Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/24/2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne Taps Former Orbital ATK Exec Mohammed Khan as Defense SVP; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has hired Mohammed Khan Jr., formerly vice president for government, commercial and international space systems initiatives at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), to serve as senior VP of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) subsidiary’s new defense business unit…
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CSIS’ Jeffrey Rathke: Italy On Track to Meet NATO Defense Budget Commitment

Jeffrey Rathke, a senior fellow and deputy director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has said Italy is on track to meet its commitment to NATO guidelines, which calls on member governments to spend two percent of their gross domestic product on defense, Biz Journals reported Friday…
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MBDA Secures 3 UK Missile Contracts Worth $689M Total

The U.K.’s ministry of defense has awarded MBDA three contracts worth $689 million combined to produce and maintain various missile systems for the British armed forces. MBDA will supply Meteor and Common Anti-air Modular Missile weapons as well as maintain Sea Viper missiles in support of various ships and aircraft, the ministry said Friday…
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Report: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Meets With Tech Firms to Seek Feedback on Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has said he met with executives at tech companies such as Intel, Oracle, Cisco and Facebook to seek comments on his plan to overturn certain aspects of “net neutrality” rules, The New York Times reported Thursday…
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Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment

The U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have teamed up to study a healthcare delivery approach designed to improve clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction…
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VMWare to Offer IaaS, Saas Cloud Platforms Under Multistate Cooperative Deal

VMware has entered into a nine-year master agreement with the state of Utah to offer infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service platforms via the NASPO ValuePoint multistate cooperative procurement program…
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Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new 36,000-square-foot facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is built to foster the use of autonomous systems. The company said Friday the facility is located the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business and Aviation Park and focused on research and development, operations and mission analysis, aircraft maintenance, maintainer, operator and pilot training efforts…
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DOE’s National Labs to Collaborate With 38 Small Businesses on Energy Tech Projects

The Energy Department has identified 38 small businesses that will partner with national laboratories to address technology challenges associated with the development of advanced energy systems. DOE said Friday the Small Business Vouchers program offers competitively-selected small businesses access to intellectual and technical resources at national laboratories…
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EXPAL Systems to Help BAE Integrate Air Launched Weapons Onto Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft

Maxam‘s EXPAL Systems subsidiary has received a contract from BAE Systems to help develop and integrate an air launched weapon system for the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole aircraft. EXPAL will provide engineering support services for the integration of air-launched weapons munitions and standard weapons with MK 80 series warheads for Typhoon jets…
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Stimwave Lands DLA Wireless Neuromodulation Tech Distribution Contract

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based medical device maker Stimwave has secured a five-year contract to supply spinal cord stimulators to the Defense Logistics Agency. Stimwave said Friday it will provide its Stimwave Freedom Spinal Cord Stimulation device and StimQ Peripheral Nerve Stimulator to DLA under a distribution and pricing agreement negotiated by TAMM Net…
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VIDEO: Boeing’s Gillian on F-A/18 vs. F-35 Competition, Aircraft Life Extension, Ensuring Connectivity

Dan Gillian, F/A-18 and EA-18 vice president and program manager at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses the competition between the F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-35 Lightning II, President Donald Trump’s tweets about the two jets, extending life of existing aircraft, and ensuring connectivity between the two fighters with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held April 3-5, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland…
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