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U.S. Army and allies invest $202 million in enhanced Patriot missile - News

February 14, 2017
TEWKSBURY, Mass. The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Raytheon for $202 million to perform enhancements to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. According to the company, the work on the Patriot will sustain more than 500 highly skilled jobs across four U.S. states, while adding to the functionality of the Patriot system.
Comms

Leidos wins $170 million DTRA contract - News

February 13, 2017
RESTON, Va. Leidos has won a contract worth approximately $170 million from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to support the agency's cooperative biological engagement program (CBEP) and cooperative threat reduction (CTR) program through a global Scientific & Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) program. The DTRA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that focuses on combating weapons of mass destruction and high-yield explosives.
Radar/EW

Army contracts with Chemring for ground-penetrating radar upgrade - News

February 13, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based Chemring Group, has won a contract from the U.S. Army to supply 10 ground-penetrating radar trial systems.
Comms

U.S. Army chooses SitaWare C4I for Mission Command - News

February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Army Mission Command has selected Systematic's SitaWare Headquarters command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) system that is designed to direct digital information for the warfighter across handheld, mounted, and command-post systems. The firm fixed price/time-and-material agreement -- with a one-year base and four one-year options -- is valued at approximately $39 million.
Avionics

Leonardo DRS rejoins U.S. Air Force T-X trainer jet competition - News

February 09, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS -- the U.S. arm of the Italian aerospace company Leonardo -- has announced that it will participate in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with its T-100 integrated training system. The competition is soliciting contractors to design and build a successor to replace the aging T-38 Talon, first produced by Northrop in 1959.
Comms

ESA taps Curtiss-Wright for COTS-based telemetry on Vega-C launcher - News

February 09, 2017
PARIS. The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (Ashburn, Virginia) to provide its radiation-tolerant Smart Backplane chassis for its new Vega-C launcher. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Vega-C prime contractor ELV with a full telemetry system, which will handle data-acquisition, data-handling, and radio-frequency transmission capabilities.
Radar/EW

U.S. approves sale of Sidewinder, Maverick missiles to South Korea - News

February 03, 2017
WASHINGTON. The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder short-range missiles and AGM-65G-2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles to the Republic of Korea (ROK), in two separate deals estimated at $70 million each.
Comms

USS Roosevelt to receive $51 million modernization from BAE Systems - News

February 02, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $51.3 million contract to perform maintenance and modernization of the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.
Cyber

DISA chooses RedSeal for DoD cybersecurity - News

February 02, 2017
FORT MEADE, Md. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) -- a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency tasked with operating the information infrastructure of the national leadership and the military services -- has awarded RedSeal (Sunnyvale, Calif.) a multiyear contract for its network-modeling and risk-scoring platform; the contract is valued at $33.8 million.
Comms

DARPA spectrum challenge chooses teams to expand spectrum access - News

February 01, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] has selected 30 teams for Phase 1 of its Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), a three-phase competition designed to greatly expand the amount of radio traffic that the electromagnetic spectrum can accommodate.
Radar/EW

MACOM completes acquisition of Applied Micro - News

February 01, 2017
LOWELL, Mass. MACOM Technology Solutions has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits, a manufacturer of connectivity chips for cloud data centers. The deal was previously valued at $770 million.
Radar/EW

Weapon-system intercept testing completed, says Israel's defense dept. - News

January 31, 2017
PALMACHIM AIR BASE, Israel. The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) report successful completion of a series of tests on the "David?s Sling" weapons system, a missile-defense system central to Israel?s multilayer antimissile array.
Comms

Ball Aerospace, Infoscitex to continue Air Force cognitive tech R & D - News

January 27, 2017
BOULDER, Colo. and LITTLETON, Mass. Ball Aerospace and Infoscitex have received contract modifications worth $75 million to continue to provide research and development support in the areas of human perception and cognitive technologies for the U.S. Air Force.
Comms

Scalable garners contract to enhance battlefield tactical networks - News

January 26, 2017
CULVER CITY, Calif. Scalable Network Technologies has been awarded a three-year, $3 million contract to support the Test &Evaluation/Science & Technology Program at the Department of Defense (DoD) Test Resource Management Center. Scalable is slated to support the Integrated Planning of Tactical, Test Support, and Tactical Engagement Networks (IPT3N).
Radar/EW

Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for missiles, spares - News

January 25, 2017
WALTHAM, Mass. The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company $235 million for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) all-up round production missiles and spares, thereby funding the fourth year of full-rate production for the multimission missile. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations.
Avionics

Carbon nanotube technology licensed for aircraft deicing - News

January 25, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. UTC Aerospace Systems has obtained an exclusive license from engineering design firm Metis Design to use a carbon nanotube (CNT) heater based technology for aircraft electrothermal ice protection. This technology -- codeveloped by Metis Design and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- responds to the military, aviation, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) markets' need for low-power, lightweight ice protection.
Comms

USAF missile-warning satellite launches, on its way to final orbit - News

January 24, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Following a successful launch on January 20, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite acquired the correct signals and is responding to commands as planned; signal acquisition occurred approximately 37 minutes after liftoff.
Radar/EW

Thales Group contracted to upgrade Swiss Air Force master radars - News

January 23, 2017
LA DEFENSE, Paris, France. The procurement organization for Switzerland's armaments, known as armasuisse, has awarded Thales Group the contract to upgrade the master radars for the Swiss Air Force. The agreement, which amounts to 74 million euros (approx. $79.5 million) is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and ensure the systems' continued operation until 2030.
Comms

Raytheon logs next step in GPS modernization effort - News

January 23, 2017
AURORA, Col. Raytheon reports that it has reached a milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX is aimed at dramatically increasing the performance and security of the GPS system used by millions of military and civilian users every day.
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