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Lockheed to Help MDA Test, Integrate Low-Power Laser on UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will support a Missile Defense Agency project to test and integrate a low-power laser to an unmanned aerial vehicle under a $9.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract is part of the Low Power …

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Vencore to Deliver Program Mgmt, Other Support Services for Army Laser Demonstrator

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 6, 2017 — Vencore will provide engineering, test and program management services in support of its QWK Integrated Solutions joint venture’s work to develop a laser technology under the U.S. Army‘s High Energy Laser Technical Vehicle Demonstrator effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The QWK joint venture with Kratos Defense and …

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Vencore-Kratos Unit JV to Help Develop Vehicle-Based Laser Demonstrator Design for Army

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — A joint venture between Vencore and a Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) subsidiary will design a vehicle-based laser system demonstrator for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command under a four-phase task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Kratos said Friday the Vencore-Digital …

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Northrop Plans Modified Global Hawk for MDA’s Laser-Carrying Drone Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) aims to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle in response to a Missile Defense Agency requirement for a drone with capacity to carry heavy loads including a laser weapon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday that MDA’s high-altitude, …

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Army Multiplies Laser Weapons Power to 100kW

Army lasers, which previously had between 5 to 10 kilowatt strength, will be amplified to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could char helicopters and even small, fixed-wing aircraft, reports Breaking Defense. A truck-fired 50 kW weapon, an upgrade of the 10 kW HEL-MTT, will be tested next-year, while an …

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Leonardo to Buy Daylight Solutions Through $150M Equity Deal; Mauro Moretti Comments

Leonardo has agreed to buy 100 percent equity stake in quantum cascade laser platforms maker Daylight Solutions for approximately $150 million through its U.S. subsidiary DRS in a push to grow dual-use integrated technology offerings for civil and military clients. Mauro Moretti, CEO and general manager of Leonardo, said in a statement …

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Northrop Named on Potential Navy Sole-Source Contract for Laser Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 3, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is set to receive a potential $44.9 million sole-source contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command to provide laser technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The U.S. Navy said in a notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps that it seeks diode-pumped laser designation …

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Woolpert Buys Leica Aerial Laser Scanners to Support Mapping Programs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 13,  2015 — Woolpert has bought three Leica ALS80 lidar-based aerial laser scanners from Leica Geosystems to support its work with the U.S. Geological Survey, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Woolpert said Tuesday the purchase works to expand its offerings in aerial data collection and bolster its mapping programs. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive …

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Navy Taps Northrop for Potential $91M Laser Demonstrator Program Contract

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) space and mission systems business will provide support for the Solid State High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator program under a potential three-year, $91.1 million U.S. Navy contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a base value of $53.1 million and base period of performance through …

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