Dominique Stump

VCU, Army Engineers Order SmartPlanes Fixed Wing UAS Through Canon East GSA Contract

Virginia Commonwealth University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have placed orders for SmartPlanes‘ Freya fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system under a General Services Administration procurement contract. VCU and the Army Corps purchased the micro-class UAS through a GSA contract held by SmartPlanes distributor Canon East, SmartPlanes said Feb. 25. Freya’s payload bay is designed to hold at least …

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General Atomics Eyes Expanded Operations With New Facility in Huntsville, Alabama

General Atomics unveiled its new facility at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 6 in support of efforts to expand its operations in the region. Scott Forney, president of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group, said in a release posted Thursday the company’s expansion in the Huntsville area works to drive technology development by developing and building on business associations …

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Lockheed Delivers 2 C-130J Variants to Coast Guard, Air Force

Lockheed Martin has dispatched two variants of the company’s C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday that the Coast Guard received the search-and-surveillance HC-130J Tuesday after that aircraft underwent post-production modifications at a Lockheed facility in Greenville, South Carolina while the MC-130J was delivered Friday …

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Comtech Subsidiary Awarded Military Comm Terminal Design, Installation Contract

A subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has been awarded a $7 million contract from an identified foreign company to install and design multiple fixed troposcatter terminals in support of military communications between off-shore islands. Dr. Stanton Sloane, president and CEO of Comtech, said in a press release posted Wednesday the troposcatter systems are designed to provide users …

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EPA Selects Abt for Chemical Pollution Economic Analysis, Modeling Services

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has awarded Abt Associates a five-year, $17 million contract to perform economic analysis and computer modeling work in an effort to help the EPA study and aim to mitigate chemical pollution. Abt aims to help the EPA determine the risks chemical releases from industrial factories pose and provide information on pollution prevention, outreach …

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Lockheed Picks Saab Optronic Sensors for Canadian Navy’s Fire Control Directors

Saab has come to an agreement with Lockheed Martin‘s subsidiary in Canada to install additional optronic sensors in the former’s Ceros 200 fire control directors used by the country’s navy on the branch’s Halifax-class frigates and land-based test sites. The optronic sensors will work to deliver additional support to the radar functions of the Ceros 200, …

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Thales to Supply Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System to Spain’s Air Force

Thales has been awarded a contract from Spain’s defense ministry to supply and install 80 of the company’s Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems on that country’s fleet of EF-18 Hornet aircraft flown. The company said Thursday it will develop and produce the helmet cueing systems plus conduct a viability study, tests, integration with test aircraft, qualification support …

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DoD to Provide Raytheon TOW Missiles to Jordan

The Defense Department has come to an agreement with Jordan’s ministry of defense to deliver Raytheon-made tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles to the Middle Eastern country starting 2016. Scott Speet, Raytheon TOW program director, said in a statement released Tuesday that the company’s TOWs work to support its international partners with extended-range …

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