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  • Leidos Secures Navy Contract to Help Build 2nd 'Sea Hunter' Autonomous Vessel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Secures Navy Contract to Help Build 2nd ‘Sea Hunter’ Autonomous Vessel

    Leidos has received a potential three-year, $43.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to build a hull structure for the construction of a second autonomous vessel. The company will develop the Sea Hunter II-Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel Hull Number 2 under the cost-plus-fixed fee contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is expected to be completed […] More

  • Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences Flies Autonomous UH-1H Helicopter in Cargo Resupply Demo - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 resupply missions autonomously in operationally relevant […] More

  • Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control

    The U.S. Navy is expected to buy a second autonomous vessel built by a Leidos-led team as the service prepares to take over control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USNI News reported Friday. Timothy Barton, maritime chief engineer at Leidos, said DARPA has begun […] More

  • Galois to Help Navy Develop Software Defense Methods - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Galois to Help Navy Develop Software Defense Methods

    Galois has received a $2.7 million contract to help the Office of Naval Research develop methods for the U.S. Navy to increase the resiliency of the service branch’s real-time and embedded military software systems. The company said Monday it seeks to utilize binary rewriting and software brittleness techniques to help the Navy reinforce control systems for cyber […] More

  • Tiag to Build Wellness & Performance Tracking Platform for Navy Sailors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tiag to Build Wellness & Performance Tracking Platform for Navy Sailors

    Reston, Virginia-based technology services provider tiag will design and build an expanded version of its performance tracking system for the U.S. Navy. The company said Tuesday it will evolve the Warrior Performance Platform into an interactive Human Performance Self-Service Kiosk in an effort to provide sailors access to wellness and nutrition information tailored to their individual fitness goals. The HPSSK will also work to integrate with various personal electronic devices and […] More

  • Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs

    Metron has won a potential four-year, $33.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design, test and implement software to facilitate autonomous operation of unmanned undersea vehicles. The company will also design and integrate government-provided hardware to help address autonomy goals for various military missions, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Work will occur in Virginia, California and Maine […] More

  • Leidos Starts Unmanned Surface Vessel Operational Test Under DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Starts Unmanned Surface Vessel Operational Test Under DARPA Program

    Leidos has begun operational testing of an autonomous demonstration vessel the company developed through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. The company said Tuesday it commenced at-sea tests on Sea Hunter‘s autonomy system, sensors, mission control hardware and software off the coast of San Diego in California as a follow-on to performance trials conducted […] More

  • DARPA, Navy Set 2018 Tests for Northrop's Tern Unmanned Air System Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA, Navy Set 2018 Tests for Northrop’s Tern Unmanned Air System Prototype

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research aim to commence ground-based and at-sea flight tests of a Northrop Grumman-built prototype unmanned air system in 2018 as part of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program. DARPA said Thursday its joint Tern project with ONR seeks to utilize forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates as mobile launch […] More

  • DARPA Tests Unmanned Vessel, Sensor Mast Prototype Via Joint Maritime Demonstration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Tests Unmanned Vessel, Sensor Mast Prototype Via Joint Maritime Demonstration

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated an unmanned vessel and a sensor mast prototype through open-water tests conducted off the coast of California. DARPA developed the autonomous vehicle through the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program and the sensor mast prototype as part of the Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems initiative, […] More

  • General Dynamics to Develop Acoustic Path Exploitation System for Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics to Develop Acoustic Path Exploitation System for Navy

    General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has won an $18.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design and develop an acoustic path exploitation system. The Defense Department said Friday the contract covers hardware delivery, design and construction services for the Deep Reliable Acoustic Path Exploitation System dummy array. The contractor will also help the service branch create deployment procedures as […] More

  • Naval Research Office Selects Decisive Analytics Corp to Create Multi-Modal Data System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Naval Research Office Selects Decisive Analytics Corp to Create Multi-Modal Data System

    The Office of Naval Research has awarded Decisive Analytics Corp. a $1.5 million contract to develop a system that will work to carry out analytics functions and utilize disparate, multi-modal data to support warfighters and decision-makers. The SEMantic Powered Event Reasoning system works to tag, identify and provide users information through an intelligent-natural language query mechanism, Decisive […] More

  • Andrew Merkle to Lead Research & Exploratory Devt Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Andrew Merkle to Lead Research & Exploratory Devt Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL

    Andrew Merkle, a 16-year veteran of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has been named mission area executive for research and exploratory development at APL. He began his career at APL as an engineer within the technical services department and later moved to the national security department, where he helped establish the lab’s Biomechanics and Injury Mitigation Systems program, APL said Wednesday. […] More

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