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  • François Auque: Airbus Defence and Space to Produce Electric Satellite for Eutelsat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    François Auque: Airbus Defence and Space to Produce Electric Satellite for Eutelsat

    Airbus Group‘s defense and space division will design and produce an electric telecommunications satellite for satellite operator Eutelsat as they prepare for its launch in early 2017. EUTELSAT 172B would be the first European satellite to use electric propulsion in performing orbit-raising and on-orbit maneuvers, Airbus said Thursday. According to François Auque, head of space systems at Airbus Defence and […] More

  • CGI to Support, Maintain Cameco's SAP Environment; Shawn Derby Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI to Support, Maintain Cameco’s SAP Environment; Shawn Derby Comments

    CGI, a global SAP services partner, will provide uranium producer Cameco‘s SAP environment with application management services via CGI’s SAP Center of Excellence in Saskatchewan, Canada. CGI said Thursday it will provide preventive maintenance and software support services to help Cameco bolster its service levels and the capacity of its enterprise systems as well as minimize risk. “Our SAP […] More

  • Leidos Extends Energy Efficiency Programs to Ameren Illinois' Customers; James Moos Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Extends Energy Efficiency Programs to Ameren Illinois’ Customers; James Moos Comments

    Leidos has won a three-year, $55 million prime contract to implement programs for Ameren Illinois‘ ActOnEnergy energy efficiency offerings as Leidos extends its services to both business and residential customers. The time and material contract also includes rebates and incentives for low- and moderate-income households, Leidos said Thursday. The company added that it has been supporting Ameren Illinois’ utility […] More

  • Alion Releases Risk Assessment Tool for Chemical Industry; Terri Spoonhour Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alion Releases Risk Assessment Tool for Chemical Industry; Terri Spoonhour Comments

    Alion Science and Technology has unveiled a new tool based on technology the Department of Homeland Security uses to assess chemical facilities’ vulnerability to risks such as accidents, terrorism and theft. “The risks facing the chemical industry daily can range anywhere from minor accidents to large-scale incidents, including terrorist threats, and these hazards can impact people and the environment along with […] More

  • Planet Labs to Use TCS Antennas for Earth-Imaging Satellites; Michael Bristol Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Planet Labs to Use TCS Antennas for Earth-Imaging Satellites; Michael Bristol Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems will supply Planet Labs with the X/Y Tracking Antenna Systems to help track the Flock-1 Earth-imaging satellite constellation. TCS said Wednesday that features of the tracking antennas for the low-Earth orbit satellites include uplink satellite command and imaging data reception. “Capturing these high-resolution views of the earth at significant volume is a major milestone in the space industry,” […] More

  • Exelis Supplies Navy Aircraft With Electronic Self-Protection Systems; Joe Rambala Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Supplies Navy Aircraft With Electronic Self-Protection Systems; Joe Rambala Comments

    Exelis has delivered the first nine ALQ-214(V)4/5 electronic self-protection systems as part of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures suite installed on the U.S. Navy‘s F-18 aircraft fleet. Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ integrated electronic warfare systems business, said Wednesday this latest onboard jammer features software programmability and a more compact form factor. The ALQ-214(V)4/5, manufactured at the Exelis Electronic Systems […] More

  • IBM to Offer Climate Scientists Free Virtual Supercomputer Access; Stanley Litow Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM to Offer Climate Scientists Free Virtual Supercomputer Access; Stanley Litow Comments

    IBM will offer sustainability researchers and scientists access to the company’s World Community Grid supercomputing platform through an estimated $60 million in computing power to support scientific research. The company will accept project proposals from interested parties studying issues related to climate change and provide the selected researchers access to computing power donated by volunteers, IBM said Tuesday. This project is intended to support […] More

  • Cubic to Help Install Contactless Fare System for London Transportation Network; Roger Crow Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic to Help Install Contactless Fare System for London Transportation Network; Roger Crow Comments

    Cubic‘s will provide a contactless ticketing and fare collection system for London’s transportation network under a potential 10-year, $1 billion contract. Under the so-called Electra contract, Cubic said Tuesday that it will start to implement the system in August 2015 as an extension of its ongoing partnership with Transport for London. The technology is designed to integrate payment and information systems for the […] More

  • Terri Spoonhour: Alion Wins DTRA WMD Simulation Tool Contract for Increased Threat Response - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Terri Spoonhour: Alion Wins DTRA WMD Simulation Tool Contract for Increased Threat Response

    Alion Science and Technology will upgrade a modeling and simulation toolset used in operational support, training and analysis for the Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction program under a new $11.4 million contract. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract covers code and software development and software production and distribution on the Force-on-Force Evaluation and Analysis of Key Performance Parameters solution, Alion […] More

  • Lockheed-Raytheon JV Demos Javelin Weapon for Int'l Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Raytheon JV Demos Javelin Weapon for Int’l Customers

    The Javelin Joint Venture, backed by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed said Tuesday that the missile hit a T-62 tank target from a range of 1,000 meters during a demonstration of Javelin’s vehicle-launch feature to international customers that […] More

  • Lockheed Approves DeLorme Communicators for General Aviation, Military Pilots - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Approves DeLorme Communicators for General Aviation, Military Pilots

    Lockheed Martin Flight Services has approved the use of DeLorme‘s inReach satellite communicators for support of the LMFS Adverse Condition Alerting Service and Surveillance-enhanced Search and Rescue services used by general aviation and military pilots. Once an inReach device in enrolled in the free program, pilots submitting flight plans with LMFS can receive ACAS alerts […] More

  • ULA Launches Secondary Payload on Delta IV Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Launches Secondary Payload on Delta IV Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments

    United Launch Alliance has launched the AFSPC-4 mission aboard a Delta IV rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to deliver military and government payloads to space. ULA said Tuesday that the launch, its 85th since December 2006, was supported by an Aerojet Rocketdyne engine and ATK rocket motors. “The ULA […] More

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