REDONDO BEACH, CA. U.S. Navy officials chose Northrop Grumman Corp. for the initial phase of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program -- a research and development project for maturing solid-state, high-power laser weapon systems and components for Navy ship defense.
TEWSKBURY, MA. Raytheon won a U.S. Air Force contract to produce rapidly deployable air traffic control (ATC) systems that can be deployed anywhere in the world and then be completely operational controlling flights within six hours. Under the contract, potentially valued at $260 million -- Raytheon engineers will produce one Engineering and Manufacturing Development unit with production options for as many as 18 Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) systems.
MARLBOROUGH, MA. Raytheon engineers provided two electronic attack payloads to support the Army's Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system. NERO is used as an airborne electronic attack system the Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for jamming enemy communications systems.
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; [...]