Mary-Louise Hoffman

CAES, Raytheon Partner to Connect Military Aircraft, Commercial Satellite Internet; Mike Kahn Quoted

Mike Kahn President and CEO CAES

Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business has teamed up with CAES to develop a connectivity platform for U.S. Air Force aircraft to access commercial satellite internet services. CAES said Monday it will build a radio frequency signal converter for integration into a phased array antenna Raytheon is developing to support the Air Force Research Laboratory-led Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet program.

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General Dynamics to Produce Missile Seeker Components for Raytheon SM-3 Interceptor

Raytheon SM-3

Raytheon Technologies has awarded General Dynamics a pair of contracts worth $43 million combined to manufacture seeker components for two new variants of the Standard Missile-3 system. General Dynamics said Monday its mission systems unit will provide optical hardware to Raytheon's missiles and defense business for integration into the SM-3 Block IB and IIA interceptors.

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Voyager Takes Stake in XO Markets for Commercial Space Market Push; Dylan Taylor Quoted

Dylan Taylor Chairman

Voyager Space Holdings has completed its majority investment in X.O. Markets, the parent company of small satellite deployment system provider Nanoracks, to establish a footprint in the commercial space services market. Denver-based Voyager said Tuesday the move is part of efforts to position itself to offer an integrated space exploration platform that could support various missions.

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Raytheon Secures $213M Contract to Produce More ‘StormBreaker’ Munitions for US, Foreign Military Clients

StormBreaker weapon

A Raytheon Technologies business unit will manufacture additional GBU-53/B StormBreaker glide bombs for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy under a $212.7 million lot 7 production contract. The contract to Raytheon's missile and defense group will also include classified foreign military sales of the precision-guided weapon technology, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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ORock, Army Enter Cyber Software Factory Project’s 2nd Phase

ORock Technologies

ORock Technologies will help the U.S. Army develop cybersecurity training and mission tools for the second phase of a cloud-based software factory the military service is building to application deployment challenges. The Defensive Cyber Operations Resource for Updates, Innovation and Development system is intended to apply continuous integration/continuous delivery and DevSecOps workflow processes to the branch's cyber enterprise.

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Martin UAV Wins Navy Prototype Project; Heath Niemi Quoted

Martin UAV V-Bat

Martin UAV has secured a project to develop an unmanned aerial system with vertical takeoff and landing capability for the U.S. Navy after the company won in a technology demonstration program run by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's AIRWorks division. The Plano, Texas-based unmanned technology maker said Wednesday its V-BAT platform participated in the Mi2 Challenge, where both Martin UAV and L3Harris Technologies were the finalists for the merit-based competition.

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