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  • DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans
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      Abstract: DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plansjames.pozzi@av…Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:45 A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.The Defense Department is seeking $3.57 billion in funding for its advanced research projects agency in 2021, an increase of just over 3% from 2020.Among the projects planned for initiation in 2021 is LongShot, for which DARPA is seeking $22 million. LongShot will demonstrate an air-launched weapon system that will use a slower-speed, longer-range air vehicle for transit to the engagement zone where it will launch multiple air-to-air missiles.The weapon will be carried externally on existing fighters or internally on bombers. Multi-mode propulsion will significantly increase engagement range while allowing air-to-air missiles to be launched closer to their targets, reducing reaction time and increasing terminal energy and kill probability.LongShot appears to be a follow-on to the Flying Missile Rail concept revealed by DARPA in 2017. This was a device carrying a pair of AIM-120 air-to-air missiles that could remain under the wing of and F-16 or F/A-18 or fly away from the host aircraft, acting as a booster to extend the range of the missiles.“LongShot will explore new engagement concepts for multi-modal, multi-kill systems that can engage more than one target,” according to DARPA budget documents. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the program through to a preliminary design review for the demonstration system.DARPA is seeking $13.3 million for begin the Gunslinger program to demonstrate a tactical-range weapon that will combine the maneuverability of a missile with ability of a gun to engage different types of target. Envisioned missions are close air support, counter insurgency and air-to-air engagements.Metrics for the system are total range, including transit, loiter and engagement, as well as effectiveness, according to the documents. Development of such a missile system will require vehicle concepts that have the aerodynamic, propulsion and payload to enable a wide operational envelope, says DARPA. Gunslinger will also require “algorithms that support maneuvering and target recognition to enable expedited command decision making for selecting and engaging targets, and approaches to incorporating modularity of design to reduce cost,” the documents say.DARPA is seeking $15.1 million in 2021 for another new project, Counter High Energy Lasers (C-HEL), which aims to develop a system to detect, locate and disrupt energy laser weapons before they can inflict irreversible damage.The project will study novel sensors, protective materials and obscurants as well as optical and kinetic defeat systems. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the project through the conceptual design review for an initial operational C-HEL system and field testing of protective coatings.Developing small photonic terminals that can establish high-bandwidth communications links between microsatellites and mobile platforms is the goal of Portable Optical Integrated Network Transceivers (POINT), a new project for which $9.2 million is sought in 2021.Existing optical terminals with gimballed telescopes are too large for microsatellites, and POINT will leverage the recent developments in optical phased-array transmitters to develop transceivers with no moving parts, dramatically reducing their size, weight and power requirements.Providing tactical beyond-line-of-sight communications in an anti-access/area-denial environment by deploying low-cost expendable repeaters ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, high-altitude platforms and low-orbiting satellites is the goal of the new Resilient Networked Distributed Multi-Transceiver Communications (RNDMC) project, for which $7.4 million is sought in 2021.Proportional Weapons, for which $6 million is sought in 2021, is a new project to develop a real-time capability to tune the effects of families of munitions to be able to breach a structure, or clear an area, while minimizing collateral damage. “Novel approaches are needed that are absolutely effective from the air or ground against several scales of primarily urban, concealed threats while not being catastrophically destructive,” say DARPA budget documents.Other new projects for fiscal 2021 include: Dynamic Airspace Control ($13.7 million), to develop ways to surveil and manage local airspace without using high-power radar; Non-Kinetic Effects ($7.5 million), to develop new electronic-warfare systems to sense, attack and also protect signals; and Port Defense ($7.4 million), to use expendable unmanned undersea vehicles for mine countermeasures.
