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Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is scheduled to begin production of unmanned aerial vehicles for an unidentified government customer by the end of the third quarter, FlightGlobal reported Tuesday. Kratos President and CEO Eric DeMarco told audience at the Jefferies 2017 Investor Conference that he expects the “confidential” UAV program to help increase Kratos’ drone […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to three industry teams to develop methods to counter small unmanned aircraft systems. DARPA said Thursday teams led by Dynetics, Saab‘s defense and security business unit and SRC will develop counter-sUAS approaches under the first phase of the Mobile Force Protection program. The contracts were awarded one year […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has decided to build its AR1 rocket engine technology in Huntsville, Alabama, and create as many as 100 jobs to support production work. The company said Monday it is developing AR1 to help end U.S. dependence on foreign-made engines for national security and civil space launch programs. Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, said Huntsville is the “logical choice” for AR1 […] More
General Atomics has rolled out a mechanical arm for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program in search of a launch-and-recovery system for unmanned aerial systems in-flight, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg writes General Atomics built the system catch drones in the air and haul collected units into the back of a cargo aircraft. Chris Pehrson, General […] More
Kenneth Callicutt, director of capability and resource integration at the U.S. Strategic Command, has said unmanned aircraft vehicles could be deployed in non-permissive environments, operate as part of a network and expand manned aircraft's “sensor net,“ Aviation International News reported Tuesday. Bill Carey writes Callicutt made the remarks Tuesday at the Air Force Association's Air, Space […] More
Vernon Joyner, formerly technical director for the advanced mission solutions group at Dynetics, has joined Ensco as manager of the company's national security solutions division, effective April 30. Ensco President Boris Nejikovsky said Thursday Joyner brings three decades of experience in system engineering, software development, organizational leadership and program management to the Falls Church, Virginia-based engineering firm. […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a series of phase one contracts to four companies for proposals to develop unmanned air systems that can be recovered while in flight and are reusable. DARPA said Thursday it selected General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit, Lockheed Martin, Dynetics and Composite Engineering to develop launch and recovery techniques, airframe designs, digital […] More
NASA has named the winners of the Small Business Industry Awards for fiscal year 2015 at the spring 2016 NASA Industry Forum meeting held Tuesday. The space agency said Wednesday this year’s awards went to Dynetics, Arcata Associates, Teledyne Brown Engineering and the Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International and Mathematical Research Inc. partnership. NASA holds the SBIA program every fiscal year to recognize the […] More
NASA has formed public-private partnerships with 19 companies for 22 research projects under two solicitations that seek to advance the development of new space platforms intended for human and robotic exploration missions. “These awards enable us to continue to foster partnerships with the commercial space sector that not only leverage capabilities to meet NASA’s strategic […] More
The Senate on Friday confirmed the promotion of Jay “Scott” Goldstein from the rank of colonel to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Goldstein serves as mobilization assistant to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s commander and holds experience in acquisition, cyber, intelligence and space operations. He joined the Air Force in 1990 as […] More
Saab‘s defense and security business will provide Raytheon with hardware and software development support for the latter firm’s Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar contract with the U.S. Air Force. Erik Smith, vice president and general manager of the Saab Defense and Security sensor systems segment, said Thursday that the company wants the technology supply contract to generate high-tech […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has opened its Advanced Hydrocarbon Propulsion Development Office in Huntsville, Alabama, which will be led by Jerrol Littles as the office centralizes the company’s hydrocarbon technology research and development operations. Scott Seymour, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s parent company GenCorp, said Tuesday that AHPDO will integrate the firm’s R&D and production capabilities as it aims to […] More
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