Raytheon is working with the US Navy to bring new capabilities to SPY-6 radar systems, including combat management system integration and multi-functional operations. "SPY-6's common architecture saves time, money and streamlines training and logistics across software and hardware systems," said Raytheon's Kim Ernzen.
Bell has unveiled three concepts to advance its high-speed vertical take-off and landing aircraft, a design that aims to combine "hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft." The aircraft concepts include an unpiloted option, and all three feature fold-away rotors.
The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the first live-fire test of an AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile -- Extended Range. "The government and industry team had great focus and was able to conduct this test event three months earlier than originally envisioned," said Capt. Alex Dutko.
The Federal Aviation Administration's Fact Book Viz Challenge is seeking submissions to present national airspace data in an appealing manner for the public. Data includes information on active pilots, drones, airports and commercial space operations.
NASA plans to extend its $500 million Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services Contract for two years. Listed providers for the contract include Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Leidos.
The next test flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft is scheduled for today, with the uncrewed mission expected to pave the way for crewed flights by year's end. "Last week's flight readiness review, it was smooth as glass," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. "The only thing I'm really concerned about is the weather."
The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization -- IAMTS -- will host a power breakfast on autonomous vehicle testing and validation at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars (CAR MBS) on Thursday in Traverse City, Mich. The event with feature Dr. Joachim Taiber (IAMTS and ITIC), Ed Straub (SAE International), Reuben Sarkar (ACM) and Dino Nardicchio (Cavnue).
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A new tech-heavy Coalition for Urban Innovation is advocating federal assistance to promote smart technologies in cities. "The coalition will provide a unique voice in the infrastructure debate, calling not just for badly needed funding for cities and urban areas but also for mobilizing federal support for new innovations and technologies that will help tackle climate change and equity challenges," said urbanist Richard Florida, a member of the group's advisory board.
The US Air Force Research Laboratory will launch a program this year to develop a high-powered microwave system to defend air bases against drone incursions. This next phase will build on the lab's Tactical High-power Operational Responder program.
Omega Aerial Refueling Services and CASS Professional Services have received aerial refueling contracts from the US Navy. The $900 million contract will support the US military, contractors and foreign military sales clients.
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