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A U.S. Air Force T-38 training jet. (Air Force photo)

Air Force Inching Closer to T-X Contract Award

The Air Force has asked industry partners competing for the lucrative advanced pilot trainer program to submit their final proposal reviews (FPR), marking another step closer to awarding a T-X contract within the next couple of months. A source close to the competition confirmed that the FPR had been received by the competitors and was […]

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

IBCS Completes Fourth Army Test

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) demonstrated an ability to scale up across long distances during a successful five-week long U.S. Army test, the company said on Wednesday. The multi-node distributed test occurred with Army air and missile defense assets spread across over 20 nodes from White Sands […]

Members of the 163d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, conduct a preflight check on the wing's MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft before a fire support mission, Aug. 1, 2018, at March Air Reserve Base, California. (U.S Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Michelle J. Ulber)

MQ-9 Helping California National Guard Fight Fires In Combat Zone-Like Conditions

Amidst heavy smoke, “fire tornadoes,” and combat-zone like conditions, the California Army National Guard (CANG) is relying on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle to relay critical video and thermal imaging data to fight back against the largest fire in the state’s history. Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, the CANG’s deputy adjutant general, told reporters Wednesday […]

Bell UH-1Y Huey. Photo: Bell

Marine Corps Readies H-1 Fleet For Operations Into 2040s

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.–Nearing the end of production for the most-advanced H-1 utility and attack helicopters, the U.S. Marine Corps is planning for how it will efficiently maintain and effectively upgrade the aircraft for the next 30 years of service. Now the service is focused on improving readiness of the fielded fleet while […]

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

DHS, Election Officials Hold National Election Security Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security this week hosted what says is a “first of its kind” three-day tabletop exercise with state and county election officials to test responses to cyber security incidents aimed at election systems. DHS said exercise participants included representatives from 44 states and the District of Columbia, the Election Assistance Commission, the […]

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DoD Awards $28 Billion Multiple-Award R&D Contract

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced a multiple-award contract worth up to $28 billion to 15 companies and organizations for research and development work on the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC) Information Analysis Center multiple award contract (IAC-MAC). The companies include: Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Alion Science & Technology Corp.; BAE Systems; Battelle Memorial Institute; Booz Allen […]

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) operating in the South China Sea in  2013.
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GD NASSCO Nabs $148 Million Contract For USS Cowpens Modernization

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics’ [GD] National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) a $148 million contract for the FY ’18 modernization of the USS Cowpens (CG-62). The firm-fixed price contract covers a “long-term” modernization period availability for the Ticonderoga-class cruiser that includes modernization, maintenance, and repairs. The contract includes options that, […]

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BAE, Splunk Partner On Government Cloud Security Solution

BAE Systems on Wednesday said it is collaborating with software firm Splunk Inc. [SPLK] to provide a solution based on machine learning to secure U.S. government cloud networks. The scalable, hybrid cloud solution, will incorporate Splunk Enterprise, a software platform based on machine learning to provide real-time visibility into an organization’s operations, data analytics, and […]

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams)

Air Force Awards First Contract for New Missile Warning Satellite

Lockheed Martin [LMT] was awarded Tuesday a contract not to exceed $2.9 billion for three Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Vehicles intended to enhance the U.S. military’s early missile warning and surveillance capabilities in space. The contract includes requirements analysis, design and development, critical path flight hardware procurement, early manufacturing and risk reduction […]


Marine Corps Releases RFI For New Lightweight Hard Armor Plates

The Marine Corps released a request for information (RFI) Tuesday to gauge industry’s ability to deliver lightweight hard armor plates needed to replace its Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (ESAPI), with an eventual contract award expected by the end of FY ‘19. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said its looking for industry partners who could […]