Nichols Martin

Northrop, VX Aerospace Offer UAV Platform for Navy’s Manned-Unmanned Teaming Effort

Northrop Grumman has partnered with VX Aerospace on a proposal to equip the U.S. Navy‘s updated E/A-18G Growler aircraft with a canister-launched unmanned air vehicle platform, Flightglobal reported Thursday. JJ Thompson, naval aviation campaign director at Northrop’s mission systems business, told Flightglobal the service branch has expressed interest in adopting the Dash X UAV for a potential …

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Harris to Equip Army Security Force Assistance Brigade With Falcon III Radios

The U.S. Army has selected Harris to produce combat radio communication systems for use by the service branch’s Security Force Assistance Brigade in coalition training missions. The company said Wednesday it will supply Falcon III AN/PRC-152A Wideband Networking Handheld Radios; AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radios; and AN/PRC-160 High Frequency Manpack Radios to support SFAB operations. …

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Battelle to Conduct Microelectronics Security Research Under Air Force Contracts

Battelle has received a pair of contracts worth a combined $23 million to help the Air Force Research Laboratory conduct research on microelectronics security methods. The company said Wednesday both contracts build on Battelle’s previous experience in exploring technologies designed to help address the proliferation of fake integrated circuits and embedded systems …

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Cubic Mission Solutions Subsidiary Completes VMWare Compatibility Testing of New Virtual Server

A virtual server made by a Cubic Mission Solutions subsidiary has completed VMware-standardized compatibility tests and evaluations needed to be listed within the VMware Compatibility Guide. The DTECH Labs-made M3-SE-VSVR-P virtual server has been demonstrated to be compatible with the VMware’s vSphere ESXi 6.5 platform, Cubic said Wednesday. “We are very pleased our M3-SE-VSVR virtual server …

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Air Force Tests Raytheon-Built Military GPS Receiver Tech

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a military-code global positioning system test using a Raytheon receiver technology designed to facilitate connectivity between multiple vehicle platforms and the service branch’s GPS network. Raytheon said Tuesday its MAGR-2K-M receiver was tested onboard a B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as part of a government-led GPS modernization initiative. …

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CH2M-Merrick JV to Help Army Engineers Design Missile Defense Support Facilities

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntsville Center in Alabama has selected a CH2M–Merrick joint venture to provide facility design services for the Missile Defense Agency‘s Ballistic Missile Defense Program. CH2M said Tuesday it will conduct pre-design engineering studies and help design tactical support stations for missile defense weapons systems. The company will also prepare design criteria; architectural and …

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Saab Gets Training Artillery Ammunition Order

Saab has secured a $14 million order to supply 155-millimeter explosive training artillery ammunition to an undisclosed customer. The company said Tuesday its Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland subsidiary will oversee technical alteration, target mark and explosive component filing and final assembly processes. SBDS will also work to convert live rounds into …

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Air Transport Services Group Subsidiary to Produce Aircraft Components for Army

An Air Transport Services Group subsidiary to manufacture wire harnesses, as well as coaxial and fiber optic cables for a U.S. Army aircraft program. Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services will deliver the aircraft components to Leidos, AMES said Thursday. Leidos plans to demonstrate a military aircraft system that will use the parts to be …

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Saab and Armscor to Support South African Air Force Gripen Weapon Systems

Saab and Armscor have received a $23 million contract to deliver support services for the South African air force’s JAS 39 Gripen aircraft weapon systems. The support contract entails airworthiness management, engineering support, maintenance, repair, spare parts delivery and technical document update services, Saab said Friday. The companies will perform work through a period from November …

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IdeaScale Gets FedRAMP OK for Innovation Mgmt Platform

Ideascale has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a cloud-based software platform designed to help agencies collect innovation ideas from public and private communities. The company said Tuesday the IdeaScale platform is currently the only idea management  technology offering available on the FedRAMP marketplace. Tim Sussman, vice president of public sector initiatives at …

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EnerSys, SEAKR Support NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Devt Program

NASA has reported that EnerSys‘ advanced systems business and SEAKR Engineering respectively manufacture lithium-ion batteries and space-qualified electronics for the Orion spacecraft. EnerSys and SEAKR are two of the 250 businesses that operate in Colorado and support the agency’s deep-space exploration programs, NASA said Tuesday. Lockheed Martin is building the Orion crew vehicle as the program’s …

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CenturyLink to Provide Communications Services to Peterson Air Force Base

CenturyLink has received a potential five-year $1.5 million contract to provide communications services as well as circuits and supplementary equipment to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company said Monday it will also support the North American Aerospace Defense Command‘s annual Tracks Santa hotline through the contract. “CenturyLink is honored …

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Navy Awards T-45 Maintenance Contract Modification to L3 Subsidiary

An L3 Technologies subsidiary has received a $37.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional engineering, logistics and maintenance services for 200 T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft, systems and support equipment. Vertex Aerospace will also provide equipment, tools and direct and indirect materials to support the Navy’s T-45 flight and test …

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