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DARPA Names 8 Organizations for R&D on Ground X-Vehicle Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Honeywell (NYSE: HON), SRI International, QinetiQ, Pratt & Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and Southwest Research Institute for its Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. DARPA said Tuesday the selected companies will …

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Northrop Eyes Commercial Market as Alternative for Experimental Spaceplane

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) could launch its XS-1 concept in the commercial market as an alternative to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Experimental Spaceplane-1 program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “If a responsive system can be built and start to fly with some flight rate for the …

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Vencore Lands DARPA Contract for DDoS Defense Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 15, 2016 — Vencore will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Extreme DDoS Defense program under a potential $7.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the program works to augment computer network defense resilience against …

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DARPA Holds Leidos-Built Sea Hunter Christening Ceremony; Roger Krone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2016 — The Leidos-built (NYSE: LDOS) Sea Hunter autonomous ship demonstrator has been christened at a dockside ceremony Thursday in Portland, Oregon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the ship will be used for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. “This …

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Jay Schnitzer Named VP, CTO at Mitre; Alfred Grasso Comments

Jay Schnitzer, formerly director of biomedical sciences at Mitre, has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer at the nonprofit technology and research organization. “[Schnitzer’s] technical and life sciences expertise offers an invaluable perspective as we look for new and innovative ways to solve complex challenges, particularly in the …

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DARPA Awards Aurora Flight Sciences $89M Contract to Continue VTOL X-Plane Development

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded an $89.4 million contract to further develop an unmanned vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for the second and third phases of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s VTOL X-Plane program. DARPA received three offers for the acquisition program and is obligating $53.4 million in research and development funds at the time of award, the …

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Sotera to Provide R&D Support for DARPA Counter-Insurgency Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 26, 2016 — Sotera Defense Solutions will provide research and development support for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s counter-insurgency operations program under an $11.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract from the U.S. Army covers support through Jan. 20, 2019. About Executive …

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DARPA Seeks Input on Anti-Submarine Bistatic Sonar System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun its search for an anti-submarine bistatic sonar system that works to maintain a ship’s stealth while in operation, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes DARPA seeks companies to develop active sonar sources, signal processing and undersea communications technology for …

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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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Northrop Awarded $93M to Help DARPA Build Ship-Based Reconnaissance UAS

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has closed a two-year, $93.1 million other transaction agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to prototype and develop an unmanned aircraft system to launch and recover from small carrier ships. The Defense Department said Thursday that Northrop’s aerospace systems business aims to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS …

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