Posts from GovConDaily for 12/27/2017

xG Technology Supplies Army with ISR Devices

The integrated microwave technologies and wireless network businesses of xG Technology have fulfilled the initial order of the U.S. Army under a previously awarded $12.5 million contract for hand-held situational awareness systems…
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Navy Plans Mobile Gateway Buoy Devt Contract Award to Hydronalix

The U.S. Navy plans to award Hydronalix a potential five-year blanket ordering agreement develop a mobile gateway buoy that can support an unmanned underwater vehicle. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the company will build a pair of MGB prototypes to the Naval Air Systems Command under the third phase of the service branch’s Small Business Innovation Research program…
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BAE-Northrop-DECA Team Obtains UK Defense Ministry Acquisition Award

A partnership of BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and U.K.’s defense electronics and components agency has received recognition from the British defense ministry for their collaborative efforts under the F-35 Lightning II program…
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Marines Conduct 12-day Airfield Construction Exercise

Troops from Marine Air Control Squadron 4 and other marine groups have gathered in Okinawa Dec. 4 to participate in a 12-day exercise on airfield construction. The Voodoo Magic exercise trained marines’ skills in operating without an airfield and taking over an already established airfield, the Defense Department said Friday…
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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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GSA Releases Login.gov Identity Proofing RFQ

The General Services Administration has posted a request for quotation from vendors that can provide identity proofing services. GSA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that selected contractors will help verify the identity of users of the login…
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SpaceX’s Pre-Flown Rocket Sends 4th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Into Orbit; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications’ fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Friday at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. The launch marks the first use of the rocket’s previously-flown first stage that SpaceX fielded in June to bring the second set of Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit and serves as the “midway point” of the satellite deployment effort between the two companies, Iridium said Friday…
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Boeing Secures $6.5B in Qatari F-15, Japanese KC-46A FMS Deals

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received two foreign military sales contracts worth approximately $6.5 billion combined from the U.S. Air Force to deliver fighter jets and an aerial refueling aircraft to Qatar and Japan…
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Oshkosh Defense to Modernize Army HEMTT Logistics Transport Vehicles

An Oshkosh subsidiary has received a potential $40 million U.S. Army order to provide recapitalization services for 90 vehicles within the Army Reserves Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet. Oshkosh Defense will update Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks to the latest HEMTT A4 configuration under the order from the 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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Air Force Outlines B-52 Aircraft Engine Replacement Plans

The U.S. Air Force has outlined its options for the replacement of the B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft’s engine during an industry day held Dec. 12, Defense News reported Friday. The report said USAF seeks new engines instead of refurbished systems and plans to maintain an eight-engine configuration on the fleet of 76 B-52s…
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Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden Assigned as Deputy Commander for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden, formerly program executive officer for U.S. Army enterprise information systems, will transition to a new role as deputy commander for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Friday…
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VIDEO: USS George H.W. Bush CVN 77: A Look Back

A look back at the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush’s (CVN 77) 2017 deployment and participation in Operation Inherent Resolve and Exercise Saxon Warrior. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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