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Navy Tests Airworthiness of BAE-Made RF Countermeasure Tech for P-8A Aircraft

RFCM test Navy

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the airworthiness of a BAE Systems-made prototype of a technology meant to provide the P-8A Poseidon aircraft with radio frequency defense. The pod-mounted radiofrequency countermeasure passed its airworthiness test while installed on the P-8A platform operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron or VX 20, Naval Air Systems Command said Friday.

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Northrop Deploys Second Service Extension Vehicle for Intelsat Satellite

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman and its SpaceLogistics subsidiary have docked a satellite servicing vehicle to an Intelsat-built commercial communications satellite operating in geostationary orbit as part of a five-year life-extension contract between the companies. Northrop said Monday the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 will provide the IS-10-02 with robotics-based services to extend the satellite's life while in space.

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Dwayne Allen Named Unisys CTO & SVP of Solution Innovation, Architecture

Dwayne Allen CTO

Dwayne Allen, former global digital strategist at Microsoft, has joined Unisys to serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of solution innovation and architecture. He will report to Unisys CEO Peter Altabef and lead development of cloud, enterprise computing and user experience technologies that address customer needs, the company said Monday.

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Ronnie Vliet Appointed Govplace Technology VP

Ronnie Vliet VP of Technology Govplace

Ronnie Vliet, formerly the senior director of service delivery at Force 3, has been named vice president of technology at Reston, Virginia-based information technology reseller and systems integrator Govplace. He will oversee customer intimacy efforts and the delivery of cloud computing, performance monitoring and cybersecurity products to federal clients in his new position, Govplace said Monday. 

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Collins Aerospace Marks ARC-210 Airborne Satcom Radio’s Delivery Milestone

ARC-210 radio

Collins Aerospace , a Raytheon Technologies business, has delivered the 50,000th software-defined airborne radio under the ARC-210 program to Naval Air Systems Command's air combat electronics unit. NAVAIR has been the program's key customer since 1990 and has used the multiband, multimode communication radio to send mission-critical information over the years, the company said Thursday.

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Apogee Engineering to Support 16th Air Force’s ISR, Cyber & Electronic Warfare Efforts

Apogee Engineering

Apogee Engineering has received additional work under a U.S. Air Force contract to help the 16th Air Force integrate multiple systems for cyberspace, electronic warfare, information and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. The company said Friday it will engineer systems, analyze requirements and provide subject matter expertise as part of an agreement with the Air Combat Command's intelligence directorate.

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Parsons to Help NSA Facilitate Cyber Operational Skills Training

Parsons

Parsons has agreed to help the National Security Agency execute a three-day competition that will test participants' cyber competencies from April 8 to 10. The company said Wednesday it will design, develop, handle and evaluate five modules during the NSA Cyber Exercise or NCX, an event that aims to bolster the cyber operational capabilities of U.S. military students and NSA development program employees.

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Perspecta Accredited to Evaluate State, Local Government Cloud Offerings; Rocky Thurston Quoted

Rocky Thurston SVP Perspecta

Perspecta has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a third-party assessor of cloud products or services under the State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The ISO 17020:2012 accreditation permits Perspecta to conduct evaluations of cloud information technology offerings intended for state and local agencies, the company said Wednesday.

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Northrop Demos Operational Flexibility of Firebird Optionally-Manned Autonomous Aircraft

Firebird

Northrop Grumman demonstrated almost 9,000 miles of flight to showcase the operational flexibility of an optionally-manned autonomous aircraft designed for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions. Northrop said Tuesday the Firebird aircraft flew over and stopped by Dayton, Ohio; Washington DC; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Tampa, Miami and Key West, Florida, demonstrating both manned and unmanned flight, as well as the transition in between.

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