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TELEDYNE WIRELESS TO REPAIR U.S. NAVY'S EA-6BS' ALQ-99S UNDER $7.5M CONTRACT
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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EA-6B Prowler in Flight

Source: U.S. Navy


EA-6B Prowler in Flight

Source: U.S. Navy


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PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Teledyne Wireless of Rancho Cordova, Calif., a $7.5-million firm-fixed-price contract (N00383-19-C-D002) for the repair of the ALQ-99 system in support of EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The contract does not contain a provision for an option quantity and only one source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement pursuant to the authority set forth in 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received.

The contracted work will be performed in Rancho Cordova, Calif., and is expected to be completed by November 2021.

The Navy has obligated the full $7.5 million in Working Capital funds at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. Department of Defense
Source Date: October 10, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
SPY-6 AMDR TRACKS, INTERCEPTS MULTIPLE THREATS AND BALLISTIC MISSILE IN LATEST TESTS
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Land-Based SPY-6 AMDR Test Installation

Source: Raytheon


Land-Based SPY-6 AMDR Test Installation

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TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- Raytheon's SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) is continuing to demonstrate its integrated air and missile defense capability through performance against multiple targets. Recently, the radar detected, acquired and tracked multiple targets from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. Capitalizing on two unrelated exercises conducted nearby in mid-September, SPY-6 not only tracked multiple threats simultaneously, but also a ballistic missile through to intercept, for the first time.

"AN/SPY-6(V) continues to impress through consistent performance against complex, surrogate threats," said U.S. Navy Captain Seiko Okano, Major Program Manager for Above Water Sensors, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems. "With production now underway, we're progressing - with confidence - toward delivery of this exceptional, game-changing radar, which will transform our naval capabilities for decades to come."

Raytheon states that the SPY-6 program has met all milestones, ahead of or on schedule, since its inception in January 2014. The radar has amassed a track record of performance, demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities against an array of single and multiple, simultaneous targets throughout the Navy's extensive testing program and against various targets of opportunity. Now in production at Raytheon's advanced Radar Development Facility, the company says that the SPY-6 remains on schedule for delivery to the first DDG 51 Flight III, the future USS Jack H Lucas (DDG 125), in 2019.

The SPY-6 provides greater range, increased accuracy, greater resistance to environmental and man-made electronic clutter, higher reliability, and sustainability than currently deployed radars, says Raytheon. The radar's demonstrated sensitivity provides greater coverage for early and accurate detection which optimizes the effectiveness of the Navy's most advanced weapons, including all variants of Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-6.

The inherent scalability of the radar, which is based on 2'x2'x2' Radar Modular Assemblies, individual radar "building blocks," allows for new instantiations without significant new radar development costs. Scaled variants of SPY-6 already designated as U.S. Navy programs of record, include the back-fit radar for existing DDG 51 Flight IIA destroyers, the new and backfit radars for aircraft carriers and amphibious ships, as well as the radar for the new guided-missile frigate, FFG(X).

Source:  Raytheon
Source Date: October 10, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
VIASAT AND STANDARDAERO ENTER EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT FOR BOMBARDIER GLOBAL HIGH SPEED CONNECTIVITY
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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The Package Will Equip Bombardier Global 6000s

Source: Zetta Jet


The Package Will Equip Bombardier Global 6000s

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Viasat announced an exclusive distributor agreement with StandardAero to offer a high-speed connectivity package for Bombardier Global business jets. The package will cover Viasat's Ka-band and dual-band Ka-/Ku-band equipment, inclusive of the Viasat shipset, radome, and STC. The package is designed for all Bombardier Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000, and Global 6000 aircraft.

Through this agreement, operators and other Bombardier Global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) shops can work directly with StandardAero to install Viasat's in-flight connectivity system.

"Owners and operators of Bombardier Global aircraft no longer have to wait to install the industry's fastest, most robust in-flight connectivity system for their business jets-they can install Viasat's advanced business jet connectivity system today," said Jerry Goodwin, vice president, Global Network Services, Viasat. "Our in-flight connectivity service is proven to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases of flight when performing bandwidth-intensive applications, including accessing virtual private networks, or streaming high-definition video calls, cloud content, or live TV entertainment. And with our dual-band solution, operators will have access to more global coverage redundancy and still have Viasat's highest-speed Ka-band solution."

StandardAero will offer Viasat's most advanced business aviation dual-band, Ku-band and Ka-band shipsets, including the Global Aero Terminal 5510, which will tap into the ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2, and European Ka-band satellite platforms, and will be forward-compatible with Viasat's future-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3-enabling use of the ViaSat-3 capacity with no additional hardware upgrades.

ViaSat-3 is an ultra-high capacity satellite platform, which will be comprised of three ViaSat-3 class satellites offering global coverage. Each ViaSat-3 satellite is expected to deliver one terabit per second capacity, which is around the estimated total network capacity of commercial communications satellites in space today.

"Our business jet customers want fast, reliable internet-no matter where they fly," said Marc Drobny, president, StandardAero Business Aviation. "As the only master distributor of Viasat's Ka-band and dual-band packages, we have an opportunity to work with our Bombardier Global aircraft customers as well as other MROs, and set them up with a connectivity solution that will leverage the latest satellite technology for faster speeds, more capacity and improved performance today and well into the future. We are proud to expand our industry leadership in connectivity solutions with this exciting partnership-especially as more business jet customers want to get online, globally."

Source:  Viasat
Source Date: October 10, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 

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