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General Atomics EMS to Develop High Power Microwave Capacitators Under Navy Contract

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a U.S. Navy contract to develop high energy density capacitors designed as components for emerging high power microwave systems. The company said Wednesday it seeks to construct capacitors with reduced size for HPM systems to be used on smaller naval platforms. The contract follows a …

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BAE Unit to Demo Munition Seeker Tech Via DARPA SECTR Program’s 2nd Phase

BAE Systems has won a $13.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to demonstrate a seeker technology for potential use in precision guided munitions as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. The Defense Department said Wednesday that BAE’s information and electronic systems integration unit will perform work under the second …

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Airbus Test-Fires Laser Guided Rocket From H145M Helicopter

Airbus has demonstrated a capacity to launch laser guided rockets with the company-built H145M helicopter platform during a firing test held at Alvdalen test range in Sweden. The helicopter fired Thales-made FZ275 70mm air-ground rocket as part of the trials at the Swedish defense materiel administration’s test facility, Airbus said Wednesday. An MX-15D electro-optical system from L3 Technologies‘ Wescam …

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PAE to Support Air Force Contract Field Teams program Under $50M Order

PAE has received a potential three-year, $50 million task order to provide support services for the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center’s Contract Field Teams program. The company said Tuesday it will deliver flight line, flight management and aviation maintenance services in support of the program occurring at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington. …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Socionext Partner to Develop Drone Collision Protection System

Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary and Japan-based Socionext have partnered to develop a radar-enabled system that will be designed to protect consumer drones from collision. The Radar Flight Control Module will employ a single-chip 24 gigahertz radar that uses range measurement software to detect the presence, distance and speed of nearby objects, Socionext said Tuesday. …

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Lockheed Secures $80M Army Funds to Increase Hellfire Missile Production Capacity

Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business has received an $80.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to increase production of the AGM-114 Hellfire  missile system. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will use the funds to set up its production line, procure additional tools and test equipment and hire more suppliers necessary to manufacture up …

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Boeing-Bell JV Secures $70M Navy Funds to Update MV-22 Aircraft Configuration

A joint venture of Bell Helicopter and Boeing has received a $69.6 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to update the configuration of three MV-22 Osprey aircraft units. Under the modification, the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will apply Block C upgrades to MV-22 aircraft as part of a common configuration-readiness and modernization effort for the V-22 fleet, …

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BAE to Modernize Army Munition Guidance Kits

BAE Systems has received an $8 million contract to produce modernized precision guidance kits for the U.S. Army‘s 155-millimeter artillery munitions. New kits will be developed to increase accuracy of in-flight Army munitions to hit targets through trajectory corrections even in a GPS-jammed environment, BAE said Tuesday. Marc Casseres, director of BAE’s precision guidance and …

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Comtech Subsidiary to Deliver Infrastructure Equipment to Telesat

A Comtech Communications subsidiary has received a multi-million dollar order to deliver infrastructure equipment to global satellite firm Telesat. Comtech EF Data will provide equipment that will be used to support multi-gigabit connectivity coverage over Northern Canada’s Nunavut territory, Comtech said Monday. The ordered equipment include the CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and …

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DOE to Hold Contest on Solar Manufacturing

The Department of Energy has announced that it will launch a competition to push U.S. entrepreneurs for new developments on solar manufacturing. The $3 million American Made Solar Prize competition seeks to augment the U.S.’ presence in the solar energy market, and form partnerships between industry players and DOE laboratories, the department said …

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Orbital ATK Confirms Al Yah 3 Satellite’s Good Condition After Recent Deviation

Orbital ATK has confirmed the Al Yah 3 commercial communications satellite’s good operational status, following a launch on Thursday wherein the unit entered an unplanned route. Al Yah Satellite Communications commissioned the satellite that was initially launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, in aims to provide Ka-band coverage over Africa, Orbital …

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Textron’s AAI Subsidiary to Provide Unmanned ISR Support for USAF’s Afghanistan Operations

Textron‘s AAI Corp. subsidiary has received a potential $15.7 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. AAI will also provide a non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated UAS ISR platform as well as support the service branch’s force protection efforts under the firm-fixed-price …

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Mercury Systems to Supply Military-Grade SSDs for Airborne Mission Mgmt Application

Mercury Systems has received a $3.9 million follow-on order from a defense company to produce solid-state drives for use in airborne mission management efforts. Andover, Massachusetts-based Mercury Systems said Thursday it booked the order during the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year and scheduled to deliver military-grade SSDs to the customer over …

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