EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CA. Lockheed Martin's F-35A team completed high angle of attack (AOA) testing beyond positive and negative maximum command limits. This includes intentionally putting the aircraft out of control in several configurations.
BALTIMORE. The Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has demonstrated its autonomous, all-environment Auto Target Cueing (ATC) capability. SABR was designed specifically for the F-16 fighter aircraft, and the ATC precision targeting technology will increase the mission capabilities of F-16 retrofits.
FALLS CHURCH, VA. Northrop Grumman has signed a memorandum of agreement to join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. The agreement will enable expansion of cybersecurity protection for U.S. critical infrastructure. Northrop Grumman has begun the security accreditation approval process required in order to operate as a Commercial Service Provider (CSP) in the ECS program.
HUNTSVILLE, AL. Lockheed Martin and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) engineers tested a prototype of the air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at the Yuma Proving Ground, AZ.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security in Kent, WA a nearly $8.5 million delivery order under an ID/IQ contract for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft Mission Computing Upgrade (MCU)/electronic support measures requirements planning program. The Foreign Military Sales-inclusive contract’s delivery order covers export licensing planning, program [...]
HUNTSVILLE, AL. GE Intelligent Platforms has released a rugged 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand switch fabric module, the IBX400. The board-level, Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA)-compliant module leverages Mellanox Technologies’ sixth generation SwitchX 2 VPI switch, and is suited for deployment in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded a nearly $180 million (ceiling) base year IDIQ contract to 15 recipients: BAE Systems, Rockville, MD; General Dynamics One Source, Fairfax, VA; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, VA; Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Alexandria, VA; SAIC, Inc., McLean, VA; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, GA; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, NJ; [...]
WATERLOO, ON and LONDON, UK. In two separate announcements late last week, both BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics revealed that BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets running BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and Samsung KNOX-enabled smartphones and tablets have been approved for use on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. The devices were successfully qualified against Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) standards by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and will be placed on the Unified Communications Approved Product List (UC APL).
The U.S. Navy has awarded The Boeing Co., Seattle, WA, a $14.6 million contract modification covering P-8A interim contractor support, including acquisition logistics support, in-service support, repairs, consumables replenishment, engine extraction and replacement, and on-ground aircraft. Fifty-six percent of the work is slated to occur in Dallas, TX, while the remaining 44 percent transpires in [...]
WATERLOO, Ontario. Engineers at Pixus Technologies designed new 3U OpenVPX backplanes that come in a 5-slot mesh topology version and 6-slot device with a distributed topology.