Tag Archives: Marine Corps

Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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Marines Order Endeavor Robotics-Built Surveillance UGVs

Endeavor Robotics has secured a $10 million contract to provide small unmanned ground vehicles to the U.S Marine Corps. FirstLook robots are designed to clear buildings, detect explosives and explore through confined spaces, Endeavor Robotics said Monday. The five-pound UGV uses camera and two-way audio systems to function as “eyes and ears” and keep operators safe …

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August Schell to Help Create Sourcing Vehicle for DON Software Licensing Program

The Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded August Schell a potential six-year, $41.2 million contract to help establish a strategic sourcing method for the Department of the Navy to procure Axway software licenses and related maintenance services. The Defense Department said Friday the company will support DON’s Enterprise Software Licensing program aimed at simplifying the acquisition …

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Northrop-Made G/ATOR Radar System Achieves Marine Corps Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Marine Corps has declared initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman-built AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar. Northrop said Wednesday the first two G/ATOR systems will be deployed to the Marine Air Control Squadrons 1 and 2. G/ATOR reached initial operational capability after Northrop delivered the first six radar systems to the Marine Corps …

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Bloomberg: Pentagon’s Fiscal 2017 Contract Spend Reached $331B

Bloomberg‘s government arm has analyzed the Defense Department‘s unclassified contract obligations and found that DoD awarded a total of $331 billion to contractors over the last fiscal year. Robert Levinson, a senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Marine …

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Leidos to Continue Navy Signature Silencing Program Support; Mike Chagnon Comments

Leidos has received a potential five-year, $42 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division to continue support services for a signature silencing program at the U.S. Navy‘s Southeast Alaska Measurement Facility. The company said Tuesday it helps the service branch operate and maintain SEAFAC during acoustic trials as …

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Microsoft to Launch IT Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico

A partnership of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Microsoft will launch an information technology academy meant to train transitioning service members at the U.S. Marine Corps‘ installation in Quantico, Virginia. The ERAU-Microsoft Software and Systems Academy will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Marine Corps’ National Museum on Jan. 8, the …

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Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences Flies Autonomous UH-1H Helicopter in Cargo Resupply Demo

Aurora Flight Sciences has demonstrated an autonomous version of the UH-1H helicopter as part of the Office of Naval Research‘s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H helicopter, or AEH-1, performed multiple flights at the Marine Corps Base Quantico to verify its capacity to conduct …

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Navy Awards BAE Unit $76M Air Expendable Countermeasures Delivery Order

A business unit of BAE Systems has received a potential $75.9 million delivery order to manufacture T-1687/ALE-70(V) electronic warfare devices as part of the U.S. Navy‘s PMA272 Air Expendable Countermeasures program. The Defense Department said Wednesday BAE’s information and electronic systems integration unit will produce the countermeasures designed to protect aircraft …

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Lockheed to Help Establish F-35 Bases for US, Foreign Military Clients

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business has received a $43.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support the standup of F-35 bases at multiple sites. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers labor, interim contractor support and sustainment program management services to the global fighter aircraft program. Work will occur through January 2019 in Florida, Texas, …

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