Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/21/2017

Matt Desch: Iridium Considers Pre-Flown Falcon 9 1st Stage to Expedite ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch Schedule

Iridium Communications is open to the possibility of using pre-flown first-stage boosters of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch Iridium NEXT satellites in 2018 provided that such a move can help reduce wait times for launches, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Boeing Predicts Aerospace Services Demand Growth Over Next 10 Years

Boeing forecasts that the demand for government and commercial aerospace services will reach $2.6 trillion over the next decade. The company’s services market outlook unveiled Tuesday at the Paris Air Show shows potential growth in several aviation service areas such as information services and analytics; maintenance, engineering and upgrades; and professional services and training, Boeing said Tuesday…
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GSA Issues FASt Lane Multiple Award Schedule Automation RFQ

The General Services Administration has released a request for quotation from potential vendors that can provide a proof of concept to implement and incorporate automated machine learning, Distributed Ledger Technology and artificial intelligence into the FASt Lane multiple award schedule…
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Accenture-Microsoft-Avanade Team Develops Blockhain-Based Digital Identity Prototype

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade have teamed up to build a blockchain-based digital identity prototype in support of a global public-private initiative that aims to address challenges faced by people who do not have documented identity…
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General Atomics Performs Design Review on Ground Control Station for Air Force RPAs

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has conducted a critical design review (CDR) on its ground control station offering for the U.S. Air Force as part of efforts towards fielding new technologies for the military branch’s fleet of remotely piloted aircraft…
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NASA Unveils Automated Application System for Tech Patent Licensing

NASA has launched a system that works to automate the process for transferring NASA-patented technology to industry. The Automated Technology Licensing Application System is designed to help companies apply for any of the more than 1,400 NASA technologies that are currently available for licensing, the agency said Tuesday…
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Raytheon Interceptor Missile Undergoes Land-Based Test; Mike Campisi Comments

Raytheon has completed the final land-based test for its interceptor missile designed to support anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic missile defense operations. The company said Tuesday that the Standard Missile-6 Block IA platform was used to intercept and eliminate a subsonic target from a test site located in southern New Mexico as part of the test…
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Orbital ATK Reveals Test Results of Motor Technology for Orion Spacecraft

Orbital ATK has analyzed the results of a qualification test on the attitude control motor of the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system. The company said Monday results from the test in Elkton, Maryland indicate that the ACM’s HT-11 ‘high thrust’ demonstration was fully successful and the motor can now enter the program’s qualification phase…
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Boeing Taps ViaSat for Apache Link 16 Terminal Production

ViaSat has received a four-year contract to provide small tactical terminals for AH-64E Apache Guardian aircraft Boeing is producing for the U.S. Army and foreign military sales clients. ViaSat said Tuesday  it will deliver at least 534 KOR-24A Link 16 terminals to Boeing under the contract’s base period of performance…
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Lockheed, Tata Sign Agreement to Produce F-16s in India

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Tata Advanced Systems to produce the newest configuration of the F-16 multirole fighter aircraft in India. The agreement seeks to give India the opportunity to manufacture, operate and export F-16 Block 70 as well as support technology supplier jobs in the U…
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VIDEO: High Speed, Fast Turn

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 11, 2017) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) performs high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean. Abraham Lincoln is underway after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul and will spend several days conducting sea trials…
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