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  • General Dynamics Subsidiary to Build Space Fence's Ground System for Lockheed; Chris Marzilli Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Subsidiary to Build Space Fence’s Ground System for Lockheed; Chris Marzilli Comments

    A General Dynamics C4 Systems subsidiary will design and manufacture ground structures and provide systems integration services to Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Fence program. The company said Thursday General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies will start to build the Space Fence radar ground system in mid-2015 at a facility in the Marshall Islands to support Lockheed’s $914 million contract with […] More

  • Northrop's Astro Aerospace Delivers 13 Antennas for Canada's RADARSAT Satellites; Dan Johansen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s Astro Aerospace Delivers 13 Antennas for Canada’s RADARSAT Satellites; Dan Johansen Comments

    Northrop Grumman‘s Astro Aerospace business unit has completed delivery of 13 stored-energy monopole antennas to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates  — the prime contractor on the Canadian Space Agency’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission. Astro Aerospace said Wednesday the antennas are configurable, deployable and compact and will be installed onto the Automatic Identification System payload. They are designed to support Earth observation missions with their capability […] More

  • Dave Goggins: Electric Boat On Course for North Dakota Submarine Delivery - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dave Goggins: Electric Boat On Course for North Dakota Submarine Delivery

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has completed the first rounds of sea trials for the U.S. Navy‘s Virginia-class North Dakota Block III submarine ahead of a scheduled delivery by the end of August, Defense News reported Monday. Christopher Cavas reports that the North Dakota passed Alpha trials to evaluate its submergence, speed and propulsion status. North Dakota is undergoing a series […] More

  • MarketsandMarkets: 3D Sensor Market Value to Reach $3B Mark by 2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarketsandMarkets: 3D Sensor Market Value to Reach $3B Mark by 2020

    A new MarketsandMarkets report forecasts the three-dimensional sensor market to be worth $3.4 billion by 2020 and achieve a compound annual growth rate of 23.43 percent over the next six years. The market research and consulting firm said Monday that it attributes the potential growth to continued research and development, supply chain and distribution improvements, and potential applications in the consumer, media […] More

  • BAE Takes Over USAF's $534M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Takes Over USAF’s $534M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Contract

    BAE Systems will take over work on the Minuteman III Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile following the recent completion of the transition to the $534 million ICBM integration support contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company said Tuesday it has been working with the service and other partners over the course of the nine-month transition process. The contract was awarded […] More

  • David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

    Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four steerable beams. David Williams, CEO […] More

  • Clifford Cagle: DynCorp Eyes Australia, APAC Growth With New $100M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Clifford Cagle: DynCorp Eyes Australia, APAC Growth With New $100M Contract

    A subsidiary of DynCorp International in Australia has signed a potential 10-year, $100 million contract to provide the country’s defense department with nationwide project delivery and management support. Dyn-Australia was tasked to implement and manage facility projects at all bases of the Australian defense forces, the company said Monday. “We are excited to expand our business in Australia with […] More

  • YarcData's Adnan Khaleel: Companies Should Continually Improve Big Data Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    YarcData’s Adnan Khaleel: Companies Should Continually Improve Big Data Strategy

    Companies should implement big data strategies to address challenges as they accumulate data with multiple attributes, relationships and sources, Adnan Khaleel writes for YarcData. Khaleel said Thursday the strategy should be based on the concept that big data is both the source and result of business decision-making as part of a cycle centered on data, analytics, information and strategy. This […] More

  • Scott Whatmough: Raytheon to Complete FAB-T Qualification Tests by Year's End - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Scott Whatmough: Raytheon to Complete FAB-T Qualification Tests by Year’s End

    Raytheon executive Scott Whatmough expects the company to complete qualification testing on the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals for the U.S. Air Force by the end of this year, Defense News reported Friday. Whatmough, president and general manager for integrated communication systems at Raytheon, said the company’s workforce has worked on the FAB-T program over the last 30 years. […] More

  • Kevin Irland: Verizon's New Containment Design Built for Data Center Cooling Equipment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kevin Irland: Verizon’s New Containment Design Built for Data Center Cooling Equipment

    Verizon has developed a new containment design for cooling equipment used in colocation data centers that the company expects to help address concerns over operational costs and environmental issues. Kevin Irland, a manager of corporate communications at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, wrote Wednesday that the Verizon Thermo-Regulated Reverse Airflow Management system works alongside up-flow computer room air handlers to […] More

  • Lockheed to Implement Route Analysis Tool at Bahrain Int'l Airport; Christian Roth Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Implement Route Analysis Tool at Bahrain Int’l Airport; Christian Roth Comments

    Lockheed Martin will help the Bahrain International Airport calculate and analyze route cases under a new contract with the Bahrain Airport Company to implement the BEONTRA B Route Development tool at the airport. Lockheed said Wednesday this would be the first implementation of the route analysis product in the Middle East following its acquisition of BEONTRA earlier […] More

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