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  • Harris Delivers Mirror for NSF's Ground-Based Astronomical Observatory - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Delivers Mirror for NSF’s Ground-Based Astronomical Observatory

    Harris has built and delivered a 3,500-pound mirror the National Science Foundation will integrate with a ground-based observatory designed to identify new solar systems and potentially hazardous asteroids. The company said Monday it shipped the secondary mirror for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and will also provide associated ground support equipment and cell assembly components for LSST. An NSF-led […] More

  • Sikorsky's Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Lockheed said Tuesday. A Melgar-based center […] More

  • AWS to Support Govt Service Modernization Efforts in Chile, Honduras - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AWS to Support Govt Service Modernization Efforts in Chile, Honduras

    Amazon Web Services has entered into agreements with the administrations of Chile and Honduras to support the two countries’ efforts to modernize government services. The company said Wednesday it will support Honduras and Chile’s open data initiatives and update various internal systems in a push to facilitate transparency and efficiency in citizen services. Jeff Kratz, AWS worldwide public […] More

  • Chile, Sikorsky Finalize S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Deal; Adam Schierholz Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chile, Sikorsky Finalize S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Deal; Adam Schierholz Comments

    Chile has finalized a contract to procure six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary to aid in troop transport, search-and-rescue and disaster relief missions. Sikorsky said Wednesday it aims to complete delivery of the Black Hawks to Chile’s air force in 2018 as part of the service branch’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program. The direct commercial sale transaction […] More

  • General Dynamics to Provide Dual-Band Earth Station Design for LATAM Satellite TV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics to Provide Dual-Band Earth Station Design for LATAM Satellite TV

    A subsidiary of General Dynamics will provide an Earth station antenna reflector and communications signal feed design to Chile-based satellite communications integrator Pascom to support simultaneous Ku-band and Direct Broadcast Satellite-band transmissions. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies will supply a nine-meter antenna and six-port feed for installation and integration into the Earth station, the company said Monday. Pascom will deliver the […] More

  • Virgin Mobile Arm Adopts Razorsight Analytics Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Virgin Mobile Arm Adopts Razorsight Analytics Tool

    A regional business unit of Virgin Mobile has adopted a Razorsight-built analytics platform to carry out marketing campaigns and deliver services to customers. Razorsight said Wednesday it signed a multi-year agreement with Virgin Mobile Latin America for the network operator to implement the tool for operations in Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Peter Macnee, CEO of Virgin Mobile […] More

  • Ball Aerospace to Help Nat'l Lab Design Giant Telescope Lenses; Jim Oschmann Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace to Help Nat’l Lab Design Giant Telescope Lenses; Jim Oschmann Comments

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has picked Ball Aerospace & Technologies to develop optical and ground mount structures for a giant telescope that will be used to observe the sky from a Chilean mountain. Ball Aerospace and partner Arizona Optical Systems will produce, integrate and test the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope‘s refractive lenses and support […] More

  • Jacobs Expands Int'l Footprint with $27M Chilean Mining Contract; Andrew Kremer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jacobs Expands Int’l Footprint with $27M Chilean Mining Contract; Andrew Kremer Comments

    Jacobs Engineering Group has won a potential three-year, $27 million contract to continue providing engineering, procurement and construction management services for a copper mine in Chile. Codelco, a Chilean state-owned firm, operates the Radomiro Tomic open-pit mine located in the desert region of Calama and a processing facility that produces 300,000 metric tons of cathode copper […] More

  • Boeing Delivers Third, Final Refueling Plane to Chile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Delivers Third, Final Refueling Plane to Chile

    Boeing Co. has delivered a military refueling plane to Chile after completing depot maintenance in San Antonio, the company announced Wednesday. This is the last of the three KC-135E Stratotankers the company delivered to the Chilean air force. Chile bought the planes in July 2009 through the U.S. Air Force’s foreign military sales office. The […] More

  • Telcordia to Establish JV with Telemark, Manage Mobile Number Portability in Argentina - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Telcordia to Establish JV with Telemark, Manage Mobile Number Portability in Argentina

    A consortium of all mobile operators in Argentina has selected Telcordia to manage mobile number portability in the country. The agreement includes a provision for Telemark and Telcordia to establish a joint venture company called Administradora de la Portabilidad Argentina S.A. Telcordia will be responsible for implementing carrier-grade MNP software solution to Argentina’s mobile service providers and provide training […] More

  • Chile Embarks on Mission to Enter US IT Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chile Embarks on Mission to Enter US IT Market

    Chile wants to be a key supplier of IT and related services to the U.S. market, but faces the dilemma of not having enough trained people required to compete with the large software and services operations in India and the Philippines, according to IDG News Service. By focusing on high-value work and by partnering with […] More

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