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General Atomics to Conduct Nuclear Reactor Fuel R&D Under DOE Grants

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — General Atomics has received funds via grants under the Energy Department‘s U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development program to advance research and development on new fuel types for nuclear reactors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday DOE will support two projects worth an estimated …

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Report: Matt Desch Confident in Iridium’s Broadband Services as LEO Satellites Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has expressed confidence in the company’s broadband services portfolio amid the prevalence of low-Earth orbit satellites in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said in an earnings call that Iridium’s upcoming “specialty” broadband …

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Ensco Names New Government Surface Transportation Director

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Ensco has hired Ruben Pena, former marketing and business development director at Transportation Technology Center Inc., as director of the government surface transportation business, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Pena will work as part of the applied technology and engineering division at Ensco and help develop customer relationships as …

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General Dynamics Unit Secures Work for Aircraft Computer System Repairs, Replacement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit will perform repairs on the computer systems onboard the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft under a potential $36.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics Mission Systems will replace, …

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CAE Defense & Security Opens Canberra Office in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — CAE has unveiled a new facility for its defense and security business in Australia as the company works to secure a contract for the military’s Project Air 7003 with industry partners including General Atomics, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Canberra office, which serves to expand CAE’s …

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BAE Works With AFRL, DARPA to Build AI-Powered Platform for Battle Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — BAE Systems is helping develop a platform to analyze and share mission-planning and force-tracking data between manned and unmanned aerial systems as part of a program with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. C4ISRNet reported Friday …

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Orbital ATK Demonstrates Hypersonic Missile Warhead

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Orbitak ATK (NYSE: OA) has demonstrated its new missile warhead technology designed for use at hyper velocities and high-temperature environments, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it based the design of the hypersonic missile weapon on real-world data and applied additive manufacturing …

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CTC Chief Ed Sheehan Receives Award for Support to Guard, Reserve Forces

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Ed Sheehan Jr., president and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corp., has received the Patriot Award under the Defense Department‘s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Kevin Hillegas, a CTC employee and Army National Guard member, nominated Sheehan for the …

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ICF Tapped for Air Combat Command Cyberspace Support Under $52M Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has landed a potential $51.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide cyber support to the  Air Combat Command, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the award covers technical and programmatic services in support of cyber operations at Joint Base …

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Boeing Anticipates FAA Airworthiness Certification for KC-46 After Flight Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed tests required for the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to secure a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in efforts to establish airworthiness, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tanker underwent tests including validation of the boom and drogue …

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