Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Executive Profile: Jim Ballard, Federal Group President at Preferred Systems Solutions

Jim Ballard serves as president of the federal services group at Preferred Systems Solutions, a company he joined after the firm’s August 2014 acquisition of Global Services & Solutions. Prior to GSS, Ballard served as chief operating officer subsequently president at Perot Systems Government Services, where he was responsible for that unit’s growth …

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Executive Profile: Mike Loose, Parsons SVP for Infrastructure and Environment Division

Mike Loose serves as senior vice president and the manager of the infrastructure and environment division within Parsons‘ government services group. He is responsible for the full life-cycle of natural and built environments and oversees Parsons’ work with federal government clients at the Defense Department, the military services, General Services Administration and other agencies at the …

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API To Build Custom Photodiode for Navy’s Guided Missile Weapon System; Richard Kurtz Comments

Advanced Photonix Inc. will develop a custom-built photodiode for the U.S. Navy’s ship self-defense weapon under a $1.6 million, 18-month contract from an unnamed military contractor. The photodiodes, semiconductor devices that convert photons of light to generate current, will be made for the RIM-116 rolling airframe missile program, API said …

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Lockheed Hands F-35 ‘ALIS’ Logistics System to Test Sites; Mary Ann Horter Comments

Lockheed Martin has delivered the logistics system for the F-35 fighter jet to several flight test sites for validation work ahead of the system’s planned deployment next year. The U.S. military will evaluate the Autonomic Logistics Information System‘s high-speed data download and other capabilities before the scheduled integration into the F-35 fleet for military operations in 2015, Lockheed said Tuesday. Mary Ann …

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Huntington Ingalls Shipyard Christens USS John Warner Submarine; Matt Mulherin Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has christened the USS John Warner (SSN 785), the first Virginia-class submarine to be named after a living person — former Senator and Navy Secretary John Warner. Warner’s wife Jeanne led the christening ceremony as the ship’s sponsor, the company said Monday. “American technological innovation and manufacturing skill have always …

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Ken Asbury: CACI Extends Support for LCS Program Logistics, Acquisition

CACI International has received $44 million contract to provide logistics and acquisition management services for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program. The contract contains an eight-month base period and two three-month options, CACI said Monday. “With our ongoing support for this program countering asymmetric challenges close to shore, we will continue to help …

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Leda Chong Appointed Gulfstream Aerospace SVP for Asia Pacific; Larry Flynn Comments

Leda Chong has been appointed senior vice president for Asia-Pacific at Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics business, to oversee the unit’s business aviation sector in the APAC region. Chong will be based in Beijing and is a former APAC regional SVP for General Dynamics’ aerospace division, Gulfstream said Wednesday. Gulfstream President Larry Flynn said Chong will lead efforts to …

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HII’s Newport News Arm Adopts QinetiQ’s Paramarine Naval Architectural Software

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division will use QinetiQ‘s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software for ship design and construction work on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and carry out research and development in submarine systems. QinetiQ said Monday HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding will deploy Paramarine to function as naval architectural software and use Team Paramarine License for multiple users. …

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Kurt Hesch: GD Electric Boat Moves From Sea Trials to Delivery for Virginia-Class Submarine

General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered a new Virginia-class nuclear submarine to the U.S. Navy ahead of its commissioning in October as the first of eight vessels in the Block III group. The North Dakota (SSN-784) attack submarine is the 11th ship of its class that Electric Boat has built with Huntington Ingalls Industries‘  Newport News Shipbuilding subsidiary, General Dynamics said …

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Navy Fires Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile in ‘Juliet’ Test; Michael Ladner Comments

Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6 has completed a flight test held by the U.S. Navy, which sought to demonstrate how the surface-to-air missile works to detect and intercept a subsonic target at low altitude. The Navy said Friday the so-called “Juliet” test was part of a series of follow-on test and evaluation events to assess the operational performance of …

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