Lockheed nets $80M contract for Aegis system upgrades

Aug. 16 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin received an $80 million contract from the U.S. Navy for electronic equipment upgrades to the Aegis missile system, the Pentagon announced. The new contract modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, calls for Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems division to cover the production, test and delivery of multi-mission signal processor equipment sets, ...

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FLIR Surveillance awarded $12.6M for sensors aboard littoral combat ships

Aug. 16 (UPI) — FLIR Surveillance Inc. received a $12.6 million contract for supplies, repairs and upgrades to sensor systems aboard U.S. Navy littoral combat ships. The contract, announced Thursday by the Defense Department, refers to FLIR’s Saffire III Electro-Optics Sensor Systems. The systems offer image stabilization, long-range and thermal imaging and color and low-light cameras. The systems are useful ...

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GAO report: Pentagon spent nearly $1B on improper travel payments

Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Department of Defense incorrectly distributed nearly a billion dollars in travel fees over a three- year period, a General Accounting Office report said. The 54-page report, issued this week, noted that “improper payments — including payments that should not have been made or were made in an incorrect amount — are a long-standing, significant challenge ...

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Navy requests proposals for Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Aug. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy continues to build up its unmanned vehicle programs, issuing a request for proposals for the corvette-sized Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle. The Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday issued the RFP, with plans to award multiple conceptual designs for the LUSV, one of three new types of unmanned vehicle the branch is looking to ...

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Explosions at Baghdad weapons depot blamed on Israel, U.S.

Aug. 14 (UPI) — Explosions in a Baghdad munitions depot this week were said to be deliberate by a former Iraqi minister who blamed them on Israel. A weapons storage facility at the Saqr military base in southern Baghdad exploded. Adjacent to a mosque, it is used by federal police and the Popular Mobilization Forces, a state-sponsored umbrella group of ...

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