Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/12/2018

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves: MDA Eyes Space-Based Sensors Against Hypersonic Threats

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has said MDA needs space-based sensors to detect and monitor hypersonic threats, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Greaves said Tuesday at the McAleese/Credit Suisse conference that hypersonics need close monitoring because they are unpredictable…
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Air Force Licenses Chemiluminescence Tech to Battle Sight

The Air Force Research Laboratory has granted Battle Sight Technologies exclusive rights to microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials through a licensing agreement. Battle Sight intends to use the AFRL-developed technology in efforts to create a prototype infrared writing instrument for potential use by warfighters and first responders, the U…
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Bloomberg: DoD Aircraft Deployment Delays Boost Opportunities for Maintenance Providers

A report by Bloomberg‘s government arm says the Defense Department‘s maintenance requirements could increase amid delays facing various military aircraft programs. Robert Levinson, a senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, wrote in a blog post published Friday that the U…
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White House Considers Christopher Liddell for NEC Director Post

Christopher Liddell, director of strategic initiatives at the White House, has emerged as a front-runner to succeed former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the New York Times reported Saturday…
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Report: Japan Could Use Existing Foreign Design for New Fighter Aircraft

Japan is considering using an existing U.S. or European fighter aircraft design for its future F-3 fighter planes, Reuters reported Thursday. Anonymous sources told the publication that Japan’s third request for information on potential F-3 designs was sent only to foreign companies based in the U…
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DARPA Seeks $255M in FY 2019 Space Program Funds

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s fiscal year 2019 budget request includes $254.7 million to fund various space programs such as an experimental space plane, a launch competition and an on-orbit satellite servicing platform, Parabolic Arc reported Friday…
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Mike Twyman: Cubic to Showcase Networked C4ISR Platforms at SATELLITE Event

Cubic has announced that its mission solutions business will showcase command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology offerings during SATELLITE 2018…
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Report: Lockheed to Name Sonar Supplier for Australian Submarine Program in Late 2018

Lockheed Martin plans to award a contract later this year for the production of sonar equipment that will be integrated into Australia’s future submarines, Defense News reported Friday. The defense contractor’s Australian arm told Defense News that it has issued a request for quote to industry…
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Orbital ATK Develops ‘Next Generation Launch’ System Offering for Air Force

Orbital ATK is developing a new rocket technology in a bid to become the U.S. Air Force‘s supplier of a Next Generation Launch system intended for national security missions, KSL.com reported Sunday…
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AECOM’s URS Subsidiary Wins $961M Contract to Help Manage USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft

The URS Federal Services business of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has won a potential $961 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain three kinds of remotely piloted aircraft. URS will provide organizational-level maintenance support for the Air Force’s MQ-1  Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk RPA platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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3 Firms Awarded Navy Defense Readiness Reporting Tech Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded three companies contracts to provide software development and systems engineering support for the service branch’s Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise program…
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Reports: Trump Imposes Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum in a push to build up national security and put an end to “aggressive foreign trade practices,” The Hill reported Sunday…
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VIDEO: JEDI Cloud Industry Day slides

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