NASA to release LandSat Next Earth-observation satellite imaging sensors solicitation in March

GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. space experts are making plans to ask industry to narrow-down choices for space sensor systems for a next-generation Landsat Earth-observation imaging satellite in the late 2020s with enhanced sensor capabilities.

Source: sensors Earth-observation Landsat Next | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Lockheed Martin Wins Space Contract 

In 2020, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) received $123 billion in contract awards including awards which are optional in nature. With a change in administration, there’s some doubt about how defense budgets will develop going forward. We won’t directly see any big changes in financial results when there’s a transition in administration and weapon system acquisition tends to be a multi-year trajectory, so changes might actually not be as obvious as some expect, but it remains highly interesting to look at how contracts awards are developing.

Source: Lockheed Martin Wins Space Contract (NYSE:LMT) | Seeking Alpha

BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Military GPS Receivers and Chips

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems received a $247 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. The technology will provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities to warfighters so they can execute missions in challenging electromagnetic environments.

Source: BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Military GPS Receivers and Chips | Business Wire

Stratford-based Sikorsky lands $1B contract for U.S. Air Force helicopter upgrades

A week after awarding Sikorsky $478 million to complete a fleet of “Marine One” helicopters for use by the White House, the Department of Defense signaled the Stratford manufacturer could see nearly $1 billion more to upgrade a fleet of helicopters.

Source: Stratford-based Sikorsky lands $1B contract for U.S. Air Force helicopter upgrades

Top-100 U.S. Defense Contractors FY 2020 

A detailed listing of the Top-100 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors in FY 2020 ranked by total amount of contract funds awarded.

Source: Top-100 U.S. Defense Contractors FY 2020 | FI AeroWeb

DoD Budget ‘Bloodletting’ Inches Closer To Reality 

WASHINGTON: The head of the House Armed Services influential seapower subcommittee just stepped closer to the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs that the Navy might be in line for a funding boost — and other services will have to pay the bill.

Source: DoD Budget ‘Bloodletting’ Inches Closer To Reality « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Boeing’s 4Q20 Results And 2021 Outlook Signals Inevitable Pullback 

Boeing (NYSE:BA) is a national treasure in terms of innovation and advanced technology, defense of the homeland, and export of American-made goods and services. The scope of its products and services is immense. They range from military and commercial aircraft, space launch and missile defense systems, satellites for communication and navigation, and Air Force One, a premier symbol of American prestige for U.S. President’s traveling abroad.

Source: Boeing’s 4Q20 Results And 2021 Outlook Signals Inevitable Pullback (NYSE:BA) | Seeking Alpha

SPY-6 radar installation begins on USS Jack H. Lucas

TUCSON, Ariz., (Feb. 9, 2021) – Installation of the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar has begun on the service’s new Aegis Flight III guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The four arrays that comprise the highly advanced radar system, built by Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, are being installed on the ship at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

Source: SPY-6 radar installation begins on USS Jack H. Lucas | Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Sikorsky to build five presidential helicopters

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy helicopter aviation experts are ordering five new VH-92A presidential helicopters for the U.S. president and other high-ranking government dignitaries under terms of an order announced Friday worth nearly a half-billion dollars.

Source: presidential helicopters avionics | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Evolv Technology raises $14.5M in new debt financing 

Evolv Technology, which has pulled in funding from Jeb Bush’s firm and Bill Gates, has now raised an additional investment.The Waltham-based maker of touchless security-screening systems said Monday in a regulatory filing it has raised just north of $14.5 million in the first tranche of a $30 million offering of debt and other securities.

Source: Evolv Technology raises $14.5M in new debt financing – Boston Business Journal

Raytheon Technologies secures $290.7M Navy contract 

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE:RTX) has been awarded a ~$290.7M cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract. Company to provides material and support equipment for depot maintenance facilities, program administrative labor for non-recurring sustainment activities, mockup engines and modules for test cells, as well as supplies, services, and planning for depot activations in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program Lot 13 propulsion system for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, non-Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales customers.

Source: Raytheon Technologies secures $290.7M Navy contract (NYSE:RTX) | Seeking Alpha

DARPA asks industry for linear accelerator bomb disposal package inspection solutions

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop a rugged, compact and deployable electron linear accelerator for remote bomb disposal and detonation, mobile imaging and inspection, sterilization of food and surfaces, and mobile medical applications.

Source: linear accelerator bomb disposal package inspection | Military & Aerospace Electronics