Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/27/2016

State Dept OKs Potential $420M F/A-18 Support FMS to Kuwait

The State Department has approved a possible $420 million foreign military sale of F/A-18 C/D support services and spares to Kuwait. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday Kuwait’s request covers F/A-18 avionics software and engine component upgrades, ground support equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, engineering change proposals as well as programmatic, financial and logistics support…
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Proposed $260M F-16 Logistics Foreign Military Sale to Oman Gets State Dept Clearance

The State Department has approved a $260 million foreign military sale of logistics support services, support and communications equipment, personnel training and spare and repair parts for F-16 units to Oman…
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NASA Awards Contract to Honeywell for Safety, Mission Assurance Support

A Honeywell business unit has secured a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract potentially worth $54.5 million from NASA to provide safety and mission assurance, audits and assessment support services…
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Thomas Bussing: Raytheon, UVision Aim to Offer US Army Small Loitering Airborne Tech

Raytheon and Israel-based unmanned air system manufacturer UVision to develop and offer small loitering airborne technology to U.S. military organizations. Raytheon said Friday it seeks to adapt UVision’s man-packed, canister-launched Hero-30 system to make it perform lethal target engagement, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions…
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DARPA Issues RFI on Mathematical Frameworks to Study Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to provide information on mathematical frameworks and related methods in an effort to identify fundamental limitations in machine learning systems…
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State Dept Approves Javelin Guided Missiles Sale to Qatar

The State Department has approved the sale of Javelin guided missiles, equipment and support services worth $20 million to Qatar under foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Qatar ordered 50 Javelins and 10 associated command launch units with an integrated day/thermal sight and container, 10 missile simulation rounds, one enhanced basic skills trainer, 12 non-rechargeable batteries, six rechargeable batteries, storage and chargers and 10 battery coolant units, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday…
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Motorola’s Video Surveillance, Data Analysis Platform to Support Detroit’s Crime Deterrence Initiative

The Detroit police department has employed the help of Motorola Solutions‘ video streaming and data analytics platform to support DPD’s efforts to reduce crime in high-traffic establishments through Project Green Light…
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Textron Gets AF Production Orders for Electronic Combat Systems Testers, Retrofit Kits

A Textron subsidiary will produce and supply electronic combat systems testers and related retrofit kits to the U.S. Air Force under two delivery orders worth approximately $11.5 million. The separate orders that Textron Systems received for 15 units of AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Testers and 95 AN/USM-670A retrofit components are part of a four-year, $43…
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EnerTech Taps IBM, Waterfund to Support Kuwait Water Utility Mgmt

EnerTech, a unit of Kuwait’s investment authority, has selected IBM and Waterfund to deploy their jointly developed cloud-based business service to model the country’s water technology investments…
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Deltek Report Identifies Top 5 Federal Spenders on Contracts for Small Biz Offerings

A Deltek analysis of federal contracting activity found that the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Agriculture spent the most on prime contracts with small businesses during fiscal 2015…
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Esterline to Support General Dynamics-Led Team on Canadian Search-and-Rescue Aircraft Program Pursuit

An Esterline subsdiairy has been chosen to supply a suite of avionics systems for the C-27J Spartan platform a General Dynamics-led team aims to offer to Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program…
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Deloitte Provides Cybersecurity Training Curriculum Support to Canadian University

Deloitte and Canada’s Polytechnique Montreal have formed an agreement to update Polytechnique’s cybersecurity training program in a move to address the changing cyber threat landscape. The team revised the course content of the certificate programs in cyber investigation, online fraud and information technology network computer security, Polytechnique said Wednesday…
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