Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/27/2017

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Industry Partner to Create Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said calendar year 2017 saw several efforts that government and industry leaders initiated to build an integrated satellite communications architecture that views commercial and military satcom as a “holistic capability…
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BAE’s US Subsidiary Lands Potential $1.7B Award to Produce More Howitzers, Ammo Carrier Vehicles for Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm has received a potential $1.7 billion contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture additional howitzerz and ammunition carrier vehicles. The contract has a $413.7 million initial value that will cover execute the third and final option under the ongoing low-rate initial production of M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and M992A3 carriers for artillery pieces, BAE said Friday…
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CAE’s Gene Colabatistto: Industry to Standardize Networked Aircraft Training Systems

Gene Colabatistto, CAE‘s group president for defense, has said that the training and simulation industry will move toward the standardization of interoperable aircraft simulators, Defense News reported Thursday…
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General Atomics to Support USAF’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Fleet Under $329M Contract

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $328.8 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force fleet of MQ‐1 Predator and MQ‐9 Reaper drones. The Defense Department said Friday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc…
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Report: Leonardo Seeks Export Sales Growth Through New Marketing, Logistics Offices

Leonardo aims to double the aerospace and defense conglomerate’s export sales over the next three years through the establishment of additional marketing offices and logistics facilities worldwide, Defense News reported Sunday…
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SSL’s Richard White Envisions Space-Based Satellite Manufacturing Facility

Richard White, president of SSL‘s government systems business, predicts that satellite production efforts in the near future could take place in space, he told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday…
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PreTalen to Help USAF Automate Wireless Comms System Analysis Under SBIR Phase III Contract

PreTalen has received a $23.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop an automated platform to analyze wireless communications systems under the third phase of the service branch’s Small Business Innovation Research III program…
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Boeing to Start Navy Super Hornet Life-Extension Upgrades by April 2018

Boeing is scheduled to begin upgrade work on the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft at a company facility in St. Louis, Missouri in April next year, Flightglobal reported Friday. The aerospace and defense contractor aims to increase the aircraft’s resistance to corrosion and extend its service life by an additional 3,000 flight hours under a potential $50 million contract awarded in April…
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Matt Desch: Aireon System on Iridium NEXT Satellites Could Transform Air Traffic Control

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, told CNBC in an interview published Friday the Aireon system payload aboard NEXT satellites aims to help air traffic controllers track an aircraft’s position anywhere on Earth…
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StandardAero to Repair Air Force T56 Engine Parts Under Potential $380M Contract

StandardAero, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has received a potential $379.9 million contract to repair T56 aircraft engine parts for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday the firm-fixed-price contract covers depot-level overhaul and repair services for T56 series 3…
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Oshkosh Subsidiary Lands $687M DLA Contract for Fire & Emergency Vehicles

An Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) subsidiary has won a five-year, $687.1 million contract to deliver commercial fire and emergency vehicles for the Defense Logistics Agency. Oshkosh Airport Products will produce the vehicles at a company facility in Wisconsin for customers such as the four U…
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GSA Issues RFQ for White House’s Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration has asked industry for quotations to provide staffing support for the White House’s proposed centers of excellence, Nextgov reported Thursday. The proposed CoEs will advance several technology programs such as information technology infrastructure optimization; cloud adoption; service delivery analytics; contact centers; and customer experience…
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VIDEO: Holiday Message from the U.S. Army

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey wish the military and their families a Happy Holiday. Army Strong!
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