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Ball Aerospace to Provide Antenna Systems for BAE Systems’ Navy Network Effort

BAE Systems has selected Ball Aerospace to provide multi-beam phased array antenna systems in support of the former’s contractual effort to build a Network Tactical Common Data Link System for the U.S. Navy. A Ball-made Ku-band phased array antenna suite will be used as components for the NTCDL system that is being designed to support high-bandwidth communications …

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Navy Plans New USV Design Initiative for Fiscal 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to design a new unmanned surface vehicle that will build on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program, Inside Defense reported Monday. The service branch has requested $2.8 million to produce a medium displacement USV concept beginning in fiscal 2019’s first quarter and conduct …

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Raytheon Gets Navy Phalanx Weapon System Support Order

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $48.1 million delivery order to provide logistics support for the service branch’s Phalanx close-in-weapon system. Raytheon’s missile systems business will furnish and manage Phalanx systems for contract line items under performance metrics prescribed in response to a fleet requisition, the  Defense Department said Monday. Work under …

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CAE Delivers Predator RPA Training System to Italian Air Force; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Italy’s air force has received a CAE-built Predator Mission Trainer that is designed to train military operators of General Atomics‘ remotely piloted aircraft. CAE said Sunday it worked with General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business to develop the trainer that represents the Italian Predator A RPA during phase one of delivery. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, …

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Navy Taps Cubic, Lockheed to Develop Combined Arms Evaluation Methods

The U.S. Navy has awarded potential three-year contracts to business units of Cubic and Lockheed Martin to develop quantitative methods to assess and explore combined arms concepts for urban military operations. Cubic’s defense applications business and Lockheed’s rotary and mission systems unit are two of the five selected contractors for a project that will revolve …

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General Dynamics Wins $54M IDIQ to Support Joint Staff J6 Directorate

General Dynamics‘ information technology business has won a potential $53.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services to help address command and control requirements within the Joint Staff J6 Directorate. GDIT will provide research, development, technical, engineering and analytical support services to the J6 organization’s command, control, communications …

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Mercury Systems to Deliver Ruggedized Memory Devices for Airborne Military Computing System

Mercury Systems has received a $3.2 million order to deliver ruggedized memory devices to a prime defense contractor for an effort to develop an advanced airborne military computing system. The company said Thursday the computing system will be equipped with the BuiltSECURE products that include high density secure memory hardware and military-grade solid-state drives. The …

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Carahsoft to Distribute RackTop Storage Products to Govt Sector, Reseller Network

Cahrasoft Technology has signed a deal to become the distributor and master government aggregator of RackTop-built data management and orchestration products. Carahsoft said Thursday it will distribute RackTop’s technology offerings to federal customers and resellers through the General Services Administration Schedule and NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract, Carahsoft said Thursday. The Brikstor platform is designed to …

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Lay Keel on USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri have performed the keel-laying for the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul littoral combat ship at latter company’s Marinette Marine site in Wisconsin. The companies are currently conducting the Freedom-class LCS’ full-rate production, having delivered five of them to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed said Thursday. During the keel-laying ceremony, Jodi Greene, the ship’s …

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Michael Davenport: Booz Allen to Help Integrate Army Resources Under $78M Award

Booz Allen Hamilton has received a potential $78 million contract to provide  engineering, administrative and business services to the U.S. Army‘s System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate. The company said Thursday it aims to help SoSE&I integrate the service branch’s resources and increase the operational effectiveness of resources across programs, units and systems. “We’re proud …

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Boeing Subsidiary Gets Navy Surveillance Equipment IDIQ

Boeing‘s Digital Receiver Technology subsidiary has secured a $23.8 million contract to provide ruggedized surveillance equipment and peripherals to the U.S. Navy‘s Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck. The Defense Department said Thursday that CDSA Dam Neck will use the equipment in engineering, technical design and acquisition activities. The service branch will obligate $30,610 in initial contract funds …

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Orbital ATK Celebrates 5,000th F-35 Aircraft Composite Parts

Orbital ATK celebrates manufacturing 5,000 total composite parts for the F-35 aircraft. The company said Wednesday its Clearfield, Utah facility is responsible for manufacturing nearly 90 percent of the F-35’s wing skins, fixed skins, engine nacelles and access covers, using automated fiber placement machines. Janicki Industries furnishes the parts for further engineering viability …

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Ashish Khot: Technomile to Integrate Caroll Publishing Data Into GovCon Suite

Technomile and Carroll Publishing have partnered with the intent to offer contact and account data products for government contractors. McLean, Virginia-based Technomile said Wednesday it aims to help the company’s GovCon Suite customers use data in their capture and contract lifecycle management processes. GovCon Suite comprises cloud-based applications for vendors to track contracts and …

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Rockwell Collins Develops Airborne Radio Mount for Iridium Satcom Network Access

Rockwell Collins has unveiled a mount technology designed to offer satellite communications capacities for tactical airborne radio users through an Iridium-managed satcom network. The “smart” mount works to help ARC-210 radio customers transmit voice, data and location data via Iridium’s 66 satellites currently in low-Earth orbit, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday. Ken Flowers, vice president …

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HPE Secures $57M in Contracts to Provide Air Force, Navy Supercomputers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has won two contracts worth a combined $57 million to provide supercomputers to the U.S. Navy and Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Defense Department‘s High Performance Computing Modernization Program. HPE said Tuesday it will deliver four HPE SGI 8600 computer systems to AFRL’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Center and …

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