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  • Exelis to Build Navy Radar Test Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Build Navy Radar Test Systems

    Exelis has won a $7 million contract to provide radar signal simulators to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the U.S. Navy will use 33 of the 62 simulators ordered to test and measure the MH-60R and S-70B Seahawk helicopters’ avionics systems for radar warning and electronic […] More

  • Four Airlines Join FAA NextGen Data Equipment Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Four Airlines Join FAA NextGen Data Equipment Program

    Four unnnamed U.S. airlines intend to install digital avionics systems as part of a seven-year, $150 million task order the Federal Aviation Administration awarded to Harris Corp. in August. The FAA intends to transition pilot-to-air traffic controller communications from voice-only messaging to digital communications under the NextGen program’s Data Communications Integrated Services project, Harris said Wednesday. With the […] More

  • United Airlines Signs Up for Harris-FAA NextGen Avionics Program; Howard Attarian Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    United Airlines Signs Up for Harris-FAA NextGen Avionics Program; Howard Attarian Comments

    United Airlines has pledged to use digital avionics equipment as part of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s air traffic modernization initiative, for which Harris Corp. serves as the prime contractor. The goal of the FAA’s NextGen Data Communications Integrated Services program is to integrate data and voice messaging communications between air traffic controllers and pilots, Harris said Monday. […] More

  • Raytheon Wins $19M to Help DARPA Build Imaging Sensors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Wins $19M to Help DARPA Build Imaging Sensors

    Raytheon Co. recently won a $19.4 million contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency“™s program to build imaging sensors meant to help the U.S. military identify and track targets, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. John Keller writes Raytheon“™s El Segundo, Calif.-based space and airborne systems segment will collaborate with military researchers to engineer […] More

  • Boeing, NASA Link Mission Control to Commercial Spacecraft Software During Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, NASA Link Mission Control to Commercial Spacecraft Software During Test

    Boeing conducted an interface test between NASA’s Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and software for the company commercial spacecraft intended for travel to and from the International Space Station. The company is required to meet 20 Commercial Crew integrated Capabilities milestones by summer 2014 under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program , NASA […] More

  • Harris Picks SITA Equipment for FAA Air Traffic Control Project; John O'Sullivan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Picks SITA Equipment for FAA Air Traffic Control Project; John O’Sullivan Comments

    Harris Corp. has selected aircraft communications provider SITA to supply equipment for a digital air traffic control network that Harris is building for the Federal Aviation Administration under a $150 million project. SITA will help Harris develop an integrated platform for ground station operations under the seven-year contract, SITA said Tuesday. The FAA intends for its […] More

  • TASC Helps Lift Minotaur V Rocket, Lunar Probe; John Brennan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TASC Helps Lift Minotaur V Rocket, Lunar Probe; John Brennan Comments

    TASC verified the avionics systems and flight software for the Minotaur V rocket that launched Friday and contains a NASA moon-observing satellite. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer lifted off from NASA’s Wallops flight facility in Virginia aboard the five-stage rocket, TASC said Monday. Orbital Sciences Corp. builds the Minotaur family of launch vehicles for […] More

  • NAVAIR Taps Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt for Next-Generation Avionics Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NAVAIR Taps Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt for Next-Generation Avionics Project

    The Naval Air Systems Command has been developing open architecture software for military avionics applications in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University, PCB Design 007 reported Wednesday. The work comes under the Future Airborne Capability Environment project that seeks to make aircraft electronic systems more agile and modular using one technical […] More

  • NASA Picks Rockwell Collins for Flight Safety Tools Contract; John Borghese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Picks Rockwell Collins for Flight Safety Tools Contract; John Borghese Comments

    Rockwell Collins has won a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the development of a new set of analysis tools for safety verification of flight critical systems. Under the one-year contract, Rockwell Collins will develop software analysis tools intended to verify the new capabilities and safety of future commercial aircrafts, the company announced […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Software Helps Guide an Airbus Jet's Maiden Flight; Kent Statler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Software Helps Guide an Airbus Jet's Maiden Flight; Kent Statler Comments

    Rockwell Collins provided avionics software to Airbus for the first flight of that company’s A350 XWB jet Friday. The A350 XWB flew from Toulouse, France and used Rockwell Collins’ airborne information management platform and voice and data communications system, Rockwell Collins said Friday. “This platform is especially important to our company since we“™ve been given […] More

  • Northrop Assembles, Assesses NASA Space Vehicle; Doug Young Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Assembles, Assesses NASA Space Vehicle; Doug Young Comments

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has concluded the third phase of testing on a new spacecraft under a five-year contract with NASA. The Air Force‘s operationally responsive space office hosted an open house in Albuquerque, N.M. May 9 for the assembly and assessment of the Modular Space Vehicle, Northrop said Tuesday. Doug Young, Northrop vice president of missile […] More

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