Archive: Market Sectors

An artist's rendering of a fighter jet armed with a laser weapon. (Credit: Air Force Research Lab)

Air Force Awards Contract for New Tech to Combat Laser Attacks

The Air Force last Friday awarded UES Inc., a Dayton, Ohio-based science-and-technology firm, a $49.1 million contract to develop new technologies to help counter laser attacks against its aircraft. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development is associated with the service’s flash and laser airborne protection system (FLAPS) program. The contract, managed by the Air […]

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) transiting the Pacific Ocean in 2017. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

HII Awarded $188 Million To Prepare For CVN-74 Overhaul

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $188 million contract for advance planning to prepare for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This award provides for the first year of RCOH advance planning efforts and includes activities like material […]

President Donald Trump signed the fiscal year National Defense Authorization Act into law Aug. 13, 2018 at Ft. Drum, New York. Photo: C-SPAN

Trump Signs $716 Billion NDAA Into Law

President Donald Trump signed into law Monday H.R. 5155, the fiscal year 2019 John McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), authorizing a $716 billion budget, a pay raise for troops and a boost in military end strength. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the president on stage at Ft. Drum, N.Y., home of the Army’s 10th […]

Brendan Curran will lead Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Names Aerospace Exec Curran To Lead AvionX Organization

Boeing [BA] on Monday appointed aerospace industry veteran Brendan Curran to lead the company’s year old organization that makes avionics products, saying the new position will help mature its aftermarket strategy. Curran was previously president of the Aerospace and Electronics segment of Crane Co. [CR], overseeing a $693 million business that provides technologies to the […]

HIMARS
Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Receives $218 Million For First Delivery Of 18 HIMARS To Romania

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a $218 million deal to begin delivering 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers to Romania. The 18 M142 HIMARS launchers are the first of 54 total that Lockheed Martin will deliver under a $1.3 billion foreign military sale with Romania that the State Department originally approved in August […]

Patriot Launcher
Photo: Raytheon.

Sweden Officially Buying Patriot Missile Defenses

Swedish officials on Friday formally announced they agreed to buy the Raytheon [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army in a signed Letter of Offer and Acceptance. This agreement comes on the heels of an announcement last week by the Swedish Defense Ministry that the government was empowering the Swedish Defence […]

L-3's ClearScan computed tomography checkpoint screening system. Photo: L-3

TSA Shows Off Next Generation Checkpoint Scanner

DULLES, Va.—Better security and a better passenger experience are to be expected with a new generation of baggage scanners that are being evaluated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at select airports nationwide, including at Washington Dulles International Airport where the agency is operating a system it purchased from L3 Technologies [LLL] in a live […]

General Atomics To Quadruple Footprint At U.S. Drone Research Park

Drone maker General Atomics will nearly quadruple its footprint in the Grand Forks, N.D., industrial park dedicated to unmanned aerial systems research and development. GA Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) currently occupies 5.5 acres at Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the United States. Under […]

U.S. Marine Aviation Commanders Failing To Report Accurate Readiness Rates

Marine Corps aviation squadron commanders incorrectly reported the number of aircraft ready for combat, leading to inaccurate accounting of readiness rates across the service’s aviation units, according to the Defense Department watchdog. Of 10 Marine Corps squadrons surveyed by the DoD Inspector General (IG), nine commanders did not report the state of their squadron’s aircraft […]

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Affiliates 53rd Annual Convention in National Harbor, Maryland. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Senior DoD Leader Urges ‘Wide-Eyed’ Approach to Space Force

The Pentagon is putting all the building blocks in place to help fulfill President Trump’s vision of a future Space Force, but stakeholders need to fully comprehend the resources that will be required to stand up a new service branch, the Defense Department’s number-two general said Aug. 10. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman […]