Defense Watch


SBIRS Deemed Operational. The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (GEO-4) has achieved Air Force Space Command operational acceptance, the service announced Thursday. The satellite provides worldwide infrared coverage and is successfully transmitting data to the ...

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on May 30 denied the Advanced Turbine Engine Company‘s (ATEC) protest of the U.S. Army’s selection of the General Electric [GE] T901 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). GAO had not listed the decision on its web site at ...

Leonardo DRS has developed a suite of survivability systems that the company believes represent a significant growth area. “The survivability piece is relatively fresh and growing,” Bill Lynn, the CEO of Leonardo DRS, said in a May 28 phone interview. Lynn is a former DoD controller and ...