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Phil Alvarez: Raytheon Expects to Complete Development Work on Digital TOW Launcher in 2018

Phil Alvarez, a Raytheon official, has said the company has built a launcher system designed for tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes Alvarez, a senior manager for missile systems at Raytheon, described the TOW Eagle Fire launcher platform at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition …

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Army Seeks Info on Geospatial Support Services Sources

The U.S. Army seeks information on potential industry sources that can provide geospatial services for the service branch’s office of the assistant chief of staff for installation management. The Army Corps of Engineers said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday that the military branch plans to award a potential five-year, $48.5 million …

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Cubic Subsidiary to Update US Army’s Satellite Antenna Terminals; Mike Twyman Comments

A Cubic subsidiary has been awarded a $5 million contract to integrate new software systems into inflatable satellite antenna terminals for the U.S. Army prior to the terminals’ tests. Cubic said Thursday its GATR Technologies business will perform the engineering services in support of the Army’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications program. Mike Twyman, executive vice …

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Woolpert-Magnolia River Geospatial JV Awarded Army & Navy Coastal Imagery Support Contract

A joint venture of Woolpert and Magnolia River Geospatial named WMR-532 has been awarded a $10 million contract to provide coastal mapping and charting support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Oceanographic Office. Woolpert said Tuesday the contract requires the joint venture to deliver bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery data to the Joint …

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Comtech Subsidiary Awarded Military Comm Terminal Design, Installation Contract

A subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has been awarded a $7 million contract from an identified foreign company to install and design multiple fixed troposcatter terminals in support of military communications between off-shore islands. Dr. Stanton Sloane, president and CEO of Comtech, said in a press release posted Wednesday the troposcatter systems are designed to provide users …

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LGS Innovations to Build Optical Intersatellite Comm Terminals for DARPA; Kevin Kelly Comments

LGS Innovations has been selected to develop optical communication terminals meant to facilitate communication between two micro-satellites of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in low-Earth orbit. LGS will build a pair of lightweight, low-power laser communication terminals that DARPA plans to launch on the agency’s small satellites as part of the Inter-Satellite Communication Link initiative, the …

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Naval Research Lab, General Atomics to Collaborate on Radar Tech Integration Project

The Naval Research Laboratory has partnered with a General Atomics subsidiary to embed NRL-built inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging software into the company’s Lynx multimode radar system. NRL and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will work to build integrated radar technology for joint warfighter missions under a cooperative research and development agreement, according to an article published Tuesday on the …

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DHS, University of North Dakota Partner for Unmanned Aerial Tech Research Program

The Department of Homeland Security has signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with the University of North Dakota to study the potential advantages and risks of using unmanned aerial technology. DHS’ science and technology directorate and the university aim to identify strategies to prevent misuse of unmanned aerial systems, the department said Monday. “This mission …

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L-3, NASS Land AF Contracts to Provide ISR Systems for Cessna Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded contracts to North American Surveillance Systems and L-3 Communications valued at $40 million and $14.2 million, respectively, to provide services and updates to Cessna 208B aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday the contract NASS landed requires the company to modify and integrate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance features into the …

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Comtech Unit Receives Order for Army Network Hardware

A business unit of Comtech Telecommunications has been awarded $5.8 million in incremental funds to manufacture terminal hardware for the U.S. Army’s warfighter network infrastructure. The company’s government solutions segment will supply Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point VSAT hardware to the Army under the order, Comtech said Wednesday. …

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