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Defense Daily, Friday, August 25, 2017, Vol. 275, Issue 39

Amphibious Assault Vehicle Upgrades Enter Production

Upgraded versions of the Marine Corps’ legacy amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) were cleared for production this week under a milestone C decision that also resulted in an $11 million contract for Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to begin the work.The AAV survivability upgrade program entered low-rate initial production (LRIP) on Aug. 17, according to the…

Air Force Lab Tests Radar Warning Receiver For New Combat Rescue Helicopter

The AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), which is being developed to detect radar threats for the Air Force’s future HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), has demonstrated its technological maturity in a government laboratory, according to Lockheed Martin [LMT], whose Sikorsky unit is the CRH prime contractor.The May test involved high-fidelity simulations at the Air Force…

DARPA, SOCOM Providing Secondary Payloads For Air Force ORS-5 Satellite Launch

The Orbital ATK [OA] Minotaur IV rocket that will launch the Air Force Operationally Responsive Space 5 (ORS-5) space-tracking satellite is also carrying two secondary payloads from Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and one from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), government and industry officials said Aug. 24.The Minotaur, whose lower stages use three motors…

Germany And Norway Start Cooperation On New Submarines and Naval Missiles

Germany and Norway officially launched a new long-term naval defense material cooperation agreement for new submarines and naval missiles on Aug. 22 during a visit by the Norwegian Defense Minister to her counterpart in Germany.In February the Norwegian government chose Germany as a strategic partner with which to procure new submarines and later additional weapons…

House Democrats File Spending Bill Amendment To Protect State Dept. Cyber Office

Several House Democrats are attempting to restrict Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s ability to close his department’s cyber office with an amendment added to a House appropriations bill.Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) filed the amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 on Aug. 23. If passed, the amendment would…

IT Companies Partner For Cloud Software Authorization Service

Telos Corporation and Sequoia Holdings Inc. have entered a partnership to streamline the process of authorizing software used on the intelligence community’s commercial cloud.The agreement, announced on Tuesday, brings together Telos’ Xacta 360 automated cloud compliance system with Sequoia's automating infrastructure environment. The partnership is meant to help the evaluation of potential independent software vendors (ISVs)…

University of California 'Likely' Will Bid To Manage Nuclear Weapons Lab

The University of California, a senior partner in the management and operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, indicated Wednesday it is “likely” to make a play for a follow-on contract expected to go out for bids in September.“The decision on whether or not to bid rests with the UC Board of Regents and the board has…