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Lockheed Opens Workforce Training Facility in Alabama

Lockheed Martin has opened a new facility at the company’s Pike County Operations campus in Troy, Alabama, in a move to help drive workforce development initiatives in the state. The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is built to offer online education for more than 450 employees onsite and training services for local military and state …

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Raytheon BBN to Produce Wearable Shooter Detection Systems for Gulf Country

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has received a $10 million order to manufacture soldier wearable shooter detection systems for an unidentified Gulf country. BBN Technologies aims to deliver 2,000 Boomerang Warrior-X units to the customer over the next 12 months, Raytheon said Thursday. Boomerang is designed to help warfighters gain situational awareness of hostile fires …

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Saab Develops EW Self-Protection Tech Suite

Saab has entered the final development phase for a new suite of electronic warfare self-protection systems in a move to expand the company’s EW portfolio. The company said Wednesday it will install one variant of the Arexis product on board the Gripen E/F fighter aircraft. Arexis is designed to feature ultra wideband digital receivers, digital …

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eGlobalTech Lands TSA IT Security Support Contract

The Transportation Security Administration has awarded eGlobalTech a contract to help TSA’s information assurance and cybersecurity division secure information systems at the agency. The company said Wednesday it will also help update IAD’s risk management system, develop security policies and assess security controls in efforts to maintain the division’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management …

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Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Inaugurates F-35 Targeting System Repair Facility

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy have opened a repair facility for the F-35 fighter aircraft’s electro-optical targeting system at the service branch’s Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. The opening of F-35 EOTS depot culminates a seven-year collaboration of the Navy and Lockheed, FRCSE said Aug. 30. EOTS is designed …

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Lockheed, Elbit Systems Team Up to Pursue UK Navy EW Tech Modernization Program

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Elbit Systems‘ U.K. arm to develop a technology offering for the British navy’s electronic warfare modernization program. Both companies signed a teaming agreement to pursue the Maritime Electronic Warfare Program that seeks to update EW systems on Royal Navy destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships and the service branch’s future submarines, said Wednesday. …

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MDA Extends Colsa’s Missile Defense Research Center Support Contract

Colsa has received a $41.1 million contract modification to continue design and operation support work at a research facility that provides simulation services to the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification extends by one year the ordering period under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Research Center support …

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Northrop Grumman’s Cyber Program Teams to Occupy San Antonio Building Under 5-Year Lease

Northrop Grumman has signed with Port San Antonio a five-year lease agreement for a 7,700-square-foot facility located near Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas to accommodate employees designated to cyber programs. The new office at 903 Billy Mitchell Boulevard will employ a “user experience feature” designed to support updates to …

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Lockheed Debuts Canister-Launched Small UAS Platform

Lockheed Martin has introduced a small unmanned aircraft system the company designed with partner Wirth Research in Havant, England. Outrider is designed to integrate with a canister launch platform and operate at a speed of up to 50 knots as well as function in small spaces, Lockheed said Tuesday. The system …

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Autonomous Naval Vessel Concept

Rolls-Royce has released its concept of a naval vessel designed to operate autonomously and perform single-role missions such as patrol, surveillance, fleet screening and mine detection. The company said Tuesday it envisions the ship displacing 771.6 tons and traveling at a speed of more than 25 knots beyond the horizon for more than …

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Engility, NDI to Provide Engineering, Technical Support for Navy Aircraft Division

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $29.9 million contract to Engility and a $29.6 million contract to NDI Engineering for technical and engineering support services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Both companies will work to help NAWCAD’s Support Equipment and Aircraft Launch and Recover Equipment Department establish operational requirements and …

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Huntington Ingalls, Navy Launch Delbert D. Black Destroyer

Huntington Ingalls Industries on Friday launched the U.S. Navy‘s future Delbert D. Black guided missile destroyer at a company facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. HII said Tuesday its Ingalls Shipbuilding division moved DDG 51 to a floating dry dock with a rail car system then flooded the dock until the vessel could stay afloat. USS Delbert B. …

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Rockwell Collins to Install Navigation System on German Military Vehicles

Rockwell Collins has received a contract from Germany’s defense ministry to supply a technology that will offer Global Navigation Satellite System accessibility for the country’s military vehicles. The company said Tuesday it will install the NavHub system on multiple types of military vehicle in an effort to help German armed forces access navigation data. NavHub is …

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DSS to Help VHA Implement Renal Patient Data Mgmt System

Document Storage Systems has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract of an undisclosed value to deliver and install a healthcare management system for kidney disease patients at Veterans Health Administration facilities. DSS said Tuesday it will implement the cyberREN Renal Patient Care Management System to support VHA’s nephrology services and integrate the platform with Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture. …

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Airbus to Provide Demonstrator for Gov’t Satcom Pooling Project in Europe

Airbus has received a contract from the European Space Agency to provide a service demonstrator for the Governmental Satellite Communications program that aims to update satellite communications capability in Europe. The two-year contract consists of a first phase that entails the production of a ground system that can facilitate the sharing …

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