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Leonardo: Single Engine TH-119 Packs Twin-Engine Punch For Navy Trainer

With the TH-119, Leonardo Helicopters is offering the U.S. Navy twin-engine performance, power and safety in a single-engine package that is less expensive to buy and maintain. “With the TH-119, we are delivering what we are calling a full-spectrum training helicopter,” Andrew Gappy, Leonardo’s director of Navy, Marine Corps and federal programs, told sister publication RW&I. […]

Steve Schorer, president and CEO of Alion Science and Technology. Photo: Alion

Alion To Acquire MacAulay Brown To Strengthen Position In Key Tech Areas

Alion Science and Technology has agreed to acquire the engineering and technical services company MacAulay-Brown, Inc., in a deal it said will bolster its technology and engineering capabilities, increase its scale, and deepen customer relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alion declined to answer questions about the pending acquisition. “This acquisition brings together […]

Digital Alloys' Joule Printing system for metal additive manufacturing. Photo: Digital Alloys

Boeing HorizonX Invests In Additive Manufacturing Company Digital Alloys

Boeing [BA] on Tuesday said its venture unit has made an investment in startup company Digital Alloys, Inc., which is developing additive manufacturing technology to be able to print metal parts at far lower costs, more reliably and faster than current 3D printing and conventional manufacturing techniques. The investment in Massachusetts-based Digital Alloys is the […]

Air Force Receives Latest Secure Communications Satellite

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has delivered the latest advanced extremely high frequency military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the company said Aug. 6. The system is the fourth of six nuclear-hardened, jam-resistant protected communications satellites planned for the Air Force. It is scheduled to be launched into orbit this October aboard an […]

Honeywell To Deliver Control System For Lockheed’s Extended Range GMLRS

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Monday it selected Honeywell [HON] to supply control actuation system for its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System – Extended Range program through 2020. Honeywell received the supplier contract to provide its precise delivery control unit for Lockheed Martin’s GMLRS extended range effort, which would increase the range of its rocket system […]

Air Force to Seek Limited Proposals for New Light Attack Aircraft

The Air Force is moving forward with plans to buy an off-the-shelf aircraft to perform close-air support and light attack missions at a low cost, and could potentially award a contract before fiscal year 2020. The service released Aug. 3 a notice stating the intent to solicit proposals for a commercially developed light attack aircraft […]

Air Force Needs ‘Disruptive’ AI, Data Processing Technologies To Drive New ISR Plan

The Air Force is looking to industry to deliver advanced machine learning capabilities for its new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance plan, which focuses on growing its data collection efforts across drone sensors, an expanding fleet of satellites and publicly available information. Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, deputy chief of staff for ISR, said the new […]

Leonardo DRS Expects To Grow Above The Market, Lynn Says

Leonardo DRS is enjoying strong growth and expects to remain above the market average, according to the company’s chief. “This will be our fourth year of what I call above market growth,” which is being driven by organic sales gains, William “Bill” Lynn, CEO of Leonard DRS, said in an Aug. 3 interview in his […]

Last Legacy Super Cobra Enters US Marine Corps Maintenance Program

The last legacy AH-1W Super Cobra entered the Navy’s integrated maintenance program at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in mid-July. Continuing the attack aircraft’s legacy snake nomenclature, W-model Super Cobras are being replaced with the AH-1Z Viper “The technology is more advanced in the Z than the W,” said Cary Mocanu, who manages Fleet Readiness Center Southwest […]

Artist's rendering of a Navy Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.
(Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Navy Starts Expanding MUOS Use

The Navy late last week said its next generation narrowband five satellite constellation communication system was approved by U.S. Strategic Command for expanded operational use. This means early-adopted commands in the Navy and Marine Corps can start using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) while on deployment by the fall, mostly in the Pacific region. […]