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Defense Daily, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Vol. 265, Issue 58

New Turbine Engine Is Army's Number One Priority, Shyu Says By Pat Host NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Army's new Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) is the service's "number one" priority, according to its acquisition chief. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Heidi Shyu said Monday the Army wants a new turbine engine so [...]
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Navy Contracts Ingalls For Destroyer

The Navy has issued a $604 million contract to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding’s [HII] Ingalls unit for construction of an Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyer. The contract is for hull DDG-121 and is the third ship of five the Pascagoula, Miss., yard is slated to build under a multi-year procurement. Ingalls has delivered 28 Arleigh Burke destroyers [...]

Joseph Ensor, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Space ISR Systems Division. Photo: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Separates Airborne And Space ISR Business

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Monday said it is splitting a division focused on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and targeting activities into two businesses focused on airborne and space ISR to improve focus in each area. The ISR and Targeting Systems Division (ISR&TSD) within Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems Sector is being broken into the Airborne Intelligence, [...]

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New Turbine Engine Is Army’s Number One Priority, Shyu Says

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) is the service’s “number one” priority, according to its acquisition chief. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Heidi Shyu said Monday the Army wants a new turbine engine so its helicopters can fly in high and hot conditions anywhere in the world. [...]

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Raytheon Awarded $769 Million To Upgrade Korean Patriots

Raytheon [RTN] Monday was awarded a $769.4 million direct commercial sale contract to upgrade an undisclosed number of Patriot Air and Missile Defense System batteries to the latest Patriot Missile Defense System Solution configuration currently fielded. “The upgrade enhances the Republic of Korea’s defenses and underscores the value of the 13-nation strong Patriot partnership which [...]

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Delphix Updates Services To Support Cloud Migration

Delphix has updated its data as a service (DaaS) Platform (DaaS 4.2) to support Amazon GovCloud, OpenStack, and KVM hypervisor environments to help migrations to private and public clouds, the company said on Monday. DaaS 4.2’s support of Amazon GovCloud enables government agencies to migrate to Amazon Web Services while increasing data security, gaining data [...]

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Airbus Partners With Spectra For Tactical Radio Service

Airbus is partnering with the Spectra Group Ltd. to provide tactical radio extension service, Airbus said on Monday. The service is aimed at providing global government users of tactical radios the ability to extend their communications reach beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) using commercial communications satellites (satcom). The service is designed to augment Airbus’ existing UHF radio product [...]

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Raytheon Says To Collaborate With Estonia On Cyber Security

Raytheon [RTN] on Monday said it has agreed to a long-term collaboration with Estonia on cyber security, allowing it to explore new solutions for national security. “Raytheon has developed a very strong portfolio of national-scale cyber defense solutions that complement the investments and innovations made by Estonia in securing the cyber domain for its people,” [...]

BAE Systems plans new dry dock in San Diego. Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Continues San Diego Ship Repair Expansion To Accomodate Navy Pivot To Pacific

Britain’s BAE Systems on Friday evening said it will invest about $100 million over the next two years purchasing a new dry dock and other infrastructure improvements at its ship repair yard in San Diego, part of commitment the company made over two years ago to expand and enhance the shipyard as the Navy shifts [...]

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Rockwell Collins Launches TruNet For Interoperable Communications

Seamless networked communications between air and ground are a long-sought goal for the U.S. military and militaries around the world, and Rockwell Collins [COL] Monday said it’s found a solution with its TruNet solution. TruNet offers a one-stop, integrated ground-air network comprised of three major components: the Rockwell Collins Airborne Radio (AR) and Ground Radio [...]