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Defense Daily, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Vol. 279, Issue 6

Lockheed Martin Expands Partnership With Cyber Security Firm Guardtime Federal

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Monday said it is expanding its work with a cyber security firm to evaluate technologies to better protect the information supply chain around operational aircraft systems.Lockheed Martin said the new contract with Guardtime Federal builds on work begun in 2015 around improving the security of embedded cyber physical systems.“We continue to…

Navy's Unmanned Helicopter Completes Operational Shipboard Test

The Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) finished the first comprehensive operational test of its new shipboard unmanned helicopter late last month, the service said on Monday. Initial operational test and evaluation of the Northrop Grumman [NOC] MQ-8C Fire Scout, conducted June 29, saw the aircraft perform several mission scenarios aboard the Independence-variant Littoral Combat…

Army Planning Industry Day To Find Capabilities Needed To Deter New Base Threats

The Army will hold an industry day before the end of the year to find new “smart” capabilities for bases in the face of growing drone and information warfare threats aimed at installations, officials told reporters Monday.Army TRADOC’s latest Mad Scientist conference held last month at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta focused on…

Battelle Hand Set to Take Reins at Nuclear Weapons Lab in November

Thomas Mason, former director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and current Battelle vice president, will become director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory on Nov. 1, after Triad National Security takes over management of the storied nuclear-weapon facility in New Mexico.Mason is Triad's president and CEO, making him ultimately responsible for Los Alamos’ nuclear stockpile…

Cadence Aerospace Acquires Perfekta

The private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners on Monday said its portfolio firm Cadence Aerospace has acquired Perfekta, Inc., a provider of large structures, precision-machined metal and aluminum components, and structural assemblies to the aerospace, defense and space markets.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arlington Capital said the acquisition furthers its plans for Cadence…

Army Awards Northrop $128 Million To Continue Mission Command Training Center Support

The Army awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $128 million contract to continue support its Mission Command Training Center (MCTC), officials said on Monday.Under the new Mission Training Complex Contractor Support program, Northrop Grumman will offer live and virtual simulation-driven exercises for unified land operations and updated operational environments.“We value the partnership we’ve built with the…