Tag Archives: U.S. Pacific Command

AeroVironment to Expand BlackWing UAV Program Under Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded AeroVironment a potential $2.6 million contract to continue the production tube-launched unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment. AeroVironment  said Monday it will provide multiple Blackwing UAVs along with sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to the service branch. The company aims to deliver the initial batch of vehicles by May 2018 and complete …

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John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Michael Griffin, chairman and CEO of Schafer Corp., as well as military veterans John Allen and Samuel Locklear as APL senior fellows. APL said Tuesday Allen, Griffin and Locklear bring leadership and expertise to the lab’s senior fellows program that seeks to address the priorities of …

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Cubic to Provide Operational Support to USPACOM’s Disaster Management Center

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center for Pacific has awarded a Cubic Corp.  business unit a five-year, $20 million task order to provide operational support services at a U.S. Pacific Command facility. Cubic Global Defense will offer engagement, training and educational recommendations to USPACOM leaders in an effort to address the operational requirements of the …

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MDA Tests Lockheed Aegis Combat System Baseline 9.C1 on Navy Destroyer Ship

The Missile Defense Agency has collaborated with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Pacific Command to demonstrate the target detection features of a Lockheed Martin-built Aegis weapon system installed on the USS John Paul Jones guided-missile destroyer. MDA said Tuesday the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 Weapon System worked to detect and track a medium-range ballistic missile target …

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UltiSat to Offer Bandwidth Support for Pacific Command’s Global Hawk UAVs

Northrop Grumman

UltiSat has been awarded a potential $4.1 million task order to provide Ku-frequency bandwidth support for the U.S. Pacific Command‘s fleet of Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles. The company said Wednesday the task order requires bandwidth support for GH Ku-band earth terminals and Tri-band Tactical Field Terminals at the Kadena Air …

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MDA Tests Aegis BMD System, Assets Against 2 Ballistic Missile Targets

The Missile Defense Agency has performed an operational flight test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system and related assets in an effort to evaluate BMDS’ capability to detect and intercept ballistic missile threats. MDA said Sunday the test’s assets included Lockheed Martin-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon platforms, two Raytheon-made AN/TPY-2 …

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DynCorp Lands $77M US Army Logistics Contract; Randy Bockenstedt Comments

DynCorp International has been awarded two contracts worth up to $77 million combined to assist the U.S. Army geographic combatant command in North America and the Pacific in operational planningfunctions. The task orders fall under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV vehicle and both contain a one-year base period and two one-year options, the company said Monday. “DI’s …

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MDA Tests Missile Intercept Functions of SM-3, Aegis BMD System

The Missile Defense Agency has worked with U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. Navy to conduct four tests on the interception functions of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system and Raytheon missiles. MDA said Monday the Multi-Mission Warfare flight test events featured the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 weapon system configuration and the Standard Missile-6 Dual …

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