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U.S. NAVY CONTRACTS EQUIPMENT AND PERIPHERALS FOR COMBAT DIRECTION SYSTEMS ACTIVITY
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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United States Navy

Source: U.S. Navy


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GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Digital Receiver Technology Inc., of Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $23,827,359 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, from the United States Navy, for portable, ruggedized, and man-packable surveillance equipment and their associated peripherals in support of Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck’s role as in-service engineering agent, technical design agent, and acquisition engineering agent.

Work will be performed in Germantown, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in February 2023.

Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $30,610 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren Virginia, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N0017818D5000.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1448206/
Source Date: February 22, 2018
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 02/23/2018

 
 
RAYTHEON AWARDED ADS-B OUT CONTRACT MOD FOR FOUR USAF AIRCRAFT
Thursday, February 22, 2018
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Raytheon was recently awarded a $30 million ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded contract for T-38A/B, C-17, C-5, and A-10 Automatic Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B Out) upgrades.

As part of an FAA initiative to fund avionics improvements to the United States civil air fleet, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system provides flight crews with high-precision, real-time representations of air traffic data, which are received from a satellite network. The system also allows access to weather services, terrain maps, and other navigational tools. The heightened level of awareness allows more aircraft to operate in the same airspace without additional risk to safety. The FAA hopes the system will allow aircraft to maintain safe distances from one another with less assistance from air traffic controllers.

ADS-B Out is already mandated in some regional airspace and is mandated per DO-260B for retrofit in Europe and the U.S. by 2020.

Many operators will wait until the last minute to upgrade their fleets. As the clock ticks closer to 2020, upgrade demand will surge, as will prices for the upgrade.

Just in February 2018, Rockwell Collins was awarded a contract for ADS-B Out upgrades of 32 military aircraft models. The FY19 budget includes a number of line items dedicated to ADS-B Out upgrades. Many of these programs are being expedited and provided with larger budgets, in order to meet the 2020 deadline, or at the very least prevent upgrades from extending too far beyond the deadline.

While the civilian aircraft market is highly profitable for ADS-B Out upgrade providers, the military market is also quite significant. A certain number of military aircraft will not meet the deadline, thus pushing upgrade programs past 2020, and extending the timeline of this upgrade market.

Source:  forecastinternational.com
Associated URL: Forecast International
Source Date: February 22, 2018
Author: M. Beres, Analyst 
Posted: 02/23/2018

 
 
GARMIN ANNOUNCES HELICOPTER GFC 600H FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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OLATHE, Kansas -- Garmin International has announced the introduction of GFC 600H flight control system for helicopters, that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including stability augmentation system (SAS), Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. The GFC 600H can operate as a full-featured standalone flight control system, but also offers integration with compatible flight displays, including the Garmin G500H and G500H TXi flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

The GFC 600H includes SAS that provides inputs to help stabilize the helicopter while hand-flying. The corrections provided by SAS serve to improve the helicopter’s basic handling characteristics by maintaining a commanded attitude. Designed with the pilot in mind, its cyclic-mounted trim controls allows for seamless interactions without taking a hand off of the helicopter flight controls during basic operations, including system initialization of the SAS in attitude mode, and adjustments of the pitch and roll trim.

The hover assist mode helps the system automatically detect a hover condition and provide flight control inputs to help maintain position over the ground. When equipped with the optional yaw axis control, the GFC 600H will also hold heading in hover.

Source:  Garmin
Associated URL: http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-introduces-rev
Source Date: February 22, 2018
Posted: 02/23/2018

 

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