Posts from GovCon Daily 4/13/18

Tyonek subsidiary to help SRC install Air Force C-130H radar warning systems

Tyonek Native Corporation‘s Stennis subsidiary will provide manufacturing and modification services for a C-130H model aircraft in support of Scientific Research Corporation‘s efforts to enhance the aircraft with an updated, all-digital radar warning receiver…
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Huntington Ingalls to reactivate shipbuilding facilities on Pascagoula River east bank

Huntington Ingalls Industries has kicked off a project to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the Pascagoula River’s east bank as the company aims to prepare for future naval ship construction and modernization programs…
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Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India’s fighter aircraft contract

Boeing has partnered with India-based Mahindra Defence Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics to offer the country’s air force the F/A-18 Super Hornet platform, Flightglobal reported Friday. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company intends to propose a fighter aircraft production facility as part of its support to “Make in India” goals…
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Orbital ATK proposes NGL rocket for Air Force’s cost-share launch services contracts

Orbital ATK has proposed its Next Generation Launch system to the U.S. Air Force in a bid to win one of the Launch Services Agreements the service branch plans to award by summer, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday
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Leidos taps Parsons for construction support for National Science Foundation Antarctic operations

Parsons will serve as general contractor for construction support services to help Leidos provide aid in the Antarctic operations of the National Science Foundation. Leidos selected Parsons through a competitive process to provide design, engineering and construction management services for the McMurdo Station refresh efforts, Parsons said Thursday
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James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford: 2-year budget deal can help DoD implement national defense strategy

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have told House Armed Services Committee members that the two-year budget agreement passed by Congress supports National Defense Strategy implementation efforts, DoD News reported Thursday
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Navy PEO(A) plans additional aircraft buys through fiscal 2023

Rear Adm. Dean Peters, a U.S. Navy program executive officer, has said the service branch’s air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs office plans to increase its aircraft purchases through fiscal 2023 as a result of increased budget…
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Safariland’s Med-Eng business to supply Air Force with bomb protection suit

The Safariland Group‘s Med-Eng business has secured a potential five-year, $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide equipment designed to help protect the lives of explosive ordnance disposal personnel…
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Intel exec Venkata Renduchintala joins Accenture board

Venkata Renduchintala, a group president and chief engineering officer at Intel, has been appointed to serve on audit committee of Accenture‘s board of directors. Accenture said Thursday Renduchintala’s appointment brings the number of its board members to 12, including 11 external and independent directors…
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GSA’s Joanne Collins Smee on $100M Technology Modernization Fund, industry best practices

Joanne Collins Smee, acting director of technology transformation services at the General Services Administration, has said she believes the $100 million worth of funding that Congress authorized for the Technology Modernization Fund for the remaining months of fiscal 2018 is a “great thing,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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CNO John Richardson wants ‘open competition’ for Navy cruiser replacement

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has detailed a strategy for the U.S. Navy to procure its next surface combatant ship that will build on the service branch’s ongoing FFG(X) frigate program, Defense News reported Thursday
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US, Norway agree on mutual exchange of defense offerings

Defense representatives from the U.S. and Norway have signed a “security of supply arrangement” to solidify their partnership in exchanging defense products and services for national security, Defense News reported Friday
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VIDEO: F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Design and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. The developmental flight test program has conducted more than 9,200 sorties, accumulated over 17,000 flight hours, and executed more than 65,000 test points to verify the design, durability, software, sensors, weapons capability and performance for all three F-35 variants…
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