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NASA plans to dispatch one of its high-altitude, unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to investigate El Niño weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean — and perhaps help the U.S. government fine-tune its weather forecasts.
The U.S. Navy celebrated completion of a 100,000-square-foot helicopter maintenance facility at Naval Air Station North Island on Jan. 21. RQ Construction was the prime contractor.
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $8.2 million contract modification in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, according to a Jan. 22 Pentagon announcement.
The U.S. Air Force placed a $34 million order for unmanned aircraft software with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., using research and development funds.
Where’s the beef? Right now, a humble byproduct of meatpacking is powering U.S. Navy ships on a regular, seven-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $55.7 million contract modification to exercise an option on a project called BACN.
France is buying its second MQ-9 Predator B system from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., according to a Pentagon contract announcement.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Coronado Jan. 20 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps kick off their ‘Great Green Fleet’ initiative.
DEFENSE: Co. Expects to Double C4ISR Sales in ’17
Cubic Corp. has been on an acquisition spree, snapping up three businesses including an Alabama company whose satellite dishes look like gigantic beach balls. The purchases, however, aren’t mindless. Nor are they fun and games.
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $8 million contract modification, exercising an option for software sustainment services for one of its unmanned helicopter systems.
It is equal parts flying wing and helicopter, with a liberal dose of imagination wrapping those elements into one.
Cubic Corp. said Jan. 4 that it won a three-year, $15 million task order to support U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command exercises. Under the deal, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will help plan, prepare and execute activities as well as provide after-event assessment.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Jan. 4 that it named Marie Mendoza vice president and general counsel. Mendoza replaces Deborah S. Butera, who left the company in September.
Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Dec. 19 that its NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft — a variation of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft — made its first flight.
Soltek Pacific Construction Co. received a U.S. Navy task order worth $16.7 million, the Pentagon announced Dec. 30.