Author Archive
 

 
0
comments
Business

U.S. Special Operations Command taps Raytheon for mission support

Posted August 19, 2015 by

U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded the SOCOM-Wide Mission Support contract to Raytheon. The multiple award is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity vehicle with a $900 million ceiling. Under this Group A contract, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies will provide professional, program management and technical services to special operations forces around the world. The Group A SWMS contract…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Local

News Briefs August 17, 2015

Posted August 17, 2015 by

U.S. to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey’s border with Syria when its mandate expires in October. A joint Turkish and U.S. announcement said Aug. 16 that the air-defense units could be returned to Turkey within a week if the need arises. It…

Full Story »

navair-triton
0
comments
Defense

MQ-4C Triton begins testing inside anechoic chamber

Posted August 17, 2015 by

Navy photograph An MQ-4C Triton is lifted inside†Patuxent River’s†anechoic chamber†Aug.12† for electromagnetic compatibility testing. This event marked the first time†that an unmanned aircraft inside the chamber was controlled from an external ground control station. Triton’s EMC testing will continue for the next eight weeks to verify the aircraft’s subsystems can operate without interfering with each…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Veterans

VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Posted August 17, 2015 by

Aug. 17, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing facility…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Business

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted August 17, 2015 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. “We fully support the Missile Defense Agency’s goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Local

News Briefs August 14, 2015

Posted August 14, 2015 by

Testing expanded at drone test site in North Dakota The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an expansion of unmanned aircraft system testing in North Dakota. North Dakota is home to one of six drone test sites in the U.S. and also is building the nation’s first unmanned aircraft systems business park, at Grand Forks Air…

Full Story »

NG-secaf
0
comments
Business

Secretary of the Air Force, SMC commander visit Northrop Grumman facility

Posted August 14, 2015 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman recently hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, and commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, on an in-depth tour of the company’s Space Park manufacturing capabilities and research and development facilities. The secretary and Lt. Gen. Greaves were also briefed…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Business

Teal Group predicts worldwide UAV production will total $93 billion

Posted August 14, 2015 by

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest market analysis. New unmanned combat aerial vehicle programs, commercial, and consumer spending all promise to drive more than a tripling of the market over the next decade. Teal Group’s 2015 market study…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Space

NASA awards grants for technologies that could transform space exploration

Posted August 14, 2015 by

NASA has selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative, early stage technologies that will address high-priority needs of America’s space program. The selected proposals for unique, disruptive or transformational space technologies will investigate challenges in the areas of solar cell operations at high temperatures, atmospheric entry model development, synthetic biology applications for space exploration and…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Local

U.S. Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; six hurt

Posted August 14, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, injuring six people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. The H-60 helicopter made a hard landing Aug. 12 on the USNS Red Cloud cargo vessel around 20 miles east of Okinawa, U.S. Forces Japan said in…

Full Story »