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  • Boeing Demos Tactical Communications Capability of Commercial Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Demos Tactical Communications Capability of Commercial Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

    Boeing has tested the capabilities of a commercial satellite to securely transmit a government signal as part of U.S. Air Force research that aims to find cost-effective alternatives for protected communications pathways. A goal of the demonstration held in July was to show how the Pentagon can incorporate an anti-jam bandwidth to protect tactical information transferred […] More

  • Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int'l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int’l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments

    Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch a spacecraft intended to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station in a NASA demonstration flight project worth an estimated $2.5 million, Reuters reported Monday. Irene Klotz writes the company's two-stage Antares rocket, due to takeoff on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia includes the Cygnus […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Helps Test Lockheed Orion Launch Abort System; Julie Van Kleeck Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Helps Test Lockheed Orion Launch Abort System; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a launch abort system's component as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin for a NASA spacecraft development program. The GenCorp subsidiary worked with Lockheed, GrafTech and the space agency to assess the jettison motor and prepare for the first flight test of the Orion exploration vehicle scheduled next year, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. The […] More

  • ARINC Tests Lancaster County Emergency Response System; Beth Leek-Lantz Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ARINC Tests Lancaster County Emergency Response System; Beth Leek-Lantz Comments

    ARINC has completed the first phase of tests under a $20 million contract awarded to the company last year for a new emergency response communications network in Lancaster County, Pa. The company aimed to evaluate the P25 radio system’s ability to maintain connectivity between different devices under adverse conditions, ARINC said Thursday. According to ARINC, […] More

  • Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles

    Lockheed Martin will develop and test projectile weapons under a $34.2 million foreign military sales contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force, Avionics Intelligence reported Thursday. Courtney Howard writes the company will also make software and assess the performance of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles for Finland’s fleet of F-18 fighter jets. Work will take place […] More

  • Wyle to Evaluate Navy Flight Clearance Tools; Julie Randall Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wyle to Evaluate Navy Flight Clearance Tools; Julie Randall Comments

    Wyle will help the U.S. Navy assess performance and reliability of systems under a $4.9 million task order contract. An objective of the task order is to develop an outline for possible upgrades to tools and mechanisms that work to help process flight clearances for aircraft, Wyle said Friday. The strike planning and execution systems […] More

  • Harris Tests Vehicle Radio, Data System; George Helm Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Tests Vehicle Radio, Data System; George Helm Comments

    Harris Corp. has tested a communications system that intends to exchange data between U.S. Army automobiles through a customized waveform developed by the Defense Department. The trials are meant to support an Army program for mid-tier networking vehicle radios, Harris said Wednesday. George Helm, a Harris RF Communications president, said the company aims to help […] More

  • Sierra Nevada Completes Second UAV Sensor Demo; Greg Cox Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sierra Nevada Completes Second UAV Sensor Demo; Greg Cox Comments

    Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed the second flight demonstration of a sense-and-avoid radar sensor designed for unmanned aerial vehicles under a program with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Airborne Sense and Avoid sensor intends to support the branch’s Multi-Sensor Detect Sense and Avoid program, SNC said Monday. According to the company, ABSAA detected and […] More

  • TheNewNewInternet Marks Steps, Milestones of the F-35 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TheNewNewInternet Marks Steps, Milestones of the F-35

    Lockheed Martin continues to take steps in developing and maturing its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by flying the jet for test flights and integrating technologies of its supply chain partners. TheNewNewInternet, Executive Mosaic‘s website dedicated to the latest technologies created by GovCon firms, serves as the avenue for readers to mark the program’s milestones and […] More

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    Northrop Assembles, Assesses NASA Space Vehicle; Doug Young Comments

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has concluded the third phase of testing on a new spacecraft under a five-year contract with NASA. The Air Force‘s operationally responsive space office hosted an open house in Albuquerque, N.M. May 9 for the assembly and assessment of the Modular Space Vehicle, Northrop said Tuesday. Doug Young, Northrop vice president of missile […] More

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