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General Dynamics NASSCO Starts to Build First John Lewis-Class Fleet Oiler for Navy

A General Dynamics subsidiary has begun to construct the first of six future U.S. Navy replenishment tankers designed to supply the service branch’s carrier strike group with fuel. General Dynamics NASSCO and Navy representatives gathered Thursday to celebrate the cutting of USNS John Lewis fleet oiler’s first piece of steel, the company said Friday. The ship …

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Army Orders Harris Tactical Radios, Equipment

Harris will provide more than 1.K units of the AN/PRC-163 handheld radio system, equipment and support services to the U.S. Army under new orders awarded through an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Thursday its AN/PRC-163 radio uses two-channel connectivity to facilitate tactical data transmission across the battlefield network and chain of …

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CACI Awarded $66M Army IT Support Extension

CACI International has received a six-month, $66.4M task order from the General Services Administration to continue information technology support services for the U.S. Army‘s reserve component automation system. The company has provided RCAS sustainment, program management, infrastructure integration, technical services to the Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems over …

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Sikorsky in Final Assembly Stage of USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter Trainers

 Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has begun to assemble systems designed to train U.S. Air Force to operate a combat rescue helicopter platform and its weapons system. The company said Tuesday the HH-60W CRH trainers have reached final assembly at a Broken Arrow, Okla., facility managed by Sikorsky subcontractor FlightSafety International and is scheduled for completion in the …

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Hughes Awarded GSA Distance Learning Support BPA; Tony Bardo Quoted

The General Services Administration has awarded Hughes Network Systems a five-year, $15M blanket purchase agreement to manage a global satellite network designed to support government distance learning programs for the U.S. government workforce. Hughes said Tuesday it will provide broadband services to the Government Education and Training Network, a multiagency consortium that uses interactive television …

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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