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Leidos Building Autonomous Unmanned Vessel to Track Submarines; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos is building an Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel for long-term monitoring of submarines as part of an anti-submarine warfare program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. ACTUV will be equipped with sensors, electro-optics and radars, as well as sensor control, navigation and status reporting features to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, …

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Report: MBDA, Mitsubishi Electric Explore Partnership to Develop F-35 Missiles

MBDA and Mitsubishi Electric are undertaking a preliminary deal to develop midrange missiles for the F-35 fighter jets as part of the Japanese government’s efforts to establish international defense procurement partnerships, Reuters reported Thursday. Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo report the deal would be the first to involve using Japanese-built parts for missile exports as Prime …

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MBDA CEO Antoine Bouvier Cuts the Ribbon on French Munitions Demilitarization Facility

MBDA CEO Antoine Bouvier, in the presence of civilians and military authorities, cut the ribbon on France’s new complex munitions demilitarization facility Wednesday at acompany’s site in the center of France. In remarks at the Bourges Subdray site, Bouvier said that MBDA aims to establish firm and long-lasting partnerships with its domestic and foreign …

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Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14

Boeing has delivered a 14th P-A Poseidon airplane to U.S. Navy as the branch seeks to bolster its sea patrolling capabilities, the company said Wednesday. The first Poseidon squadron deployed in Kadena, Japan last winter to carry out operational missions and a second squadron is scheduled to deploy later this summer, Boeing …

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Battelle Releases Latest Grid Transmission Simulation, Analysis Tool; Jason Black Comments

Battelle has launched the latest version of its HELM Flow software to help grid transmission modelers and planners at utility companies manage transmission networks and response to grid problems. “When planning transmission on the grid, the small subset of about 5 percent of the problems cause the biggest headaches,” Jason Black, grid team research …

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Inmarsat Taps ORBIT to Make Aviation Terminals for Gov’t Customers; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat has signed an agreement with ORBIT Communication Systems to help manufacture Global Xpress aviation terminals and identify other opportunities to leverage the technology to drive adoption of the GX satellite broadband service. The companies said Wednesday ORBIT will provide its airborne tracking and communication antenna terminals for GX as they serve the government market. …

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Extends Payment Mgmt Support for Fiscal Service Bureau

Engility Holdings President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo says the company is continuing its decade-long support for the Treasury Department through a recompete contract for the department’s Secure Payment System program. The company announced Wednesday that its Dynamics Research Corp. subsidiary was awarded the $13.4 million contract from the department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service. Engility expects to …

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AMA to Continue NASA Engineering Support Under $50M Contract Option

Analytical Mechanics Associates will extend its engineering support for NASA‘s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia under the company’s third option in its contract with the space agency. The contract option has a one-year period of performance beginning Oct. 1 and is valued at around $50 million, NASA said Monday. The full indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is worth up to $341.3 …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Boosts Training Portfolio With 4 New Int’l Contracts

CAE has secured four training systems contracts totaling $103.3 million from global defense clients, as group president for defense and security Gene Colabatistto reiterates the company’s focus on its integrated training solutions portfolio. The company said Wednesday its new contracts are to provide or upgrade training and visual systems for the New Zealand, German and …

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Poland Names Thales-MBDA, Raytheon in Missile Defense System Contract Shortlist

The Thales and MBDA team and Raytheon have been named in the shortlist to provide Poland with a midrange missile defense system as the country responds to the recent tensions in Ukraine, E&T magazine reported Tuesday. Tereza Pultarova writes the contract is estimated to be worth $5.1 billion and requires technology that is already operational and used in another …

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Microsoft Starts New Research Project on Fuel Cells With $5M Govt Grant; Sean James Comments

Microsoft will collaborate with Redox Power Systems, Trans-Tech and the University of Maryland to carry out a $5 million government-funded research project on fuel cells as power source for data centers, Data Center Knowledge reported Tuesday. Yevgeniy Sverdlik writes the project will use methane-powered fuel cells installed in data center IT racks to …

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