Posts from GovConDaily for 03/28/2018

Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter to Debut at Berlin Airshow

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will showcase a CH-53K King Stallion helicopter at the ILA Berlin Air Show next month. Sikorsky completed a strategic airlift capability test of the heavy-lift helicopter platform at its Development Flight Center in Florida before the vehicle was transported to a military air base in Holzdorf, Germany, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Marines Test Cybersecurity of Light Armored Vehicle

The Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity conducted an extensive adversarial cyber test of the Light Armored Vehicle last month at Camp Pendleton in California. The Marine Corps Systems Command’s LTV program manager required the technical assessment, the Department of the Navy said Monday…
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IARPA Names Winners of Fingerprint Capture Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has announced the winners of a competition that sought automated methods to recognize and collect fingerprints. The Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge began in February last year and gathered participants from around the globe to develop capture technologies with a biometric recognition capacity, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Monday…
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Army Seeks to Develop New Realistic Simulation Environment

The U.S. Army is seeking to develop a new virtual training environment with higher fidelity than older simulation systems, Defense News reported Monday. The Synthetic Training Environment effort aims to replace the Army’s stove-piped trainers made in the 80s and 90s with a virtual multi-domain environment that provides enhanced realism…
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US Digital Service Outlines 2017 Achievements, Ongoing Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has listed its accomplishments in 2017 and its ongoing projects with various federal agencies in an annual report to Congress, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Matt Cutts, USDS acting administrator, said in the report that the service worked to revive failed digital systems, consolidate services and design intuitive interfaces as part of efforts to develop secure, efficient and updated government services…
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Switzerland Outlines Requirements for New Combat Aircraft, Ground-Based Air Defense System

Switzerland has unveiled a list of specifications for the country’s future combat aircraft and ground-based air defense system. The Swiss defense department said Friday its NKF combat aircraft should be able to protect the Swiss airspace and perform routine air policing missions continuously…
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Raytheon Works on ‘3rd-Gen’ Forward Looking IR Targeting System

Raytheon has moved to update its forward looking infrared targeting system that works to help U.S. Army detect targets through rain, smoke, fog and snow. The company said Monday its third-generation FLIR technology, called the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System, is designed to offer military personnel wide, medium, narrow and ultra-narrow fields of view…
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Bob Pragada: Jacobs to Continue Military Construction Support in NAVFAC SW Region

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will continue to support construction projects at military installations across the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s southwest area of responsibility through a five-year, $99 million contract awarded to its joint venture with EwingCole…
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Lockheed to Help Army Mature Combat Vehicle Protection System

Lockheed Martin has received a 16-month, follow-on contract to help the U.S. Army  advance the development of software and hardware for an armored ground vehicle protection technology. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to mature the Modular Active Protection System controller kit…
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Raytheon, Army Collaborate on Air & Missile Defense Sensor Program Review

Raytheon and the U.S. Army have completed a program and technical assessment for the service branch’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. The program team aims to determine optimal frequency band, prime power, resiliency, reliability and maintainability requirements for LTAMDS, Raytheon said Tuesday…
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KBR to Help Design Urea Production Facility in India

KBR has secured a contract to provide basic engineering design and licensing services for a greenfield urea plant construction project in Gorakhpur, India. The company said Wednesday it will help design the ammonia plant for Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd…
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VIDEO: Military Jobs

You can do THAT in the military?! Chances are you can. You might be surprised at the variety of different jobs service members have. Get to #KnowYourMil
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