Dominique Stump

Mikros Gets 1st Task Order Under Navy LCS Sensors Monitoring Tech Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Mikros Systems an initial $3 million task and delivery order to support the development, logistics and production of a condition-based maintenance technology for combat system sensors on Littoral Combat Ships. It marks the first order under a potential five-year, $48 million contract Mikros received earlier this month for work on the Navy’s Adaptive Diagnostic …

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Capricor Receives DoD Grant to Develop Therapeutic Exosome Production Process

The Defense Department has awarded Capricor Therapeutics a $2.4 million grant to develop a process to produce cardiosphere-derived cell exosomes. Capricor said Monday it plans to file an investigational new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 for the use of CAP-2003 to treat ocular graft-versus-host disease. “As we advance and expand …

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UES, Universal Technology to Support Air Force Technical Operations Program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded UES and Universal Technology Corp. a $43.8 million multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to perform research and development work in support of the service’s technical operations program. The contract covers support for materials integrity, acquisition systems and logistics systems, the Defense Department said Friday. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will include …

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Irving Burton Associates to Continue Support for Army Health Informatics, Telemedicine Programs

Irving Burton Associates has received a five-year, $10 million contract to provide research, scientific, management and technical services to the Joint Program Committee-1 at the U.S. Army‘s Medical Research and Material Command. IBA said the contract covers support for JPC-1 in the areas of health information technology, informatics, medical modeling and simulation, systems engineering, logistics, communications …

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Lockheed Unveils Initial F-35A for Japan Air Self Defense Force; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin and Japan have marked the delivery of the country’s first F-35A aircraft in a ceremony held Friday to commemorate the national defense and security alliance between Japan and the U.S. More than 400 guests from the government, military and defense industry sectors in both countries attended the F-35A rollout ceremony, Lockheed Martin said Friday. “As the security environment …

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BAE Systems Seeks Australian SMEs to Support Type 26 Global Combat Ship Production

An estimated 150 small and medium-size Australian enterprises will offer their products and services in a meeting with BAE Systems and 20 of its suppliers as the SMEs seek to participate in the Australian navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship maritime defense project. BAE said Monday it currently works to mature the design for the ships under …

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Engility to Provide Training, Advisory Support to USMC; Lynn Dugle Comments

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic has awarded Engility a potential two-year, $16 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide training and advisory services to the U.S. Marine Corps. Engility said Friday it will work to support Marine training on new equipment and software for the service branch’s command-and-control systems. CEO Lynn Dugle said the company will deliver a mix …

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SAP NS2 Becomes MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Platinum Sponsor

A U.S.-based subsidiary of SAP will participate in the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator 90-day program for startups and small businesses as a platinum sponsor. SAP National Security Services — or SAP NS2 — will receive access to the MACH37 portfolio comprised of information security entrepreneurs and innovators and also take part in the program’s  executive advisory board, the Center …

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Cobham to Supply RF Microelectronics for Lockheed’s F-35; Jill Kale Comments

Cobham has received a multimillion dollar order to manufacture radio frequency microelectronics for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft. Cobham said Monday its microelectronic solutions division will produce the RF components at a company facility in San Diego, California. Jill Kale, president of Cobham’s advanced electronic solutions business, said the company’s microelectronic components and assemblies are designed to increase the sensitivity of aircraft …

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General Atomics Lands Lockheed Subcontract for Li-ion Batteries on USSOCOM Submersibles

Lockheed Martin has awarded General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems subsidiary a contract to supply Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant battery systems for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s new Dry Combat Submersible delivery vehicles. The LiFT battery system features a high energy density and will work to power DCS propulsion and internal support systems as the vehicle ferries …

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Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development

Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary has received the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the design and development of potential civil-certified unmanned aircraft systems. The Design Organization Approval for UAS expands the company’s existing DOA for conventional manned aircraft in support of efforts to achieve civil type certification for Airbus DS aerial …

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Centrus to Help Update American Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Tech

Centrus Energy has received a one-year, $25 million contract from a Battelle-University of Tennessee partnership to support the advancement of U.S. gas centrifuge uranium enrichment technology. Centrus said Thursday it will engineer and test the American Centrifuge technology under the follow-on contract with UT-Battelle in efforts to help address the country’s future national and energy security requirements. UT-Battelle …

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Space News: US, Canada to Collaborate on Space-Based Space Surveillance Mission Proposal

The U.S. Air Force will collaborate with its counterpart in Canada on a proposal for the upcoming Space Based Space Surveillance follow-on mission that will work to monitor the geosynchronous-orbit belt, Space News reported Wednesday. The proposal will be designed to help the program stay within the Defense Department‘s $400 million price threshold by allowing Canada …

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Navy Receives Initial Batch of Northrop Mine-Hunting Sonar Upgrade Kits

Northrop Grumman has produced the first of three batches of tools for the U.S. Navy to modernize the service branch’s current mine-hunting countermeasure technology. The tools have been delivered to the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Panama City division  in Florida and are designed to update 27 AQS-24A mine-hunting devices into the AQS-24B configuration, Northrop said Wednesday. The Navy’s HM-12, …

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Vencore’s Research Arm to Help Lockheed Develop Radio-Frequency Mapping Software for DARPA

A Vencore subsidiary has secured a $5 million contract to develop a new radio-frequency mapping software under phase three of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Advanced Radio Frequency Mapping program. Vencore Labs will act as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin to create new platforms to help the Defense Department provide battlefield situational awareness of RF spectrum usage, …

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