Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/06/2017

Northrop to Extend USAF Battlefield Airborne Comms Tech Support Under $265M Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential five-year, $265 million contract to continue to maintain an airborne gateway platform the U.S. Air Force uses to translate and distribute voice communications and battlespace data from multiple sources…
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President Trump to Nominate Thomas Modly for Navy Undersecretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Thomas Modly, managing director at PwC‘s global government and public services business, as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, the White House announced Saturday…
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Navy Taps BAE’s US Arm for $76M Comms, Electronics Devt Support Contract; Mark Keeler Comments

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary has received a potential 22-month, $76 million contract from to help the U.S. Navy design, develop and field new and existing communications and electronic systems. The contract also calls for the company to test, integrate, install, certify and maintain the communications platforms for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division, BAE said Tuesday…
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Saab-Adani Team to Manufacture Gripen Fighter Aircraft in India

Saab plans to collaborate with Indian infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group to design, develop and manufacture the Saab-built Gripen fighter aircraft in India. The two companies aim to build other defense systems in India and facilitate local joint ventures to support the Make in India initiative that seeks to make the South Asian country a global design and manufacturing center, Saab said Friday…
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Microsoft Unveils Cloud-Based Hybrid Network Monitoring System on Azure Government Cloud-Virginia

Microsoft has launched a new cloud-based hybrid network monitoring platform on the Azure Government Cloud-Virginia environment. Sarah Weldon, Azure program manager at Microsoft, said in a blog post published Tuesday that the Network Performance Monitor system helps users observe the connectivity between cloud deployments, data centers, multi-tier applications, user locations and web-based applications…
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Steve Levine Named Unicom Federal Sales, Marketing SVP

Steve Levine, former senior vice president of sales and marketing at information technology services provider Merlin International, has been appointed SVP of federal sales and marketing at Unicom Global‘s government business…
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Leidos-Ensco Team to Support Phase II and III of DARPA PNT Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected a team which includes Leidos and Ensco to support Phase II and III of a project which aims to create a backup positioning, navigation and timing capacity…
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Ball Aerospace Brings NOAA Weather Satellite to Vanderberg AFB Launch Site

Ball Aerospace has transported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s polar orbiting weather satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of the platform’s scheduled launch on Nov…
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MBDA, UK Navy Test Ship-Based Air Missile Defense System

MBDA and the U.K. navy have completed the first firings of a new air missile defense system designed to intercept and engage adversarial missiles that travel at supersonic speeds. The Sea Ceptor weapon system was test-fired from the HMS Argyll Type 23 frigate off the coast of Scotland, the U…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Eyes Combat Demo After Light Attack Aircraft Experiment’s Completion

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said the service branch completed the initial round of test flights for light-attack aircraft on Aug. 30 at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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GE Secures $92M Contract Option for Navy F/A-18E/F Aircraft Engines

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has received a one-year, $91.6 million contract option from the U.S. Navy to provide 24 full-rate production F414-GE-400 engines for installation into the service branch’s F/A-18E/F aircraft…
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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Sustainment Parts for Navy Blackjack UAS

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $21 million order to supply spare and sustainment parts necessary to maintain an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system the U.S. Navy uses in naval special warfare fleet operations…
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VIDEO: Navy Delivers Food, Water To Texans

SILSBEE, Texas (Sept. 2, 2017) – A detachment from the Vanguard of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 transports thousands of Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and bottled water from Beaumont to Silsbee in support of Hurricane Harvey relief…
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