Matthew Nelson

Charles River Analytics to Release Open-Source Mixed-Reality Training Interface

Charles River Analytics has developed an open-source interface that employs a hybrid reality approach to military medical training and education. Virtuoso is based on a multimodal interface to allow natural human interactions within virtual and augmented reality environments and facilitate transfer of knowledge to trainees, the company said Thursday. The platform works …

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Intelsat, COMSAT Partner to Offer Broadband Service in Gov’t Aviation Sector; Skot Butler Quoted

Intelsat and satellite communications services provider COMSAT have partnered to market a broadband connectivity offering to U.S. government aircraft operators and coalition partners. COMSAT will add the FlexAir managed service to the company’s suite of airborne satcom services intended to help military personnel communicate anywhere in the world, Intelsat said Thursday. “FlexAir …

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Kratos, Space Vector Partner to Build Suborbital Rocket for Air Force; Dave Carter Quoted

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions and Space Vector have teamed up to design, manufacture and integrate a suborbital launch vehicle under the U.S. Air Force’s Sounding Rocket Program-4. The industry team will build the rocket to support tests of prototype weapons and missile defense systems, Kratos said Wednesday. Space Vector and Northrop Grumman‘s …

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Lockheed to Help Army Develop Software

Lockheed Martin will provide software development and help desk support for the U.S. Army under a potential two-year, $40.4M contract. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract includes product updates, analysis, design, integration, testing, fielding and exercise support, the Department of Defense said Thursday. Contract work will take place in Orlando, Fla., and is …

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CRL Wins Potential $84M IDIQ for Navy AIRWorks System Integration Support

CRL Technologies has won a potential five-year, $84M contract from the U.S. Navy to engineer systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s AIRWorks organization. The company will provide technical, project management and engineering services for multiple programs and platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday. NAWCAD received …

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Woolpert to Support US Military Airfield Projects in Eastern Europe

Woolpert has received a contract to provide airfield planning and conceptual design services for a Department of Defense program that aims to help U.S. air forces, regional partners and allies establish operational presence in Eastern Europe. The company said Thursday it will collaborate with Louis Berger as a subconsultant and help design military airfield structures throughout the …

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Intelsat General Unveils Military Aircraft Broadband Service; Skot Butler Quoted

Intelsat General has introduced a broadband service offering intended to help military aircraft passengers connect to the internet while in flight. FlexAir uses the company’s Ku-band and EpicNG communications satellite platforms and is designed to operate with fuselage and tail-mounted antennas, Intelsat said Thursday. The in-flight connectivity service works to support intelligence, surveillance and …

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Peraton Becomes Member of Satellite Industry Association; David Myers Quoted

Peraton has joined the Washington, D.C-based Satellite Industry Association, which aims to promote the use of commercial satellite technology in global missions. David Myers, president of Peraton’s communications sector, said in a statement released Wednesday the company seeks to engage with industry leaders in efforts to support applications of satellite platforms to …

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Serco’s US Arm Gets Navy Shipboard Network Assembly Orders; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Serco‘s North American subsidiary will assemble shipboard networks aboard the U.S. Navy‘s submarines, aircraft carriers, guided-missile destroyers and amphibious assault ships under two task orders worth $46M combined. The Navy awarded the task orders under the potential eight-year, multiple-award Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services contract, the company said Wednesday. Dave Dacquino, CEO and chairman …

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Northrop Completes Cannon Production Hub Expansion

Northrop Grumman‘s innovation systems sector has completed the expansion of a Mesa, Ariz., facility built to manufacture Bushmaster medium-caliber cannons for the military sector. The company said Wednesday it will hire up to 60 new employees to support manufacturing, program management and engineering efforts at the 36K-square-foot facility. The expansion project almost doubled …

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Army Releases Electronic Countermeasure Support RFI

The U.S. Army has issued a request for information on potential providers of electronic countermeasures support services to the military branch’s explosive ordnance disposal mission. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the electronic warfare air/ground survivability division at the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center needs assistance to conduct laboratory tests with …

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George Korch to Lead Battelle-Operated Nat’l Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center

George Korch, former commander at the U.S. Army‘s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has joined Battelle as lab director for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. Battelle said Tuesday Korch succeeds Patrick Fitch, who will transition to a new role as associate lab director for chemical, earth and life …

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SAIC to Guide IronArch in Business Pursuits via DoD Mentor-Protege Program

Science Applications International Corp. and IronArch Technology have entered into an agreement that allows the service-disabled, veteran-owned company to receive business guidance and counsel through the Department of Defense‘s protege-mentor program. SAIC will help IronArch pursue new business opportunities, establish a corporate infrastructure and implement cloud and cybersecurity technologies, the companies said in …

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