Woodstock Wire: Defense Dispatch

February 18, 2019

Navy to 'live fire' missiles from its USS Zumwalt stealth destroyer

Media -- Fox - Tech - As the Navy commissions its second Zumwalt-class stealthy new destroyer, the service is expanding the strategic scope for the attack...

February 18, 2019 03:47 AM

February 15, 2019

The world's largest airliner is being pulled from production

Tech -- BGR - Bigger isn't always better, at least when it comes to air travel. In an announcement that will surely be a bummer for fans of colossal...

February 15, 2019 05:37 PM

February 13, 2019

February 11, 2019

Vermont Plant to Stay Busy Thanks to New Military Contract

U.S. News -- A Vermont GE Aviation facility is going to benefit from a $517 million contract from the U.S. Army to build parts for Blackhawk and Apache helicopter...

February 11, 2019 06:19 PM

January 29, 2019

CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

Globe Newswire -- CPI Aerostructures, Inc. ("CPI Aero") (NYSE American: CVU) announced today that it has been awarded an approximate $1 million program from Sikorsky,...

January 29, 2019 08:18 PM

January 27, 2019

Surprise! Boeing hands Air Force the keys to not just one, but two KC-46 tanker jets

Tech -- GeekWire - Boeing employees, military personnel and VIPs gather at Boeing's assembly plant in Everett, Wash., for the handover of the first KC-46...

January 27, 2019 01:53 AM

Boeing enters the autonomous flying taxi race with first successful test flight

Tech -- Digital Trends - Boeing has completed the first test flight for its very own vertical takeoff and landing electric air taxi. The flying demo...

January 27, 2019 01:31 AM

January 21, 2019

Triumph Celebrates the Acceptance of First KC-46A Tanker by the U.S. Air Force

Business Wire -- The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft's delivery to McConnell Air...

January 21, 2019 03:44 AM

January 18, 2019

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for WestJet

PR Newswire -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] today delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long...

January 18, 2019 06:08 PM

January 16, 2019

Maxar CEO replaced by DigitalGlobe exec a year after Colorado HQ move

Enterprise -- Digital Colorado - The CEO of aerospace company Maxar Technologies Ltd. has been replaced a year after he brought the company's headquarters...

January 16, 2019 06:12 PM

January 15, 2019

Electric Boat Says Employment Should Remain Stable

U.S. News -- Connecticut-based submarine maker Electric Boat says employment will remain stable for next several years, but it will likely ramp up by the...

January 15, 2019 08:24 PM

January 14, 2019

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

PR Newswire -- The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) - the nation's seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - at Naval Station Mayport...

January 14, 2019 02:38 AM

January 13, 2019

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Strategic Deal to Acquire Solacom Technologies Inc. for $33.0 Million

Business Wire -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. ("Comtech") (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today it has agreed to acquire Solacom Technologies Inc....

January 13, 2019 06:07 AM


Military -- SpaceX News - On Friday, January 11 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched the eighth and final set of satellites in a series...

January 13, 2019 05:59 AM

January 11, 2019

Fixing broken satellites in space could save companies big money

Tech -- The Verge - When your satellite breaks in space, as DigitalGlobe's did on Monday, there isn't an easy way to repair it. Technology that's currently...

January 11, 2019 01:04 AM

January 06, 2019

Navy's F-35C on Track to Be Combat Ready Next Month

Defense Tech -- The U.S. Navy is on track to reach critical milestones and declare its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters ready for combat next month.

January 06, 2019 06:32 PM

January 03, 2019

Bradford Space Group buys Deep Space Industries, shifting focus from asteroid mining to propulsion

Tech -- GeekWire - An artist's conception shows a nanosatellite equipped with Deep Space Industries' non-toxic, water-based Comet thruster system. (DSI...

January 03, 2019 05:52 PM

December 28, 2018

Contracts For Dec. 26, 2018

SupplyChain -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - NAVYOceaneering International Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia (N64498-19-D-0001); Huntington Ingalls

December 28, 2018 01:13 AM

December 21, 2018

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $114 million contract for SPY-6 integration and support

Military -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $114,065,820 cost-plus-fixed fee, firm-fixed-price, cost only contract...

December 21, 2018 07:29 AM

December 19, 2018

Lockheed Martin Wins $585 Million U.S. Defense Contract: Pentagon

U.S. News -- Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $585 million U.S. defense contract for a Homeland Defense Radar in Hawaii,...

December 19, 2018 08:18 PM

China launched more rockets into orbit in 2018 than any other country

Think -- MIT Technology Review - And in the next few years it plans to launch the world's biggest space telescope, the world's heaviest rocket, and a...

December 19, 2018 07:46 PM

Contracts For Dec. 18, 2018

SupplyChain -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a

December 19, 2018 06:56 PM

Missile Defense Agency Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Design, Manufacture and Construct Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii

PR Newswire -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $585 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to design, develop and deliver its Homeland...

December 19, 2018 05:44 PM

December 18, 2018

BAE Systems Awarded Development Contract for Mobile Protected Firepower

Business Wire -- The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $376 million for the EMD phase of the MPF program and rapid prototyping effort.

December 18, 2018 07:02 PM

Audit finds serious problems with cybersecurity at ballistic missile installations

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - A report from April that was published for the first time by the U.S. Department of Defense last week has found that cybersecurity...

December 18, 2018 06:09 PM

Boeing's board boosts dividend by 20 percent and expands buyback program

Tech -- GeekWire - Boeing's board of directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly dividend.

