Matthew Nelson

ManTech Receives Task Order for Marine Tech R&D Services; Kevin Phillips Quoted

ManTech will provide technology research and development services to the U.S. Marine Corps under a potential 44-month, $35M task order. The company said Wednesday it plans to explore emerging technologies that have potential interoperability, reusability, mapping and scalability applications to the military service’s priority operational requirements. Focus areas of the R&D project include aviation, electronic …

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General Atomics’ SkyGuardian Aircraft Secures FAA Special Airworthiness Certification

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified General Atomics to operate in national airspace a remotely piloted aircraft designed for civil flight use. The company said Thursday it obtained Special Airworthiness Certification in experimental category for a second MQ-9B SkyGuardian unit. David Alexander, president of aircraft systems at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, said the permit allows the …

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Leonardo DRS Hands Over 100th Naval Destroyer Gas Turbine Platform to GE

Leonardo DRS has manufactured and delivered to General Electric a gas turbine package built for an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy. The GE-designed LM2500 platform is intended for installation on the USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), Leonardo DRS said Monday. Jamie McMullin, senior director of naval power systems group at …

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DoD Puts SafeNet Encryption Tech on Approved Products List

The Defense Department has certified SafeNet Assured Technologies‘ encryption technology designed to secure data across an Ethernet network. SafeNet said Wednesday its CN9000 series of encryptors can be found on the DoD Information Network Approved Products List under the fixed network element category. The approval signifies that the technology has met the department’s interoperability and information assurance requirements. …

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Boeing Taps Lockheed to Develop, Test F-15C Sensor Systems for Air Force

Boeing has awarded Lockheed Martin a pair of contracts to produce and integrate multifunction sensor systems into the U.S. Air Force‘s F-15C jets. Lockheed said Tuesday it will manufacture 19 Legion Pod low-rate initial production systems under an LRIP contract and will test, qualify and install sensors over a 28-month period under an engineering and manufacturing …

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Kratos To Showcase Mixed Reality Training Platform for Military Clients

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will debut a simulation platform at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference as part of efforts to address military training requirements. The Kratos Platform consists of commercial off-the-shelf devices, including virtual reality headsets, and allows course developers to choose a scenario that aligns with …

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