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Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics Support for Australia’s CH-47F Helicopters: Thierry Tosi Comments

Rockwell Collins has received a contract to extend avionics support services for the Australian army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver field service engineering, program management, logistics, repair and overhaul services for the Common Avionics Architecture System onboard the helicopters and the Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators. “We’ve been supporting …

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Former EY Partner Robert Kovarik Appointed to Leidos Board; Roger Krone Comments

Robert Kovarik, a former partner at Ernst & Young and a 28-year veteran of accounting firm Arthur Andersen, has joined Leidos‘ board of directors. “Bob brings the board over 40 years of experience in risk management and auditing for major corporations,” Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said in a statement published Thursday. Kovarik …

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CACI Subsidiary to Help Navy Deploy Counter-UAS Tech to Government Sites

A CACI International subsidiary has received a one-year, $48.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help the Naval Air Systems Command’s AIRWorks division deploy platforms intended to counter unmanned aerial systems. Six3 Advanced Systems will support the AIRWorks Rapid Development Capabilities Integrated Product Team in efforts to implement new and existing counter-UAS equipment …

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Keysight SVP, CTO Jay Alexander Joins NIST’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

Jay Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Keysight Technologies, has joined an advisory group that reviews and recommends general policy for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Keysight said Tuesday Alexander will serve a three-year term on NIST’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. “The opportunity to be part of the …

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Lockheed-Built F-35Bs Arrive at UK Military Air Base

Four Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft have arrived at the Royal Air Force Marham in the U.K. from the U.S. Marine Corps‘ facility in Beaufort, S.C., two months ahead of schedule. U.K.’s Lightning Force aims to achieve initial operational capability for the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing jets by the end of 2018, Lockheed said Wednesday. The F35Bs are scheduled to undergo …

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Applied Research Associates Gets Army Contract for Synthetic Training Environment

Applied Research Associates has received a U.S. Army contract to conduct research and develop prototypes for the service branch’s future simulation platform. The Synthetic Training Environment will be designed to provide training applicable to ground, underground, sea, air and space domains, the company said Wednesday. Research and development efforts for the STE …

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Northrop Grumman Gets $153M Navy-FMS Modification for Japan E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman Systems‘ military aircraft business has received a $153.2 million U.S. Navy-issued foreign military sales contract modification for one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to be delivered to Japan. The service branch obligates the entire modification amount upon awarding, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company will perform work at locations in Florida, New York, Indiana, …

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QinetiQ Completes Negotiations on CVN 80 Control Equipment Contract With General Atomics

QinetiQ‘s North American segment has completed negotiations under a contract that General Atomics awarded in 2017 for control hardware and software. The equipment will function to control the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of CVN 80 or the future USS Enterprise, the third U.S. Navy Ford-class aircraft carrier, the company said Monday. The …

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Koniag to Help DHA Sustain Medical Logistics ERP Platform; Kelly Mire Comments

A Koniag subsidiary has secured a task order to help the Defense Health Agency maintain an enterprise resource planning system used to monitor the U.S. military’s medical logistics activity. Koniag Services Inc. will provide DevOps support to DHA’s Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center in efforts to sustain hardware and software of the …

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Navy, General Dynamics Conclude Sea Acceptance Trials of Mine Countermeasure UUV

General Dynamics has completed sea acceptance tests of a surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle the company developed for the U.S. Navy. The Knifefish UUV was tested across operational MCM scenarios that took place in  simulated mine fields off Boston’s coast, General Dynamics said Monday. Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of maritime and …

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Lockheed to Assess F-35 Air System Under Navy Contract

Lockheed Martin has received a $14.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to determine if the current F-35 air system can address future operational requirements. The company will also help the service branch explore cost and weight reduction strategies as well as conduct modeling and simulation efforts under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday. Work also …

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Navy, Northrop Celebrate Triton UAS Flight Operations at Point Mugu, Calif.

The U.S. Navy hosted a ceremony Thursday at Point Mogu in California to mark the start of flight operations for the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Friday the Unmanned Patrol Squadron-19’s maintenance detachment will test and conduct training on two MQ-4Cs before the service branch deploys the UAS units to Guam in late …

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