Tag Archives: fixed-wing aircraft

Raytheon to Develop Radar Operational Flight Software for USSOCOM

Raytheon has received a $9.75 million sole-source contract to develop radar flight software for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s fixed-wing aircraft. The company will develop the Silent Knight Radar Operational Flight program under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. USSOCOM will finance work through task or delivery orders …

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Leidos Gets $728M Contract to Help Maintain Afghan AF Aircraft, Helicopters; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos will provide maintenance support for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft fleets of Afghanistan’s air force and special mission wing unit through a potential $728 million contract the U.S. Army awarded in August. The company said Tuesday it will also provide logistics, flight operations and mentoring services to AAF and SMW as part of the Afghanistan Contractor …

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KBR Unit Lands Army Aviation Program Support Task Order

KBR‘s government services arm has secured a three-year task order for programmatic support services to the U.S. Army‘s program executive office for aviation. The company said Thursday its KBRwyle business will help PEO Aviation research, develop and analyze critical milestone documents and other deliverables for cargo helicopter and fixed-wing project management offices. …

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Orbital ATK Tests Hostile-Fire Indication Tech on Fixed-Wing ISR Aircraft

Orbital ATK has installed and tested an acoustic hostile-fire indication system on a fixed-wing aircraft that was configured to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. ShotFinder was integrated onto a Cessna-built Grand Caravan aircraft to collect data in various operating missions as part of the test, Orbital ATK said Wednesday. Orbital ATK developed the warning …

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L3 Subsidiary Unveils ISR Kits for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Aircraft

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary has introduced a set of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system kits designed for fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. Matrix ISR kits consist of commercial off-the-shelf technologies built to support multiple aircraft ISR systems for defense and security missions, L3 said Tuesday. Wescam President Mike Greenley said that the kits contain …

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BAE, Leonardo Subsidiaries to Collaborate on Aircraft Threat Detection Tech Offering for US Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leonardo‘s DRS business to jointly offer threat detection systems for the U.S. Army‘s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft platforms. The partnership aims to develop an infrared-based threat warning technology to help the Army’s current and evolving aircraft survivability requirements, BAE said Wednesday. “Together, we can better protect our …

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Curtiss-Wright Unveils New Rugged Mission Computer for Military, Civilian Vehicles

Curtiss-Wright has rolled out a new mission computer system designed for civil and military command-and-control embedded computing applications, fixed-wind aircraft and helicopters, ground vehicles and maritime vessels, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. The report noted that the ultra-small-form-factor Parvus DuraCOR 312 computer offers high-performance embedded computing and general-purpose graphics processing for deep learning, electronic …

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Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers

Textron‘s unmanned systems business held an inaugural customer demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system designed to combine vertical takeoff-and-landing capacity of a multirotor platform with the speed of the company’s Aerosonde fixed-wing aircraft offering. The company said Wednesday it demonstrated the Aerosonde HQ at the Textron Systems Unmanned Systems Service and Support Center as …

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CAE Receives Grob-Developed G120TP Aircraft for Army Flight Training Program; Ray Duquette Comments

CAE‘s U.S. business has received the first three Grob-built G120TP aircraft that will support the U.S. Army‘s Fixed-Wing Flight Training program designed to help rotary-wing aviators transition as pilots to the service branch’s fixed-wing aircraft. The company CAE said Wednesday it has also started to work with an initial group of instructor pilots in …

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ReportsnReports: Global Military Fixed-Wing Aircraft Market to Reach $87B by 2025

ReportsnReports has released a new study that predicts the global military fixed-wing aircraft market will reach $87.5 billion by 2025. The increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 3.64 percent from 2015 to 2025, with North America as the dominant market, ReportsnReports said Friday. The U.S. is expected to spend $260.9 billion total over …

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DynCorp, Sierra Nevada Create Aircraft Services Partnership; Tim Owings Comments

DynCorp International has partnered with Sierra Nevada‘s integrated mission systems unit to provide aircraft installation, maintenance and other services to customers and pursue new business opportunities in emerging markets. The alliance will focus primarily on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, the companies said Monday. …

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