Tag Archives: Defense Department

BETA Technologies Gets USAF Airworthiness Approval for ALIA Electric Aircraft

BETA Technologies ALIA flight simulator

BETA Technologies has received airworthiness approval from the U.S. Air Force for its electric vertical aircraft. The approval allows the company to begin operating its manned ALIA electric aircraft under the AFWERX Agility Prime Program that uses government resources to rapidly deploy new platforms to help broaden technology transition pathways and advance dual-use markets.

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GE Research to Build ‘Smart Warehouses’ Under DOD 5G Initiative; SM Hasan Quoted

SM Hasan 5G Mission Leader GE Research

General Electric’s technology development arm will use 5G-enabled technologies to develop “smart warehouses” at two military installations that support the deployment of supplies and other resources for critical missions worldwide. GE Research's two projects worth $36 million combined are part of the Department of Defense’s $600 million 5G experimentation initiative announced in October and will take place at the Naval Base in San Diego and Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

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KBR Books $50M DLA Contract for Maintenance, Sustainment of Fuel Systems; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright President KBR Government Solutions

KBR has secured a potential five-year, $49.5 million contract for maintenance and sustainment of automated hydrant fueling systems at 90 Department of Defense facilities around the world. The company said Tuesday it will help the Defense Logistics Agency by providing equipment and site support, program management, training, testing and maintenance services.

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Mercury Systems Unveils ‘Rappid’ Spectrum Processing Tool; William Conley Quoted

William Conley CTO Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems has introduced a spectrum processing platform designed to expedite the development of signal intelligence, electronic warfare and software-defined radio applications. The Rappid platform is an open, modular architecture that could help accelerate the deployment of EW technologies and other capabilities and reduce integration costs by enabling system developers to use the same firmware and software on different hardware implementations.

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Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Company Growth; Advancing Emerging Tech Capabilities

Scott McIntyre CEO Guidehouse

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, his fifth consecutive time winning the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Executive Mosaic congratulates Scott McIntyre as well as Guidehouse for his 2021 Wash100 Award. Visit Wash100.com to cast your ten votes before April 30th. 

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Ultra Electronics Subsidiary Awarded $70M Navy Transducer Production IDIQ

Ultra Electronics

An Ultra Electronics subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $69.8 million contract to produce and supply transducers and installation kits to the U.S. Navy. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division in Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity and awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems through a full and open competition.

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DOD Tests Counter-sUAS Systems From Three Companies; Neil Thurgood Quoted

Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood Army

Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary, XTEND and ELTA North America participated in a Department of Defense-led demonstration initiative for technologies designed to counter enemy's small unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army said Wednesday its Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office worked with the Air Force and the Joint Counter-sUAS Office to host tests at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona from April 5 to 9.

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GovCon Expert Jill Singer Receives Sixth Wash100 Award for Demonstrating Leadership with AT&T, FirstNet & Driving 5G Technology

Jill Singer GovCon Expert

Jill Singer, vice president of Defense and National Security for AT&T’s public sector business and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) program, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for driving the advancement of 5G capabilities in the federal and commercial sectors as well as leading FirstNet’s expansion across the U.S. military services. 

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