Jane Edwards

Aitech to Build Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule’s Computing Boards, Subsystem

Aitech Defense Systems will develop computing boards and subsystem for the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 capsule is being designed to transport up to seven crew members to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit locations by 2017, Aitech …

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HII Hands Over NSC ‘James’ to US Coast Guard; Jim French Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries business Ingalls Shipbuilding has turned over the Legend-class cutter James to the U.S. Coast Guard. The service received the national security cutter Friday and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Boston on Aug. 8, HII said Friday. Jim French, NSC program manager at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said the NSC program “continues …

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General Dynamics Wraps Up Phase 2 Tests on Public Safety Program-Based LTE System; Bill Weiss Comments

A General Dynamics subsidiary has completed phase two tests on a long-term evolution technology under the Public Safety Communications Research Program that seeks to improve communications for first responders. The integration of Band Class 14 eNodeB system from General Dynamics Mission Systems with vehicle modems enabled the LTE site to …

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General Dynamics Gets $6.5M Contract Modification for US Navy Virginia-Class Submarine Payload Tubes

A General Dynamics subsidiary will provide support services for the U.S. Navy to help develop payload tubes for integation with Virginia-class submarines under a $6.5 million modification to a contract awarded in 2010. General Dynamics Electric Boat will help assemble four tubes that will comprise the Virginia Payload Module to be installed in the …

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CAE Lands Training Equipment Subcontract from AgustaWestland for UK Navy Helicopters; Ian Bell Comments

AgustaWestland has selected CAE to provide aviation training equipment for the U.K. naval forces under the U.K. defense ministry’s Merlin Life Sustainment Program. The subcontract calls for CAE to design and assemble a rear-crew trainer, flight navigation procedures trainer and two fixed-based flight training devices for the AW101 Merlin helicopter crew of the …

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Lockheed Commences Environmental Tests on GOES-R Weather Satellite; Tim Gasparrini Comments

Lockheed Martin has begun the environmental testing phase for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series following completion of assembly work on the spacecraft. The environmental testing aims to assess the capability of GOES-R to withstand launch and extreme environmental conditions in space, the company said …

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David Wajsgras: New Raytheon Cyber Hub to House Research, Test Collaborations

Raytheon has opened a new research and demonstration center in Sterling, Va. to work with corporate and government customers on the defense of computing environments from cyber threats. Raytheon said Wednesday the Global Cyber Solutions Center is based at the headquarters of the company’s intelligence, information and services segment in Sterling and will act …

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Army Taps MacAulay-Brown for EXPRESS BPA; Fred Norman Comments

MacAulay-Brown will provide logistics assistance for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command as part of the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services blanket purchase agreement. The task order calls for the company to provide information technology support, training tools, manpower, computer resources and operational support for AMCOM, MacB said Monday. Fred Norman, …

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DTRA Selects 908 Devices Tech For Chemical Detection Contract; Kevin Knopp Comments

908 Devices will develop handheld chemical detection tools for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency under a potential $11.5 million contract. The company said Tuesday it will work to create a compact chemical analyzer by combining its High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry platform with gas chromatography. The firm will also collaborate with other companies, laboratories …

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Stephanie Hill: Further Exposure to STEM Education Needed Among Youth

Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of the information systems and global solutions-civil business at Lockheed Martin, has said industry should help motivate young people to have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, Kingsport Times-News reported Monday. Hill told attendees of the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit that at …

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