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General Atomics to Support UK MQ-9B RPA Program Under $81M USAF FMS Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has received an $80.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to design, build, integrate and test components in support of the U.K.’s MQ-9B Protector program. The service branch will obligate $33.5 million in FMS funds at the time of award,  the  Defense Department said Friday. The U.K. said it will initially …

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Navy Tests Updated Lockheed Trident II Missile; Eric Scherff Comments

The U.S. Navy launched two updated Lockheed Martin-built missiles from an Ohio-class submarine during a test held Monday off the coast of southern California. Lockheed said Wednesday the test aimed to demonstrate the readiness of USS Nebraska‘s crew and the Trident II D5 Life Extension missile configuration through the  Demonstration and Shakedown Operation-28 test. “Instead …

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Insitu Gets Navy Order for Afghan UAS, Equipment & Support Services

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $47 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to provide eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, spares and support equipment to Afghanistan as part of a Building Partnership Capacity mission. Insitu will also deploy one logistician field service representative, 16 technical support operators and two site surveys and site activation …

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Boeing to Support Navy’s Aircraft Physiological Episode Investigation, Mitigation Efforts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a two-year, $19.3 million contract to help investigate and address physiological episodes on the service branch’s F/A-18A-F and EA-18G platforms. Work under the sole-source contract will include research, development, inspection and modification activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Navy will obligate $91,319 in fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds at …

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Raytheon Works on ‘3rd-Gen’ Forward Looking IR Targeting System

Raytheon has moved to update its forward looking infrared targeting system that works to help U.S. Army detect targets through rain, smoke, fog and snow. The company said Monday its third-generation FLIR technology, called the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System, is designed to offer military personnel wide, medium, narrow and ultra-narrow fields of …

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Lockheed to Help Army Mature Combat Vehicle Protection System

Lockheed Martin has received a 16-month, follow-on contract to help the U.S. Army  advance the development of software and hardware for an armored ground vehicle protection technology. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to mature the Modular Active Protection System controller kit. Lockheed will …

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Northrop Deploys Automated Logistics System for Army; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Grumman has fielded a web-based logistics support system meant to replace legacy management information systems of the U.S. Army and its National Guard and Reserve units. Increment 1 of the Global Combat Support System-Army is designed to help the service branch monitor unit supply, property book, finance, materiel, maintenance and dispatching functions, Northrop said …

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Harris to Produce IDECM Jammer Systems for Kuwait

Harris has received a $24.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures systems to Kuwait as part of a foreign military sales deal. The company will produce 14 IDECM AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 jammer systems for the Kuwaiti government under lot 15 full-rate production, the Defense Department said Monday. Work …

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Maxar’s MDA Business Gets Multiple Contracts for Satellite Data, Ground System Support

Maxar Technologies‘ MDA business has secured contracts worth $12.4 million combined from multiple government and commercial clients for the provision of information and services related to the RADARSAT-2 Earth observation satellite. RADARSAT-2 SAR is designed to collect imagery for organizations to locate and measure various objects within very large areas, MDA said Monday. The first …

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Harris Unveils New Handheld Radio for Army Tactical Communications

Harris has unveiled a two-channel tactical handheld radio the company designed to help U.S. Army users transmit data and voice communications in real time. AN/PRC-163 Army Radio employs a software-defined architecture that allows operators to integrate new waveforms and applications into the system, Harris said Monday. The device is equipped with crossbanding …

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Magnolia, DARPA Partner to Develop Portable Solar Power Source

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with Magnolia Optical Technologies to develop a photovoltaic system under a Small Business Innovation Research effort. The company said it aims to build power generator for military and commercial applications via the Phase II SBIR Program for Development of High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells for Portable Power Applications. A PV …

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Raytheon to Maintain Depot Facility for US, UK Cruise Missile Systems

Raytheon‘s missile systems business has received a three-year, $36.8 million contract to provide lifecycle management and technical services needed to maintain a Tomahawk cruise missile depot facility for the U.S. Navy and U.K. government. Work covers depot maintenance, demilitarization preparation, system test operations, spare parts supply and repair services, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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