Posts from ExecutiveBiz 7/09/18

KBR’s Govt Arm Secures $133M Army Patriot Missile System Support Order

The U.S. Army has awarded KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) government services business a potential $133 million task order to support engineering and technical analysis of the Patriot missile defense system and adjunct systems…
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NATO Puts Raytheon’s Updated Seasparrow Missile Through Live-Fire Test

NATO’s Seasparrow Project Office has completed the first live-fire test of Raytheon‘s Evolved Seasparrow Missile system that was equipped with a new active guidance seeker. The demonstration flight saw the ESSM Block 2 variant intercept a BQM-74E Chukar aerial target drone from Northrop Grumman and came a year after completion of controlled test vehicle trials, the U…
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Ensco to Demo Positioning, Navigation & Timing Platforms; Boris Nejikovsky Comments

Ensco will showcase commercial off-the-shelf positioning, navigation and timing platforms at an upcoming conference the Institute of Navigation’s military division will host for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security…
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Trade Groups Ask White House to Seek Public Input on AI Policy Via RFI

Several industry groups and individuals from the commercial sector and academia have asked the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to issue a request for information in order to seek comments on its plan to establish a policy on artificial intelligence…
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Boeing, Customers to Exhibit Products, Services at Airshow; Dennis Muilenburg Comments

Boeing and its clients will present the company’s current and future products and services at an international airshow to be held from July 16 to 22 in the U.K. The company said Monday its participation in the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow will include flight and static displays of its commercial and defense products and services, an interactive exhibit and media briefings…
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Army Seeks Commercial Warfighting Tech Under New Public-Private Teaming Challenge

The U.S. Army seeks proposals for advanced warfighting technologies from small and non-traditional defense entities as part of an effort that aims to encourage public-private teaming in developing new offerings for the service branch…
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Kratos to Debut Navy’s Subsonic Aerial Target Drone Systems

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions plans to exhibit on Wednesday its BQM-177A subsonic aerial target system, Defence Blog reported Friday. The company received in June 2017 a $34.6 million Navy contract modification for the low-rate initial production of the target drone, meant to replace the branch’s existing platform for the simulation of missile threats in training operations and weapon system evaluations…
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Report: SSA Wants ‘Hybrid’ Cloud Environment for IT Modernization Initiative

John Foertschbeck, a senior adviser at the Social Security Administration‘s Office of Systems Operations and Hardware Engineering, has said adopting a hybrid cloud computing infrastructure will help the agency manage its footprint on mainframe systems, FedScoop reported Friday
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Austal USA Concludes Builder’s Trials of 10th Navy Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel

Austal USA has finished builder’s trials of a 10th Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel the company has constructed for the U.S. Navy. The week-long test occurred at a shipyard in Mobile, Ala…
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European Space Agency Taps Airbus for Mars Sample Return Mission

The European Space Agency has tapped Airbus to design a rover and a spacecraft that will be launched in 2026 to retrieve samples of Martian soil and bring them back to Earth for study. The Toulouse, France-based company said Thursday that the Mars Sample Return mission will involve sending the Mars Sample Fetch Rover to the red planet’s surface to retrieve 36 tubes containing soil samples, which NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission will have collected and left for pick-up…
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VIDEO: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts flight operations.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 4, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 conduct flight operations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released) 180704-N-GC347-0002
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