Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/27/2018

Sens. John Cornyn, James Inhofe Ask Trump to Back Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) have called on President Donald Trump to support the sale of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help the East Asian state build up its air defense capabilities…
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New Orleans City Council OKs Incentive Package for DXC

The city council of New Orleans, Louisiana, has approved a potential $6.5 million incentive package for DXC Technology in exchange for the creation of approximately 2,000 jobs in the next seven years, The New Orleans Advocate reported Sunday…
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AeroVironment Unveils Updated Puma Small UAS

AeroVironment has begun to offer the newest version of its Puma small unmanned aircraft system designed to operate in rugged environments. The company said Monday the Puma 3 UAS features an updated airframe that will support the use of the i45 electro-optical/infrared systems sensor suite with signals intelligence payloads…
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Lockheed, Cypress Creek Renewables to Provide Burnswick Electric Cooperative’s Solar Power Systems

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables will provide solar energy and battery storage systems for the Burnswick Electric Membership Corporation in the southeastern part of Northern Carolina. Lockheed said Monday it will supply its GridStar Lithium energy storage systems for the 12 solar-plus-storage projects Cypress Creek developed, constructed, financed and commissioned for Brunswick EMC…
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DHS Used Lockheed’s Cyber Platform to Analyze Russia-Backed Critical Infrastructure Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security used a Lockheed Martin-built cybersecurity framework to evaluate cyber attacks that state-sponsored Russian hackers carried out against U.S. critical infrastructure sectors…
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Katrina McFarland, Sehlke Advisory Board Member, to Speak at NPS Acquisition Research Symposium

Katrina McFarland, a member of Sehlke Consulting‘s board of advisers and president at Blue Oryx, will participate in a panel discussion on government acquisition reform at an upcoming Naval Postgraduate School event in Monterey, California…
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Report: Air Force to Buy 22 Lightly Armed Cessna Caravan Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force plans to procure 22 lightly armed variants of the Cessna Caravan aircraft to deliver to allied governments for use in surveillance missions, FlightGlobal reported Monday. A notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps states that the Air Force wants potential vendors to supply AC-208 planes that are equipped with various weapons and sensors…
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Spacecom Taps Maxar Subsidiary to Build New Communications Satellite

Satellite operating firm Spacecom has selected Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary to construct a new communications satellite that will add to the former’s AMOS COMSAT fleet. SSL will build the AMOS-8 that will be designed to provide broadcast and broadband coverage for locations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, SSL said Monday…
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Raytheon BBN to Develop Drone Swarm Controller Under DARPA-Funded Program

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary will support the Defense Advanced Research Agency‘s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program through the development of a system for managing small autonomous air and ground vehicles…
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DoD Gets Over 1K Comments on Draft JEDI Cloud Solicitation

The Defense Department received 1,089 comments from 46 companies, three government agencies and two associations in response to the initial draft request for proposals for a cloud procurement contract…
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Report: Lockheed Unveils Concept for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Program

Lockheed Martin has launched its proposed concept for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based aerial tanker drone program, USNI News reported Monday. The drone concept from Lockheed’s Skunk Works business has a flying wing design equipped with a set of sensors in the aircraft’s nose and a single D-704 buddy tank…
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BAE Taps Sparton Unit to Supply Ruggedized Displays

A Sparton business unit has received a $13 million contract to supply ruggedized flat panel displays for a BAE Systems program that supports the U.S. Navy. Sparton said Monday its Aydin Displays team will deliver more than 600 panels to BAE over a 30-month period…
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VIDEO: Modular Active Protection Systems: Ahead of the Threat Curve

The U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) solution protects armored vehicles and crews from rockets and missiles. See how Lockheed Martin’s open-architecture MAPS base kit links sensors and countermeasures to provide platform protection against current threats, and rapidly upgrades to meet emerging ones…
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