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Lockheed Tapped for Increased Hellfire Missile Production Under $80M Army Deal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) business unit will build on its production of the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles for the U.S. Army under an $80.2 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will be tasked to set up …

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Bell-Boeing JPO to Update Configuration of 3 Navy Osprey Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2018 — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter joint venture will work to update three MV-22 Osprey aircraft for the U.S. Navy under a $69.6 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will apply Block C updates to the Block B aircraft as …

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BAE Lands Army Contract to Equip Munitions With Precision Guidance Kits

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2018 — BAE Systems will provide updated precision guidance kits to the U.S. Army under an $8 million contract in efforts to increase the accuracy of 155-millimeter artillery munitions, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the contract from the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium covers the delivery of …

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Boeing Ventures Unit Invests in California Startup’s Battery Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX ventures unit has placed an investment with California-based startup Cuberg for further development of the latter’s battery cell technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cuberg designed the battery with a lithium metal anode, a high-voltage cathode and proprietary electrolyte to deliver high …

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DSA Subsidiary Lands NARA Task Order for Record Mgmt Systems Modernization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — Data Systems Analysts‘ Project Performance Company will work to update the National Archives and Records Administration‘s card catalog and electronic records management systems under a new task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DSA said Monday its PPC subsidiary will support the modernization of the Description …

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IBM Plans ‘Neuromorphic Supercomputer’ Delivery to Air Force Lab by Summer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) is scheduled to deliver a neuromorphic supercomputer to the U.S. Air Force in the summer to support the Air Force Research Laboratory’s work in deep neural network learning and information discovery, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Signal Magazine reported Monday that the supercomputing system …

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Northrop Subsidiary Completes Critical Design Review of Radar Satellite Mesh Reflector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has concluded the critical design review of a radar antenna reflector for an imaging satellite that will perform joint NASA and Indian space research organization missions in the future, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Astro Aerospace checked the design of the AstroMesh …

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BAE Systems Delivers UK Offshore Patrol Vessel Ahead of Commissioning

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — BAE Systems has delivered the River-class HMS Forth offshore patrol vessel to the U.K. defense ministry in preparation for its commissioning into naval service later this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday U.K. Defense Procurement Minister Guto Bebb formally accepted HMS Forth, which will …

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Kratos Plans Nearly 84,000 Sq Ft Oklahoma City Campus for Drone Engineering, Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — A division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will establish new facilities in Oklahoma City for engineering, production and administrative operations focused on unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the offices, which will occupy an initial 8,800 square feet but …

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General Atomics Unit Gets Air Force Order for Reaper Software Development Work

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — An affiliate of General Atomics will develop, deliver and sustain software for the Air Force Special Operations Command’s and Air Combat Command’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a potential $49.3 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the sole-source U.S. Air Force award to General …

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