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The Air National Guard has tapped Sierra Nevada Corp. to equip the security force's EC-130J Commando Solo aircraft with new Link 16 communications. The tactical datalink update would allow the military reserve's aircraft to communicate on the Link-16 network that provides situational awareness across the U.S. Air Force fleet and other users, SNC said Monday.

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Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed two NASA milestone tests on the Dream Chaser spacecraft’s flight hardware systems, moving the program closer to the critical design review phase and first flight, Phys.org reported Thursday. Ken Kremer reports that the Milestone 9 and Milestone 9a tests cover design risk reduction and technology readiness level assessments. “These crucial validations are vital […] More
Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada Corp.'s space systems have partnered to construct the next-generation dream chaser spacecraft, according to a Daily Camera article. In August, Sierra Nevada won a $212.5 million contract to develop the dream chaser spacecraft that could ferry American astronauts into space for NASA's commercial crew program. The Louisville, Ky.-based company will […] More
Textron’s Bell subsidiary has selected Sierra Nevada Corp. to help design and develop mission systems for its proposed high-speed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Bell was one of the 11 companies selected by the U.S. Air Force in January to further develop aircraft concepts as part of the AFWERX HSVTOL Concept Challenge, a collaborative effort […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has secured a modification to a previously awarded contract from NASA for the development and demonstration of a waste compaction system for the International Space Station. Work on phase B of the trash compaction and processing system is under a potential five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $13.8 million, the space agency […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. is investing $200 million to develop two prototypes of its RAPCON-X plane by January 2024 as the U.S. Army considers replacing its fleet of fixed-wing aircraft used in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Tim Harper, senior director of business development for mission solutions and technologies division at SNC, […] More
The U.S. Special Operations Command has raised the maximum value of its tactical radio support contract with Sierra Nevada Corp. to $63.8 million to provide for an expected software demand increase. The additional funding worth $16.8 million will be utilized to expand the availability of the Tactical Radio Application Extension software in support of Special […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has wrapped up a critical design review of a 35,000 lbf thrust upper stage engine its Sierra Space subsidiary co-developed with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Vortex upper stage engine or VR35K-A demonstrated safe operation on the test stand, with Sierra Space also showcasing engine and equipment technical readiness, concept of […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp.‘s space business and a Spirit AeroSystems subsidiary have teamed up to boost the production of cargo modules for a space transport vehicle aimed at supporting NASA resupply missions. Sierra Space said Tuesday it will work with Spirit Defense & Space on Shooting Star cargo module system design, fabrication, assembly, integration and test […] More
Spire Global will develop four 6U LEMUR satellites for Sierra Nevada Corp. under a partnership on a space services program. The Spire satellites will enable SNC to perform radio frequency collection and analysis to provide insights for military and government agencies to help them manage RF emissions and protect against GPS and RF interference, Spire […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed its two-year mission to perform three space research projects in medium Earth Orbit for the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Demonstration and Science Experiments spacecraft, now handled by SNC’s Sierra Space subsidiary, deployed 13 payloads for the research areas meant to advance the Department of Defense’s capability to send spacecraft […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has delivered another Mission Enhancement Kit for the King Air 350 aircraft to the U.S. Army in an effort to expand the capabilities of its fleet of enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance systems. The seventh fully integrated MEK aircraft delivery is part of a contract from the Army, which has acquired […] More
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