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Oracle Protesting DoD’s Single-Award Approach For $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract

Oracle [ORCL] has filed a pre-award protest challenging the Pentagon’s decision to stick to a single-award contract for its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud project. The protest, submitted to the Government Accountability Office on Monday, arrives ahead of a Sept. 17 deadline to submit bids for the massive cloud computing effort and […]

Boeing to Study Risk Reduction for Radios, Other Systems on KC-46 Tanker

Boeing [BA] has been awarded a contract modification worth about $10 million for a Block 1 risk-reduction study for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. The award, released Aug. 7, “allows for a study of risk reductions activities with regard to the development and integration of new capabilities on the initial KC-46 aircraft, referred to as Block […]

Nielsen Heads To North Dakota For UAS Briefings

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday will be in North Dakota to discuss border operations and receive briefings on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the development of technologies to counter UAS, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Nielsen will be in Grand Forks, which is home to one of Customs and Border […]

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the California Army National Guard hovers above Lake Pardee in Ione, California, collecting water in a bucket, April 14, 2018, during wildland firefighting training, a cooperative mission between Cal Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)

Guard Troops, Dozens Of Aircraft Deployed To Fight West Coast Wildfires

At least 1,500 National Guard troops with more than two-dozen aircraft have deployed to fight the wildfires raging through Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The largest of several wildfire burning in California, the Mendocino Complex fire, has charred more than 300,000 acres, or 469 square miles, an area similar in size the Los Angeles, […]

An artist’s rendering of Dynetics’ High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) in action, designed to counter UAS, rockets, artillery, and mortars for the Army. (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Dynetics Teams Nabs $10 Million For Next Step In 100 kW Laser Weapon Competition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Dynetics and its partners won a $10 million contract to continue developing the Army’s 100-kW high energy laser demonstrator, it announced here at the start of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. Dynetics is competing with Raytheon [RTN] to win a final $130 million down-select, expected in early 2019, […]

Army Selects Leonardo DRS To Demonstrate Improved Power System For THAAD Vehicles

The Army has tapped Leonardo DRS to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) generator’s ability to meet increased power needs for vehicles that carry THAAD missile defense systems, the company said on Tuesday. Leonardo received the $5 million Other Transaction Authority contract from the Army on June 29, and will demonstrate its OBVP capability on […]

DARPA Selects BAE Systems To Develop Advanced Cyber Threat Detection Tools

DARPA has selected BAE Systems for a four-year effort to develop new automated, adversary-resistant cyber threat detection tools needed to protect large commercial and military enterprise networks capable from advanced persistent threats, the company said on Tuesday. BAE Systems will work with DARPA on the Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE) program to build on its existing […]

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems segment. Photo: GD

GD Names Marzilli Executive VP For IT and Mission Systems Segments

General Dynamics [GD] on Tuesday said it has elected Christopher Marzilli to be the executive vice president of its Information Technology and Mission Systems segments effective Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding S. Daniel Johnson, who plans to retire at the end of 2018. Marzilli has been president of the Mission Systems segment since January 2015 and […]

Rex Geveden, CEO of BWX  Technologies. Credit: BWX Technologies

BWXT Chief Doesn’t Foresee Earnings Hit Over Botched Missile Tubes

Botched welding jobs on 12 missile tubes for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine should not materially affect tube-vendor BWX Technologies’ [BWXT] bottom line this year, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. However, it is “too early to tell” whether the gaffe will prevent BWX Technologies (BWXT) from winning more business with the Navy’s Columbia-class submarine […]

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson speaks with fmr. U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. Photo: Atlantic Council

UK Could Work with US Aerospace Firms on Tempest Fighter Jet

The United Kingdom is planning to work “quite closely” with U.S.-based aerospace industry partners as it develops its future next-generation fighter aircraft, the nation’s defense secretary said Aug. 7. The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed the design for the Tempest fighter jet – which would replace its fleet of Eurofighter Typhoons by the 2040s […]