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Lockheed Intros Multi-UAV Control Platform; John Molberg Comments

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new software platform designed to help operators manage various unmanned aircraft vehicles simultaneously during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. VCSi is engineered to support operation of multiple dissimilar vehicles at once and modular customization based on mission requirements, the company said Tuesday. John Molberg, manager of business development …

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Elbit-Rockwell Collins JV to Integrate Helmet Display System for South Korea’s F-16

A joint venture between Elbit Systems‘ America business and Rockwell Collins‘ ESA Vision Systems subsidiary has received a task to integrate a helmet-mounted display system to F-16 aircraft within South Korea’s air force. The Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II will be configured to provide situational awareness and identification display on friendly, enemy and …

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NASA Sets GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch for March 1

NASA has announced the launch date of a second weather satellite in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series as March 1. GOES-S will lift off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s 41st Space Launch Complex in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket during a two-hour window opening at 5:02 p.m. Eastern time, …

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Eric Webster: Harris Imager Tech to Aid NOAA’s Weather, Environmental Forecasts

Harris has produced the second imager technology to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitor weather and environmental conditions from space. The company said Tuesday it built the Advanced Baseline Imager to increase the spectral coverage and processing speed of NOAA’s next Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. GOES-S is the second of the agency’s four geostationary weather satellites and scheduled …

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Deltek Adds Onvia Market Intell Data to GovWin IQ Platform

Deltek has integrated state, local and educational market intelligence reports from Onvia into the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s government contracting data platform. Deltek said Thursday it added SLED market intelligence data to the GovWin IQ platform three months after completion of its $70 million cash acquisition of Onvia. GovWin IQ is designed to provide companies information …

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General Atomics Produces Initial Li-ion Battery Shipset for USSOCOM Combat Submersible

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has produced and delivered the first batch of Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant batteries for a new transport vehicle of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Lockheed Martin contracted GA-EMS to supply the LiFT battery systems designed to power propulsion and internal support systems of USSOCOM’s Dry Combat Submersible platform, General …

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Maxar Subsidiary to Design Optical Data Relay Payload for Airbus Satellite

A Maxar Technologies subsidiary has received a potential $3.2 million contract to design a payload technology for an Airbus satellite developed to support space-based data transmission efforts. MDA will develop preliminary designs, evaluate applicable tools and identify enhancement methods for the optical data relay payload of Airbus’ third SpaceDataHighway satellite, also called the European Data …

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University of Colorado Boulder to Help NASA Analyze Solar Irradiance Sensor Data

A laboratory of the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a potential five-year, $16.2 million contract to help NASA process, analyze and manage data from a solar irradiance measurement instrument currently installed aboard the International Space Station. The university’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will provide Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-1 data products …

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DoD CIO Seeks Positioning, Navigation & Timing Enterprise Support

The Defense Department Chief Information Officer has issued a solicitation notice for programmatic, systems engineering and management support for DoD’s positioning, navigation and timing enterprise, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. DoD CIO seeks a contractor to help the department procure and manage PNT, GPS and navigation warfare systems, according to a performance of work statement obtained by Fedscoop. …

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Rockwell Collins-Built Radio Tech Passes Navy MUOS Satcom Security Test

A Rockwell Collins-built airborne radio system has passed military security standards required to operate with the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellite. The U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command performed a “do no harm” test on the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio that works to communicate with air and ground platforms through MUOS signals, Rockwell Collins said …

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