U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

Jan. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy announced it has inaugurated a new Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve unit. Deputy Commander Rear Adm. James Butler presided over the ceremony on Jan. 4 at Club Meade. “We at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command are determine to increase our competitive advantages over our nation’s adversaries by focusing on our capabilities, processes, and ...

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Navy test-fires low-cost, hypersonic-speed projectiles

Jan. 9 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy test-fired high-velocity projectiles using existing guns aboard a destroyer during an exercise last summer. Twenty projectiles were successfully fired at near-hypersonic speed from the USS Dewey’s standard Mk 45, five-inch main deck gun during the “Rim of the Pacific” exercises off Hawaii, the USNI News reported. It was an attempt to learn if ...

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L-3 tapped for comms system on MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

Jan. 8 (UPI) — L-3 Technologies has been tasked by the U.S. Navy with manufacturing and supporting the Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 secure communications system. The company will be expected to manufacture, test, deliver, manage and support the common data link, which allows the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to communicate with Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. Work on ...

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KBR Inc. announces inclusion in $12.1B Army IT contract

Jan. 7 (UPI) — Houston’s KRB Inc. announced Monday it is a prime contractor on a $12.1 billion U.S. Army information technology contract. SGT LLC, a division of KBR’s KBRwyle, will work with the Army on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract of five years, with an additional four-year option. The contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command includes work in the ...

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Raytheon contracts Elbit Systems for Two Color Laser System

Jan. 4 (UPI) — Raytheon has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems of America for the Two Color Laser System, a surveillance system element onboard military aircraft. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a news release on Elbit Systems’ website, but the U.S. subsidiary of the Israeli company said the contract would be carried out in 2019. ...

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