Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/31/2017

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket With Reused Booster Into Orbit; Elon Musk Comments

SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a reused lower stage to deliver a communications satellite into orbit from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center, Space.com reported Thursday. Irene Klotz writes the launch was the first reflight of a used orbit-class rocket booster and the second time it landed on SpaceX’s Of Course I Still Love You robotic drone ship at sea…
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Lockheed Secures $1.6B Contract to Produce Counterfire Radar Tech for Army

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $1.59 billion contract to produce and deploy counterfire target acquisition radar systems for the U.S. Army. Work under the order dependent contract will run through March 29, 2022, and locations and funds will be provided with each order, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Kyle Brooks Promoted to Assistant VP at MIL Corp.

Kyle Brooks, a senior client adviser at MIL Corp., has been promoted to also serve as assistant vice president of the Charleston, South Carolina-based professional services contractor. MIL said Wednesday that Brooks has advised the company’s State Department client on operational, business and technical matters over the past 13 years…
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Hughes to Offer Satellite Internet Service Through GSA IT Schedule 70

Hughes Network Systems has secured a spot on the General Services Administration’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle to offer its satellite-based internet service to federal, local and state government agencies…
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Vishal Giare Named Air, Missile Defense Mission Area Lead at Johns Hopkins APL

Vishal Giare, formerly a program area manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, has been appointed as APL’s mission area executive for air and missile defense. He now leads the laboratory’s efforts to develop ballistic missile defense and anti-air warfare systems for U…
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CAE to Help Train NATO AWACS Aircraft Crews; Marc-Lovier Sabourin Comments

NATO has awarded CAE a contract to train crews at the international alliance’s facility in Germany on flying the E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. CAE said Thursday it will continue to maintain and perform support work on E-3A flight deck simulator and training devices at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen…
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NVI Awarded Follow-On NASA Baseline Interferometry Support Contract

NVI has secured a five-year, $12 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to continue support work on NASA‘s very long baseline interferometry. NASA said Thursday that NVI will coordinate and examine VLBI observations as well as support the development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of related software under the follow-on contract…
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Airbus Taps Northrop Unit to Provide L-Band Mesh Reflectors for Inmarsat 6 Satellites

Airbus’ defense and space segment has selected a Northrop Grumman subsidiary to supply mesh reflectors for two of Inmarsat‘s communications satellites. Northrop’s Astro Aerospace business will provide its AstroMesh reflectors for integration with Inmarsat 6 satellites designed to provide L-band communication services, Northrop said Thursday…
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Army Picks General Dynamics, US Ordnance for Shared $221M Machine Gun Contract

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary and U.S. Ordnance have secured positions on a potential six-year, $221 million contract to provide flexible and fixed variations of a machine gun system to the U…
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Leonardo’s DRS Subsidiary to Build T-100 Trainer Production Facility in Alabama

Leonardo’s U.S.-based subsidiary DRS plans to establish a Tuskegee, Alabama-based facility to manufacture its proposed aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer jet program. The Leonardo DRS-led industry team will set up its final assembly and manufacturing facility for its proposed T-100 Integrated Training System at Moton Field Municipal Airport in Tuskegee in an effort to leverage the location’s workforce and airfield infrastructure, Leonardo said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Battle of the ModRecs

If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a complicated and cacophonous environment, filled with signals of widely varying frequency and amplitude and a menagerie of modulations…
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