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GE to Help Develop Certification Framework for 3D-Printed Navy Vehicle Parts

General Electric‘s technology development unit has received a four-year, $9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop a framework to validate and certify 3D-printed spare parts for military ships, aircraft and other platforms. The company said Wednesday GE Global Research will collaborate with GE Aviation, GE Additive, Honeywell, Pennsylvania State University, …

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Air Force Taps FIU to Launch Antenna Research Center

The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research has granted a $4.8 million award to Florida International University for the launching of a new research center dedicated to developing origami or foldable antennas. Stavros Georgakopoulos, associate professor at the university’s department of electrical and computer engineering, will serve as the leader of the Center …

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Northrop Opens Cyber Center at Port San Antonio

Northrop Grumman has opened a cyber center on the Port San Antonio campus in Texas as part of efforts to help government customers safeguard critical systems and address cybersecurity challenges. The company said Wednesday its 7,700-square-foot center at 903 Billy Mitchell Blvd. features a cyber integration laboratory, production facilities, warehouse space and a user …

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Kratos Trains Air Force Special Mission Aviators on Aerial Gunnery

The Air Force Global Strike Command has approved Kratos Defense and Security Solutions‘ aerial gunnery simulator to aid training of special mission aviators. Jose Diaz, senior vice president at Kratos’ training solutions business, said in a statement published Tuesday the AGT Simulator seeks to address AFGSC’s annual continuation training requirements. The company …

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Leonardo DRS to Produce Sensor Tech for BAE-Developed Aircraft Missile Warning System

Leonardo DRS has been selected to provide sensors for an aircraft missile warning system BAE Systems is developing for the U.S. Army under a $97.9 million contract awarded in December. BAE will build the 2-Color Advanced Warning System to increase threat detection and protection capacities of Army rotary-wing aircraft through the Limited Interim Missile Warning System Quick Reaction Capability …

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Harris Adds Louisiana-Pacific CFO Sallie Bailey to Board of Directors

Sallie Bailey, executive vice president and chief financial officer at building materials manufacturing company Louisiana-Pacific, has joined Harris‘ board of directors. In her current role, Bailey oversees LP’s accounting, financial reporting, treasury, internal audit, information technology and corporate communications functions, Harris said Friday. She also serves as a director at wire manufacturer General Cable. Bailey …

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Aviall, GE Sign Helicopter Engine Distribution Agreement

A Boeing subsidiary has signed a new agreement to distribute parts needed for maintenance, repair and overhaul of General Electric‘s T700 engine. Aviall will use its worldwide distribution network to deliver localized parts support for civil and military entities employing the T700, Boeing said Thursday. “GE and Aviall share a strong, strategic relationship, having already …

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USAF Taps Tribalco to Support Technology Service Effort Under $57M Contract

Tribalco has received a five-year, $57 million contract to deliver services and products in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Guardian Angel Technical Recovery III program. The company will provide technical recovery kits, training, annual maintenance, system engineering, program management and kit modernization via technology refresh under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work …

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