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General Dynamics Unit to Supply Marine Corps with Armored Vehicle Upgrade Kits

General Dynamics Unit to Supply Marine Corps with Armored Vehicle Upgrade Kits

A General Dynamics division has been awarded a $74.7 million contract to provide egress survivability kits for mine resistant and ambush protected vehicles used by the U.S. Marine Corps. General… Read more »

Orbital Sciences to Launch NASA Ocean Wind Measurement Satellite

Orbital Sciences to Launch NASA Ocean Wind Measurement Satellite

Orbital Sciences Corp. has won an estimated $55 million contract to launch a NASA satellite system intended to help researchers forecast weather conditions. The Dulles, Va.-based company will work to process the… Read more »

Boeing Picks ETL Systems’ RF Tech for Inmarsat Satellite Constellation

Boeing Picks ETL Systems’ RF Tech for Inmarsat Satellite Constellation

ETL Systems will provide its radio frequency signal distribution technology for three satellites in Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress constellation. Boeing selected ETL to supply the technology for the satellite, one of which Boeing built… Read more »

Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics, Stratosat Datacom Install South Africa Radio Telescope Antenna Setup

Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics, Stratosat Datacom Install South Africa Radio Telescope Antenna Setup

General Dynamics and Stratosat Datacom Ltd. have jointly installed an initial lot of radio antennas to form a telescope array in South Africa. The MeerKAT radio telescope antennas deployed in… Read more »

Lockheed-Sikorsky JV Breaks Ground on Chopper Maintenance Complex

Lockheed-Sikorsky JV Breaks Ground on Chopper Maintenance Complex

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft has started construction work on a complex that will house maintenance work on the Australian navy’s fleet of 24 MH-60R maritime helicopters. The Maritime Helicopter… Read more »

Ian Irving: Northrop to Help Australia Explore Defense Technology

Ian Irving: Northrop to Help Australia Explore Defense Technology

Northrop Grumman and Australia’s defence science and technology organisation will collaborate to research emerging technologies in electronic warfare, C4ISR and unmanned systems. Ian Irving, Northrop’s chief executive for Australia, has… Read more »

Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Help Navy Researchers Manage Tracking Facility

Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Help Navy Researchers Manage Tracking Facility

ASRC Federal’s space and defense division will help operate spacecraft and facilities for the Naval Research Laboratory under a potential five-year, $40 million contract. The Charles County, Md.-based Blossom Point… Read more »

Mike Jarrett: Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Griffin Missile to Defend Patrol Ships

Mike Jarrett: Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Griffin Missile to Defend Patrol Ships

The U.S. Navy has started operational use of a naval weapon system that includes a Raytheon-built missile built to safeguard patrol vessels against smaller adversarial boats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal… Read more »

Joe Mazzarella: NATO OKs Mutualink Platform to Manage Special Ops Communications

Joe Mazzarella: NATO OKs Mutualink Platform to Manage Special Ops Communications

A Mutualink-built communications system has been certified by NATO for interoperability with a military network built to facilitate data exchange among NATO special operations forces and allies. Mutualink’s platform works… Read more »

Mike Mackey: Northrop, Navy Review Initial Test Points for Triton UAS

Mike Mackey: Northrop, Navy Review Initial Test Points for Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have finished the first test flight phase for the company’s Triton unmanned aircraft system in an effort to evaluate how the drone flies at different altitudes, speeds… Read more »

Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Friday, as the company expects to deliver Ku-band  satellite connectivity to South America. The Amazonas 4A geosynchronous Earth orbit… Read more »

Sue Stretch: Lockheed Ready for Air Force Meteorological Satellite Mission

Sue Stretch: Lockheed Ready for Air Force Meteorological Satellite Mission

A team of Air Force engineers and technicians have embedded a Lockheed Martin-built satellite into a military payload fairing ahead of a scheduled space launch April 3. The Defense Meteorological Satellite… Read more »

General Dynamics Adds New Air Force GPS SATCOM Element Subcontract; Kirstan Rock Comments

General Dynamics Adds New Air Force GPS SATCOM Element Subcontract; Kirstan Rock Comments

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will produce the network communications element for the Air Force‘s GPS III satellites under a $26 million subcontract with Lockheed Martin. The contract is a follow-on to previous deals… Read more »

Elbit Systems Secures $290M Tank Upgrade Deal; Bezhalel Machlis Comments

Elbit Systems Secures $290M Tank Upgrade Deal; Bezhalel Machlis Comments

Elbit Systems has been awarded a three-year, $290 million contract to install night vision technology into combat tanks for an Asian-Pacific customer. The company will also provide equipment such as… Read more »

Harris CapRock VSAT Program Earns GVF Approval; David Hartshorn, Andy Lucas Comment

Harris CapRock VSAT Program Earns GVF Approval; David Hartshorn, Andy Lucas Comment

Harris CapRock has achieved accreditation from a nonprofit satellite communications industry association for the company’s training and certification programs on VSAT terminal system work, RR Media Group reported Tuesday. David… Read more »

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