        Issue Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, February 19, 2020 Article type Article Primary Category Aerospace Author Graham Warwick Content source Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:45:38 +000
  • New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020)
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      Abstract: New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020)bridget.horan@…Fri, 02/07/2020 - 09:00 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and infrastructure engineering and construction.NASA has promoted Dennis Andrucyk to director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, from deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, Washington, where he fostered cost-saving collaboration with related U.S. and international entities. Andrucyk has held several engineering and technologist executive positions since joining NASA in 1988. He also worked at the National Security Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse, Northrop and General Electric.headshotsAshmita Sethi has been hired as Pratt & Whitney managing director for India. Sethi joins the company following extensive experience in corporate and public affairs and communications, with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. Lynn M. Bamford has been promoted to president of the defense and power segments at Curtiss-Wright Corp. from defense solutions senior vice president/general manager, and Kevin M. Rayment has been promoted to president of the commercial/industrial segment from senior vice president/general manager of the industrial division.Top Aces has promoted Russ Quinn to president from chief commercial officer. He was L-3 Technologies vice president of U.S. Air Force business development. The company also has hired Kevin Fesler as vice president of business development. He was executive director of U.S. Air Force Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne and before that deputy director of F135 Sustainment at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.Engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business iAero Thrust has hired Tommy Mitchell as president, Mike Wilson as production manager and Sebastien Maury as vice president for commercial. Mitchell has 27 years of supply chain management experience. Wilson has 30 years’ experience, including 22 years at Delta Air Lines. Maury brings 21 years of aviation sales experienceBarfield Inc., an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has promoted Gilles Mercier to senior vice president based in Doral, Florida. His prior AFI KLM E&M positions include engineer, cost and pricing manager, engine-shop manager and Air France transformation leader. BridgeComm has hired Michael Abad-Santos as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Abad-Santos was Trustcomm chief commercial officer and before that LeoSat senior vice president for the Americas. Danette Bewley has been promoted to president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority from president of operations/chief operating officer.  General Dynamics Land Systems has named Danny Deep president, a promotion from chief operating officer. He succeeds Gary L. Whited, who will retire in April. Virgin Galactic has promoted Enrico Palermo to chief operating officer in addition to his role as president of The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary. Consolidated Analysis Center International (CACI) has hired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Nagata as senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor. He was director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic and Operational Planning. CACI also has hired Marlin Edwards as senior vice president of business development. He had overseen business development at ManTech. Copenhagen-based Infare, an airfare-pricing data service, has hired Fredrik Palm as chief technology officer. Palm was Qlik vice president of research and development and before that Zaplox chief technology officer. CAG Holdings has appointed Ginger Evans as chief strategy officer. She was CEO of Reach Airports, a CAG/Munich Airport joint venture, and before that was commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. CAG also has named Krystal Brumfield chief of staff. She was Reach president and CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.  The Aerospace Industries Association has named Alison Lynn vice president of communications. She was senior director for product communications at the American Chemistry Council.Nano Dimension has hired veteran turnaround executive Yoav Stern as president/CEO. Cofounder and former CEO Amit Dror will become customer success officer and continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.  Airbus Helicopters has promoted Laurence Petiard to head of external communications. She has managed external communications for several civil and military helicopter programs.Commercial Jet has hired R. Rick Townsend as vice president of sales and marketing. Townsend has held senior positions at Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. Gulfstream has promoted Matt Baer to regional vice president of sales for the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. He was northeast regional sales manager.Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has hired Marcell Fi...
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +000
  • Upcoming Events
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      Abstract: Upcoming Eventsamy.hardcastle…Sat, 01/25/2020 - 01:36 To list an event, send information in calendar format to Donna Thomas at For a complete list of Aviation Week Network’s upcoming events, and to register, visit (Bold type indicates new calendar listing.)Jan. 27-30—Helicopter Association International Expo (HAI HELI-EXPO) Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, 28-29—Airports Council International, 2020 Innovation@Airports, Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, California, 29—National Business Association (NBAA) 2020 West Palm Beach Regional Forum, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, FL, 29-30—GASB 87 Training Workshop, DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport, Ontario, California, 4-5—Aviation Week AeroEngines Americas, JW Marriott Turnberry, Miami, 4-6—Women In Corporate Aviation Asia Lunch Event, Ministry of Transport, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur,…Feb. 4-6—African Aviation 2020 — 29th MRO Africa and 8th African Aviation Training, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, https://mroafrica.comFeb. 4-6—Aviation Week Routes Americas 2020, Indianapolis, Indiana, 4-6—Aviation Week Aero-Engines Americas, JW Marriott Turnberry, Miami, Florida, 5-6—CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical & Regulatory Summit, Doha, Qatar, 5-7—Women in Aviation International 31st Annual Conference, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 11-16—Singapore Airshow 2020, Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, https://singaporeairshow.comFeb. 18-19—Aviation Festival Asia, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore, 21—The 13th Annual Southeast Symposium Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Niceville, Florida, 24-26—Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME),  Dubai World Trade Center, UAE, https://www.aime.aeroFeb. 25-26—Aviation Week MRO Middle East, Conrad Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center, UAE, 2-6—Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC) Main Committee Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand,'comtID=TEAAMSCACRCMar. 5—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit 2020, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C., 5-6—2020 ACI-NA/AAAE Washington Legislative Conference, Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.,…Mar. 8-10—Aviation Week Routes Asia 2020, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 9—SpeedNews Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference, Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California,…Mar. 9-11—SpeedNews Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, Bever...
