Harris, Phacil Team to Update Space Launch Range Comm Network

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A consortium of companies such as Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) and Phacil has been awarded a three-year contract to update a network the Air Force uses to support voice and data transfers during space launch activities. Harris and Phacil will update the rocket test and launch communications infrastructure on the Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Harris said Monday. The multi-million dollar...

Raytheon, Air Force Researchers to Build Space Imaging Sensor

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a sensor space instrument in order to understand hypertemportal imaging under a five-year, $33.7 million contract, Avionics Intelligence reported Sunday. John Keller writes the Air Force Hypertemporal Imaging Space Experiment program’s goal is to collect data from target signatures in different...

Joseph Matteoni: DRS Extends Payload Logistics Work for Air Force Cargo Aircraft

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A DRS Technologies business unit will continue payload logistics support work for the 60K Tunner Aircraft Cargo Loader under a new 10-year, $390 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. DRS said Thursday that its sustainment systems unit will also provide overhaul, program engineering and parts management support under the performance-based contract. Joseph Matteoni, the unit’s vice president...

DynCorp to Support Air Force Calibration Lab; George Krivo Comments

DynCorp International (NYSE: DCP) has been awarded a five-year, $9 million contract to provide management and personnel support services to the U.S. Air Force‘s precision measurement equipment laboratories. DynCorp will act as a subcontractor to APRO International under the Air Force Enterprise Contracted program, DynCorp said Thursday. The AFEC PMEL vehicle has a potential cumulative value of...

Exelis to Equip Pakistan’s Defensive Electronic Warfare System; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Air Force for spare electronic warfare components, adding to their $53 million contract in December 2011 to supply EW systems to Pakistan. The company said Tuesday the spare components are for the ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite systems it delivered under the original contract to block radio frequency attacks...

Michael Baker Int’l Awarded $838M for F-16 Foreign Sales Support; Kurt Bergman Comments

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Michael Baker International will provide engineering, construction, training and operational support services to the U.S. Air Force worth up to $838 million under multiple three-year contracts. The company said Tuesday that its subsidiaries KS International and Sallyport Global Services will work at the Balad Air Base in Iraq to help prepare F-16 aircraft purchased under foreign military sales agreements...

CAE Joins General Dynamics & Alenia Aermacchi Team in Bid for Air Force Trainer Contract

CAE USA (NYSE: CAE) has partnered with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Finmeccanica‘s Alenia Aermacchi subsidiary to pursue a contract to build an U.S. Air Force trainer aircraft and related systems, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes the General Dynamics-led team will offer a version of Alenia’s M-346 jet to the Air Force. The branch wants to acquire up to 350 new trainers...

Exelis Deploys F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech For AF Foreign Sales; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has built electronic warfare equipment for F-16 fighter jets under a series of U.S. Air Force foreign military sales agreements with five international partners. The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite has been certified for operational use in the F-16 programs of Chile, Turkey, Poland, Oman and Pakistan, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis provided its AIDEWS with software...

Rob Smith: Lockheed Data Processor Built to Help Air Force Collect Space Data

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $3.9 million contract to continue developing a technology the U.S. Air Force plans to use for tracking and sharing data on assets and debris in space. The Non-Traditional Data Pre-Processor is intended as an expansion to the Integrated Space Command Control system and is aimed at helping operators share data with the Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Center...

Northrop to Push Through Air Force GPS-Challenged Navigation Contract

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Northrop Grumman will push through with the third phase of a U.S. Air Force program to improve geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications in locations and conditions not covered by global positioning system. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the contract after the company completed the first two phases of the Maintain Accurate Geo-registration via Image-nav Compensation...

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