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Leidos to Help Falkland Islands Gov’t Implement Legislation Database System

Leidos‘ Australian subsidiary has secured an export deal with the government of Falkland Islands to provide a set of technology products designed to support legislation content drafting and publishing processes. The company said Friday it will deploy the TeraText product suite to make Falkland Island laws available for public access. TeraText technology …

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KeyW’s Sotera Business to Provide Software Engineering Services to Army CECOM

A KeyW subsidiary has secured an $18 million task order to provide software engineering and sustainment, business consulting, information technology infrastructure and procurement management support for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. The three-year task order awarded to Sotera Defense Solutions is part of a $7 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract designated for software and systems engineering …

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Space Nation, NASA to Collaborate on App-Based Astronaut Training Program

Space Nation and NASA have entered into a Space Act Agreement to administer a training program that will allow participants to experience space training through a smartphone application. The Astronaut Experience Program will feature an educational documentary and make use of multiple media platforms such as active experience training and app games in which users …

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Drone USA Exhibits UAS Tech for Law Enforcement

Drone USA has performed a demonstration of its Cyclops and Shadow police drone models in Connecticut, which was attended by several law enforcement agencies within the state. The company reported Wednesday the fixed-wing Cyclops drone was deployed to capture video of a sunken yacht’s wreckage, while Shadow used a thermal camera to inspect …

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Lockheed’s Sikorsky to Produce Helicopter Tail Rotor Blades for Navy

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential $38.7 million order to supply tail rotor blades for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of CH/MH-53E helicopters. Sikorsky is scheduled to complete deliveries under the firm-fixed-price, sole-source order by Sept. 30, 2023, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Defense Logistics Agency‘s aviation unit is the …

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Lockheed, EchoStar Retire Disconnected Comms Satellite

Lockheed Martin and EchoStar have retrieved the EchoStar III communications satellite in a joint operation that culminated in its deactivation and relocation to a graveyard orbit. The satellite’s retirement was executed in line with Federal Communications Commission rules in response to an incident involving the satellite in July, Lockheed said Wednesday. EchoStar …

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Cubic to Help APAC Country Build Combat Training Centers; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic‘s global defense segment has secured a potential $25 million contract to develop three mobile combat training centers for an unidentified Asia-Pacific country. The company said Wednesday it will also help the international customer implement communication system components, integrate exercise control systems and conduct after action reviews.   Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global …

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CAE Delivers SW-4 Helicopter Simulator to Polish Air Force

A CAE full-flight simulator has been accepted into service by Poland’s air force for training of SW-4 utility helicopter pilots. CAE said Tuesday the Polish air force will use the SW-4 FFS installed at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin, Poland, to train the service branch’s cadets to operate the helicopter manufactured by Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Swidnik. …

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VSE Gets Navy FMS Delivery Orders for Maritime Support Services

VSE received multiple orders worth a combined $57.4 million from the Naval Sea Systems Command’s International Fleet Support Program Officer during the months of July and August to provide maritime services for 11 foreign military sales clients. The orders cover procurement, repair and maintenance management, planning, logistics, training, engineering and technical …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Sustainment Parts for Navy Blackjack UAS

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $21 million order to supply spare and sustainment parts necessary to maintain an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system the U.S. Navy uses in naval special warfare fleet operations. Bingen, Washington-based Insitu is scheduled to finish work by June 2018, the Defense Department said Tuesday. DoD noted approximately …

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SimiGon to Supply Simulation Development Tools for FAA UAS Research

SimiGon has received a $100,000 contract to provide the Federal Aviation Administration its SIMbox development tools for simulation and training for the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems research simulator. The contract serves to build on SimiGon’s effort to expand into the civilian aviation and UAS markets, the company announced Monday. SimiGon added FAA aims to use …

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Okta Partners With Palo Alto Networks to Integrate Identity Mgmt With Cybersecurity

Okta will integrate its cloud-based user identity management platform with a Palo Alto Networks security tool with the goal to bolster network, cloud and endpoint security. The Okta Identity Cloud integration with Palo Alto’s Next-Generation Security Platform is designed to enable automated monitoring, analysis and response in efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, Okta announced Wednesday. “The security …

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