Posts from GovCon Daily 08/16/2016

Air Force Seeks Industry Partners to Conduct Airworthiness Assessments; Jorge Gonzalez Comments

The U.S. Air Force wants to forge cooperative research and development agreements with companies to perform airworthiness assessments on non-Defense Department military type aircraft. The goal is to better understand the state of civil aviation and provide independent review of the safety of aviation products to industry, the Air Force said Monday…
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LMI-Led Team to Provide Environmental Remediation Support to Air Force

The U.S. Air Force civil engineer center’s environmental restoration division has awarded an LMI-led team a one-year, $500,000 task order to provide systems engineering and other services to address program requirements…
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FirstFuel’s Cloud & Remote Audit Tools Made Available to Federal Agencies

IT Federal Sales will offer FirstFuel Software‘s cloud-based platform and remote energy and water audit tools to federal agencies via the General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 contract…
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Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Interceptor Reaches IOC Status; Scott Arnold Comments

The Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor has received initial operational capability designation from the U.S. Army. The company’s PAC-3 MSE achieved the IOC status two years after Lockheed obtained  milestone C approval for the missile interception system and received its initial contract for the technology from the service branch in 2014, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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Frank Kendall Observes ARL’s Tech Development Efforts Under Third Offset Strategy

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with scientists and engineers at the Army Research Laboratory to observe technologies that ARL currently develops under the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy to pursue new autonomous and artificial intelligence platforms…
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NASA, Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to Launch UAV Tracking Platform

NASA has signed a license agreement with Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to commercialize a portable antenna platform the company designed to provide users satellite-based tracking functions for unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Battelle to Receive Applications for FY 2017 Idaho Nat’l Lab Campaigns

Battelle‘s energy alliance business that oversees the Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory has opened the application process for two fiscal year 2017 campaigns that each focus on a distinct audience and purpose…
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Elbit Systems Launches Mini Drone for Maritime ISR Applications; Elad Aharonson Comments

Elbit Systems has introduced a mini unmanned aerial system designed to help small vessels perform maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition operations. The company’s Skylark C UAS has an electro-optical payload, thermal imager, inertial navigation system and a color daylight camera designed for use in daytime and night-time surveillance missions, Elbit Systems said Tuesday…
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General Atomics Conducts Drone-Based Missile Detection Test at Pacific Dragon Exercise

General Atomics used its remotely piloted aircraft to perform a ballistic missile tracking test as part of a three-day biennial exercise held in June in Kauai, Hawaii. Two General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper used in the Pacific Dragon exercise have Raytheon-made Multi-spectral Targeting Systems-B electro-optical infrared turret systems that work to detect and monitor ballistic missile targets, the company said Monday…
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AT&T Unveils Service to Facilitate Land Mobile Radio Interoperability for First Responders

AT&T has launched an internet protocol-based, open standard connectivity service that seeks to facilitate interoperability for land mobile radio systems used as communication tools by first responders, public departments and transportation agencies…
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GAO Recommends Air Force to Revise Guidance for Reserve Personnel Assessment

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Air Force to change guidance for the frequency of personnel requirements assessment in Reserve Component headquarters. GAO said Friday it analyzed the trends in full-time support roles at Army and Air Force Reserve Components’ headquarters and in four states since fiscal year 2013 and examined how the Defense Department assessed personnel requirements for those headquarters since FY 2013…
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