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Tom Watson: SAIC to Continue Defense Readiness Tech Support Services

Tom Watson: SAIC to Continue Defense Readiness Tech Support Services

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a prime position on a $68 million multiple-award contract to support a Defense Department system that is built to manage tactical readiness data…. Read more »

Comtech, Intelsat Start Satellite-Based Mobile Backhaul Services in South America

Comtech, Intelsat Start Satellite-Based Mobile Backhaul Services in South America

Comtech EF Data and Intelsat has launched a series of mobile backhaul services on more than 1.5 gigahertz of capacity for satellite-based mobile network operators in South America. Comtech said Thursday its integration of Intelsat’s satellite coverage… Read more »

Craig Tylski: Field Aviation Tests Boeing Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance

Craig Tylski: Field Aviation Tests Boeing Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance

A Boeing aircraft designed for coastal search and rescue, anti-piracy and border security applications took its maiden test flight on Friday. Boeing partner Field Aviation launched the maritime surveillance aircraft… Read more »

Bryan Hartin: Iridium Aims to Help ZTR Extend Network Coverage for Customers

Bryan Hartin: Iridium Aims to Help ZTR Extend Network Coverage for Customers

Iridium Communications will provide its M2M Short Burst Data technology to industrial telematics company ZTR Control Systems for satellite connectivity and wide-scale data services coverage. Iridium said Wednesday it will work to automatically route… Read more »

Dave Shrum: QinetiQ NA Extends Two Decades of Naval Research Office Mission Support

Dave Shrum: QinetiQ NA Extends Two Decades of Naval Research Office Mission Support

QinetiQ North America has been awarded a five-year, $16 million contract to provide engineering, program management and technical support services to a U.S. Navy battlefield science and technology organization. QNA will lead… Read more »

Jack Dorsett: Northrop Extends Three Decades of Navy Combat Training Systems Design Work

Jack Dorsett: Northrop Extends Three Decades of Navy Combat Training Systems Design Work

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a potential $33 million task order to design and build training systems for the U.S. Navy to prepare sailors for navigation and weapons launching activities…. Read more »

Tom Watson: SAIC Aims to Help SSC Atlantic Gain Interoperability Under ISR Task Order

Tom Watson: SAIC Aims to Help SSC Atlantic Gain Interoperability Under ISR Task Order

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic manage production engineering and logistics for the branch’s Distributed Common Ground System under a potential one-year,… Read more »

Lillian Ryals: MITRE, Air Navigation Org Offer Aviation System Framework Training

Lillian Ryals: MITRE, Air Navigation Org Offer Aviation System Framework Training

MITRE Corp. and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation have launched a training program for air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities and industry partners on the implementation of the Aviation System Block Upgrades… Read more »

Roy Donelson: Raytheon, Navy Update Tomahawk Missile Sensors and Communications

Roy Donelson: Raytheon, Navy Update Tomahawk Missile Sensors and Communications

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy worked to test a set of communication updates to a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile on Feb. 19 in order to determine how it could… Read more »

Northrop Develops Plug-and-Play Satellite Under $50M Task Order; Doug Young Comments

Northrop Develops Plug-and-Play Satellite Under $50M Task Order; Doug Young Comments

Northrop Grumman has launched a modular space vehicle with plug-and-play capability as part of a $50 million task order from the Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base,… Read more »

Air Force to Test Raytheon Team’s Hyperspectral UAV Sensor

Air Force to Test Raytheon Team’s Hyperspectral UAV Sensor

The U.S. Air Force will test a hyperspectral imaging sensor developed by a Raytheon-lead contracting team for the service’s MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Hands Orion’s Antennas to Lockheed, NASA; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Hands Orion’s Antennas to Lockheed, NASA; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has delivered four phased array antennas for the Orion spacecraft to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and prime contractor Lockheed Martin, as preparations are underway ahead of Orion’s… Read more »

Boeing Receives On-Orbit Signals from its GPS Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing Receives On-Orbit Signals from its GPS Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing has received initial signals from its global positioning system satellite from space following the spacecraft’s Thursday launch. The GPS IIF 5 satellite was launched into space aboard  a United Launch… Read more »

Report: Australia to Buy 8 Boeing Poseidon Spy Planes

Report: Australia to Buy 8 Boeing Poseidon Spy Planes

Australia plans to buy eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance planes built by Boeing for approximately $4 billion, the Herald Sun reported Friday.  Jennifer Rajca writes that the first of the… Read more »

David Thompson: Orbital Sciences Seeks to Extend Launch Partnership With Skybox Imaging

David Thompson: Orbital Sciences Seeks to Extend Launch Partnership With Skybox Imaging

Orbital Sciences will launch Skybox Imaging’s imaging and spacecraft into space in late 2015 under a contract of an undisclosed value. The commercial Minotaur-C space launch vehicle will be used to transport… Read more »

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