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  • Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors

    Marc Allen, president of Boeing's international business, has said Canada is evaluating data from five potential contractors that could help replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Leah Schnurr writes Canada requested information such as aircraft features and economic factors from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault Aviation and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Airbus Group. […] More

  • Airbus to Erect Integrated Tech Center in Germany to Expand Satellite Integration Site - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus to Erect Integrated Tech Center in Germany to Expand Satellite Integration Site

    Airbus Group‘s defense and space business unit will invest approximately $48.2 million to build an integrated technology center in support of efforts to “future-proof” its Friedrichshafen site in Germany. Airbus said Thursday the center works to expand Hall 6 that currently serves as a satellite integration facility. “The investment in the new ITC building makes the site a global ‘center […] More

  • CAE Delivers C-130 Flight Simulator to Indonesian Air Force; Peter Redman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE Delivers C-130 Flight Simulator to Indonesian Air Force; Peter Redman Comments

    Indonesia’s air force has received a CAE-built C-130H full-mission simulator previously in-service with Australia’s air force as part of a government-to-government agreement signed years ago. CAE said Wednesday that Indonesia bought nine used C-130 Hercules transport planes along with the flight simulator and five of the airlifters were delivered by an Airbus Group subsidiary as the prime contractor for the aircraft […] More

  • Airbus Eyes Autonomous Flying Vehicle Concept to Address Urban Congestion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Eyes Autonomous Flying Vehicle Concept to Address Urban Congestion

    Airbus Group plans to develop an autonomous flying vehicle platform concept to fly over traffic jams in an effort to relieve urban congestion and address traffic concerns that resulted from urbanization in “megacities.” The aerospace conglomerate said in a report its A3 outpost has pursued an individual passenger and cargo transport autonomous flying vehicle platform project coined Vahana that has scheduled first vehicle […] More

  • Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts

    A business unit within Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment has unveiled a new public safety communications system that works to combine equipment, software and services in efforts to help federal agencies transition to Next Generation 9-1-1. The company said Monday Airbus DS Communications‘ VESTA NEXT portfolio offering includes IP call handling, call routing, ESInet and GIS functions as […] More

  • Grand View Research: Military Radar Market Worth $14B in 8 Years - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Grand View Research: Military Radar Market Worth $14B in 8 Years

    A Grand View Research report predicts the global military radar market will reach $13.78 billion in value by 2024 due to an increasing demand for border safety. The use of radar technology in weapon guidance, air traffic control and collision avoidance systems is also projected to drive market growth, Grand View Research said Thursday. The projected growth will also be driven by a demand for […] More

  • DISA Clears Airbus' Encryption Device for DoD Voice Networks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DISA Clears Airbus’ Encryption Device for DoD Voice Networks

    An Airbus Group voice encryption technology has been added to the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s list of approved products for deployment on Defense Department-run networks. Airbus said Thursday its ECTOCRYP Black device with R1.2.3 software offers voice communications security options not previously seen in legacy Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol systems. The platform is built with a common commercial-off-the-shelf hardware architecture that operators can program to accommodate new features […] More

  • Airbus Names John Kefaliotis as Metron Aviation Subsidiary President; Allan McArtor Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Names John Kefaliotis as Metron Aviation Subsidiary President; Allan McArtor Comments

    John Kefaliotis, formerly Exelis vice president of international strategy and business development, has been appointed as president of Airbus Group‘s air traffic management subsidiary. Airbus said Monday Kefaliotis provides more than 40 years of air traffic management experience in operational air traffic control, government services and systems contracting to support Metron Aviation‘s mission. “With air traffic doubling […] More

  • Germany Picks Airbus to Operate Heron 1 UAS in Mali; Thomas Reinartz Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Germany Picks Airbus to Operate Heron 1 UAS in Mali; Thomas Reinartz Comments

    Airbus Group has received a contract from Germany's defense procurement agency to operate Israel Aerospace Industries-built Heron 1 unmanned aerial systems in support of German forces' missions in Mali. Airbus' defense and space business will begin UAS operations in Mali in November through February 2018, Airbus said Thursday. Thomas Reinartz, head of sales for unmanned […] More

  • Finland Picks L-3 Division to Supply Infrared Imaging Tools for Airbus-Built H215 Choppers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Finland Picks L-3 Division to Supply Infrared Imaging Tools for Airbus-Built H215 Choppers

    An L-3 Communications division has secured an order from an agency in Finland to supply infrared imaging tools for installation onboard Airbus Group-built H215 helicopters. L-3 WESCAM will integrate its MX-15 electro-optical and infrared imaging systems with Finnish Border Guard's H215 aircraft designed for use in search-and-rescue and maritime border patrol missions, L-3 Communications said Monday. […] More

  • Airbus to Develop Landing System for Russian-Built Robotic Lunar Spacecraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus to Develop Landing System for Russian-Built Robotic Lunar Spacecraft

    An Airbus Group subsidiary has secured a contract of an undisclosed value to develop landing technology for integration with the Russian Luna-Resource robotic lunar vehicle. Airbus’ defense and space business will build the Precise and Intelligent Landing using Onboard Technologies system in support of a moon exploration project between ESA and Russian space agency Roscosmos, Airbus said Thursday. The PILOT Phase B and […] More

  • Steve O'Bryan: Lockheed Aims to Include Weapons, Combat Training in Sikorsky's Helicopter Bid in Poland - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve O'Bryan: Lockheed Aims to Include Weapons, Combat Training in Sikorsky's Helicopter Bid in Poland

    A Lockheed Martin official has said that Lockheed plans to incorporate pricing based on Poland’s currency, combat training and weapons into Sikorsky's new proposal to produce 50 helicopters should the Polish government decide to cancel a $3 billion provisional deal with Airbus Group. Steve O’Bryan, head of business development mission systems and training business at Lockheed, told […] More

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