Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/27/2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Certified by Air Force; Elon Musk Comments

The U.S. Air Force has approved SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket, clearing the way for the company to pursue military launch service contracts. The military branch said Tuesday it spent more than $60 million and took almost two years to complete the certification process…
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DOJ Issues Drone Usage Policy Guidance for US Law Enforcement

The Justice Department has released a set of policy guidelines on the use of unmanned aircraft systems to support U.S. law enforcement and national security activities in the federal, state and local levels…
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Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe-Saab JV Sees Market Opportunity for 3-D Model of Earth

The new joint venture between DigitalGlobe and Saab seeks to accelerate the companies’ existing work toward delivering a 3-D model of Earth using their combined technologies and partner on distribution efforts, Reuters reported Tuesday
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James Stavridis Takes Senior Fellow Role at Johns Hopkins APL; Ralph Semmel Comments

Adm. James Stavridis, formerly commander of NATO Forces, has joined Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory as a senior fellow. APL’s senior fellows program works to combine technology and policy in an effort to meet the requirements of U…
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L-3 Lands Potential $157M Navy Submarine Photonics Mast Contract; Matthew Richi Comments

A business unit of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will develop a new photonics mast for the U.S. Navy‘s Virginia-class submarines under a potential $157 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command…
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US Navy Awards Lockheed Foreign Sales Work on Japan’s Atago-Class Ships

Lockheed Martin will develop, test and update computer software on two classes of Japanese navy destroyers under a $69.7 million foreign military sales contract modification awarded by the U.S. Navy. The contract is part of Japan’s Aegis Modernization program and calls for Lockheed to perform work in Washington, D…
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