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DynCorp to Deliver Equipment Related Services for Army TACOM Services

DynCorp International has received a potential $14.5 million contract to deliver equipment related services in support of U.S. Army TACOM Strategic Services Solutions. The contract entails the company to contribute qualified personnel, general mechanics tool kits and site supervision to Army TRADOC training locations in Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia, DynCorp said Monday. …

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Air Force Taps Orbital ATK to Deliver EELV Secondary Payload Adapter

Orbital ATK has won a potential $34 million contract to provide a secondary payload adapter for the U.S. Air Force‘s long-duration propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The Defense Department said Monday the contract will also extend the Air Force Space Command’s standard rideshare service policy and build on previous development efforts for EELV secondary payload adapter technology. …

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Parsons Starts Huntsville, Alabama Facility Expansion; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons broke ground on a facility expansion in Huntsville, Alabama, last week to add a 25,000-square-foot building and 50 new jobs there. The engineering services contractor will use the additional facility to integrate hardware and software platforms for customers across the intelligence, defense and infrastructure sectors, the Huntsville city government said Wednesday. “Previously …

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Kratos Completes UTAP-22 UAS Demonstration Mission

Kratos Defense and Security has concluded a multi-unmanned aircraft system demonstration mission for the UTAP-22 Mako UAS. The company said Monday the demonstration is based on the unit’s previous test flight series and is part of a larger military exercise effort. The UAS’ features that were exhibited in the exercise include unmanned collaborative …

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NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System to Carry Northrop-Made CERES Flight Model 6 Instrument

NASA has announced that a solar energy-measuring instrument from Northrop Grumman will launch aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 in November. JPSS-1 is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 4:47 a.m. Eastern time and will carry the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System Flight …

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Inmarsat Taps Arianespace for Global Xpress-5 Satellite Launch Services

Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build …

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Ameresco Builds Photovoltaic System for EPA

Ameresco has constructed a solar array system for the Environmental Protection Agency as part of an energy savings performance contract the Defense Logistics Agency‘s energy unit awarded in January. EPA said Wednesday it installed the Ameresco-built 4,788 photovoltaic panels at the agency’s Edison, New Jersey, campus. The system is designed to generate up …

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Huntington Ingalls to Support Post Shakedown Availability for USS Ralph Johnson Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $9.9 million order for engineering, design, liaison, material procurement, program management and scheduling services to facilitate the post-shakedown availability of USS Ralph Johnson destroyer ship. Seventy-five percent of the work will occur in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and the remaining 25 percent will take place in …

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Cubic Defense Segment Awarded Marine Training Support Contract

Cubic‘s global defense segment has received an $11.6 million contract to provide training systems support for U.S. Marine Corps‘ air-ground task force. The Defense Department said Thursday MTSS will utilize a computer-based simulation platform designed to train Marines in the command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance, staff training and reconnaissance areas. DoD added the program will also cover …

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Raytheon Supports Caltech Research Hub for ‘Bio-Inspired’ Autonomous Tech

Raytheon has announced its lead sponsorship for Caltech’s new research center that seeks to advance the development of biologically-inspired autonomous systems. The Center for Autonomous Systems and Technology covers 10,000 square feet of laboratory space for scientists and researchers from Caltech and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Raytheon said Thursday. CAST features an assembly room equipped …

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General Atomics, University of Mississippi Form UUV Tech Devt Partnership

General Atomics has partnered with the University of Mississippi on a project to build acoustic-based navigation and sensing technologies for unmanned underwater systems designed to aid deep-sea operations. The company’s electromagnetic systems group will work in UM’s Insight Park facility and support efforts to develop acoustic-based UUV navigation and control techniques, the university reported Thursday. …

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Lockheed Renews Partnership With Spain-Based Shipbuilder Navantia

Lockheed Martin and Spain-based shipbuilding company Navantia have agreed to extend their partnership and jointly explore potential business opportunities in the surface ship and naval combat technology markets. The alliance commemorates the 20th anniversary of a collaborative effort to integrate the Aegis Combat System onto the Spanish navy’s F-100 frigates, Lockheed said Thursday. F-100 …

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Air Force Taps Charles River Analytics to Build Satellite Probabilistic Reasoning Tools

Charles River Analytics has received a $750,000 contract to develop probabilistic reasoning tools for U.S. Air Force satellites over a 27-month period. The company said Tuesday it will use the Figaro open source probabilistic programming language as part of the Probabilistic Reasoning for Enhanced Course of Action Generation program. The project seeks to create algorithms designed …

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Black Box to Update Marine Base Telecom Architecture

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Black Box a potential $4.8 million contract to modernize a telecommunication network architecture at the service branch’s air station in North Carolina. Black Box said Wednesday it will update the architecture at MCAS Cherry Point into a unified communications platform as part of the Marine Corps’ efforts to modernize …

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