Archive: IT

Navy Awards ITT $169 Million For Radar Obsolescence Work

ITT Corp. [ITT] has received a $169.3 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as part of the AN/SPS-48G Radar Obsolescence, Availability Recovery (ROAR) program, the company reported. The five-year contract has a base year value of $29 million, plus options for four subsequent annual awards. ITT’s AN/SPS-48E radars were introduced into the Navy’s […]

New Helo Control Officer Simulator Refines How Sailors Learn Take-Off Operations

By Geoff Fein Until earlier this year, many junior sailors trained for conducting shipboard helicopter takeoffs using archaic tools–including wooden models to simulate aircraft. But an urgent request from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3) in San Diego, led to an effort between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Lockheed Martin [LMT] to develop […]

General Dynamics’ Independence Completes Builder’s Trials

By Geoff Fein General Dynamics [GD] wrapped up builder’s trials of its variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) earlier this week, putting the vessel through dozens of tests in preparation for acceptance trials and eventual delivery to the Navy before the end of the year. "Acceptance trials and delivery are planned to complete by […]

Navy Progressing On DDG-1000 Hardware And Software Development

By Geoff Fein The Navy and its industry partners are into production on most of the computing hardware and nearing the final software release for the components that will operate the Zumwalt-class combat ship, according to a service official. "We are mostly through the hardware development, in fact we have gone to production on most […]

Navy Moving Forward With Tactical Identity Management System

By Calvin Biesecker Based on the development and testing of a series of prototype tactical biometric collection and matching devices the past few years, the Navy is moving toward a program of record for the Identity Dominance System (IDS), which is aimed at denying anonymity to adversaries at sea and on land, a Navy official […]

Navy Stands Up First LCS Mission Package Support Facility

By Geoff Fein The Navy last week opened its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Package Support Facility (MPSF), a 46,000-square foot West Coast site to store, maintain and ready for transport the modules that make LCS mission capable. The facility, located at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, Calif., will be manned and operated by […]

Navy Adding General Dynamics’ CNI To Atlantic Fleet Big Decks

The Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, the USS Nassau (LHA-4), will be the first Atlantic Fleet large-deck ship to receive General Dynamic’s [GD] Common Network Interface (CNI) designed to improve situational awareness for Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) commanders, the company said. Installation of CNI on the Nassau will begin this month. The software package will provide […]

Camber Acquires Small Firm That Serves Intelligence Community

Camber Corp. said yesterday it has acquired Veritas Analytics to bolster its capabilities in intelligence analysis and cyber security. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Northern Virginia-based Veritas has 30 employees. The company’s employees are intelligence professional with experience in data collection and analysis, counter-narcotics analysis, geospatial intelligence, and counter-terrorism support. Camber said the […]

Unisys Demonstrates Multi-Vendor Interoperability of Iris Recognition Systems

Unisys [UIS] has developed an integrated platform that enables different types of iris recognition systems supplied by various vendors to work as part of a single system for identification purposes. The development work was done under a Pentagon contract using funds supplied by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In the demonstration Unisys used the […]

US-VISIT Exit Pilots Demonstrated An Doable Solution, Program Official Says

By Calvin Biesecker Testing over the spring and summer of biometric technologies to record the departure of foreign nationals from U.S. airports was successful, according to an official with the program office that managed the pilot project. The pilot projects, part of the US-VISIT program, were conducted at two airports by two different Homeland Security […]