Tag Archives: AFRL

BlueHalo Subsidiary Reports $130M in Air Force Space Tech Contracts; Jonathan Moneymaker Quoted

Jonathan Moneymaker CEO BlueHalo

A BlueHalo subsidiary has booked five contracts worth more than $130M combined to help the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory develop technology platforms for space domain use. Applied Technology Associates said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts have a potential ceiling value of more than $400M, four of which fall under the lab's Space Technology Advanced Research initiative and the remaining award is for the third phase of its Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Air Force Issues Draft Solicitation for Potential $499M C4ISR Prototype Development Program

Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has released a draft solicitation for a program to develop, test, demonstrate, integrate and deliver prototypes in the areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using Agile procurement methods. A beta SAM notice posted Thursday says the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to award the Open Technology and Agility for Innovation program as an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity-type other transaction agreement for prototype projects with a ceiling value of approximately $499M, project ordering period of five years and project performance of up to two years.

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Alion to Help Air Force Develop Space Tech Under $71M Task Order

Alion Science and Technology has received a four-year, $71M task order to help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop space, electromagnetic and information technologies for potential national security use. The company said Monday it will perform research, development, test and evaluation services to AFRL's space vehicles directorate as the military service looks to advance joint, coalition and multidomain warfare systems.

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ARFL, Space Force to Develop New Cybersecurity Architecture for Satellites

US Space Force

The Air Force Research Lab and the U.S. Space Force have initiated the development of new cybersecurity architecture for satellites, FedScoop reported Monday. The Space Force will work with Xage Security to create a zero trust-style security system that is “rooted in tamperproof blockchain technology” to protect space systems.

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Illuminate-Led Team to Provide AFRL Cloud-Based Sensor Data Mgmt Platform

Illuminate

A partnership between Illuminate's mission solutions business and Infoscitex secured a contract to provide a cloud-based technology platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory to process data from sensors. "Our solution will be interoperable with existing COTS/GOTS and include a hybrid cloud architecture leveraging on-prem hardware while remaining cloud agnostic," said Mike Limcaco, chief technology officer of Illuminate.

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Raytheon Technologies Wins $375M Air Force Miniature Missile R&D IDIQ

Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has won a potential $375M contract to help the U.S. Air Force develop a miniature self-defense missile technology. The company will perform research and development work to provide the service branch with a missile ready for flight tests, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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NextFlex, Air Force Research Lab Continue Electronics Manufacturing Collaboration Under $154M Deal

NextFlex

The NextFlex consortium is working with the U.S. Army and Air Force Research Laboratory to manufacture flexible hybrid electronic systems such as X-ray imaging and wearable health-monitoring devices under a potential seven-year, $154M cooperative agreement.

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