      PubDate: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 01:36:00 +000
  • New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Jan. 27, 2020)
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      Abstract: New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Jan. 27, 2020)bridget.horan@…Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:16 NASA has promoted Robert Pearce to associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. He was acting associate administrator and has held a number of strategic executive and program management positions at NASA. Pearce succeeds Jaiwon Shin, who has retired.Wizz Air has hired Jourik Hooghe as executive vice president/chief financial officer. Hooghe had been with the Adecco Group. Wizz Air also promoted Iain Wetherall to chief investment officer, a new position; Wetherall was chief financial officer.   The Aerospace Corp. has promoted Todd Nygren to senior vice president of the engineering and technology group, which comprises 1,500 engineers and scientists. Nygren has held multiple leadership positions at the company including general manager and chief engineer for addressing emerging national security threats.photosNorthrop Grumman has promoted Lesley Kalan to corporate vice president and chief strategy and development officer. Kalan was vice president of government relations since Jan. 1, 2018, and vice president of legislative affairs since 2010.The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has named Kori Schake a foreign and defense policy studies director and resident scholar. She succeeds Danielle Pletka, who remains an AEI senior fellow focused on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. Schake was deputy director general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.Airbus has created a new communications and corporate affairs office whose leadership comprises: Maggie Bergsma, head of communications for commercial aircraft; Yves Barille, head of communications for helicopters; Dirk Erat, head of communications for defense and space; and Philipp Encz, head of the company’s creative content teams and internal and external communications. Guillaume Steuer has been appointed head of external communications, reporting to Encz.Safe Flight Instrument Corp., a lift--instrumentation and control-systems maker, has promoted Maria Ferrara to vice president of manufacturing, a new position, from director of quality assurance, during which she oversaw Safe Flight’s AS9100 certification. Ferrara was BAE Systems’ lead quality assurance engineer.Virgin Galactic has hired Michelle Kley as general counsel, secretary and executive vice president of legal. Kley was senior vice president, chief legal/compliance officer and secretary at Maxar Technologies Inc. Triumph Group has promoted Thomas A. Quigley III to vice president of investor relations and controller, from corporate officer and controller. He succeeds Michael Pici, who has left.Airlines for America has named Riva Khoshaba Parker vice president of labor and employment/litigation. Parker had worked at the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army and helped create the Army’s first nationwide labor litigation team.Ulla Lettijeff has been appointed director of Helsinki Airport and a member of Finavia’s executive group, effective Feb. 6. Lettijeff has held several managerial positions at Fiskars Group and Nokia.The DuPage Airport Authority of West Chicago, Illinois, has named Mark Doles executive director. He succeeds David Bird, who has retired. Doles was interim executive director.RTCA Inc. has made three board appointments: Nathan Boelkins, Michael Ingram and Lorne Cass. Boelkins heads Collins Aerospace commercial avionics; Ingram is vice president/general manager of Honeywell cockpit systems, and Cass is American Airlines operations/industry affairs vice president.D. Scott Davis has been named independent lead director of the Honeywell board. He succeeds Enesa President/CEO Chico Pardo, who was lead director in January 2016-20.The Aerospace Corp. has elected three new board members: former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Air Force Gen. (ret.) Paul J. Selva; former Defense Department official Kathleen H. Hicks; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and former NASA official Dava J. Newman.Platinum Tools has hired Scott Lipsett as marketing manager, succeeding Jason Chesla, who recently was named national accounts manager. Lipsett was brand manager at Reactor Watch. Before joining Platinum Tools as marketing manager in 2016, Chesla was a sales and marketing consultant at LiveWire Innovation.Lufthansa has added a board-level position for customer and corporate responsibility, led by Brussels Airlines CEO Christina Foerster. It has also appointed Thorsten Dirks to head the new IT, digital and innovation department and Harry Hohmeister to lead the commercial passenger airlines division. Swiss International Airlines Chief Finanacial Officer Michael Niggemann has joined the board for three years and taken over management of human resources and legal affiars.FlightSafety International has promoted Matthew De Foe to manager of the Paris Le Bourget learning center. He succeeds Yannick Kerriou, who has left. De Foe was program manager, training director and assistant manager at Tucson, Arizona, and West Palm Beach, Florida.Hong Kong-based Kadoorie subsidiary Metrojet Ltd. ha...
