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  • USSF-44 National Security Mission Lifts Off Aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USSF-44 National Security Mission Lifts Off Aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy

    A National Security Space Launch mission, called U.S. Space Force-44, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off Tuesday from a launch complex at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deploy multiple satellites into geosynchronous Earth orbit. The Space Force said Tuesday the Space Launch Delta 45 unit supported the USSF-44 mission, which included the Long […] More

  • Lockheed Secures DARPA Contract for High-Energy Laser Tech Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Secures DARPA Contract for High-Energy Laser Tech Development

    Lockheed Martin‘s Aculight business will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop a laser tile under its Modular Efficient Laser Technology program.  The one-year, $12.8 million contract covers the creation of the technology to serve as the building block for panelized and scalable high-energy laser source, the Department of Defense said Friday. Eighty-one percent […] More

  • Nancy Santos Elevated to Business Development VP Role at Leonardo DRS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Nancy Santos Elevated to Business Development VP Role at Leonardo DRS

    Nancy Santos has been promoted to the role of vice president of business development at Leonardo DRS, according to her LinkedIn post published Monday. Prior to her move up, Santos served as senior director of business development at the defense contractor for a little over two years. She was primarily responsible for the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving […] More

  • Kelum Pinnaduwage Named Director at Northrop's Mission Systems Business - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kelum Pinnaduwage Named Director at Northrop’s Mission Systems Business

    Kelum Pinnaduwage, former discretionary investments director at Northrop Grumman‘s aeronautics sector, has transitioned to the role of strategic planning and development director at the aerospace and defense company’s mission systems business, according to a LinkedIn post published Sunday. In his previous post, the decade-long Northrop executive handled financial planning and management duties. Pinnaduwage also assumed other […] More

  • DARPA Taps Northrop to Build High Energy Laser Tile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Taps Northrop to Build High Energy Laser Tile

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman a $7.8 million contract to work on a scalable laser weapon system under the Modular Efficient Laser Technology program.  The aerospace and defense company bested eight other bidders for the award, the Department of Defense said Friday.  The MELT program aims to build a modular […] More

  • Northrop Receives Navy E-2D Test Article Inspection Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Receives Navy E-2D Test Article Inspection Order

    Northrop Grumman has received a $31.6 million order to dismantle and inspect a test article of the U.S. Navy’s updated airborne early warning and control aircraft. The company’s aeronautics systems sector will conduct the teardown inspection of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye model to check any critical fatigue locations and ensure the structure meets the aircraft […] More

  • ULA Expects Completion of Vulcan Centaur Rocket in November - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Expects Completion of Vulcan Centaur Rocket in November

    United Launch Alliance is close to completing the construction of its new heavy-lift rocket and the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture expects to transport the vehicle from its factory in Decatur, Alabama, factory to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida in November. Vulcan Centaur is on track for its inaugural launch in the first […] More

  • Northrop Picks Mynaric's Laser Comm Terminals for SDA Tracking Layer Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Picks Mynaric’s Laser Comm Terminals for SDA Tracking Layer Satellites

    Northrop Grumman has entered into an agreement with Mynaric to procure laser communication terminals for the satellites it is developing under the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer program. Mynaric said Tuesday it is expected to deliver 42 Condor Mk3 terminals to Northrop in 2024 in preparation for its anticipated deployment in 2025. The […] More

  • Aerospace Vet Jeffrey Lane Named Vector CTO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerospace Vet Jeffrey Lane Named Vector CTO

    Vector Launch appointed Jeffrey Lane, a defense and aerospace industry veteran with 40 years of experience, as chief technology officer.  Lane will be responsible for creating and implementing technology strategies within Vector, the company said Tuesday.  The executive recently had a five-month stint as a consultant at Lane Aerospace and previously served as chief engineer […] More

  • Raytheon, Army Test Counter-Drone Tech 'LIDS' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Army Test Counter-Drone Tech ‘LIDS’

    Raytheon Technologies’ missiles and defense business and the U.S. Army demonstrated the capabilities of LIDS, a counter-unmanned aircraft system platform, during the service’s summer test period. LIDS stands for Low, slow, small UAS Integrated Defeat System and is an Army-developed platform composed of Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensor or KuRFS and Coyote family of effectors from […] More

  • Navy OKs New Northrop Navigation System for Fleet Installation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy OKs New Northrop Navigation System for Fleet Installation

    The U.S. Navy has approved the installation of Northrop Grumman‘s Electronic Chart Display and Information System into the service branch’s ships and submarines, beginning with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Navy ECDIS was deemed by the Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force as “operationally suitable, operationally effective and cyber survivable” as […] More

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