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  • Raytheon's Seasparrow Block 2 Missile Variant Completes Initial Guided Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon’s Seasparrow Block 2 Missile Variant Completes Initial Guided Flight Test

    The U.S. Navy has tested an updated version of a surface-to-air missile system Raytheon developed under NATO’s Seasparrow program. Raytheon said Sunday its Block 2 Evolved Seasparrow Missile worked to neutralize an aerial target after the service branch launched the weapon from a self-defense test ship during the guided flight test that occurred off the coast of southern California. The […] More

  • BAE to Use New Situational Awareness Platform With CV90 Vehicle; Tommy Gustafsson-Rask Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE to Use New Situational Awareness Platform With CV90 Vehicle; Tommy Gustafsson-Rask Comments

    BAE Systems has announced it will feature a new situational awareness system in the latest iteration of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle. The iFighting system is designed to augment a vehicle’s decision-making capacities via data harnessing, and will be installed in the CV90 MkIV vehicle that the Czech Republic will employ for infantry, the company said Monday. Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, […] More

  • PAE ISR to Equip 'Resolute Eagle' UAS With Sagetech Transponder; Jake Jacobs Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PAE ISR to Equip ‘Resolute Eagle’ UAS With Sagetech Transponder; Jake Jacobs Comments

    Sagetech has been chosen to provide a transponder system for integration into a PAE ISR-made unmanned aerial system. The PAE–American Operations Corp.–Battlespace Flight Services joint venture will equip the Resolute Eagle UAS platform with MX transponders, Sagetech said Tuesday. Jake Jacobs, chief technology officer at PAE ISR, said the transponder will work to increase Resolute Eagle’s aircraft detection and avoidance capacity. Jacobs added the […] More

  • United Technologies Subsidiary Releases New UAS Payload System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    United Technologies Subsidiary Releases New UAS Payload System

    A United Technologies subsidiary has released a new optical and laser designation payload system designed for use with small and mid-sized unmanned aerial systems. During the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, UTC Aerospace Systems launched the 10.6-pound TASE400 LD which uses NATO-compliant laser designator technology, UTC said Monday. Laser designator technology provides mid-wave infrared imaging to support situational awareness for both day […] More

  • AeroVironment Delivers Maritime UAS to German Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Delivers Maritime UAS to German Navy

    AeroVironment has delivered a NATO-compliant maritime unmanned aircraft system to Germany’s navy. The company said Monday the Puma UAS is designed to be used with existing naval vessels without the need for extensive modifications. The units are fitted with the Mantis i45 sensor and remote video terminals to provide surveillance capabilities. Germany will receive Pumas co-produced with […] More

  • SIPRI Report: Global Military Expenditure Reached $1.7T in 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SIPRI Report: Global Military Expenditure Reached $1.7T in 2017

    A new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report says military spending worldwide hit a total of $1.7 trillion in 2017, reflecting a 1.1 percent increase from 2016. SIPRI said Wednesday U.S. military spending remained steady for two years in a row at $610 billion and the country remained the world“™s largest defense spender followed by China […] More

  • Security Devices International Releases 40 Ammo Product - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Security Devices International Releases 40 Ammo Product

    Security Devices International has released a new 40mm ammunition round offering that employs a company-made collapsible head technology. The Collapsible Head Impact Projectile is based on a blunt impact projectile and designed for law enforcement use, SDI said Wednesday. CHIP completed third-party tests in accordance with NATO’s AEP-99 Thorax Injury Risk Assessment of Less-Lethal Projectiles. Evaluators found that SDI’s […] More

  • Vice Adm. Christopher Grady Nominated to Lead U.S. Fleet Forces Command - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vice Adm. Christopher Grady Nominated to Lead U.S. Fleet Forces Command

    President Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Christopher Grady as commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and for promotion to the rank of admiral, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Grady currently leads the Sixth Fleet; Task Force Six; Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO; and the Joint Force Maritime Component, having assumed his duties in […] More

  • Centcom Launches Operational Alignment & Rebalancing Effort; Gen. Joseph Votel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Centcom Launches Operational Alignment & Rebalancing Effort; Gen. Joseph Votel Comments

    The U.S. Central Command has launched an effort to realign its operations following the U.S. military’s progress in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, DoD News reported Tuesday. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Centcom, told House Armed Services Committee members Tuesday that the command aims to achieve three goals to support regional stability. Votel said the […] More

  • Lockheed Intros Multi-UAV Control Platform; John Molberg Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Intros Multi-UAV Control Platform; John Molberg Comments

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new software platform designed to help operators manage various unmanned aircraft vehicles simultaneously during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. VCSi is engineered to support operation of multiple dissimilar vehicles at once and modular customization based on mission requirements, the company said Tuesday. John Molberg, manager of business development at Lockheed’s CDL systems unit, […] More

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