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MK48 MOD 7 COMMON BROADBAND ADVANCED SONAR SYSTEM REPLACEMENT KITS PRODUCED BY LOCKHEED MARTIN
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Source: Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., of Marion, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $20,045,915 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-11-C-6404, from the United States Navy, to exercise option year four for the production of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) Functional Item replacement kits and related engineering services. This modification includes foreign military sales (FMS) to Canada and the Netherlands. Work will be performed in Marion, Massachusetts (95 percent); and Syracuse, New York (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2018.

Fiscal 2015 weapons procurement (Navy); FMS (Canada and Netherlands); fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance (Navy); and FMS (Netherlands) funding in the amount of $20,045,915 will be obligated at time of award, and $49,958 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/616022
Source Date: September 2, 2015
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 09/03/2015

 
 
SATELLITE COMPLETES NEW MILITARY SMART PHONE-LIKE NETWORK'S NEAR GLOBAL COVERAGE
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Source: Lockheed Martin

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Point Mugu, Calif. - The United States Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is talking from space to the satellite control team at the Naval Spacecraft Operations Control facility here after its Florida launch on September 2. MUOS-4 will enable near-global coverage for a new secure military communications network offering enhanced capabilities for mobile forces.

The MUOS-4 satellite launched at 6:18 a.m. EDT this morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. A Lockheed Martin-led initialization team, stationed at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, is operating the satellite from its transfer orbit to its test slot.

The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems and its Communications Satellite Program Office responsible for the MUOS program are based in San Diego. Lockheed Martin assembled and tested MUOS-4 at its Sunnyvale, California facility.

MUOS-4 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces. Users with operational MUOS terminals can seamlessly connect beyond line-of-sight around the globe and into the Global Information Grid. MUOS' new smart phone-like capabilities include simultaneous, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data, over a high-speed Internet Protocol-based system.

The addition of MUOS-4 completes the initial constellation and provides the MUOS network with near-global coverage, extending the reach of communications further toward the North and South poles than ever before.

The MUOS-4 satellite joins a network, which already includes MUOS-1, MUOS-2 and MUOS-3, launched respectively in 2012, 2013 and January 2015, and four required MUOS ground stations already completed. Once fully operational, the MUOS network will provide comparatively 16 times the capacity of the legacy ultra high frequency communications satellite system, which it will continue to support, and eventually replace.

More than 55,000 currently fielded radio terminals can be upgraded to be MUOS-compatible, with many of them requiring just a software upgrade.

Source:  Lockheed Martin
Associated URL: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Source Date: September 2, 2015
Author: Lockheed Martin 
Posted: 09/03/2015

 
 
ROCKWELL COLLINS DEBUTS PRO LINE FUSION FOR COMMERCIAL ROTARY WING PLATFORMS
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Source: Rockwell Collins

TIANJIN, China - The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system has been selected for 20 aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks. It's even been flight tested as an unmanned aerial system ground station. Now, at the China Helicopter Exposition taking place Sept. 9-13, the system is making its debut for the Asian commercial helicopter market.

Featuring advanced graphical interfaces, intuitive icons and easily configurable multi-function display windows, Pro Line Fusion makes it easy for pilots to keep their eyes forward, with the right information in the right place. Now, pilots can more naturally and effectively stay focused on the mission during all phases of flight and in all flying conditions.

With an intuitive layout that can be preconfigured to match specific operational scenarios, the system offers a variety of innovative technologies designed to reduce pilot workload and enhance situational awareness.

The mission-specific operational profiles include offshore platform approaches, hover in place, extended search and rescue patterns, and other critical mission capabilities.

Combining large, high-resolution displays with the ease of touch-screen operations (complemented by intuitive keypad and cursor controls), Pro Line Fusion can meet the demands of any helicopter mission today and for the future.

Source:  Rockwell Collins
Associated URL: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/Data/News/2015_Cal_Yr/GS/FY15GSNR48-ChinaHeli.asp
Source Date: September 2, 2015
Author: Rockwell Collins 
Posted: 09/03/2015

 

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