Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/14/2016

Reuters: US to Sign 10-Year, $38B Military Aid Pact With Israel

The U.S. government will sign a 10-year pact in the coming days to provide an estimated $38 billion in military aid to the government of Israel, Reuters reported Tuesday. Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle write Susan Rice, U…
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Meggitt Obtains Army Program of Record Certification for Small-Arms Trainers

Meggitt‘s training systems business unit has achieved “program of record” designation from the U.S. Army for the company’s small-arms trainer system. Meggitt said Tuesday its Engagement Skills Trainer II system has completed system verification and site operational tests that show the company has met requirements of the Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation…
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DARPA Seeks Research Proposals for Small UAS Urban Surveillance Program; Jeff Krolik Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to submit research proposals for a program that aims to develop a network of airborne sensors that will work to perform wide-area surveillance of small unmanned aircraft systems in urban areas…
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Rick Lober: Hughes, Airbus Segment Expand Military Satcom Tech Partnership

Hughes Network Systems has expanded a partnership with Airbus‘ defense and space segment in efforts to address military customers’ tactical communications requirements. Airbus DS will distribute all models of Hughes’ satellite networking technology HM System while latter company will market the former’s Skynet military satcom services to U…
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CompTIA Names Stefanie Holland Director of International Gov’t & Regulatory Affairs; Ken Montgomery Comments

Stefanie Holland, formerly director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has joined CompTIA as director of international government and regulatory affairs. She will oversee the development and implementation of CompTIA’s positions on public policies that concern international trade matters, CompTIA said Monday…
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Wayne Goodman Promoted as Aerospace Corp. EVP; Steve Isakowitz Comments

Wayne Goodman, senior vice president of the operations and support group at The Aerospace Corp., has been elected to succeed the retiring David Gorney as executive vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2017…
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Boeing, Saab to Use 2 Production Units of T-X Trainer Aircraft in Air Force Demo

Boeing and Saab are set to demonstrate the performance and maintainability of their entry to the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer aircraft program using the first two production units. The Boeing T-X features one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and a cockpit designed to provide ground-based training, Boeing said Tuesday…
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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite Ready for Friday Liftoff

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to launch the WorldView-4 imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe Friday onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket. WorldView-4 will lift off from the Space Launch Complex 3 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to a sun-synchronous orbit, where the satellite will begin to capture images of the Earth, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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Nick Bucci: General Atomics Hands Navy 1st Railgun Pulsed Power Container System

A General Atomics subsidiary has turned over the first of multiple pulsed power containers to the U.S. Navy as part of the military branch’s railgun development and testing program. The container comprises pulsed power modules and a control system designed to integrate with the Navy’s command-and-control network, General Atomics said Tuesday…
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MobileGuard to Offer Messaging Security Tools Via immixGroup’s Schedule 70, SEWP Contracts

MobileGuard‘s mobile communications compliance products have been added to immixGroup‘s offerings to the federal sector under the General Services Administration‘s Information Technology Schedule 70 and NASA‘s Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle…
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Systems Application & Technologies to Continue Aircraft, Engine Support for NAVAIR

The U.S. Navy has awarded Systems Application and Technologies a one-year, $20.4 million contract modification to extend the company’s support services at the Naval Air Systems Command’s air vehicle modification and instrumentation department…
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