Jane Edwards

Lockheed Builds New LM-100J, C-130J Pilot Training Hub; Jon Rambeau Comments

Lockheed Martin has started construction work on a facility in Marietta, Georgia to provide air mobility training to pilots and aircrews of LM-100J civilian transport aircraft and C-130J military transport planes. “As military and commercial customers modernize and expand their fleets, we see an opportunity to offer increased value to our customers through …

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DARPA Taps LGS for Tactical Undersea Network Architectures Program; Kevin Kelly Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded LGS Innovations a potential 15-month, $1.9 million contract to provide a neutrally buoyant cable for an underwater-based fiber optic network as part of the Tactical Undersea Network Architectures initiative. DARPA’s TUNA program aims to develop optical fiber-based systems in an effort to temporarily …

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Intel, Big Cloud Analytics to Develop Sensor-Based Tools Via Lockheed’s Health Tech Alliance; Horace Blackman Comments

Intel and Big Cloud Analytics will collaborate to develop sensor-based platforms designed to collect patient data for use in population and individual health analysis through a Lockheed Martin-led healthcare alliance, BSMInfo reported Monday. The Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance is comprised of Intel, Cloudera, Montgomery College, Cisco and Illumina and aims …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Pentagon’s Cloud Adoption Guide Leaves Out References to Competition

The Defense Department’s best practices document on cloud adoption does not mention ways on how agencies can choose and compete contracts among accredited cloud service providers, Alex Rossino writes in a blog post for Deltek. Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, highlighted areas he believes the Best Practices Guide for Department …

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Raytheon-PCO Team to Build Poland Military’s Night-Vision Devices; Duane Gooden Comments

Raytheon’s missile systems business and optoelectronic devices manufacturer PCO S.A. have teamed up to design and produce night-vision goggles for Poland’s uniformed personnel and international military forces. Raytheon said Wednesday the letter of intent with the Poland-based company also covers the development of surveillance, targeting and reconnaissance platforms and concept design …

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UTC Taps Champion Aerospace as Ignition System Components Supplier; Jason Marlin Comments

Champion Aerospace, a TransDigm Group subsidiary, has been chosen by United Technologies Corp. to supply igniters, exciters and ignition leads to UTC’s aerospace systems under Life of Program agreements. UTC said Wednesday the UTV2 long-term supply contracts cover the provision of ignition components for UTC’s aerospace programs, such as aircraft …

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SIA-SRC Report: US Should Bolster IT Research Investments Through N-CITE

A report from Semiconductor Research Corporation and Semiconductor Industry Association says the U.S. needs to boost investments in information technology research with an emphasis on future Internet-of-Things and big data usage. SIA and SRC said Tuesday those investments should go through the National Computing and Insight Technologies Ecosystem program, a research initiative between the government and …

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Raytheon’s Randall Fort: Contractors Boost Investments in 3-D Printing Research

Randall Fort, director of programs security at Raytheon, has told Federal News Radio defense contractors have started to increase their research investments in three-dimensional printing platforms due to potential benefits that such technologies offer. “There will be staggering efficiencies that will come about which will mean government contractors will be …

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Lockheed-Built MUOS-4 Satellite Launches, Transmits Initial Signals to Navy; Iris Bombelyn Comments

The U.S. Navy received initial signals from its new Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite three hours after it launched Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the Navy reported. MUOS-4 was scheduled to launch Monday but was postponed due to a tropical storm. Lockheed said MUOS-4 lifted off onboard a United Launch …

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