Woodstock Wire: Defense Dispatch

September 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman's $7.8B deal to acquire Orbital ATK fuels aerospace consolidation

GeekWire -- Northrop Grumman's purchase of Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion will create a company involved in projects ranging from America's next stealth bomber...

September 19, 2017 05:33 PM

Saab explores the market for Gripen Aggressor to meet the US ADAIR requirement

Military -- Saab - Defense and security company Saab is exploring the potential for the recently announced Gripen Aggressor, to meet the needs of the United...

September 19, 2017 05:15 PM

Contracts For Sept. 18, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND Sierra Nevada Corp., Folsom, California, is being awarded

September 19, 2017 04:43 PM

Saab Offers U.S. Based Production Capability for T-X Trainer Aircraft

Military -- Saab - Defence and security company Saab together with Boeing are competing to win the tender process to supply the United States Air Force with...

September 19, 2017 04:43 PM

September 18, 2017

Navy Plans to Use Xbox Controllers for New Periscope Systems

U.S. News -- The U.S. Navy plans to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard its newer submarines.

September 18, 2017 04:53 PM

Pratt & Whitney Continues Adaptive Engine Breakthroughs with Latest Tests

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced it has successfully completed testing of an adaptive three-stream...

September 18, 2017 04:52 PM

Sikorsky Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Forward Stocking Location in Stavanger

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL)....

September 18, 2017 04:52 PM

CACI Awarded $28.7 Million Task Order to Support U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Information Technology Modernization Program

Business Wire: Engineering News -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it was awarded a task order, with a ceiling value of $28.7 million, to provide integration,...

September 18, 2017 04:52 PM

Northrop Grumman to Buy Missile Maker Orbital for $7.8 Billion

U.S. News -- U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp said on Monday it would buy missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc for...

September 18, 2017 04:30 PM

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion

Military -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leading global security company, and O...

September 18, 2017 04:24 PM

Northrop Grumman Nears Deal to Purchase Orbital: Source

U.S. News -- Northrop Grumman Corp neared an agreement to buy Orbital ATK Inc in a transaction that could be announced as soon...

September 18, 2017 03:25 PM

Lockheed Martin Ventures Invests in Ocean Aero, Strengthening Focus on Unmanned Maritime Systems

PR Newswire: Aerospace and Defense -- Lockheed Martin Ventures is making a strategic investment in Ocean Aero, the developer of the Submaran(tm) unmanned maritime vehicle. This is...

September 18, 2017 01:15 AM

Last Call: General Dynamics Radio Sends Final Message from Cassini Spacecraft to Earth

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- In 1997, engineers at General Dynamics designed and built a transponder, or radio, that would travel aboard the Cassini spacecraft, the nation's...

September 18, 2017 01:13 AM

Boeing Selects Triumph Group as Major Supplier for Its U.S. Air Force T-X Offer

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected Triumph Group, Inc. [NYSE:TGI] as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards...

September 18, 2017 01:02 AM

September 17, 2017

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule splashes down with a crew of mouse-tronauts

GeekWire -- SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of...

September 17, 2017 11:05 PM

Contracts For Sept. 15, 2017

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September 17, 2017 09:44 PM

NASA Awards Contract for Ground Processing of Spaceflight Cargo

Military -- NASA - NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation in Houston to provide pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International...

September 17, 2017 09:44 PM

Raytheon to support NOAA's weather forecasting toolkit critical to hurricane watches and warnings

Military -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes...

September 17, 2017 09:44 PM

September 15, 2017

SilentHawk Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Awarded Second Phase 2 SBIR Contract

Business Wire: Engineering News -- SilentHawk all-wheel drive, hybrid-electric motorcycle to be optimized during 2nd Phase II SBIR contract from DARPA.

September 15, 2017 04:01 PM

Saab signs contract for maintenance on telecommunications net

Military -- Saab - Defense and security company Saab has signed a contract for maintenance of the Armed Forces' telecommunications net for 2017-2018. The...

September 15, 2017 02:48 PM

Contracts For Sept. 14, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS ARMY SNA International LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $110,000,000 hybrid

September 15, 2017 03:32 AM

September 14, 2017

Argonne supercomputer opens new frontier of fuel-engine research

Argonne National Laboratory -- Argonne supercomputer opens new frontier of fuel-engine researchSeptember 13, 2017Researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National...

September 14, 2017 04:54 PM

General Dynamics to Show Innovative Solutions for U.S. Marine Corps at Modern Day Marine 2017

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- General Dynamics will show how its extensive portfolio advances the U.S. Marine Corps' mission to defend the nation. Hands-on...

September 14, 2017 04:35 PM

Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems to Partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme for the Royal Navy

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) UK and Elbit Systems UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme...

September 14, 2017 04:34 PM

Contracts For Sept. 13, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS NAVY The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $676,575,190 for modification

September 14, 2017 02:58 PM

Arexis - New electronic warfare family from Saab

Military -- Saab - Defence and security company Saab provides electronic warfare (EW) systems to customers worldwide. The latest addition to its extensive...

