Marillyn Hewson: InSight, Orion Spacecraft Back Lockheed’s Part in Future Mars Missions

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson told CNBC in an interview posted Wednesday that she believes the company will continue to be a part of every mission to Mars. Hewson mentioned the InSight lander and the Orion deep space exploration spacecraft as two of Lockheed’s projects with NASA that seek to support the company’s involvement in future missions to the red planet…
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DynCorp Secures Army Base Operations Support Extension

DynCorp International has received a $43.1 million task order modification to continue support services for a U.S. Army garrison in the Marshall Islands. The company said Wednesday it will help the service branch operate and maintain the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site within Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll…
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ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Voices Concerns About US Security Clearance Process

Kevin Phillips, president and CEO of ManTech International, has discussed the wait times associated with the federal government’s security clearance process at a Senate panel hearing, Government Executive reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed, New Zealand Sign Contract for Anzac-Class Frigate Tech Installation, Test

Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian arm and the New Zealand government have formalized an agreement for the installation and testing of Anzac-class frigate systems as part of ship modernization efforts. The company said Wednesday it designed a combat system for two New Zealand frigates and subcontracted Seaspan Victoria Shipyards to install the technology on both ships at a Canada-based facility…
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Northrop Vet Tom Vice Named Aerion President, COO

Tom Vice, formerly president of aerospace systems sector at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Reno, Nevada-based Aerion Supersonic as president and chief operating officer. Vice will report to Brian Barents, Aerion chairman and CEO, and oversee the development, certification and delivery of the firm’s AS2 supersonic aircraft, the company said Wednesday…
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Rolls-Royce Intros Maritime Situational Awareness System

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a situational awareness system meant to aid ship navigators who operate vessels at night and in adverse weather or congested waterways. The company Rolls-Royce said Tuesday its Intelligent Awareness system works to collect data from multiple sensors to offer users a comprehensive view of a ship’s external surroundings through four user interface modes, augmented and virtual reality and a precision mode…
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Motorola Solutions Unveils 3 First Responder Comms Products

Motorola Solutions has rolled out three products the company designed to help first responders communicate via land-mobile radio and long-term evolution networks. LEX L11 is designed to support global broadband networks such as the country’s future emergency broadband network FirstNet, Motorola said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Naval Special Warfare Trains with Autonomous Drones

CORONADO, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2018) LT Carl Governale, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) innovation directorate, speaks about autonomous drones and how NSW special operation forces train with them to leverage battle space superiority while reducing risk to Special Operations Force personnel…
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