Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/10/2018

Col. Eric Ropella: Navy plans to buy 17 presidential helicopters under new proposal

The U.S. Navy intends to procure 17 presidential helicopters to replace the service’s fleet of 11 VH-3D and eight of H-60N aircraft, the Naval Air Systems Command reported Monday. “The proposal that we have is for a total of 17 aircraft to be purchased in three years,” Col…
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Iridium eyes May 19 launch for 6th ‘NEXT’ satellite batch, rideshare mission

Iridium Communications plans to launch on May 19 the Iridium-6 rideshare mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Falcon 9 will send into orbit five Iridium NEXT satellites and two satellites as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission of NASA and GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Iridium said Monday…
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Sikorsky to demo CH-53K helicopter platform to potential international buyers

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will showcase its CH-53K King Stallion during a Berlin air show later this month as the manufacturer eyes future international buyers for the heavy-lift helicopter platform, USNI News reported Monday…
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NAVAIR taps Systel for servers to support Fire Scout management system software

The Naval Air Systems Command of the U.S. Navy has selected Systel to support an unmanned autonomous helicopter program. The company said Monday it will provide rugged, high-density computing servers designed with optimized size, weight and power for NAVAIR’s MQ-8C Fire Scout…
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GA-ASI Predator aircraft series reaches 5M flight hours; Linden Blue comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ range of Predator autonomous aircraft has reached five million flight hours after completing 360,311 missions since its introduction in the 1990s. General Atomics said Monday the fleet of remotely piloted aircraft achieved 500,000 flight hours from 1993 to 2008, one million hours in 2010, two million hours in 2012, three million hours in 2014 and four million hours in 2016…
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SES subsidiary to provide satellite communications services for AFRICOM; Pete Hoene comments

A subsidiary of SES has received a $24.8 million contract from the Defense Department to provide managed satellite communications services for the U.S. Africa Command. SES Government Solutions will use an entire 432 megahertz fully steerable medium earth orbit beam to deliver the throughput capacity required under the contract, SES said Monday…
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PlanetRisk to provide threat exchange system for Army Department; Paul McQuillan Comments

PlanetRisk has received a 30-month contract to support the Army Department‘s requirement for a global threat information sharing system for web and mobile platforms. The company said Monday it plans to field the Joint Analytics Real-time Virtual Information Sharing System across the Army’s enterprise by the third quarter of fiscal year 2018…
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General Dynamics orders additional BAE Systems shipboard guns for US Navy LCS

General Dynamics has tapped BAE Systems for the supply of additional shipboard gun systems for the U.S. Navy‘s Independence-class littoral combat ship. BAE Systems said Monday it will commence delivery of two Mk110 naval gun systems for the U…
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Boeing subsidiary installs ESI platform at BAE Systems Nashua plant

Boeing’s Tapestry Solutions subsidiary has rolled out its Enterprise Sensor Integration software system at BAE Systems’ facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, to help the British firm modernize its manufacturing infrastructure…
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ECS eyes IT support task orders under $17.5B DISA Encore III IDIQ; George Wilson comments

ECS will compete for task orders to provide information technology platforms and services for the Defense Department, service branches and other federal agencies under the potential 10-year, $17.5 billion Encore III contract the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in November 2017…
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Reports: US authorizes marketing of submarine tech to Taiwan

The State Department has granted approval for U.S. companies to market technology offerings to a Taiwanese submarine construction project, Reuters reported Monday. Reuters cites Taiwan’s Central News Agency that says defense ministry spokesperson Chen Chung-chi confirmed the marketing license issuance by DOS…
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General Dynamics adds former CSRA execs to combined organization’s leadership team

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has named five former CSRA executives to its information technology business’ leadership team after it completed its approximately $9.7 billion acquisition of the Falls Church, Virginia-based government IT services contractor early this month, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday…
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L3 showcases undersea military drone at Navy League expo; Christopher Kubasik comments

L3 Technologies has unveiled an autonomous undersea vehicle at the Navy League’s three-day Sea-Air-Space Exposition that commenced Monday at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland…
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VIDEO: Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Guatemala

The Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element participated in a week long Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, working side by side with the Guatemalan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense in support of local government efforts…
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