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  • New Microsoft JV to Offer Windows 10 to Gov't Agencies in China - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Microsoft JV to Offer Windows 10 to Gov't Agencies in China

    Microsoft and China Electronics Technology Group have teamed up to form a joint venture that will license and manage the Windows 10 operating system for government agencies and state-owned companies in China. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for Windows and devices group at Microsoft, writes in a blog post published Wednesday the new company will operate […] More

  • ULA Taps Orbital ATK to Build Composite Structures for Atlas V, Delta IV Rockets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Taps Orbital ATK to Build Composite Structures for Atlas V, Delta IV Rockets

    Orbital ATK has received a contract from United Launch Alliance to produce large composite structures for installation onboard ULA-built Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. Orbital ATK said Thursday its contract with the Boeing““Lockheed Martin joint venture was awarded in support of the U.S. Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles initiative. “Our support of ULA EELV […] More

  • Inmarsat, Aerosatcom Form Gov't Broadband Satellite Service Partnership; Andy Start Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat, Aerosatcom Form Gov’t Broadband Satellite Service Partnership; Andy Start Comments

    Inmarsat has chosen an Eclipse–NSSLGlobal joint venture as a value-added reseller of Global Xpress mobile broadband satellite airtime services to government aviation agencies. Aerosatcom will market GX Ka-band and L-band services as well as help Inmarsat design, certify and offer aeronautical communication platforms for the public sector, Inmarsat said Wednesday. “The government market for commercial satellite communications is, […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Finishes 100th AJ60 Rocket Motor for ULA Atlas V - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Finishes 100th AJ60 Rocket Motor for ULA Atlas V

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished its 100th AJ60 rocket motor for United Launch Alliance's Atlas V launch vehicle. Aerojet said Monday 87 AJ60 solid rocket boosters have been used in 24 Atlas V missions since it won the contract from the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture in 1999. AJ60 is a 67-foot long wound composite SRB designed to carry over 90,000 […] More

  • Tory Bruno: Boeing-Lockheed JV Unveils CubeSat Rideshare Launch Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tory Bruno: Boeing-Lockheed JV Unveils CubeSat Rideshare Launch Initiative

    United Launch Alliance has introduced a science, technology, engineering and math education program that aims to encourage university students to launch their miniaturized satellites for free onboard the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture’s future rocket missions. “ULA will offer universities the chance to compete for at least six CubeSat launch slots on two Atlas V missions, with […] More

  • SPAWAR Taps BAE-Rockwell Collins JV for On-Ship Communications System; Jack Stevens Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SPAWAR Taps BAE-Rockwell Collins JV for On-Ship Communications System; Jack Stevens Comments

    A joint venture of BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins has secured a potential two-year, $32 million contract to deliver Multifunctional Information Distribution System-On-Ship platforms for integration with surface warships of the U.S. Navy and foreign naval forces. Data Link Solutions will provide up to 12 Lot 4 production MOS units under the firm-fixed-price contract awarded by the […] More

  • Boeing-Tata JV to Produce Aerostructures in India; Chris Chadwick Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing-Tata JV to Produce Aerostructures in India; Chris Chadwick Comments

    Boeing and a subsidiary of India-based conglomerate Tata Sons have formed a joint venture to develop and market integrated systems, as well as produce aerostructures in India. The joint venture will set up a facility to manufacture aircraft components for integration with AH-64 Apache helicopters and compete for production task orders in defense and commercial sectors for Boeing-developed aerial platforms., Boeing […] More

  • Lockheed, Exechon, Injaz Form UAE-Based Machining Tech Development JV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Exechon, Injaz Form UAE-Based Machining Tech Development JV

    Lockheed Martin and technology companies Injaz National and Exechon have created a joint venture to build and offer machining tools for the aerospace, defense and automotive industries. Abu Dhabi-based Exechon Enterprises will be led by Karl-Erik Neumann and aims to produce automated technology for the production of advanced components, Lockheed said Monday. The JV also plans to establish a center of […] More

  • Bechtel-Parsons JV Completes Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bechtel-Parsons JV Completes Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility

    A joint venture of Bechtel National and Parsons Government Services has wrapped up the construction of a facility built to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass established the plant in Richmond, Kentucky, under a contract with the Defense Department's Program Executive Office – Assembled Chemical Weapons […] More

  • Tory Bruno: RD-180 Ban Keeps ULA From Air Force GPS III Launch Bid - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tory Bruno: RD-180 Ban Keeps ULA From Air Force GPS III Launch Bid

    United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno has said the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture cannot submit a bid for the GPS III satellite launch contract due to a ban on the Russia-made RD-180 engine, Reuters reported Friday. Irene Klotz writes Bruno made the remarks in Florida after the U.S. Air Force issued a request for proposals on Wednesday for GPS 3 satellites the service branch […] More

  • Boeing-Lockheed JV Carries Out 100th Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing-Lockheed JV Carries Out 100th Launch

    A United Launch Alliance-built rocket launched early Friday morning to mark the 100th mission carried out by the joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry the Morelos-3 communications satellite into space, William Graham writes. The Atlas V contains an RL10 engine-powered Centaur upper stage, […] More

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