Tag Archives: Marine Corps

USMC Orders Additional Oshkosh-Built Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Oshkosh‘s defense business a delivery order valued at more than $33 million to build 54 more aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles. Oshkosh said Monday that it expects to field the initial P-19R vehicles next month and deliver a total of 164 units through 2019. Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army …

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Report: Army Eyes Midsize Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle to Address Soldier Load Weight Issue

The U.S. Army seeks a midsize unmanned cargo air vehicle that can help reduce soldiers’ loads by eliminating the need for them to carry mission equipment and emergency supplies, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. Lt. Col. Jeremy Gottshall, autonomous aerial resupply capability manager at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, said at an industry event hosted by the Association for …

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General Dynamics Tests 4G Tactical Network at USMC Ship-to-Shore Demo

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has tested a 4G tactical broadband communications network during the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Ship-to-Shore Maneuver, Exploration and Experimentation event in California. The company said Wednesday its engineering team streamed video at a 62-mile distance between a tactical antenna mounted on San Clemente island and an antenna deployed at Red Beach …

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General Dynamics Orders Rocket Illuminating Flares From Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK has secured a contract modification from General Dynamics‘ ordnance and tactical systems business to supply visible and infrared illuminating flares for Hydra-70 rockets. The follow-on order is meant to address the U.S. government’s requirement for M257 and M278 rocket warheads that work to provide tactical illumination in visible and infrared spectra, Orbital ATK said …

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Lockheed to Provide F-35 Integrated Core Processor Support Under $65M Navy Delivery Order

Lockheed Martin has secured a two-year, $64.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to perform work on integrated core processor of the company-built F-35 fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday Lockheed will help address manufacturing sources constraints projected under F-35 Lot 15 production in support of the Navy, Air Force, …

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Purdue Secures Grants for 6 Research Projects on Alternative Energy Sources for Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded $2.7 million in grants to six research teams from Purdue University as part of efforts to identify or develop alternative sources of energy to power naval assets. The university said Monday the interdisciplinary teams each received $450,000 under the Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence …

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Lockheed Unveils ‘Paragon’ Direct Attack Munition

Lockheed Martin has introduced the Paragon brand name for the company’s dual-mode, laser-guided bombs. The Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor said Thursday Paragon is guided by an inertial navigation system and designed to engage fixed, relocatable and moving targets. Joe Serra, director of precision guided systems at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, …

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Northrop, Marine Corps Demo G/ATOR Radar’s Weapon Tracking Function

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps have tested the AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar system’s capacity to detect and track various types of rocket, artillery and mortar rounds. The company said Thursday the three-week demonstration involved 40 different weapon scenarios and 700 live shots. The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop a potential four-year, $376 million contract …

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Executive Profile: Shaun Bierweiler, Hortonworks Public Sector VP

Shaun Bierweiler serves as vice president of public sector at Hortonworks, where he oversees the company’s work with U.S. federal, state, local and education customers. The government information technology industry veteran came to Hortonworks in November 2016 after he previously served as sales director at Red Hat and held responsibility over Defense Department and federal systems integrators …

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Eaton to Help Update Navy, Marine Corps Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Systems

The U.S. Army‘s Engineering and Support Center has awarded Eaton a contract to support the modernization of supervisory control and data acquisition systems installed at U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps facilities in San Diego, California. Eaton said Tuesday it will supply equipment and provide project management, labor, engineering, supervision and transportation …

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Textron Unit Selects CPI Aerostructures to Produce AH-1Z Helicopter Components

Textron‘s Bell Helicopter subsidiary has awarded CPI Aerostructures a potential $14.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply engine cowl and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract will run through Dec. 31, 2020, and falls under the U.S. Marine Corps‘ H-1 Program of Records initiative that seeks up to 189 AH-1Z and 160 UH-1Y Venom utility …

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