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  • Northrop's Dawn Spacecraft Completes 11-Year Mission in Asteroid Belt - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s Dawn Spacecraft Completes 11-Year Mission in Asteroid Belt

    Northrop Grumman“™s solar electric ion propulsion-powered Dawn spacecraft has reached the end of its 11-year mission to two planet-like bodies that drift between Mars and Jupiter. The company said Thursday the spacecraft used up its altitude-control fuel after completing its mission of collecting data about Vesta and Ceres, which are two of the largest objects […] More

  • FEMA Plans Emergency Notification System Installation Contract Award to Airbus Unit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FEMA Plans Emergency Notification System Installation Contract Award to Airbus Unit

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency intends to award a sole-source contract to a business unit of Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment to help install the FEMA’s emergency notification system. FEMA said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it will ask Airbus DS Communications to supply dialogic cards and cables for the company-built VESTA Communicator platform. The contractor will not modify […] More

  • Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts

    A business unit within Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment has unveiled a new public safety communications system that works to combine equipment, software and services in efforts to help federal agencies transition to Next Generation 9-1-1. The company said Monday Airbus DS Communications‘ VESTA NEXT portfolio offering includes IP call handling, call routing, ESInet and GIS functions as […] More

  • Airbus Subsidiary Installs New 911 Call Handling Platform for Manatee Country - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Subsidiary Installs New 911 Call Handling Platform for Manatee Country

    An Airbus Defense and Space subsidiary has completed the installation of its VESTA 911 call handling platform into the emergency communications system of Manatee County, Florida. Airbus DS Communications said Wednesday it worked to update Manatee County’s four public safety answering points with 45 call taking positions that receive approximately 250,000 calls a year. VESTA is designed to support four separate locations with two backroom […] More

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