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Northrop Secures $3.6B USAF Contract for Aircraft Comm Node Support; Ben Davies Quoted

Ben Davies Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.6 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue Battlefield Airborne Communications Node operations, sustainment and support. “We are honored to work with the Air Force to continue to bring the critical gateway communications capabilities of the BACN program to U.S. warfighters operating around the world,“ said Ben Davies, vice president and general manager of networked information solutions division at Northrop.

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Cubic Mission Solutions Subsidiary Completes VMWare Compatibility Testing of New Virtual Server

A virtual server made by a Cubic Mission Solutions subsidiary has completed VMware-standardized compatibility tests and evaluations needed to be listed within the VMware Compatibility Guide. The DTECH Labs-made M3-SE-VSVR-P virtual server has been demonstrated to be compatible with the VMware’s vSphere ESXi 6.5 platform, Cubic said Wednesday. “We are very pleased our M3-SE-VSVR virtual server …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, DOE Partner to Advance Rotating Detonation Engine Tech for Natural Gas-Fueled Power Plants

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory will continue to develop air-breathing rotating detonation engine technology intended for natural gas-fueled power plants under a $6.8 million follow-on cooperative agreement. The new agreement comes under the second phase of a DOE program that seeks to build on Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s RED development efforts with University …

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ICF Evaluates Charles River Analytics’ New Semantic-Based Search Tool

ICF has tested Charles River Analytics‘ new semantic-based search tool designed to help U.S. Army intelligent tutoring system authors to search for existing training reference materials. Charles River said Tuesday ICF conducted a double-blind evaluation of the Content Retrieval and Extraction for Advanced Tutoring Environments in comparison with traditional keyword searching techniques. …

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Northrop Grumman to Conduct Initial Integration Event on Ground/Air Radar in October

Northrop Grumman is set to conduct an initial integration event in October to demonstrate the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar system. The company said Tuesday the IIE includes initial system tests and follows the completed preliminary and critical design reviews in February and August, respectively. The integration event seeks …

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HII-Built ‘Munro’ National Security Cutter Completes Builder’s Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ sixth National Security Cutter ship for the U.S. Coast Guard has completed the three-day builder’s sea trials held at the Gulf of Mexico. Munro underwent ship propulsion, electrical systems, anchor handling, small boat operations, damage control and combat systems tests as well as a four-hour, full-power propulsion run during the trial, …

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Raytheon Systems and Technologies Undergo Performance Tests as USS Zumwalt Completes Trials

The USS Zumwalt’s key functions and Raytheon-made systems underwent performance tests as the ship sailed through acceptance and builder’s trials. The company’s Total Ship Computing Environment integrated mission system and all other systems, including DDG 1000’s engineering control systems, integrated bridge, navigation and electro-optic surveillance systems, passed the performance test during the …

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MDA, Israel Demo Raytheon-Rafael ‘David’s Sling’ Air Defense System

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization have conducted a fourth and final interception test of the David’s Sling Weapon System built by a Raytheon–Rafael team. MDA said Monday the platform launched a Stunner interceptor to engage several threat representative targets in real time during the demonstration at a test …

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Ed Sayadian: Exelis to Back 4 FAA UAS Research, Test Sites

Exelis has signed an agreement with four Federal Aviation Administration-designated test facilities to study the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. civilian airspace. The sites will use Exelis' Symphony RangeVue sense-and-avoid tool for operators and test personnel to access real-time and historical aircraft surveillance data via a Web platform, Exelis said …

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