Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/17/2017

Textron Unit to Support Air Force T-6 Aircraft Training System Under $61M Contract

A business unit of Textron has been awarded a four-year, $60.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for program management and sustainment engineering services to support the T-6 Joint Primary Aircraft Training System…
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Lockheed Unveils Sikorsky-Boeing Team’s Concept for Future Vertical Lift Rotorcraft

Lockheed Martin has released a new video that shows the concept for the future vertical lift helicopter based on the X2 demonstrator, New Atlas reported Thursday. David Szondy writes Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary partnered with Boeing to develop the helicopter concept that comes in attack and assault variants…
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DARPA, Industry Partners Test Chemical Warfare Agent Neutralization System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed initial tests on a field-deployable system that combines technologies from the Southwest Research Institute and PyroGenesis Canada to neutralize chemical warfare agents…
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NASA Taps Lockheed Subsidiary for Commercial Payload Processing Services

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has landed a potential five-year, $45 million contract to provide commercial payload processing services for the space agency’s missions that launch from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida…
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Matthew Schmitz Joins Dynetics as Technical Services Business VP

Matthew Schmitz, formerly a vice president at Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering and program management services provider Intrepid, has been named VP of the technical services business at Dynetics…
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Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser Named USACE Deputy Commanding General for Military & Intl Operations

Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, former commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Center for Initial Military Training, has been assigned as deputy commanding general for military and international operations at the U…
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GAO: Federal Agencies’ Annual IDIQ Contract Obligations Exceeded $130B in Fiscal Years 2011-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies spent more than $130 billion per year on indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. GAO said in a report published Thursday that figure represented about a third of the federal government’s total contract obligations…
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Report: Boeing Updates Short-Range Air Defense Tech Offering for Army

Boeing has updated its short-range air defense system in an effort to help the U.S. Army fire missiles such as Longbow Hellfire and AI-3 weapons as well as lasers from vehicles including Stryker and M2 Bradley platforms, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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ManTech Wins 2 Task Orders for DHS Program Mgmt, Technical Services; Daniel Keefe Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded ManTech International a pair of task orders worth a combined $18 million for program management and technical services to the capability development support group at DHS’ science and technology directorate…
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FedBid to Extend Reverse Auction, Acquisition Services for Labor Dept

FedBid has secured a potential five-year contract to continue to provide reverse auction and acquisition support for the Labor Department‘s contracting offices. The company said Thursday the contract contains one base year plus four option years and will aid DoL’s acquisition strategy for commodity goods and simple services…
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VIDEO: FORTIS Engineering the Future of Human Engineering

The Lead Engineer for Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeleton Technologies program talks about his journey into robotics and development of the FORTIS Industrial Exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is a wearable robot that augments natural abilities, allowing users to do tasks they would not normally be able to perform…
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