Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/07/2016

CNN: Air Force to Spend $12B on F-15 Radar, EW System Updates

The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $12 billion on efforts to update its fleet of F-15 aircraft in order to keep the fighter jet in service through 2040 as well as maintain U.S. technological edge over Russia and China, CNN reported Friday…
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Dan Batrack: Tetra Tech to Help NOAA Manage Coastal Resources With Geospatial Tech

Tetra Tech has been awarded a spot on a $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide technical geospatial services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s coastal management program…
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Report: South Korea Eyes Purchase of Boeing-Built Anti-Submarine Patrol Aircraft

South Korea could acquire four Boeing-built P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft amid North Korea’s continued test firing of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, Korea JoongAng Daily reported Thursday…
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Lockheed Hands 2,000th Air Force JASSM Missile; Jason Denney Comments

Lockheed Martin has built and delivered its 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile  system to the U.S. Air Force under the company’s lot 12 production contract. The company said Tuesday it began work on batch 12 of baseline JASSM cruise missiles and JASSM-Extended Range missiles in January…
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Former DHS Chief Privacy Officer Karen Neuman Joins Goodwin as Partner, Privacy Lead

Karen Neuman, formerly chief privacy officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined law firm Goodwin as privacy lead for the company’s Washington office and a partner with the privacy and cybersecurity practice…
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Poland to Acquire Raytheon’s Patriot Integrated Air & Missile Defense System

Poland has issued a formal request to the U.S. government to acquire Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Patriot integrated air and missile defense system for an undisclosed amount. Raytheon said Tuesday it will collaborate with Poland’s government and industry to help complete offset and industrial participation plans as part of the foreign military sales process…
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Air Force Issues Draft RFP for Weather Satellite Sensor Contract

The U.S. Air Force seeks industry comments on its draft request for proposals for the development of microwave sensor technology for a follow-on weather satellite. A notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps stated the Weather System Follow-on Microwave contract will also cover sensor and space vehicle integration, mission data processing software development, existing ground infrastructure integration and post-launch operational support services…
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Shield AI Chosen for Pentagon’s Autonomous Tactical Airborne Prototyping Project

Shield AI has received a nine-month, $1 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Army to develop an autonomous tactical airborne drone prototype. The Army’s Contracting Command-New Jersey awarded the OTA on behalf of  the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Naval Special Warfare Command, according to a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps…
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Former Sierra Nevada VP John Olson Joins Polaris Industries to Head Defense Division

John Olson, formerly vice president of Sierra Nevada‘s space systems group, has joined Polaris Industries as vice president and general manager of the defense division at the Minnesota-based motorized products manufacturing company…
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Air Force Demos Boeing-Built Minuteman III ICBM with Test Re-Entry Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force’s Global Strike Command tested a Boeing-built Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The military branch said Monday 341st Missile Wing airmen launched the unarmed Minuteman III with a test re-entry vehicle that contained a telemetry package during the operational test, the Air Force said Monday…
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ATAC to Update Aviation Simulation Model System at Navy, DoD Facilities

ATAC has been awarded a potential five-year, $8 million contract to develop and update a naval aviation simulation model system at U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installations as well as Defense Department facilities worldwide…
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