SAN DIEGO – Officials of the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) in San Diego will conduct virtual Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium Virtual Quarterly Industry Day briefings on Wednesday 9 Dec. 2020.
Dec. 1 (UPI) — Raytheon has been awarded a $235.6 million multi-year contract for production and delivery of the Silent Knight Radar for U.S. Special Operations Command, according to the Pentagon.
Lockheed Martin received $2B in contract awards.Month-over-month there was a slight decrease in contract values.Lockheed Martin is still heading for a very strong year.
BAE Systems (OTCPK:BAESF) has been awarded a ~$197.45M, firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS Wasp (‘LHD 1’) fiscal 2021 Chief of Naval Operations scheduled docking selected restricted availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of USS Wasp.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) is awarded a $4.8B contract to develop, modernize, retrofit and sustain variants of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk drone fleet, the Department of Defense reports.The work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2030, the Pentagon says.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $185.7M IDIQ contract for the A-10 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Legacy VII.The contract provides for sustaining engineering services of A-10 aircraft.Work to be performed in Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be completed by November, 2030.
“As part of a historic Missile Defense Agency demonstration and for the first time ever, an intercontinental ballistic missile target was intercepted and destroyed outside Earth’s atmosphere by an advanced SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile defense interceptor made by Raytheon Missiles & Defense,” Raytheon (RTX -1.2%) writes in a new press release.
LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. – U.S. Air Force navigation and guidance experts are choosing three U.S. defense contractors to develop and build enabling technologies for M-Code capable handheld and vehicle-mount Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation receivers.
Raytheon Technologies (NYSE:RTX) inks agreement to acquire privately held Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a provider of small satellites and spacecraft systems components.BCT will report into Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies.Acquisition will allow BCT to quickly scale production and pursue larger, more complex space missions.BCT will continue to serve its customer base under the current business name and brand from their Boulder and Lafayette, Colorado facilities.Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Boeing’s (NYSE:BA) Defense, Space & Security division has been awarded a $9.8B IDIQ contract for F-15 support for Saudi Arabia. This contract provides for modernization and sustainment of the F-15 Saudi fleet; and installation of future modifications and enhancements to the F-15 Saudi weapon system as well as product support. Work will be performed in St. Louis and as separately specified in individual task and delivery orders and is expected to be completed by November 2025.This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
For chipmakers, this means special attention needs to be paid to the design, layout, manufacturing processes, and testing of these ICs. The demand for higher integration, smaller size, and better power efficiency also is contributing to new challenges in rad-hard IC development.The most recent space program to test these mission-critical components is the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. “Deep space is a challenging environment for spaceflight and Mars rover systems, particularly due to the intense radiation environment encountered in nearly all mission profiles,” said Josh Broline, director of marketing applications at Renesas Electronics Corp. “For product development, the biggest challenge is not necessarily the general performance of the IC but, rather, meeting that performance in a radiation environment.”
Raytheon Technologies Corp. is planning to shrink its office space even more than originally planned.The Waltham-based aerospace and defense company (NYSE: RTX), one of the largest employers in Massachusetts, reported earnings on Tuesday. CEO Gregory Hayes gave analysts an update on the previously announced plan to reduce $2 billion in costs this year and save $4 billion in cash as the pandemic crushes airline travel, which resulted in thousands of job cuts.