Teledyne Flir to develop bio-chemical threat mapping tool 

Teledyne Flir, a provider of imaging technologies, has been awarded a $15.7 million contract with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office (DTRA JSTO) to develop augmented reality (AR) battlefield threat mapping and visualization tech.

Source: Teledyne Flir to develop bio-chemical threat mapping tool | Engineering360

L3Harris wins $100M order  ENVG-B night vision system 

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been received a $100M order from the U.S. Army to deliver the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) system.

Source: L3Harris wins $100M order from the U.S. Army for ENVG-B system | Seeking Alpha

Raytheon Nuclear Rocket Fuels $3 Billion Win 

In June, Raytheon Technologies (NYSE:RTX) won contracts valued $4.9 billion. The contract value dropped in July, but in this report I will discuss why July in my view was a better month for Raytheon Technologies despite the lower contract value.

Source: Raytheon Technologies Stock: Nuclear Rocket Fuels $3 Billion Win (NYSE:RTX) | Seeking Alpha

Marion mourns loss of Lockheed Martin 

After the Marion Lockheed Martin complex announced it would close by 2022 — former and current employees, alongside town officials, mourned the imminent loss. “I was completely shocked, I gotta say,” said long-time employee Bill Beardsley. Beardsley began his time at Sippican in 1981, and said he remembers the summer before he began working at the company.

Source: Marion mourns loss of Lockheed Martin | Sippican

Raytheon Technologies $5 Billion Win  

In a report published on the 1st of July, I provided a visualization and analysis of the Defense contract awards in May. Due to time constraints, I was not able to publish this report in June as intended, and as a result, I received some comments that I did not include some contracts that Raytheon Technologies (RTX) received recently. In this piece, which includes the June contracts, some contracts are obviously included as the pieces are provided on a monthly basis, and big contracts that are secured in July will be covered in the July piece published in August.

Source: Raytheon Technologies Stock: $5 Billion Win (NYSE:RTX) | Seeking Alpha

DoD Seeks $2.3B To Bolster US Chip Making

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is seeking $2.3 billion to improve its ability to make specialized semiconductors for military use, as well as to fund next-generation chip innovation. Semiconductors, used in almost every advanced weapon, are especially critical to enabling a range of defense “disruptive technologies,” such as hypersonics, AI, and 5G — all of which receive significant funding in the proposed 2022 budget.

Source: DoD Seeks $2.3B To Bolster US Chip Making « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

NASA Says Time to Jettison LPTA 

Department of Defense (DOD) joined the General Services Administration (GSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in severely curtailing use of the vilified Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in federal contracting process. The LPTA has long been decried by contractors as an unfair and dangerous method to cut costs and provide shoddy services and products to the federal government.

Source: NASA (and All Federal Agencies) Says Time to Jettison LPTA – TargetGov TargetGov

DoD Estimates New Missile Defense Program To Cost $17.7B 

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has a fresh estimate for how much its new ballistic missile defense program will cost over the next decade-plus, now that the department’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office has wrapped up its review of the effort.

Source: DoD Estimates New Missile Defense Program To Cost $17.7B « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Pyreos announces gunfire detection sensor

Pyreos has chalked up a significant design win with Safe Zone Technologies Inc which supplies gunfire detection systems for indoor spaces.In this application ezPyro infrared detectors are used for high-speed muzzle-flash detection and analysis. The Pyreos sensor is integrated into a very small networked multi-sensor solution which is easily installed within public buildings such as retail stores, schools, and offices. Pyreos began shipping ezPyro sensor subsystems in volume to Safe Zone in late 2019. The design-in cycle lasted just four months and benefitted from Pyreos’ extensive range of reference boards, APIs, engineering application support, and comprehensive design information. ezPyro’s analysis speed, low cost and small form factor were all key factors in Safe Zone’s selection.


Electronics in Space: Satellite Components 

Is rocket science really that hard? The adage, “it’s not rocket science,” would have you believe so. And, spoiler alert: it’s true – even for aerospace engineers. Rocket science, being in space, and making satellites are very difficult endeavors. This article examines why space is an extremely challenging place for electronics systems to be. We’ll look at how we have overcome some of the most challenging parts of getting to and being present in space, and highlight some of our top tried-and-true, space-ready components products.

Source: Electronics in Space: Satellite Components |

Biden Arms Sale Freeze Likely To Thaw, Including UAE’s F-35s 

BEIRUT: The UAE is likely to receive its first F-35s by 2027, Bilal Saab, senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and former Pentagon official in charge of security cooperation in the Middle East tells Breaking Defense.

Source: Biden Arms Sale Freeze Likely To Thaw, Including UAE’s F-35s « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Lockheed Martin secures $2.77B U.S. Army contract 

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a ~$2.77B hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract. The contract is for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (‘GMLRS’) Alternative Warhead rocket pods, GMLRS Unitary Warhead rocket pods, Low-Cost Reduced Range Practice rocket pods, cybersecurity services, integrated product support and other services. Work locations and funding to be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2024.

Source: Lockheed Martin secures $2.77B U.S. Army contract | Seeking Alpha