Nichols Martin

National Strategic Research Institute Lands $92M R&D Contract With Air Force

The University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute has received a $92 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide research, development and engineering services. NSRI will also conduct mission-related research efforts such as test, evaluation and systems analysis of U. S. Strategic Command-related topics, the Defense Department said Thursday. The institute will perform work …

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ICF Gets GSA Contracts to Help Establish Customer Experience, Analytics CoEs

ICF has received a pair of multimillion dollar contracts from the General Services Administration to help the US. government establish two centers of excellence that will focus on service delivery analytics and customer experience. Both projects are part of the White House’s Information Technology Modernization Plan and each contract has one base year plus two option …

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DARPA Taps Tortuga Logic to Develop Hardware Security Tools

Tortuga Logic has received a contract to develop new hardware security tools for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The effort will make use of Tortuga’s hardware security models which will then be integrated with commercial emulation systems, the company said Wednesday. The project seeks to support hardware designers in identifying security vulnerabilities …

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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification

Boeing has completed fuel on-load tests needed for Federal Aviation Administration certification of the company’s refueling tanker aircraft. KC-46 received 540,600 pounds of fuel and performed 68 contacts with other tankers as part of the pre-Supplemental Type Certificate test series, Boeing said Wednesday. The recent flight test lasted for three hours and forty eight minutes, …

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Northrop Provides Virtual Training to Army Rangers

Northrop Grumman has conducted virtual training sessions for U.S. Army rangers who are certified Joint Terminal Air Controllers. The training took place at Northrop’s Distributed Training Center located at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and involved simulations of actual battle scenarios with corresponding deployment locations, the company said Wednesday. DTC …

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Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and …

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Huntington Ingalls-KBR JV to Help Establish Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College; Andy Green Comments

A joint venture of Huntington Ingalls‘ technical solutions business and KBR‘s government services arm has received a contract to help the Australian government establish and manage a Naval Shipbuilding College. The Naval Shipbuilding Institute will support the project as part of Australia’s efforts to build up the country’s shipbuilding industry over the next …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Completes Builder’s Trials on USS Thomas Hudner Destroyer

General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary has completed builder’s trials on an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer for the U.S. Navy. The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 61) completed in-port and at-sea tests required to evaluate the vessel’s systems and delivery readiness, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday. Arleigh Burke-class warships are designed …

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Galois Lands DHS Contract for Data Sharing Toolkit Development

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Galois a two-year, $800,000 contract to  produce a suite of tools for organizations to exchange information that can aid cybersecurity technology development, test and evaluation efforts. Galois said Monday it aims to help DHS address privacy and confidentiality concerns from cyber data sources through the Framework for Information Disclosure …

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Poland Signs LOA to Procure Northrop-Made Battle Command System

The Polish government has signed a letter of offer and acceptance agreement to procure an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System developed by Northrop Grumman. Northrop said Wednesday the U.S. government can now start the contracting process with the company to produce and deliver IBCS to Poland’s military. IBCS is designed to integrate sensors …

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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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