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Defense Daily, Thursday, July 6, 2018, Vol. 278, Issue 64

Boeing Global Services Chief Sees Commercial Growth Outpacing Defense In Coming Years

As Boeing [BA] strives to grow its year-old services segment to $50 billion in revenue within the next nine years, the commercial work will rise faster than defense business but both will be on the upswing, according to Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services.The services segment is currently roughly evenly split between…

Streamlining Acquisition Is Working, Unmanned Navy Official Says

The deputy program manager for the Navy’s unmanned maritime systems program office said the service is streamlining and quickening acquisition as the service acquisitions chief's strategy of pushing responsibilities down is working well.Howard Berkof, deputy program manager of PMS-406, within program Executive Office (PEO) USC, told Defense Daily in an interview in late June that…

Raytheon Tapped To Develop New Laser System For Army FMTVs

The Army has awarded Raytheon [RTN] $10 million demonstration contract to develop a new 100kW laser weapon system able to be integrated onboard its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).Raytheon is tasked with designing the laser under the Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration (HEL TVD) program, with a final $130 million deal to…

Army Accepting Proposals For New Tech Competition To Find Startup Partners

The Army has begun accepting proposals for its first small business-focused technology competition centered around finding new capabilities for its six modernization priorities, with officials planning to hold pitch meetings around the country beginning in July. The new Expeditionary Technology Search, also called xTechSearch, will award prizes of up to $200,000 to start-ups who demonstrate…

Schiebel Demos Camcopter UAV Trials for Belgian Navy

Schiebel has successfully completed trials for the Camcopter S-100 anmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the Belgian Navy, the company said. The tests demonstrated search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities.Schiebel’s trials for the Belgian Navy were aimed at building an enhanced knowledge base and developing a successful concept of operations. This was particularly…