Elizabeth Leigh

Northrop’s AOA Xinetics Delivers Picture B Primary Mirror for Exoplanet Research

Northrop Grumman company AOA Xinetics has completed delivery of the primary mirror for University of Massachusetts, Lowell’s Picture B mission. The goal of Picture B, short for Planet Imaging Coronagraphic Technology Using a Reconfigurable Experimental Base, is to accelerate UMass Lowell’s exoplanet research through accurate dust and debris measurements from …

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Harris, exactEarth Forge Vessel Tracking Partnership; Bill Gattle, Peter Mabson Comment

Harris and Canada-based exactEarth have forged an alliance that seeks to provide services designed to improve domain awareness at sea using the automatic identification system platform. The partnership will combine Harris satellite and radio frequency communications technology with exactEarth’s signal decollision detection system to create real-time vessel tracking and information …

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Maritime Way Secures Lockheed Investment for Acoustic-Based Naval Combat Tech

Maritime Way Scientific has received funding from Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems & Training to develop an underwater warfare system dubbed SPARTA. The Sonar Performance-Acoustic Research-Tactical Analysis system aims to assist naval forces to detect enemy threats by determining underwater environment through ocean acoustic modelling technology, Maritime Way said Wednesday. …

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Walton Smith: Booz Allen Reveals Internet of Things-based Prototypes for Hospitals, First Responders

Booz Allen Hamilton has introduced two Internet of Things-based prototypes – a system that intend to keep hospital patients’ data secure and another device designed to send alerts to firefighters and other first-responders during emergency situations, the IoT Journal reported Tuesday. Mary Catherine O’Connor writes Walton Smith, a principal at …

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Army Picks Booz Allen as Prime for Express Blanket Purchase Deal; Bob Smith Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton will provide consulting, engineering and technical support services for the U.S. Army after being chosen by the service as primary contractor for the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services blanket purchase agreement. The company said Thursday the Express BPA multiple award contracting vehicle calls for the provision …

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Versar Wins $1.2M US Army Planning Systems Support Task Order; Tony Otten Comments

Versar has secured a $1.2 million task order to provide performance management planning and technical support services for five U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities under a firm-fixed-price contract with Health Facility Solutions Co. Versar will carry out work for USACE Louisville District at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Moffett Federal Airfield in California, …

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Cubic Lands $1.25M Follow-on Order for Virtual Arms Training System; Bill Toti Comments

A subsidiary of Cubic Corp. has won a $1.25 million follow-on order from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation to provide the Lebanese armed forces with the company’s virtual skills training system. Cubic Global Defense will deliver additional maintenance tools, shelters and logistics support services …

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Parsons to Perform Seismic Retrofitting Work for Canada’s 50-Year-Old Bridge; Todd Wager Comments

The Canadian city of Ottawa in Ontario has chosen Parsons to carry out seismic retrofitting work for the 1964-built McIlraith Bridge. Parsons will provide construction services for the 662-foot-long highway bridge with four traffic lanes above the Rideau River, and plans to partially implement lane closures during the bridge’s rehabilitation, …

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