Posts from GovConDaily for 08/22/2017

NASA, Lockheed Activate Orion Crew Module for Initial Power-On Test; Mike Hawes Comments

NASA and Lockheed Martin have powered up the company-built Orion crew module at the space agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time. Engineers installed and tested vehicle management computers, power and data units and flight software on the spacecraft as part of the initial power-up event, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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HII’s USS Portland Completes Navy Sea Trials Ahead of Planned Fall Delivery

The Huntington Ingalls Industries-built USS Portland amphibious transport dock has completed a series of acceptance sea trials under the U.S. Navy‘s Board of Inspection and Survey to check the vessel’s capabilities…
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Raytheon to Help Navy Implement IR Detector, Target Locator

Raytheon has received a potential $33.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Navy implement a forward-looking infrared detection and identification technology designed to function in different battlefield conditions…
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Kratos Helps Navy Test Air & Missile Defense Radar Against Ballistic Missile Target

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has provided a live ballistic missile target for the U.S. Navy‘s test of an air and missile defense radar on July 27. The Raytheon-made AN/SPY-6(V) radar worked to acquire and track Kratos’ medium range ballistic missile target that was launched from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Kratos said Monday…
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Report: Gen. Mark Milley Orders Army to Review EW Capability Gap

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has directed the U.S. Army to study gaps in the military branch’s electronic warfare capacity, Breaking Defense reported Monday. The review commenced in April and explores active measures to detect, deceive and disrupt adversaries’ radio and radar platforms…
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Trump Aims to Ensure National Security Via Conditions-Based Strategy for South Asia

President Donald Trump has unveiled his administration’s new strategy for South Asia that seeks to advance use of military power, diplomacy, economic capability and intelligence to ensure U.S. security and safety of the country’s allies, DoD News reported Monday…
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Boeing, Northrop Win $678M in USAF Contracts for Ground-Based ICBM Tech Maturation Work

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $349.1 million contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a $328.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to perform technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program…
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General Dynamics, Lockheed Vet James McConville Named Privia President, CEO

James McConville, a more than 20-year federal market veteran, has joined Privia as president and CEO of the Herndon, Virginia-based government contracting bid, capture and proposal software company. He previously held a similar dual-role at Aeromech Engineering and served as an executive vice president at Chandler/May, both of which Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) purchased in 2012, Privia said Monday…
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Lockheed Receives $427M F-35 Ancillary Military, Pilot Flight Equipment Order

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $427 million order from the U.S. Navy to provide ancillary military and pilot flight equipment for the 11th batch of low-rate initial production F-35 jets…
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AI, Robotic Tech Firms Ask UN to Help Prevent Autonomous Weapon Misuse

Executives from several robotics and artificial intelligence companies in 26 countries have signed an open letter to the United Nations warning against the potential destabilizing effects of lethal autonomous weapons…
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VIDEO: New Rifles for the Infantry | The Corps Report Ep. 109

The Corps introduces the Deputy Commandant for Information, the USS Puller is commissioned, and the Corps plans to field infantry units with new rifles, this week on the Corps Report.
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