Posts from GovCon Daily 4/27/18

BAE Systems to Provide Two-Color Warning System for Army Quick Reaction Capability

BAE Systems will provide a two-color technology for missile and hostile fire warning for equipment on U.S. Army aircraft. The company said Thursday it will deliver its 2-Color Advanced Warning System under a contract meant to provide U…
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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Broadband Service Could Complement LEO Constellations

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said he observed new low-Earth orbit satellites work to support broadband services that the company already offers along with very small aperture terminals, SpaceNews reported Thursday
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Wittenberg Weiner Consulting Wins Potential $200M SOCOM Training Support Contract

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting has won a potential five-year, $200 million contract to help U.S. Special Operations Command implement joint collective training and exercises. USSOCOM received 10 proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive 8(a) set-aside acquisition process, the Defense Department said Thursday
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DoD to Give Congress Justification Report on $10B Cloud Procurement Strategy

David Norquist, comptroller at the Defense Department, said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday that DoD intends to provide lawmakers with a justification report about its plan to acquire cloud computing infrastructure through a single-award contract, C4ISRNET reported Thursday
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Ball Aerospace Completes Second Testbed Assessment Under DARPA’s Hallmark Program

Ball Aerospace has completed the second of five assessments on a space system testing platform being developed for the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Thursday it demonstrated the open and development approach for the Space Evaluation and Analysis Capability testbed through DARPA’s Hallmark program…
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Leonardo DRS Subsidiary Wins Potential $262M Navy Radar Production Contract

A Leonardo DRS subsidiary has won a potential $261.9 million contract to produce radar systems for the U.S. Navy and Japan to fulfill a foreign military sales agreement. DRS Laurel Technologies will produce up to 59 AN/SPQ-9B ASMD radars and associated equipment under the firm-fixed-price contract that has an initial value of $64…
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Aviall, GE Sign Helicopter Engine Distribution Agreement

A Boeing subsidiary has signed a new agreement to distribute parts needed for maintenance, repair and overhaul of General Electric‘s T700 engine. Aviall will use its worldwide distribution network to deliver localized parts support for civil and military entities employing the T700, Boeing said Thursday
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Richard Lombardi: Category Management Effort Will Help Air Force Save $2B

Richard Lombardi, U.S. Air Force deputy undersecretary for management and deputy chief management officer, has said a category management program will help the service save $2 billion and boost lethality within the force…
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Orbital ATK Completes Demonstration of Hypersonic Missile Warhead

Orbital ATK has performed and completed the demonstration of a new missile warhead being developed for use at hyper velocities. The company said Thursday it used real world data as the basis to model the design of a hypersonic missile weapon built for high temperature resistance…
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House Armed Services Committee Suggests Establishment of AI Support Council

The House Armed Services Committee has suggested the establishment of an artificial intelligence support council under a recent draft of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, C4ISRNet reported…
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Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Vessel Joins Naval Fleet; Nevin Carr Comments

Leidos’ Sea Hunter autonomous anti-submarine vessel has passed nearly two years of testing with the U.S. Navy and joined the service’s fleet of warships, CNBC reported Wednesday. The report said almost all of Sea Hunter’s elements are now classified…
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VIDEO: Special delivery: new autonomous flight technology for marines

The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program successfully completed a final helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. A 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy nominee, AACUS is a partnership between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and technology company Aurora Flight Sciences that will enable the Marine Corps to rapidly resupply forces on the front lines using cutting-edge technology sponsored by ONR…
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