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Air Force Plans Space Tech Prototyping OTA Recompete

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is seeking interested parties who can manage a consortium to support the service branch’s plans to recompete an other transaction agreement for space-related technology prototyping efforts.

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Raytheon to Build High-Energy Laser Tech for Air Force Field Experimentation

The U.S. Air Force has selected Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) to develop two prototypes of a High Energy Laser Weapon System for experimental use under a $23.8M sole-source contract. Raytheon will aim to complete the HELWS project by Nov. 1 of next year, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Pivotal Secures $121M Air Force Software Prototyping OTA

Pivotal Software has been awarded a one-year, $121.3M other transaction agreement to support the Kessel Run software development team at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Detachment 12. The company will provide prototyping approaches, software and services across the Air Force Air Operations Center, the Department of Defense said Thursday. …

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McAleese and Associates: Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, Ryan McCarthy on Army’s Multidomain Ops Concept

McAleese and Associates, a consulting firm, released a report on key takeaways from a discussion hosted by the Center for a New American Security with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of Army Futures Command on the service’s multidomain operations concept and modernization plans. Wesley discussed the …

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McAleese & Associates: Air Force Execs Talk Prototyping, Agile Software Dev’t at AFA Symposium

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the speeches of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Will Roper, the service’s acquisition chief, at an Air Force Association symposium that kicked off Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Wilson discussed the need for the service to dominate time, space …

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10 Companies Win Spots on Potential $192M Army Prototyping Contract

The U.S. Army has chosen 10 firms to compete for rapid prototyping orders under a potential three-year, $192 million contract. The Defense Department said Monday the Army Contracting Command received 13 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via the internet and will determine locations and funds upon issuance of each order. DoD expects contractors …

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ATI to Manage Space Enterprise Consortium Under Potential $100M Air Force Deal

Advanced Technology Institute has won a potential five-year, $100 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Air Force to oversee a consortium of commercial, nonprofit and academic organizations to develop space-related technology prototypes. The ATI-led Space Enterprise Consortium will aim to build ground, launch and space segment, software, processes and combined systems …

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The Telegraph: BAE Secures $290M in UK Nuclear Submarine Prototyping Funds

BAE Systems has received an additional $290 million in contract funds to continue work on a replacement platform for the U.K.’s Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines, The Telegraph reported Monday. Alan Tovey writes BAE will use the money to build Successor-class submarine layouts, systems and prototypes for the British navy. The U.K. has invested more than …

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Navy Explosive Division Picks 7 Companies for $232M Development, Prototyping IDIQ

Seven companies will compete for task orders to perform development and prototyping work for a U.S. Navy anti-explosive weapon office under a potential $232, 897, 406 contract. The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division solicited the bids through a competitive process via the FedBizOpps website, the Defense Department …

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