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  • Raytheon SM-6 Missile Moves Toward Full Operational Capability - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon SM-6 Missile Moves Toward Full Operational Capability

    The U.S. Navy has conducted flight tests of the Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 weapon system to validate whether the missile is ready to obtain full operational capability. Raytheon said Thursday four SM-6 missiles were launched throughout the “graduation” tests to engage shore-launched, sub- or supersonic targets. Mike Campisi, Raytheon SM-6 senior program director, said the Navy started to deploy SM-6s four years ago but the […] More

  • Raytheon to Continue BMD Radar Gallium Nitride Tech Devt for MDA; Dave Gulla Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Continue BMD Radar Gallium Nitride Tech Devt for MDA; Dave Gulla Comments

    Raytheon has received a $10 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue to develop hardware and software that will incorporate gallium nitride technology into a ballistic missile defense radar system. Raytheon said Thursday GaN technology will help boost the range, search and friend-or-foe determining capacity of the Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance system, or AN/TPY-2. AN/TPY-2 is designed with a […] More

  • Raytheon Demos AN/SPY-6 Radar Capacity at Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise in Hawaii - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Demos AN/SPY-6 Radar Capacity at Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise in Hawaii

    Raytheon has showcased a company-built air and missile defense radar system during a ballistic missile defense exercise held at the U.S. Navy‘s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The exercise tested if Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6 radar could acquire, search and track a ballistic missile target and the test followed a series of activities in which the platform helped track integrated air and missile […] More

  • Vishal Giare Named Air, Missile Defense Mission Area Lead at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vishal Giare Named Air, Missile Defense Mission Area Lead at Johns Hopkins APL

    Vishal Giare, formerly a program area manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, has been appointed as APL’s mission area executive for air and missile defense. He now leads the laboratory’s efforts to develop ballistic missile defense and anti-air warfare systems for U.S. forces and allies, APL said Thursday. Giare previously served as program area manager for Aegis BMD […] More

  • Lockheed Martin, MDA & Navy Test Latest Version of Aegis Weapons System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin, MDA & Navy Test Latest Version of Aegis Weapons System

    A team that includes the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted the first shipboard demonstration of the latest version of a Lockheed-produced  ballistic missile defense system. Lockheed said Monday the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 (BMD 5.1) combat system underwent the developmental test onboard the USS John Paul Jones and worked to detect, track and intercept a medium-range ballistic […] More

  • Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch

    Lockheed Martin has enclosed a missile warning satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force in a protective launch vehicle fairing in preparation for a scheduled Jan. 19 launch. The third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite went through encapsulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be deployed aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Tuesday. […] More

  • Lockheed Chief Marillyn Hewson Offers 3 Ideas to Maintain NATO's Tech Edge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Chief Marillyn Hewson Offers 3 Ideas to Maintain NATO’s Tech Edge

    Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said NATO and industry partners can maintain their technological edge through sustained investment, interoperability and talent development. Hewson said Wednesday at the NATO-Industry forum in Brussels alliance members should provide consistent and sustained defense spending to support operational readiness and the industry’s research and development efforts. She added alliance members’ pledges to allocate 2 percent of their gross domestic product […] More

  • Allied Associates International Wins MDA Advisory & Assistance Services Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Allied Associates International Wins MDA Advisory & Assistance Services Contract

    Allied Associates International has secured a $23.4 million contract to advise and assist the Missile Defense Agency on the technical, engineering, advisory and management aspects of MDA’s international affairs and foreign military sales. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract covers studies, analyses, evaluations, management and professional services to support the Aegis, Sensors and Terminal High Altitude ballistic missile defense […] More

  • MDA Taps Raytheon to Develop Gallium Nitride Component Transition Process for Radars - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MDA Taps Raytheon to Develop Gallium Nitride Component Transition Process for Radars

    Raytheon has received a contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to develop a transition-to-production process that will incorporate Gallium Nitride components onto existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. The company said Friday the initial effort will also support efforts to modernize ballistic missile defense radars through the transition from Gallium Arsenide to GaN technology which will work to boost […] More

  • CSRA Extends Support for Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Org Under $53M Recompete Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSRA Extends Support for Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Org Under $53M Recompete Contract

    CSRA has won a five-year, $53 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance services to the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization. The company said Monday it will continue to perform analysis, assessments, technology demonstrations, wargames and exercises meant to help the agency shape concepts, requirements and operational architectures under the recompete contract. “The Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense’s challenge […] More

  • Charles River Analytics to Help Update MDA's Missile Defense Sensor Fusion System; Brian Ruttenberg Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Charles River Analytics to Help Update MDA’s Missile Defense Sensor Fusion System; Brian Ruttenberg Comments

    The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Charles River Analytics a potential two-year, $1 million follow-on contract to update the sensor fusion systems on MDA’s ballistic missile defense platforms. Brian Ruttenberg, a senior scientist at Charles River Analytics, said in a statement released Monday the company will work to assess at the architectural level the “impact of uncertainty” on sensor […] More

  • Lockheed-Built Aegis Combat System Baseline Gets Certification From Navy, MDA; Jim Sheridan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Built Aegis Combat System Baseline Gets Certification From Navy, MDA; Jim Sheridan Comments

    A Lockheed Martin-built baseline for the Aegis Combat System has received certification from the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency for integration with the Navy“™s destroyers. Jim Sheridan, director of Aegis programs at Lockheed Martin, said Monday the Baseline 9.C1 works to help the Aegis combat platform carry out ballistic and air missile defense and […] More

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