Raytheon to Develop Humvee-Based Anti-Drone Lasers; Bill Hart Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the Office of Naval Research to build a vehicle-based laser weapon system to target drones and other low-flying adversarial assets. Bill Hart, vice president of space systems at Raytheon, said Wednesday the laser will be based on planar waveguide technology and have a compact design for use on mobile platforms. The $11 million contract was awarded under ONR’s...

ONR Seeking Proposals on Data Analytics Tech for Naval Warfare Missions

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The Office of Naval Research is accepting proposals and white papers on the development of a big data ecosystem that will help the forces apply analytics to data from national and Naval combat and weapons systems. According to the presolicitation notice posted June 19 on FedBizOpps, ONR is looking to establish data access and use the extracted insights in the Navy‘s warfare activities. In...

Paul Ferraro: Raytheon, Navy Researchers Partner for Air Surveillance Tech Program

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)  will collaborate with the U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research to build and demonstrate a radar system for maritime defense, air traffic management and weather monitoring under a $6 million contract. The team will design the enterprise air surveillance radar to work on multiple ship classes and to incorporate a Raytheon-made radar module used in air and missile defense...

Chris Yakes: Oshkosh Continues Unmanned Ground Vehicle Work with Navy

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Oshkosh Corp.’s (NYSE: OSK) defense division will help the Office of Naval Research integrate counter-improvised explosive device technologies into an unmanned ground vehicle. Chris Yakes, vice president of advanced products engineering at Oshkosh, said Wednesday the company will continue to work with ONR to demonstrate the interoperability of the TerraMax UGV technology with other systems. Oshkosh,...

Navy Researchers Seek Ideas for ‘Next-Gen’ Electronic Warfare Tech

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The Office of Naval Research is asking industry to submit ideas for new electronic warfare technologies in areas such as threat warning systems and C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). ONR is seeking to further development work on the next generation of EW tools through the Electronic Warfare Technology program and bring fundamental change...

BAE to Develop Navy Electromagnetic Railguns

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BAE Systems has won a $34.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop electromagnetic railguns for the U.S. Navy‘s long-range shooting operations. Under the Innovative Naval Prototype Phase 2 program, BAE will develop a launcher prototype of the EM railgun that has multishot, autoloading and thermal management capabilities, BAE said Monday. Work for the Phase 2 launcher...

Lockheed Wins $71M For DARPA Missile Testing; Scott Callaway Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $71 million modification contract from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to test anti-ship missiles from air- and surface-based platforms. DARPA added an air-launched test to the two air-launched flight tests already scheduled for this year under the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile contract’s second phase, Lockheed said Tuesday. The air-launched flight...

Northrop Awarded $69M to Complete Navy ADM Project

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded follow-on and additional task order contracts totaling $69 million from the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research for the Navy’s Integrated Topside program. Northrop reported the $66 million option award for the first contract will fund the continued development and integration of an Advanced Development Model, which aids in electronic...

SCRA Affiliate ATI Wins Potential $99M Naval Technology Center Contract

The Office of Naval Research Composite Manufacturing Technology Center has awarded Advanced Technology International, an affiliate of SCRA, a contract worth up to $99 million. The award is a re-competition of a current contract. The contract has an initial two-year base period award of $40 million, two one-year options of $20 million and a final option year of $19 million. It will fund the CMTC in...