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Raytheon to Produce Multispectral Targeting Systems for USAF, France Under $87M Contract

Raytheon has received a potential $87.1 million contract to supply updated high definition/target location accuracy turrets to the U.S. Air Force and France. The Defense Department said Wednesday the fixed-price-incentive contract covers the production of 44 AN/DAS-4 AN/DAS-4 Multi-Spectral Targeting System Model B turrets as well as one lot of initial spares, shop …

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Leidos to Help Air Force Sustain C2ISR Logistics Mgmt Platform

Leidos has received a five-year, $25.4 million contract to sustain an automated platform the U.S. Air Force uses to monitor the global supply chain of command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapons systems. The company will provide software maintenance and minor modification support for the Automated Logistics Management Support system …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Expects Late-March Launch for 5th ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said the company is likely to launch on March 29 the fifth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceNews reported Monday. Desch, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, added the company expects subsequent launches to occur every five to six weeks to complete the Iridium …

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General Dynamics Wins $54M IDIQ to Support Joint Staff J6 Directorate

General Dynamics‘ information technology business has won a potential $53.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services to help address command and control requirements within the Joint Staff J6 Directorate. GDIT will provide research, development, technical, engineering and analytical support services to the J6 organization’s command, control, communications …

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Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

Saab has unveiled a new airborne surveillance platform the company built for United Arab Emirates as part of an aircraft development and production contract awarded in 2015. The company said Friday its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft is derived from Bombardier‘s Global 6000 model and equipped with an extended-range Erieye radar technology. …

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Boeing Subsidiary Gets Navy Surveillance Equipment IDIQ

Boeing‘s Digital Receiver Technology subsidiary has secured a $23.8 million contract to provide ruggedized surveillance equipment and peripherals to the U.S. Navy‘s Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck. The Defense Department said Thursday that CDSA Dam Neck will use the equipment in engineering, technical design and acquisition activities. The service branch will obligate $30,610 in initial contract funds …

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Kratos Books $81M US Govt Order for Unmanned Drone Systems, C3 Services

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a potential five-year, $81 million contract to supply unmanned drone systems to a U.S. government agency. The company said Tuesday it will also provide command, control and communications services to the customer agency through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos, said …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Integrated Satcom Architecture Needs Industry Innovation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes an integrated satellite communications architecture should incorporate industry’s technological advancements to change the cultural misperception about military and commercial satcom. “For space programs, it remains imperative to incorporate advancements from the commercial sector into the baseline …

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COMSAT to Deliver Iridium Certus Broadband Service to DoD; Matt Desch Comments

COMSAT has agreed to provide Iridium Communications’ broadband service to warfighters and other users within the Defense Department by mid-2018. COMSAT will deliver voice calling, telematics data, environmental assessments, usage statistics, staff tracking applications and other capabilities to DoD users and military personnel through the Iridium Certus broadband service offering …

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Maxar Subsidiary to Design Optical Data Relay Payload for Airbus Satellite

A Maxar Technologies subsidiary has received a potential $3.2 million contract to design a payload technology for an Airbus satellite developed to support space-based data transmission efforts. MDA will develop preliminary designs, evaluate applicable tools and identify enhancement methods for the optical data relay payload of Airbus’ third SpaceDataHighway satellite, also called the European Data …

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Rockwell Collins-Built Radio Tech Passes Navy MUOS Satcom Security Test

A Rockwell Collins-built airborne radio system has passed military security standards required to operate with the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellite. The U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command performed a “do no harm” test on the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio that works to communicate with air and ground platforms through MUOS signals, Rockwell Collins said …

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Finland’s Lockheed-Built Airborne Surveillance Tech Gets Final Operational Capability Status

The Finnish defense forces have achieved final operational capability for a Lockheed Martin-built system designed to support airborne surveillance missions. Dragon Shield reached FOC status following a flight test that evaluated if the aircraft modified to house the surveillance technology complies with Finland’s airworthiness and system requirements, Lockheed said Friday. The company …

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