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Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

Posted June 27, 2016 by

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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Raytheon completes milestone for next-generation GPS controls

Posted June 27, 2016 by

Raytheon has achieved another test milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. OCX’s development is delivered in…

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AR1 testing underway at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved full-power during a critical preburner test series at NASA’s Stennis Space Center earlier this month. The test series successfully verified key preburner injector design parameters for the company’s AR1 engine that is being designed to end use of Russian engines for national security space launches. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a subsidiary of Aerojet…

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U.S. Air Force awards Intelligent Software Solutions $12.2 million contract

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Intelligent Software Solutions has been awarded a $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide continued software support for a number of military organizations around the world. This is the 18th task order from a contract ISS was awarded by the Air Force in 2012. Known as Air Space Precision Engagement Research and…

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Lockheed Martin wins aerial intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance contract

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has officially been awarded the Sensor Systems – Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SS-AISR) task order on the R2-3G indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle by the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG). Under this one-year base/two one-year options contract valued at $733 million, Lockheed Martin will support the ACC-APG…

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Keep on Rocking: Little Rock AFB receives milestone C-130J

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received a milestone Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter June 20, 2016. This is the last C-130J-30 delivery for the 61st, which operates a fleet of 14 Super Hercules airlifters. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, Air Mobility…

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Air Force   Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.— Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $203,559,743 modification (P00034) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8528-15-C-0003 for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and sustainment. Contractor will provide additional material and services to include planning, operations support, and maintenance support. Work will…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christens future USS Michael Monsoor

Posted June 20, 2016 by

On June 18, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christened the U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The ship is named for Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed Sept. 29, 2006, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. The christening ceremony took place at…

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 20, 2016 by

Army   Clark Construction Group LLC, Bethesda, Md., was awarded a $616,311,000 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded contract with options to design and build a multi-story office building.  Seven bids were solicited with seven received. Work will be performed at Fort Meade, Md., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2020.  Fiscal 2016 military construction funds…

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Raytheon achieves two milestones in development of next-generation controls for GPS

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Raytheon has passed both a qualification and a critical design review milestone as part of its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability,…

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