Dominique Stump

BAE to Supply Retrofit Systems for USAF Countermeasure Dispenser Platform

BAE Systems has received a $15.3 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply 242 retrofit systems for the U.S. Air Force‘s (AN/ALE)-58A countermeasure dispenser platform. The Defense Department said Thursday the (AN/ALE)-58A platform is designed to dispense countermeasure decoys such as chaffs and flares in order to disrupt radar and infrared homing threats and increase …

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Huntington Ingalls Hands USS Finn Missile Destroyer Ship to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries turned over the USS John Finn guided missile destroyer to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony held on the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division signed the DD 250 document that represents the  official transfer of the ship’s custody to the military service, the company said Wednesday. “Years of working with the DDG 51 …

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Smiths Detection Opens New Threat Sensor Manufacturing Facility in England

Smiths Detection has opened a Hemel Hempstead, England-based facility for engineering, research and production of chemical and explosive detection technologies. The company said Thursday it will develop security products for the aviation, military and emergency response sectors at the new 67,000-square-foot center of excellence for trace detection. The facility is located nearly 11 miles …

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Pelatron Technologies to Support Air Force F-16 Program Office

The U.S Air Force has awarded Pelatron Technologies a potential five-year, $22 million contract to support the military branch’s F-16 aircraft-related programs. Pelatron will provide software, systems and interface design, sustainment and intelligence analyst engineering services for the F-16 systems program office, the Defense Department said Friday. The company will also conduct ground test and flight …

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Chile, Sikorsky Finalize S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Deal; Adam Schierholz Comments

Chile has finalized a contract to procure six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary to aid in troop transport, search-and-rescue and disaster relief missions. Sikorsky said Wednesday it aims to complete delivery of the Black Hawks to Chile’s air force in 2018 as part of the service branch’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program. …

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Army Orders $69M in BAE Rocket Propellant Grains

BAE Systems has secured a $69 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture additional propellant grains for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft rockets. The company said Wednesday it will produce MK90 propellants at the BAE-operated Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia through October 2018. Reed McPeak, vice president and general manager of BAE’s ordnance systems business, …

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General Dynamics Receives $59M Navy Funds for DDG 51 Destroyer Lead Yard Work

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary a one-year, $59.4 million contract modification to provide lead yard services for the DDG 51 guided missile destroyer shipbuilding program. Bath Iron Works will perform general class, class logistic, class design agent and class change design services as well as support DDG 51 …

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Jacobs to Provide Construction Inspection Services for New Jersey ‘Smart Moves’ Project

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has chosen Jacobs Engineering Group to oversee construction inspections under a project that aims to develop  alternative business and commuter travel options and intermodal connections in the state. NJDOT’s Smart Moves 2015–North project covers the establishment of a camera surveillance system on Interstate 78, a message system on Route 23 …

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Charles River Analytics-Led Team to Support IARPA’s Insider Threat Detection Program

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $3.75 million contract to help the  Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity develop probabilistic relational models as part of IARPA’s insider threat detection program. The company said Monday it formed a team comprised of Assured Information Security, Applied Marketing Science and Cognitio to support the Scientific advances to Continuous Insider …

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Comtech Deploys Text Messaging System to 911 Public Safety Answering Points

Comtech Telecommunications has introduced its text-to-911 technology to an additional 28 public safety answering points in 14 U.S. states. “Comtech has been working to advance the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1 as the first step in delivering the value of data–text, pictures and video–during an emergency situation,” President and CEO Fred Kornberg …

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Army Taps Robertson for Black Hawk External Fuel System A-Kits

Robertson Fuel Systems has secured a five-year, $42.1 million contract to supply 541 crashworthy external fuel systems bussed aircraft A-kits for the U.S. Army‘s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will perform work under the firm-fixed-price contract through Dec. 8, 2021. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the …

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AECOM Helps Navy Fleet Readiness Center Establish Calibration Lab

The U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest has collaborated with AECOM to establish a laboratory that will offer calibration services worldwide. AECOM said Monday it helped FRCSW develop the design concept, space plan and operational specifications for the center’s Primary Standards Laboratory. The new facility is equipped with laboratory infrastructure, a water-saving recirculating system, compressors, …

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General Dynamics, Navy to Christen Virginia-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary will host a christening ceremony at its shipyard Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s 15th Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will be a principal speaker at the event and his daughter Annie Mabus will serve as the sponsor of USS Colorado, the company said Thursday. Virginia-class submarines …

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Georgia Tech Receives DoD Cyber Attribution Framework Development Contract

Georgia Tech has received a $17.3 million contract from the Defense Department to build an attribution framework the military hopes can help identify the actors behind cyber attacks. A Georgia Tech blog post published Tuesday says Rhamnousia will help gather evidence against cyber attackers and identify their methods, errors and other characteristics. That platform will …

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