Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/09/2018

DARPA to Kick Off Potential $1.5B Electronics Resurgence Initiative at ERI Summit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host an event in July to kick off a potential five-year, $1.5 billion program that aims to spur “transformative” innovation in the electronics field…
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USAF Seeks Potential Operations, Maintenance Support Sources for Space Surveillance Tool

The U.S. Air Force has begun its search for potential sources that could provide operations and maintenance support for the service’s Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says GEODSS works to detect, identify and monitor all space objects within the coverage area and deliver metric data to joint space operations center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California…
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Comtech Subsidiary Gets $59M Contract to Supply Modems for Navy Satellite Communications

A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $58.9 million contract to provide its commercial modems and technical and upgrade support for the U.S. Navy. Comtech EF Data will supply its Comtech SLM-5650B modems and related upgrade kits to support the satellite communications and interoperability of Navy platforms and shore sites, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Lockheed Martin Delivers California Air National Guard’s First Rescue Tanker Aircraft

The California Air National Guard received its first combat search and rescue tanker aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin on April 5. Lockheed said Friday the 129th Rescue Wing will operate the HC-130J Combat King II from the Moffett Air National Guard Base in California…
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Lockheed Martin Delivers Next F-35A for Australian Pilot’s Training

Lockheed Martin has delivered another three F-35A aircraft for the training of Australian pilots at the Luke Air Force Base. The Australian government intends to procure 72 F-35A Lightning II aircraft and retire its fleet of 71 aging F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets, the country’s defense ministry said Monday…
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DigitalGlobe Intros Geospatial Content Exploration Tool

Maxar Technologies‘ DigitalGlobe subsidiary has introduced an interactive tool designed to help customers explore a range of geospatial data products and service offerings. Navigator is available through a preview account that includes a sample of DigitalGlobe’s product portfolio and offers access to product demonstrations and relevant use cases, according to a blog entry posted Thursday…
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Boeing Expands Alabama Facility, Announces Job Openings for PAC-3 Production

Boeing has expanded its facility in Huntsville, Alabama as part of an effort to extend its missile defense system program. Alabama Local News said Saturday Boeing will hire 70 new workers, as well as accelerate the production of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile at the expanded space…
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NASA’s Solar Probe to Undergo Final Assembly, Tests at Astrotech Facility in Florida

A solar probe Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory designed and built for NASA has arrived at Lockheed Martin‘s Astrotech Space Operations facility in Florida to begin pre-launch tests and preparations…
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Boeing Gets USAF Contract Modification to Extend F-15 OEM for Saudi Arabia

Boeing will continue to provide aircraft original equipment manufacturing services for Saudi Arabia under a $49.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday the modification adds one year to the performance period of an existing contract that supports the F-15SA OEM requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force…
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Boeing’s Leanne Caret to Receive Navy League’s Nimitz Award

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, will receive the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from the Navy League of the United States in recognition of her contribution to the maritime sector and efforts to build up national security, American Security Today reported Thursday…
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Aerospace Corp.’s Randy Kendall: Space Tech Drives Renewed Military Interest in Startups

Randy Kendall, vice president of launch program operations at Aerospace Corp., has said the U.S. military has showed renewed interest in partnering with commercial space startups driven by technological advances and space-based national security threats, SpaceNews reported Sunday…
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VIDEO: Security Force Assistance Brigades

U.S. Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigades.
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