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Navy Awards L-3 Night Vision Binocular Follow-On IDIQ

L-3 Communications has won a $49.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide binocular night vision devices to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Monday that L-3 will supply the military branch with BNVD goggles that are equipped with white phosphor tubes and designed to increase visual acuity of special operations forces who operate in low light conditions. The …

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EPA Adopts Certara’s Population-Based Simulator to Aid Chemical Toxicity Tests

Certara has provided its population-based simulator to support the Environmental Protection Agency‘s toxicity testing program. The company said Thursday EPA uses Simcyp Simulator to identify commercial chemicals that could pose risks to human health and should be tested further. Certara CEO Edmundo Muniz said the simulator is designed to simulate the behavior of virtual …

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Airbus to Purchase 2 CAE-Built C295 Simulators; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Airbus’ defense and space business has ordered two additional CAE-built flight simulators for the C295 aircraft under a memorandum of understanding. Airbus will install one C295 flight simulator at the company’s international training center in Spain and provide the other one for an unnamed aircraft operator, Airbus said Monday. Gene …

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ULA Sets Nov. 19 Launch for NOAA GOES-R Satellite

The launch of the first of the four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s geostationary weather satellites has been rescheduled from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, pending clearance from the Eastern Range. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from space launch complex-41 at Cape …

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary to Deploy Simulation Platform at Maryland Cybersecurity Training Center

Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has secured a contract to deliver a training and simulation platform to a Baltimore, Maryland-based cybersecurity training center for information technology and supervisory control and data acquisition security professionals. Elbit Systems said Sunday the Cyber Security Training Range of Maryland will use Cyberbit’s Range technology to train cybersecurity …

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ULA Rocket to Send NASA-NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to launch a weather monitoring satellite Nov. 19 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R will lift atop ULA’s  Atlas V 541 configuration rocket from the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station …

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Scalable Network Technologies to Update, Maintain Radio Emulation Platform for Navy

Scalable Network Technologies has received a five-year, $13.1 million contract to help the U.S. Navy update and maintain a radio simulation and modeling platform. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide technical support services for the Joint Network Emulator software and associated systems under the indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity contract. Work will occur in Culver City and San Diego …

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Reports: NASA, Orbital ATK to Launch Next ISS Cargo Mission With ULA’s Atlas V Rocket

NASA wants to send an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station in spring 2017 using United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Andy Pasztor writes NASA’s plan to use the Atlas V for its next ISS cargo delivery mission with Orbital ATK is part of efforts to …

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DARPA Picks National Instruments’ Software-Based Radios for Channel Emulation Testbed

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected National Instruments to provide software-defined radios for a channel emulation testbed DARPA will use in a collaborative machine-learning competition. NI said Tuesday its software-defined radios will aid various open source and tool flows such as GNU radio, RFNoC and LabVIEW system design software for the agency’s Colosseum …

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Tory Bruno: ULA Reassesses Cost Structure for Space Launch Services Amid Competition

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has said the competition between ULA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made the former company re-evaluate its cost structure for space launch services, Forbes reported Friday. Bruno told Forbes contributor Loren Thompson in an interview that the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture has made …

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ULA Updates Atlas V Aerodynamic Configuration for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft; Gary Wentz Comments

Boeing and Lockheed Martin‘s joint venture United Launch Alliance has updated the aerodynamic configuration of a rocket designed to launch a crew capsule Boeing is building for NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. ULA said Thursday the new Atlas V configuration will incorporate an aeroskirt aft of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft in efforts to extend the vehicle’s service module cylindrical surface and help manage loads margins …

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