Ramona Adams

Lockheed Puts Miniature Hit-to-Kill Missile Through Flight Test

Lockheed Martin has completed a controlled flight test of its Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to validate the weapon’s agility, airframe and electronics. The Lockheed-funded demonstration on Friday marked the first test for MHTK’s updated electronics and the second for the missile’s new airframe, the company said …

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Northrop Subsidiary Reviews Design of Radar Antenna Reflector for US-India Imaging Satellite

Northrop Grumman‘s Astro Aerospace subsidiary has performed a critical design review of the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector being developed for a joint imaging satellite of NASA and India’s space agency. AstroMesh will serve as a deployable mesh reflector for the large aperture antenna of the NASA-Indian Space Research Organization Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, …

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Condusiv’s James D’Arezzo: AI Tech Could Reduce Effectiveness of Govt Processes

Condusiv CEO James D’Arezzo has urged government information technology managers to be cautious in using artificial intelligence platforms to meet productivity needs amid budget reductions. D’Arezzo noted that AI systems may lessen the effectiveness of government processes since the technology is still “new and uncertain,” Condusiv said Monday. The company cited …

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Gen. Carlton Everhart: Boeing-Built KC-46 Tanker On Track for Military Equipment Certification

Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of the U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command, has said that the Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft is slated to obtain approval for its military equipment, Military Times reported Thursday. Everhart told Air Force Times during a visit to Boeing’s Washington state facility that the company and the Federal Aviation …

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Bloomberg: Pentagon’s Fiscal 2017 Contract Spend Reached $331B

Bloomberg‘s government arm has analyzed the Defense Department‘s unclassified contract obligations and found that DoD awarded a total of $331 billion to contractors over the last fiscal year. Robert Levinson, a senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Marine …

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StreetShares Raises $23M in Funding Round

A round of Series B financing has pulled in $23 million for StreetShares, a financial services provider to government contractors. The company said Wednesday it secured a $20 million investment from Rotunda Capital Partners and a total of $3 million from existing investors, such as veteran-focused venture firm Stony Lonesome Group. Mark Rockefeller, StreetShares …

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Lexmark Unveils Self-Service Documentation Kiosk for Govt Agencies

Imaging systems vendor Lexmark has rolled out a kiosk offering designed to help government agencies provide documentation assistance to citizens. MFP Kiosk is a self-service platform that guides citizens through paperwork and documentation processes, Lexmark said Wednesday. The company incorporated its “smart” multifunction tools and an intuitive touchscreen interface into the kiosk system. “The …

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Navy Seeks Info on Potential Small Business Sources of Engineering & Support Services

The U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command wants information on small businesses that can provide engineering and support services for the service branch’s future tactical afloat network. SPAWAR said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice that the required engineering services under the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services program includes research into …

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Raytheon’s Mark Bigham: Graphics Can Help Mitigate Human Error in Emergency Mgmt Systems

Mark Bigham, chief innovation officer of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, has said user-friendly graphic interfaces can help prevent human error in the use of emergency management computers. Bigham outlined lessons learned from a false ballistic missile alarm that caused panic across Hawaii, such as the need to create “bold and big” …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Lockheed-Built Air Force Missile Warning Satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne provided a range of propulsion products to support the launch of the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket on Friday. An Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket strap-on motor powered the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage to transport the Space Based …

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General Atomics Develops Capacitor Tech for High-Voltage, High-Temperature Operations

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit has produced a capacitor technology designed to operate at high voltages and temperatures. The company said Wednesday the new capacitor works to support stable operation of power electronics at more than 1000 volts and temperatures as high as 500 degrees Celsius. Scott Forney, president of General …

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