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  • Drive System Design Unveils New Facility to Aid Defense Vehicle Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Drive System Design Unveils New Facility to Aid Defense Vehicle Development

    Drive System Design‘s North American subsidiary has established a new facility in Michigan to support the design, test and development of defense vehicles. The facility is meant to help the defense industry build vehicles that consume less fuel without compromising lethality or passenger safety, the engineering consultancy said Friday. “Improving fuel consumption has a direct impact on the safety […] More

  • MBDA Tests Compact Missile Using Lockheed Standalone Launcher - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA Tests Compact Missile Using Lockheed Standalone Launcher

    Lockheed Martin and MBDA have wrapped up qualification tests of the latter’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile from Lockheed’s Extensible Launching System three-cell standalone launcher. MBDA said Thursday the ExLS launcher works to integrate new missiles and munitions into naval surface warships that are equipped with Lockheed’s Mk 41 vertical launching system. The 3-cell ExLS is designed to fit into Mk […] More

  • Air Force, HRL Laboratories Partner to Test 3D-Printed Materials for Hypersonic Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force, HRL Laboratories Partner to Test 3D-Printed Materials for Hypersonic Aircraft

    The U.S. Air Force and HRL Laboratories have entered an agreement to test materials produced through additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional printing, for potential future use in hypersonic aircraft. Scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory tested silicon oxycarbide materials that HRL manufactured using 3D printing technology and pre-ceramic resin chemistry, the Defense Logistics Agency said Wednesday. The Cooperative Research […] More

  • Report: Boeing to Kick Off Navy Super Hornet Service Life Extension Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boeing to Kick Off Navy Super Hornet Service Life Extension Program

    Boeing will begin an effort to extend the service life of the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft after the first plane arrives this week, Defense News reported Wednesday. Dan Gillian, program manager for Boeing’s Super Hornet and Growler aircraft, told Defense News that the 10-year program is meant to increase the service […] More

  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 14th Cargo Delivery Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 14th Cargo Delivery Mission

    A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday to deliver 5,800 pounds of crew supplies and scientific experiments, Space.com reported Wednesday. Astronauts aboard ISS used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to capture Dragon at 6:40 a.m. Eastern time. On Monday, SpaceX launched the capsule atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in […] More

  • Army Launches Northrop-Built WGS Satcom Training System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Launches Northrop-Built WGS Satcom Training System

    The U.S. Army has unveiled a Northrop Grumman-built training system designed to educate soldiers on the management and operations of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite communications program. Northrop said Wednesday the Wideband Training and Certification System is accessible on workstations at the Army Cyber Center of Excellence in Fort Gordon, Georgia. WTCS graduates will be assigned to […] More

  • State Dept Seeks Industry Help for EHR 'Analysis of Alternatives' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Seeks Industry Help for EHR ‘Analysis of Alternatives’

    The State Department has issued a request for information on vendors that can help develop an “analysis of alternatives” for an upcoming electronic health record system procurement effort. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says that DOS needs industry support to evaluate the potential advantages and risks of the department’s shared EHR services with other federal agencies and examine other EHR commercial off-the-shelf […] More

  • DoD, HackerOne Launch 5th Bug Bounty Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD, HackerOne Launch 5th Bug Bounty Challenge

    The Defense Department and HackerOne have opened registration for hackers who want to participate in the Pentagon’s fifth bug bounty challenge. Participants of the fifth Hack the Pentagon event will work to identify vulnerabilities in an enterprise system that supports DoD’s global operations, HackerOne said Monday. Reina Staley, chief of staff at DoD’s Defense Digital Service, […] More

  • Brazilian Air Force Picks Rockwell Collins for Avionics, Flight Support Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Brazilian Air Force Picks Rockwell Collins for Avionics, Flight Support Contracts

    Brazil’s air force has selected Rockwell Collins to deliver avionics systems and flight support services under two separate deals. Rockwell Collins said Tuesday it will supply its Pro Line 21 avionics suite to update the Brazilian air force’s fleet of Hawker 800XP aircraft and support the fleet’s compliance with upcoming airspace requirements. Marcelo Vaz, managing director for […] More

  • DynCorp Gets Army, Navy Contract Modifications to Extend Base Support, Aircraft Maintenance Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DynCorp Gets Army, Navy Contract Modifications to Extend Base Support, Aircraft Maintenance Services

    DynCorp International has received contract modifications from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy worth $24.4 million and $40 million, respectively, to extend the company’s base life support and aircraft maintenance services. DynCorp said Monday it will carry out additional base life support and maintenance services for U.S. forces in Afghanistan under the Army’s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract. The company […] More

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