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Mission Essential Names Al Pisani as President

Herndon, Va.-based Mission Essential has appointed industry veteran Al Pisani as president, the company announced earlier this month. “Al is the keystone in our strategy for the next phase of Mission Essential,” said Chairman Gregory K. Miller. “His personal mission is to update the company’s portfolio of services and operational …

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Northrop Flies Fire Scout Drone Helicopter in Moss Point as Part of Test Activity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 18, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted the first flight test of its MQ-8C Fire Scout autonomous helicopter at Trent Lott International Airport in Mississippi to check its performance in support of the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday holding the flight …

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Leigh Palmer Named Defense Portfolio Lead at General Dynamics IT Business

Leigh Palmer, formerly senior vice president of the national security division at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has succeeded Ken Deutsch as SVP of defense portfolio within the same unit, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Palmer led CSRA‘s intelligence group before its acquisition by General Dynamics through …

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DIA Awards Nine Spots on $500M Science & Tech Mission Support IDIQ

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded spots on a potential 10-year, $500 million contract to eight companies and one nonprofit organization to support missions of DIA’s science and technology directorate. Contractors will vie for research, development, engineering and technical task orders through the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity HELIOS contract, the Defense Department said Friday. …

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Army Tests Sensors, Functions of Northrop’s Missile Defense Battle Command System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 14, 2018 — The Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System has undergone a live air test with the U.S. Army to validate its target detection and tracking functions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the IBCS was able to engage with representative …

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Northrop, Duke & UW to Produce Metamaterial-Based Military Aircraft Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with Duke University and the University of Washington to utilize metamaterials in building configurable military aircraft antennas as part of a Defense Department-funded research project, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering said Tuesday the team, through …

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General Dynamics, Northrop Subsidiary Awarded Potential $1.85B Army Ammo Supply Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) ordnance and tactical systems business and Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Alliant Techsystems Operations have secured positions on a potential five-year, $1.85B contract to manufacture ammunition products for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday both contractors will vie for task orders to supply ammo rounds in the 20 millimeter, 25mm, …

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Northrop Innovation Systems Sector Receives $86M Air Force Aging Surveillance Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has given an $86.4M single-award contract to a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, formerly Orbital ATK, to provide aging surveillance services for the military branch’s missile systems. Work covers component evaluation, engineering and disposal of the Minuteman and Peacekeeper rocket stages, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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Northrop Gets $89M Modification on Marine Aircraft Mission Computer R&D IDIQ

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) mission systems sector has received an $89M contract modification to build special mission computer systems and support equipment for the U.S. Marine Corps. The modification would increase the ceiling value of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers research and development of computing system configuration sets for …

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Northrop, NASA Eye Oct. 6 Launch for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 5, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and NASA have scheduled an early October launch for a Pegasus XL rocket that would carry a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s ionosphere, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team has replaced a faulty sensor and has now moved the …

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