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DARPA Seeks Input on Anti-Submarine Bistatic Sonar System

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun its search for an anti-submarine bistatic sonar system that works to maintain a ship’s stealth while in operation, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes DARPA seeks companies to develop active sonar sources, signal processing and undersea communications technology for …

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FirstNet Seeks Proposals for Public Safety Broadband Network Deployment; Mike Poth Comments

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The First Responder Network Authority has called on industry to propose ideas on how to deploy a public safety broadband network nationwide in a move to update the country’s communications infrastructure. FirstNet released a request for proposals for a modernized first responder and public safety communications system after the agency …

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BAE Systems Awards $13M Subcontract for Naval Communications Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 11, 2016 — BAE Systems has tasked Rome Research Corp., a PAR Technology subsidiary, to help operate and maintain U.S. Navy communications systems under a $12.9 million subcontract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. PAR Technology said Thursday the subcontract covers strategic communications and command, control, telecommunications, computers and intelligence …

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Josh Walden: Intel Eyes Drone Tech Market With AscTec Purchase

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Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has agreed to buy German unmanned aerial vehicle developer Ascending Technologies for an undisclosed sum as the companies seek to accelerate adoption of computing tools in the drone market. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s new technology group, wrote in a blog article published …

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Serco Inc. Wins $131M NAVFAC Lifecycle Sustainment Support Contract

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Serco Inc. a potential six-year, $131.5 million contract to provide lifecycle sustainment support for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s access control and command, physical security, computers, communications and intelligence systems. NAVFAC’s engineering and expeditionary warfare center awarded the firm-fixed-price contract through competitive procurement with six …

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Boeing Ships High-Power Mobile Satellite to Mexican Government

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 18, 2015 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the Morelos-3 702 high-power satellite to the Mexican government to help enhance its national security, civil and humanitarian programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday they will conduct a field test of the mobile satellite ahead of full operations in mid-2016. …

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New NATO HQ to Use Polycom Unified Comms Platform; Sean Berg Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 16, 2015 — Polycom will provide a unified communications system at the future NATO headquarters in Brussels to facilitate collaboration between personnel and with military organizations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday its RealPresence communications platform will support NATO’s Active Network Infrastructure with video, voice and data capabilities. “[Communications] plays an …

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FirstNet Board OKs Program’s Final RFP, Eyes January Bid Solicitation

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The First Responder Network Authority board has approved a final request for proposal for the FirstNet national public-safety broadband network project and instructed the agency to begin the solicitation process by early January. “We engaged in an open and transparent process to develop this RFP from the start and met our goal …

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General Dynamics Receives $80M AF Air Defense Comms Contract; Edward Hudson Comments

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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a five-year, $80 million contract to maintain the U.S. Air Force’s air defense communications program. General Dynamics Information Technology will work to manage and provide logistics support for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Pacific Air Forces Air Defense’s communications systems, the company …

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Raytheon Begins Low-Rate Initial Production of FAB-T Terminals

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 9, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to begin low-rate initial production for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will manufacture FAB-T communications terminals and spares and provide installation, …

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