September 14, 2017 02:58 PM

September 13, 2017

Despite row, Canada cleared for Super Hornet purchase | Saab unveils Gripen Agressor, targets US and UK sales | India nears purchase of US-2 for maritime mission

Military -- Defense Industry Daily - Americas

Canada has been approved by the US State Department to purchase up to 18 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter...

September 13, 2017 02:58 PM

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

Military -- NASA - After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space...

September 13, 2017 02:57 PM

Contracts For Sept. 12, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS ARMY ABM Government Services LLC, Hopkinsville, Kentucky (W912DY-17-D-0021); AECOM

September 13, 2017 02:57 PM

Raytheon enhances Tomahawk cruise missile to hit moving targets at sea

Military -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $119 million contract to begin integrating a new multi-mode seeker into the Tomahawk Block...

September 13, 2017 02:57 PM

September 12, 2017

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Develops Search and Rescue Real-Time Aircraft Tracking Portal for Civil Air Patrol

Business Wire: Aerospace News -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that the Company's Enterprise Technologies group, which is...

September 12, 2017 04:21 PM

Harris Corporation Tactical Radio Capability Combines Secure Interoperability and Independence for Joint and Individual Missions

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Harris Corporation tactical radio capability combines secure interoperability and independence for joint and individual missions.

September 12, 2017 04:19 PM

Harris Corporation Awarded Development Contract for United Kingdom's F-35 Lightning II Carriage and Release Systems

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Announcing MBDA awarding Harris Corporation contract for carriage and releases systems for SPEAR precision strike weapon.

September 12, 2017 04:19 PM

Saab presents Gripen Aggressor

Military -- Saab - Defence and security company Saab presents a new variant of Gripen, Gripen Aggressor. Gripen Aggressor is based on the proven Gripen C-series...

September 12, 2017 03:02 PM

Raytheon projector selected for new F-22 digital head-up display by BAE Systems

Military -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will design, develop and manufacture the projector for BAE Systems' Digital Light Engine head-up display on the...

September 12, 2017 03:02 PM

Contracts For Sept. 11, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS NAVY DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $103,165,374 for

September 12, 2017 03:01 PM

Northrop Grumman Requests Florida Media Outlets to Broadcast the Following:

Military -- Northrop Grumman employees impacted by Hurricane Irma who need assistance or information can call 1-800-995-4318, or continue to visit www.northropgrumman.com/emergency...

September 12, 2017 03:01 PM

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

Military -- NASA - After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday,...

September 12, 2017 03:01 PM

September 11, 2017

Raytheon partners with Ducommun to build Naval Strike Missile fire control systems

Military -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has selected Ducommun (NYSE: DCO) to build fire control systems for the Naval Strike Missile, or NSM, an advanced...

September 11, 2017 04:41 PM

Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. Awarded $441M U.S. Navy Base Operating Support Contract for Facilities in Africa

PR Newswire: Aerospace and Defense -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global Government Services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a $441 million contract for base...

September 11, 2017 03:57 PM

Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry's First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial...

September 11, 2017 03:52 PM

America's 'THAAD' system can't protect South Korea from missiles by itself

CNBC-Top Business -- The state-of-the-art anti-missile technology may be a start, but it won't protect Seoul from North Korean missiles.

September 11, 2017 03:19 PM

September 10, 2017

Navy Still Probing Possibility of Cyberattack in Destroyer Collisions

Defense Tech -- Almost "every three-letter agency" in Washington, D.C., has assisted in an investigation into the possibility that a recent deadly collision...

September 10, 2017 12:50 AM

September 09, 2017

How NASA is preparing for Irma at its most important Florida spaceport

The Verge -- As Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, NASA's Kennedy Space Center is preparing its facilities to withstand the monster storm. Located at...

September 09, 2017 11:59 PM

Here's how the Pentagon is whittling down the $4 billion price tag for Air Force One

GeekWire -- President Donald Trump was stretching the truth when he claimed that he trimmed a billion dollars from the cost of procuring the next two Air...

September 09, 2017 11:56 PM

Contracts For Sept. 8, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS NAVY Cherry Creek Recycling LLC,* Parker, Colorado (N62473-17-D-4651); Valor Constructors

September 09, 2017 06:40 PM

September 08, 2017

SpaceX Launches Air Force's Super-Secret Mini-Shuttle

U.S. News -- SpaceX has launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle.

September 08, 2017 04:31 PM

Sikorsky Receives Contract to Deliver Two S-70i(tm) Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i(tm) Black Hawk helicopters...

September 08, 2017 04:19 PM

Contracts For Sept. 7, 2017

Military -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - CONTRACTS ARMY Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC, has been awarded a $47,197,150 firm-fixed-price

September 08, 2017 02:57 PM

Raytheon appoints Christopher J. Davis president, Raytheon International Inc.

Military -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has appointed Christopher J. Davis as president, Raytheon International Inc. effective immediately.

September 08, 2017 02:57 PM