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U.S. AIR FORCE RECEIVES NEW MC-130J COMMANDO II
Friday, August 28, 2015

Source: Lockheed Martin

MARIETTA, Ga - Lockheed Martin delivered a new MC-130J Commando II aircraft to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The Commando II supports missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial delivery and resupply of special operations forces. Of a worldwide inventory of 1525 aircraft, the U.S. is has the largest inventory with 751, followed by Saudi Arabia with 64, and Canada and Indonesia each with 38.

Source:  Lockheed Martin
Associated URL: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/august/u-s-air-force-r
Source Date: August 28, 2015
Posted: 08/28/2015

 
 
AEODRS TACTICAL EOD ROBOTIC PROGRAM APPROVED FOR EMD PHASE
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Source: US Navy

WASHINGTON - Naval Sea Systems Command approved Milestone B for the Advance Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) Tactical Operations variant (Increment 2) Aug. 18.

The AEODRS program is developing a new family of interoperable EOD robotic systems. Rear Adm. Thomas Kearney, director for Acquisition and Commonality at NAVSEA approved the Increment 2 for Milestone B which allows the Tactical Operations variant to proceed to the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

The AEODRS' interoperable approach is based on a Government-owned common architecture that utilizes common physical, electrical, and logical interfaces. This enables the creation of a family of unmanned ground vehicle systems with a high degree interoperability and interchangeability to enable rapid integration of new technologies across the three AEODRS EOD robots.

The Dismounted Operations system (Increment 1) is the smallest variant and must be light enough to be transported via a backpack. The primary mission focus of this system is on reconnaissance.

The Tactical Operations variant (Increment 2), which received Milestone B approval, is a medium-sized system that must be transportable via an EOD response vehicle and capable of being carried by two technicians over a moderate distance. The primary mission focus of this variant is on in-depth reconnaissance and wide-range item prosecution. The Increment 2 robot will replace the EOD Man Transportable Robotic System that first went into full rate production in 2005.

The Base/Infrastructure Operations system (Increment 3) is the largest variant and requires transportation via a large response vehicle/trailer. Increment 3's primary mission includes maximum load/lift capabilities and the widest-range of EOD neutralization, render-safe, and other special capabilities.

"Through the adoption of this modular, open architecture approach across all three Increments we will be better able to integrate emergent technologies and improve overall capability of EOD warfighters," said Capt. Aaron Peters, program manager, NAVSEA Expeditionary Missions Program Office.

The Milestone B Approval comes one month after the program conducted a successful Prime System Integrator Industry Awareness day to exchange AEODRS Increment 2 technical specifications, industry access to system test bed, the draft solicitation and program schedule.

The AEODRS program is managed by PMS408 Expeditionary Missions Program Office as part of the Naval Sea Systems Command's Directorate for Acquisition and Commonality. The directorate brings together personnel dedicated to bridging communication gaps between government and industry, in order to enable cost and variance reductions throughout the acquisition lifecycle. The directorate also provides leadership support to expeditionary missions, and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and special warfare communities.

Source:  U.S. Navy
Associated URL: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=90813
Source Date: August 27, 2015
Posted: 08/28/2015

 
 
BOEING AWARDED $1.5 BILLION POSEIDON CONTRACT MODIFICATION
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Source: U.S. Navy

SEATTLE - Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft.

The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a long-time partner to the U.S. Navy on P-8A development.

"By working together since the early stages of P-8A development, the U.S. and Australia have created one airplane configuration that serves the needs of both countries," said Capt. Scott Dillon, U.S. Navy P-8 program manager. "The U.S. and Australian P-8As will be able to operate with each other effectively and affordably for decades to come."

This latest award puts Boeing on contract to build the Navy’s second lot of full-rate production aircraft, bringing the U.S. Navy’s fleet total to 62 P-8As. Boeing has delivered 28 Poseidons to date. The Navy has deployed the first two P-8A patrol squadrons since operations started in 2013.

Australia’s participation in the P-8 program began in 2009 when the government signed the first in a series of memorandums of understanding to work with the U.S. Navy on system design and development. The U.S. Navy and the RAAF also established a joint program office that operates at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

Production of the first Australian P-8A will begin later this year, with delivery to the RAAF scheduled for 2016. Boeing will also provide the RAAF with a complete training system for the P-8A, using simulators to train pilots and mission crews to operate the aircraft, its sensors, communications and weapons systems without relying on costly live flights.

Source:  Boeing
Associated URL: boeing.com
Source Date: August 27, 2015
Posted: 08/28/2015

 

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