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  • Lockheed, Kaman, US Army Demo Autonomuous Operation; Scott Greene Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Kaman, US Army Demo Autonomuous Operation; Scott Greene Comments

    Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corp. have partnered with the U.S. Army‘s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to demonstrate a fully autonomous operation that used unmanned air and ground vehicles to perform several missions. The K-MAX helicopter and Squad Mission Support System vehicle together demonstrated functions in resupply, target-acquisition, reconnaissance and surveillance during an assessment a Fort Benning, Lockheed said Monday. […] More

  • Cassio Conceicao: SGI's New Subsidiary to Serve as SAP Hub for Germany, Europe - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cassio Conceicao: SGI’s New Subsidiary to Serve as SAP Hub for Germany, Europe

    SGI will open a subsidiary based in Heidelberg, Germany that will serve as a SAP Center of Excellence to provide clients with SAP business and application services and 24/7 SAP HANA support for SGI appliances. SGI said said Monday that Cassio Conceicao, chief operating officer, will manage the subsidiary as it prepares to begin operations on October 31. “The new subsidiary gives SGI a […] More

  • Tony Bardo: Hughes to Expand Texas Satellite Internet Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tony Bardo: Hughes to Expand Texas Satellite Internet Services

    Hughes Network Systems has received a contract modification from the Texas Department of Information Resources to provide additional offerings in support of the Texas Agency Network Next Generation Communications Technology Services program. The company said Aug. 12 the expanded contract includes Internet bandwidth tokens for small or home offices, redeployable satellites for fixed satellite services and move/add/change services for […] More

  • UK Defense Procurement Org Picks Bechtel, CH2M Hill for Service Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Defense Procurement Org Picks Bechtel, CH2M Hill for Service Contracts

    Bechtel and CH2M Hill have been nominated for contracts to manage the transition of the U.K.’s defense equipment and support procurement operation into a government-owned and contractor-operated organization, Defense News reported Monday. Andrew Chuter reports that Bechtel could provide managed services for the country’s navy and air force, while CH2M Hill could oversee the program for the army and joint forces command. The U.K. […] More

  • Jeanne Usher: Northrop's Sperry Marine to Extend Support for German Shipping Firm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeanne Usher: Northrop’s Sperry Marine to Extend Support for German Shipping Firm

    A Northrop Grumman business unit has won a contract to provide German shipping firm Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG with its integrated bridge system package, including navigation and radio systems, for seven bulk carrier ships. Jeanne Usher, managing director of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, said Monday the contract extends the company’s ongoing partnership with Peter Döhle. The integrated bridge systems include VisionMaster FT radars, the […] More

  • Navy Test Flies Northrop X-47B, Boeing F/A-18 on Theodore Roosevelt - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Test Flies Northrop X-47B, Boeing F/A-18 on Theodore Roosevelt

    Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B unmanned aircraft completed a series tests on deck operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to see how the drone maneuvers in a flight pattern alongside manned aircraft. The U.S. Navy said Sunday that the drone demonstrated catapults, arrested landings, flight deck taxiing and refueling and integration functions with the F/A-18 as part of […] More

  • Airbus Demos Automatic Airport Threat Detection System; Michael Cosentino Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Demos Automatic Airport Threat Detection System; Michael Cosentino Comments

    Airbus‘ defense and space division has completed a demonstration of its SONEX-P system that the company built for airport authorities, law enforcement units and homeland security agencies to use to detect and identify explosives, chemical and other airport threats. Michael Cosentino, president of Airbus Defense and Space, said Thursday that the auto-detection system aims to provide greater safety for […] More

  • DRS' SIGINT Technology Expo to Feature New Radio Tuner; Kerry Rye Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DRS’ SIGINT Technology Expo to Feature New Radio Tuner; Kerry Rye Comments

    DRS Technologies‘ Signal Solutions segment will unveil the Polaris radio frequency tuner, which will serve cognitive radio networks and other commercial applications, at the company’s 37th annual SIGINT Technology Exposition in September. DRS said Wednesday the VHF/UHF tuner provides capabilities for spectrum monitoring and RF interference detection, beam forming, signal intelligence and wideband spectral sensing. Kerry Rye, director of […] More

  • CA Technologies' David Gormley: IAM Tool Usage Key to Customer Engagement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CA Technologies’ David Gormley: IAM Tool Usage Key to Customer Engagement

    David Gormley, a director at CA Technologies‘ security business, pointed to identity and access management tools as ways to protect a company’s networks as it engages with customers via electronic channels, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Gormley told the website that companies must balance customer service and security by continuing interactions with customers while ensuring customer-facing applications and services are secure. “There’s a real […] More

  • General Dynamics Tests 2,000-Mile Transmission Via MUOS Satellites; Chris Marzilli Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Tests 2,000-Mile Transmission Via MUOS Satellites; Chris Marzilli Comments

    General Dynamics C4 Systems has completed a 2,000-mile transmission test between Phoenix and Taunton, Massachusettsby using two-channel AN/PRC-155 manpack radios to communicate the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellite communications system. Chris Marzilli, the C4 systems unit’s president, said Wednesday that the test also sought to demonstrate how the handheld PRC-154A Rifleman radios could connect through the system for platoon-level communications. During the […] More

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Holds Firing Test on LEONIDAS Solid Rocket Motor; Paul Meyer Comments

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a 73-second hot-fire static test on a solid propellant rocket motor for its Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System and generated a thrust force of almost 300,000 lbf. The LEO-46 solid rocket motor is the first stage of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion system for the Super Strypi launch vehicle, the company said Wednesday. […] More

  • Dan Crowley: Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute to Drive Learning, Innovation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dan Crowley: Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute to Drive Learning, Innovation

    Raytheon has pledged up to $5 million for a 10-year agreement with the University of Massachusetts Lowell to launch a joint research institute to enable collaboration between students and Raytheon employees. The Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute is expected to facilitate securing federal funding for research as well as research and employment opportunities, the company said Tuesday. “The creation of […] More

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