Ramona Adams

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 …

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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 …

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General Atomics’ Avenger RPA Conducts Nearly 24-Hour Continuous Flight

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown an extended-range version of its Avenger remotely piloted aircraft for 23.4 hours continuously. The Avenger Extended Range RPA set a new endurance record and surpassed a flight test goal of 20 hours, General Atomics said Thursday. During the test, the Avenger ER operated in an intelligence, surveillance …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Cubic Lands Spot on Potential $496M USAF Comms R&D Contract; Mike Twyman Comments

A Cubic Corp. business unit has secured a position under a potential 10-year, $496 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research and develop communication technologies. Cubic Mission Solutions will perform research, development, test and evaluation activities to deliver new technologies for existing and future communication architectures, Cubic said Thursday. CMS President Mike …

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