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Vencore’s Research Arm to Help Advance Airborne Comms for DARPA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 17, 2017 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Vencore‘s research arm a 17-month, $2.5 million contract to help update airborne systems and networks under a program that seeks to ensure uninterrupted communications, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Vencore Labs will build and deliver technology to support network and radio communications against interference …

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HPE Develops Demonstration Chip for Accelerated Optical Computation Process

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — A unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has unveiled a demonstration chip that will work to accelerate optical computation processes in support of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency mesoscale technology program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. IEEE reported Monday Hewlett Packard Labs created the chip based on the Ising …

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Raytheon to Support DARPA’s Power Grid Cybersecurity Tech R&D Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) multiple contracts worth a total of $9 million to research and develop cybersecurity tools for the U.S. power grid system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Raytheon said Monday it will develop early warning, adversary spoofing detection …

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Johns Hopkins APL Secures $98M DARPA Engineering, R&D Support IDIQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory a potential five-year, $98 million contract for engineering, development and research services. APL will help DARPA create and maintain a tool to support engineering and developmental efforts that seek the practical application of scientific and technical investigative findings or theories, …

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Northrop Grumman Marks Milestones Under DARPA-Navy Tern Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has marked two milestones in a joint program between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and U.S. Navy to develop an unmanned aerial system for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node project team has completed a critical design review of the …

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Northrop Grumman Team Secures DARPA Funds for 2nd Tern Test Vehicle

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2016 — Northrop Grumman‘s prototype unmanned aircraft system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program will undergo ground and at-sea tests by 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. DARPA said Thursday it has provided funds to the Northrop-led team to build a second …

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BAE Secures DARPA Cognitive Electronic Warfare Tech Project Contract Modification

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2016 — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BAE Systems a $13.3 million contract modification to extend its support for the agency’s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures project for airborne electronic warfare systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The ARC program’s mission is to enable airborne electronic warfare (EW) …

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DARPA Picks Raytheon for $175M Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Phase II Research Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $174.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform research work under the second phase of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program. DARPA announced the contract award under the HAWC program through a FedBizOpps notice published Monday. The agency will obligate $3.4 million from fiscal …

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Johns Hopkins APL Names New Mission Area Exec for Research & Exploratory Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 28, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Andrew Merkle, formerly program area manager for research and exploratory development, as RED mission area executive, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The lab said Wednesday Merkle will be in charge of a team that performs research across various …

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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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