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Northrop Grumman to Begin Development of DARPA’s Reconnaissance Drone Demonstrator

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will begin construction of an unmanned aircraft system demonstrator platform as part of the $93.1 million contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Thursday, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DARPA said Monday the award under phase three of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program aims …

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General Atomics’ Grey Eagle UAS to Service Army Next Year

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — The General Atomics-built Grey Eagle drone will provide service to the U.S. Army‘s surveillance and reconnaissance operations starting next year, ExecutiveGov reported Tuesday. The Army said Dec. 21 the Grey Eagle will replace the Hunter unmanned aircraft system, which will transition to support overseas operations …

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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies …

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Microsoft’s Azure-Based Tools to Support Indian State Govt’s E-Citizen Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into an agreement with the local government of Andhra Pradesh in India for the deployment of cloud-based tools for education, agriculture and e-citizen services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Indian Express reported Monday the memorandum of understanding covers the implementation of …

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BAE Systems Exec Joins Reaction Engines Board to Bolster Partnership

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — BAE Systems and Reaction Engines have expanded their partnership with the appointment of Chris Allam, engineering director of BAE’s military air and information business, to Reaction Engines’ board of directors, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. Reaction Engines said Monday Allam will oversee BAE’s participation in …

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Mercury Systems Eyes National Security Sector With Newly Acquired Electronics Firm

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has acquired privately held electronics company Lewis Innovative Technologies in efforts to expand Mercury’s embedded secure processing technology portfolio for the national security sector. LIT will retain its market presence in the Huntsville region in Alabama following the acquisition, Mercury said Dec. 16. “Embedded systems security has become a …

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SAP NS2 to Provide Sybase Software License, Maintenance Services to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — An SAP (NYSE: SAP) subsidiary has been awarded a $20.8 million contract to provide for the U.S. Navy Sybase software licensing and maintenance services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Dec. 21 SAP National Security Services will perform work in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, for …

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Lockheed-Boeing JV Requests 20 Rocket Engines From Russia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — United Launch Alliance has ordered from Russia an additional 20 RD-180 rocket engines for the launch of Atlas V rockets to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Reuters reported Wednesday the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture’s request for the Russia-made rocket …

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Raytheon-Websense to Build FBI’s Consolidated Virtual Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — The Justice Department has awarded a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) subsidiary a potential $8 million contract to build a virtual network that consolidates secret and unclassified systems’ access and viewing in one screen, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. GCN reported Wednesday it is in accordance with …

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Inmarsat Awards $600M Contract to Airbus for Construction of I-6 Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — Inmarsat has awarded Airbus‘ defense and space business a potential $600 million contract to build the first two communications satellites for Inmarsat’s sixth-generation constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Inmarsat said Wednesday the Inmarsat-6 satellites have a dual payload capability that can support services such …

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