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Textron to continue supporting Navy's UISS unmanned minesweeping surface vessel program

Textron to continue supporting Navy's UISS unmanned minesweeping surface vessel program

WASHINGTON, 6 July 2015. Textron Systems Corp. is continuing its support for a fast unmanned boat designed to provide the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with unmanned minesweeping capability to detect, pinpoint, and destroy ocean mines.

Raytheon gets order for 100 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for The Netherlands

Raytheon gets order for 100 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for The Netherlands

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 2 July 2015. U.S. Army smart munitions experts are asking Raytheon Co. to build 100 M982 Excalibur satellite-gilded heavy artillery shells for the government of The Netherlands under terms of an $8.3 million contract announced last week.

Army asks Lockheed Martin to ramp-up Hellfire II air-to-ground smart missile production

Army asks Lockheed Martin to ramp-up Hellfire II air-to-ground smart missile production

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 1 July 2015. U.S. Army missile experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp to ramp-up production of the AGM-114R Hellfire missile, which can be launched from manned and unmanned aircraft, surface ships, and military ground vehicles.

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 30 June 2015. U.S. Army munitions experts are choosing five companies to help design and build new technologies for next-generation Army armaments and munitions, ranging from precision-guided munitions, warheads, fuzes, mortars, and different kinds of conventional ammunition.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2015. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a potential $58.9 million contract announced Thursday.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 June 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones, as well as 19 satellite UAV control stations.

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

WASHINGTON, 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed non-penetrating sensor submarine masts for Virginia-class fast-attack submarines. They found their solution from L-3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 June 2015. U.S. Air Force cyber security experts are looking to Kudu Dynamics LLC in Catharpin, Va., to help enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

McCLELLAN, Calif., 19 June 2015. U.S. military microelectronics experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade special-operations flight computers aboard the U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special-operations aircraft, as well as manufacture several of the upgraded airborne computers.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 June 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAV crew simulators and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Attack jet designers at Textron AirLand LLC in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet aircraft.

Korean Air orders 100 next-gen single-aisle passenger jets Tuesday from Boeing and Airbus

Korean Air orders 100 next-gen single-aisle passenger jets Tuesday from Boeing and Airbus

PARIS, 17 June 2015. Commercial air carrier Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. in Seoul, South Korea, is ordering as many as 100 next-generation fuel-efficient single-aisle passenger jets in orders announced Tuesday split between the world's two largest commercial jet manufacturers.

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

SAN DIEGO, 17 June 2015. U.S. military radio communications experts are spending nearly a billion dollars for software-defined radio tactical data link and networking equipment for aircraft, fixed sites, land vehicles, and surface warships.

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 June 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 June 2015. We're seeing an important transformation in U.S. military systems and materiel. At best this could indicate new efforts at military modernization and readiness, but at worst the military drawdown could be evidence of dangerous military disengagement throughout the world.

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 16 June 2015. Satellite navigation experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,, are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 53 advanced airborne radar systems for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol, surveillance, and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

High-power electronics at the heart of electromagnetic carrier launch and recovery systems

High-power electronics at the heart of electromagnetic carrier launch and recovery systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 June 2015. High-power electronics experts at General Atomics will build next-generation all-electric aircraft launch and recover systems for the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), which is under construction in Newport News, Va.

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

WARREN, Mich., 15 June 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to upgrade the anti-tank missile system in the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 12 June 2015. Six U.S. information technology (IT) companies are sharing more than a billion dollars to provide the U.S. Army with computer hardware, software, and IT services for network-centric operations.

Lockheed Martin to provide ship C4ISR capability for Coast Guard national security cutter

Lockheed Martin to provide ship C4ISR capability for Coast Guard national security cutter

MOORESTOWN, N.J., 12 June 2015. Shipboard electronics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the ship C4ISR -- command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) -- for a long-endurance U.S. Coast Guard cutter.

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., 11 June 2015. The U.S. Army is spending more than one-third of a billion dollars to get rid of conventional munitions over the next five years -- the largest effort over at least the past two decades to dispose of non-nuclear ammunition, bombs, and explosives that the U.S. military no longer needs.

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