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  • Navy Transports 1st Seahawk Helicopters to Denmark - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Transports 1st Seahawk Helicopters to Denmark

    The U.S. Navy has delivered three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Denmark as part of the second foreign military procurement of the multi-mission helicopters built by Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary. The MH-60Rs were transported from Sikorsky’s William P. Gwinn Airfield aboard two C-17 aircraft bound for Karup air base in Denmark, the Navy said Wednesday. Denmark’s navy will […] More

  • France Orders 3rd General Atomics Reaper Drone From US - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    France Orders 3rd General Atomics Reaper Drone From US

    France has placed an order for a third General Atomics-built Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. Air Force, the French defense ministry said Thursday. The French government made the order through the country's directorate general of armaments and under a military program that aims to equip its air force […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics for Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics for Sikorsky’s Combat Rescue Helicopter Contract

    Rockwell Collins will provide its integrated cockpit flight and mission display system and other avionics and mission equipment for U.S. Air Force combat rescue helicopters under a subcontract with Sikorsky Aircraft. Rockwell Collins said Monday the contract also includes navigation radios and the ARC-210 V/UHF communication system with civil interoperability. “To make sure Air Force pilots are able to conduct […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary Flies ScanEagle During Coast Guard's Arctic S&R Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Flies ScanEagle During Coast Guard’s Arctic S&R Exercise

    Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has flown its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle in the Arctic region as part of search-and-rescue demonstrations before the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, Energy Department and other industry participants. Insitu said Thursday the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue exercise aims to assess the capability of unmanned technologies […] More

  • Sterling Global Operations Seeks Retirement Homes for Military Working Dogs; Paul Lane Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sterling Global Operations Seeks Retirement Homes for Military Working Dogs; Paul Lane Comments

    Sterling Global Operations has launched a program that aims to find retirement homes for dogs that have performed explosive detection and search-and-rescue functions for military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. “We've so far found homes for 18 dogs sent back to the U.S. from Afghanistan,“ Paul Lane, director of operations at SGO, said Thursday. “There […] More

  • Cubic Subcontracted for AF Search, Rescue Comm Tech; Bill Toti Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic Subcontracted for AF Search, Rescue Comm Tech; Bill Toti Comments

    Cubic‘s global defense business segment has secured a $1.7 million subcontract from Support Systems Associates Inc. to help secure communications in civil and combat search-and-rescue missions for the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center. Cubic said Thursday SSAI will install the second-generation AN/ARS-6 Lightweight Airborne Recovery System into the weapons system platform of the Air Force’s Lockheed Martin-built HC-130J aircraft. Bill Toti, president […] More

  • Selex ES to Supply Surveillance Radars for Australian Maritime Authority - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Selex ES to Supply Surveillance Radars for Australian Maritime Authority

    Selex ES has been selected to deliver surveillance radars for Cobham's search and rescue aircraft set for delivery to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array radars will be installed in Cobham's Challenger aircraft, Selex said Thursday. Cobham's aviation services in Australia will provide search and rescue services to the Australian […] More

  • Iridium, Thales to Offer UK Search-Rescue Rotorcraft Broadband Connectivity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium, Thales to Offer UK Search-Rescue Rotorcraft Broadband Connectivity

    Iridium Communications‘ OpenPort broadband service will operate with Thales‘ LiveAero systems to provide Bristow Helicopters‘ Sikorsky S-92 aircraft with broadband voice and data connectivity functions to support search-and-rescue missions. The companies said Tuesday that the combination of OpenPort and LiveAero aims to help facilitate in-flight care and triage functions such as real-time exchange of electronic patient data with on-ground medical teams. Bristow plans to deploy this mobile […] More

  • Boeing, Bombardier Develop Maritime Surveillance Aircraft; Bob Schoeffling Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Bombardier Develop Maritime Surveillance Aircraft; Bob Schoeffling Comments

    Boeing has partnered with Bombardier to develop a new maritime surveillance aircraft that combines Boeing’s P-8 sensors and mission systems and Bombardier’s Challenger 605 flight features, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Kris Osborn reports the aircraft is designed for maritime and over-land surveillance, search-and-rescue and border and harbor security operations. “We chose the Challenger very carefully. We looked at it […] More

  • Boeing Taps Rockwell Collins Micro-GPS Tech for DoD Radio System; Mike Jones Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Taps Rockwell Collins Micro-GPS Tech for DoD Radio System; Mike Jones Comments

    Rockwell Collins will supply its Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module GPS receivers to Boeing for the Defense Department‘s Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio system for joint search-and-rescue missions. The SAASM micro-GPS technology, which enables GPS coordinates to be decoded, is expected to support the CSEL system in providing geoposition and navigation information, Rockwell Collins said Monday. Mike Jones, vice president […] More

  • Dave Schmitz: Cubic Search-and-Rescue Tool Adopted for US, NATO Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dave Schmitz: Cubic Search-and-Rescue Tool Adopted for US, NATO Missions

    Cubic Corp. will provide combat search and rescue and other personnel recovery missions to the U.S. military under an estimated $3.4 million contract. The company’s Personnel Locator Systems work to carry out voice and data transfer functions during searches for soldiers, Cubic said Thursday. Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, said PLS systems are used […] More

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