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SSL’s Richard White Outlines Factors in On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Process

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2018 — Richard White, president of the government systems business at SSL, has explained that spacecraft client design, orbit and other requirements may influence the on-orbit satellite servicing process, which he said generally involves rendezvous between servicer and client, capture, servicing tasks using robotic arms …

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Ensco Presents PNT Platforms at 2018 Joint Navigation Conference

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2018 — Ensco has set an exhibit of commercial off-the-shelf technologies for positioning, navigation and timing applications at the 2018 Joint Navigation Conference that runs through July 12 in Long Beach, Calif., ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it will showcase the Timing, Communications …

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Kratos to Release New Subsonic Aerial Target Drone System for Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will unveil this week the BQM-177A subsonic aerial target system that it developed under a $34.6 million U.S. Navy contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The target drone will replace the existing platform that the service branch uses …

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Boeing Eyes Navy Requirements With Updated & New Super Hornet Avionics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will work to manufacture and update F/A-18 Super Hornet avionics and other systems in line with the U.S. Navy‘s procurement requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. National Defense Magazine reported Friday that Boeing is planning service life extensions for Block 2 systems as …

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Northrop’s Fire Scout Helicopter Drone Under Navy Evaluation for LCS Integration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2018 — Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has completed an initial operational test and evaluation that the U.S. Navy‘s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 conducted aboard USS Coronado, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday the effort will help shape …

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Raytheon’s Seasparrow Block 2 Missile Completes 1st NATO-Run Live Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2018 — The Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 system has undergone its first live-fire test during a demonstration flight overseen by NATO’s Seasparrow Project Office, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The U.S. Navy said Friday the activity focused on the function of the missile variant’s new …

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Potomac Officers Club to Host Air Force Acquisition Forum on Aug. 8

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10th, 2018 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — will be hosting the Air Force Acquisition Forum on Aug. 8 at 2941 Restaurant. Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics for the U.S. Air Force, will serve as a …

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Northrop’s Rolling Meadows Repair Station Receives FAA Award for Aviation Maintenance Training

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) repair station in Rolling Meadows, Ill., an Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence in recognition of the maintenance training and safety operations at the station, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said …

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Johns Hopkins APL Helps NASA Complete Parker Solar Probe Integration Ahead of August Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has helped NASA fully integrate a spacecraft that will work to study the sun’s corona as part of a mission that will launch in August, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Thursday the Parker Solar Probe has been …

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Fluor Team to Finance, Design & Build US-Canada Bridge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — A joint venture of Fluor (NYSE: FLR) and ACS Infrastructure’s Canadian unit will fund, design, construct, operate and maintain the future Gordie Howe International Bridge under a contract from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Fluor said Thursday the Bridging North America JV has been …

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