December 18, 2018 05:29 PM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin venture will send science to space on 10th suborbital flight

Tech -- GeekWire - Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceship sits on its West Texas launch pad in preparation for a launch in July 2018. (Blue Origin...

December 18, 2018 05:26 PM

Navy Awards General Dynamics SeaPort NxG Contract

PR Newswire -- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) today announced it will support the U.S. Navy through a new contract vehicle known as SeaPort...

December 18, 2018 05:13 PM

December 17, 2018

Boeing buying stake in Embraer operations for $4.2B

ABC - Money -- Boeing is buying a majority stake in Embraer's commercial aircraft and services operations for $4.2 billion

December 17, 2018 06:10 PM

U.S. Air Force set to launch 1st next-generation GPS satellite

Denver Post -- After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate,...

December 17, 2018 02:45 AM

December 16, 2018

Boeing Delivers the 787th 787 Dreamliner

PR Newswire -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] today delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient...

December 16, 2018 06:24 AM

December 12, 2018

Standard Missile-3 Block IIA destroys target in first intercept from land

Military -- The Missile Defense Agency completed the third successful intercept of a ballistic missile target by a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) SM-3(r) Block...

December 12, 2018 08:10 PM

December 10, 2018

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results for Fiscal 2019 First Quarter and Updates Its Fiscal 2019 Guidance

Business Wire -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) today reported its operating results for the first fiscal quarter ended October...

December 10, 2018 12:33 AM

Did Russia just launch a secret space weapon into orbit?

Think -- Big Think - U.S. intelligence recorded a Russian rocket deploying a mysterious object during a recent mission.It's possibly an inspector satellite,...

December 10, 2018 12:03 AM

December 07, 2018

Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16)

Military -- SpaceX News - On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International...

December 07, 2018 12:54 AM

December 06, 2018

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $46 Million for Support Services at Groton Submarine Base

PR Newswire -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $46.2 million contract modification to perform non-nuclear maintenance work on submarines...

December 06, 2018 05:19 AM

December 04, 2018

US Department of Defense to sling an estimated $3.17bn at Microsoft resellers

Enterprise -- The Register - Cash to be splashed over 10 years on software sporting a Microsoft badge

The US Department of Defense has signed up for an estimated...

December 04, 2018 08:46 PM

December 03, 2018

Raytheon Company Joins UF Innovate | The Hub to Launch Cooperative Program with the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Business Wire -- Raytheon sets up shop at UF Innovate | The Hub for cooperative program with the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of...

December 03, 2018 07:22 PM

December 02, 2018

Colorado's Booming Space Industry Is Second to California's

U.S. News -- Aerospace Alley: Colorado's booming space industry is second only to California's, with 180 companies, more than 190,000 jobs and deep historic...

December 02, 2018 08:33 AM

November 30, 2018

General Dynamics European Land Systems acquires Germany's FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH

PR Newswire -- General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced today the acquisition of FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH, a qualified maintenance and service...

November 30, 2018 07:53 PM

U.S. Army Places $1.69 Billion Order for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

Business Wire -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced today that the U.S. Army has placed a $1.69...

November 30, 2018 07:51 PM

November 22, 2018

Big data at sea: How the Royal Navy charts the world's oceans

Enterprise -- The Register - Warships don't only sink the nation's enemies, you know

Boatnotes You may think of a warship as a vessel that sails the Seven...

November 22, 2018 06:35 PM

November 20, 2018

ZMicro Honored by Military & Aerospace Electronics 2018 Innovators Awards Program

Business Wire -- ZMicro's ZM3 Mission Computer was honored with a gold award for innovation in C4ISR by Military & Aerospace Electronics.

November 20, 2018 01:37 AM

BAE Systems to Assist U.S. Army in Enhancing the Situational Awareness and Mission Preparedness of Soldiers Deployed Globally

Business Wire -- The U.S. Army INSCOM has awarded BAE Systems a four-year, $100 million contract to provide support to the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade.

November 20, 2018 01:33 AM

November 18, 2018

NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo

PR Newswire -- Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01...

November 18, 2018 03:27 AM

November 16, 2018

After first commercial launch, Rocket Lab announces $140 million in funding

Tech -- TechCrunch - When it rains, it pours. And when you're a successful space startup, it pours money. Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-based launch provider,...

November 16, 2018 06:23 PM

November 12, 2018

Harris Corporation Receives NSA Certification for AN/PRC-163 Handheld Radio

Business Wire -- Harris Corporation has received National Security Agency (NSA) Type-1 certification for its AN/PRC-163 multi-channel handheld networking...

November 12, 2018 03:20 AM

November 05, 2018

Northrop Grumman to Pay $27 Million to Settle U.S. Allegations

U.S. News -- Northrop Grumman Corp will pay $27.45 million to settle allegations it overstated the number of hours its employees...

November 05, 2018 03:23 AM

November 02, 2018

Soyuz bounces back after failure: Crewed mission to Space Station launches early next month

Tech -- TechCrunch - The high-profile but fortunately non-lethal failure of a crewed mission atop a Soyuz rocket in October has been investigated thoroughly...

November 02, 2018 03:45 PM

November 01, 2018

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins Strategic $5.5 Million Contract to Provide Virtualized Mobile Location Platform to Global Telecommunications and Media Company

Business Wire -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today, that during its first quarter of fiscal 2019, its Enterprise...

November 01, 2018 10:14 PM