Nichols Martin

United Technologies Subsidiary Releases New UAS Payload System

A United Technologies subsidiary has released a new optical and laser designation payload system designed for use with small and mid-sized unmanned aerial systems. During the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, UTC Aerospace Systems launched the 10.6-pound TASE400 LD which uses NATO-compliant laser designator technology, UTC said Monday. Laser designator technology provides mid-wave infrared imaging to support …

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Carahsoft to Distribute Arbola Legal Management Platform Under New Partnership

Carahsoft and Arbola have formed a distribution agreement through which the former will resell the latter’s Salesforce-based enterprise legal management platform across federal, state and local government components. Under the partnership, Arbola’s LegalStratus platform will be available under Carahsoft’s General Services Administration schedule contract, the latter said Friday. “The addition of LegalStratus to our Salesforce …

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Cubic to Exhibit Training Platforms at Upcoming Army Symposium; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic‘s Global Defense business is set to exhibit six training platforms during the U.S. Army Association’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition, which will take place May 22 to 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company said Monday it will showcase these technologies during the international event, which seeks to emphasize the Army’s role in the Indo-Asia-Pacific …

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FirstNet Veteran Jason Karp Joins Secured Communications as Chief Legal Counsel, Board Member

Jason Karp, former senior executive of the First Responder Network Authority, has been appointed to serve as chief legal counsel and board member at Secured Communications. In his tenure with FirstNet, Karp helped determine the complex law that resulted in the organization’s creation and implemented a deployment strategy supporting the public safety broadband …

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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Pennsylvania DOT Taps Woolpert to Deliver Photogrammetry Services

Woolpert is set to receive a five-year, $2 million contract to provide photogrammetry services for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The company said Thursday it will conduct geodetic survey and photogrammetric mapping for stereo-compliant aerial and mobile lidar collections under the contract. Services will also encompass vertical and oblique aerial photography acquisition, aerial lidar and mobile lidar acquisition, …

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DARPA Taps SRI International to Develop Adaptive AI System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected SRI International to construct an artificial intelligence platform with machine learning features to gradually improve task performance. The company said Wednesday it will perform this work under DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines Program. Modern AI systems may be prone to catastrophic forgetting that occurs when new …

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NASA Taps Alutiiq to Provide Security Services Under $76M Contract

Alaska-based Alutiiq‘s Advance Security Solutions business has received a potential $75.9 million contract to provide physical security services for multiple NASA sites. The company will work to secure Goddard Space Flight Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Wallops Flight Facility and the Independent Verification and Validation Facility, the space agency said Wednesday. The contract has a base of $18.1 million, …

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