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:16:52 +000
  • Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600
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      Abstract: Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600brice.gnahore@…Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:31 The Legacy 450 and 500 and Praetor 500 and 600 are two series of business jets produced by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. Although they have different commercial designations, the Legacy 450 and Praetor 500 and Legacy 500 and Praetor 600 are based on common types, the EMB-545 and EMB-550, respectively. Those Legacy airframes are clean-sheet designs that were launched by Embraer at the 2008 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), with the Legacy 450 described as being the mid-light category of business jets and the Legacy 500 in the midsize category. From a competitive standpoint, Embraer intended for the Legacy 450 and 500 “to fill gaps in the [company’s] product line between the Phenom 300 light jet and Legacy 600 super-midsized aircraft.” At the time that they were launched, Embraer anticipated that the Legacy 500 would enter service “in the second half of 2012,” while the smaller Legacy 450 would follow “in the second half of 2013.” However, despite those statements, it was not until December 2011 that the Legacy 500 was rolled out, with its first flight taking place on Nov. 27, 2012, from Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil, the location of Embraer’s headquarters and primary manufacturing facility. Subsequently, the Legacy 450 made its first flight 13 months later on Dec. 28, 2013. The former airframe was certified by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency [Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC)] in August 2014, with the latter receiving approval a year later in August 2015. Following the completion of a 1,800-hr. flight-test program that resulted in the certification of the EMB-550 type, the first Legacy 500 airframe was delivered to a Brazilian customer on Oct. 10, 2014. The smaller, but in many ways similar, Legacy 450 required only two flight-test airframes to complete its test program, with the first delivery taking place in early 2016 to a U.S.-based customer.Introduced on Oct. 14, 2018, just prior to that year’s National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the Praetor 500 and 600 are described as being midsize and super-midsize business jets, respectively. Although they are derivatives of the Legacy 450 and 500, the Praetor jets—which are “named after the title for a Roman magistrate”—are improved in a number of ways, including fuel capacity, maximum weights and range. At the time they were introduced, it was noted that flight testing was already underway for both airframes, with Embraer stating that a total of three Praetor 600 airframes—two prototypes and a single “production-conforming aircraft”—and a single production-conforming Praetor 500 were involved in the flight-test campaign. Following the completion of its flight-test program, the Praetor 600 received ANAC approval on schedule in April 2019, with the first delivery taking place in June 2019 to a European customer. Less than four months after the Praetor 600 was certified, the Praetor 500 was certified by the ANAC in August 2019. Legacy Variant
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:31:08 +000
  • 报告称,航空变得更安全,但事故的代价更高昂
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      Abstract: 报告称,航空变得更安全,但事故的代价更高昂cheryl.heng@av…Wed, 12/18/2019 - 06:37 主要保险提供商安联全球企业及特殊风险有限公司(Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty)和安伯瑞德航空大学在一份新的报告中表示,飞机碰撞和坠机事故占所有航空相关保险索赔价值的一半以上(57%),相当于93亿美元,占索赔金额的四分之一以上(27%)。Aircraft collisions and crashes account for more than half the value of all aviation-related insurance claims (57%), equivalent to $9.3 billion, and more than a quarter of claims by number (27%), major insurance provider Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said in a new report.他们在11月的报告中说:“尽管航空业安全记录的改善,特别是致命事故发生量方面的改善毋庸质疑,但我们仍然看到保险索赔的数量和金额在不断增加,这意味着飞行员和保险公司都还不能沾沾自喜。” “Although the improvement in the aviation sector’s safety record—particularly with regards to the number of fatal accidents—cannot be questioned, it continues to see a high volume and growing magnitude of insurance claims, meaning aviators and insurers alike cannot be complacent,” their November report said.该报告分析了从2013-18年度开始的50,000多项航空保险业索赔,总价值超过163亿美元。The report analyzed more than 50,000 aviation insurance industry claims worth more than $16.3 billion from 2013-18.碰撞和撞机事故还包括硬着陆、机鸟相撞和跑道事故等事件。分析显示,在过去五年中,有470起跑道事件导致索ࠌ...
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 06:37:46 +000

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      Abstract: 飛行は安全になっているが、事故は高額になっていると報告cheryl.heng@av…Wed, 12/18/2019 - 06:27 主要な保険会社であるAllianz Global Corporate and SpecialtyおよびEmbry-Riddle航空大学の最新レポートによると、航空機の墜落と衝突は、全ての航空関係の保険金請求額の半分以上(57%)を占めます。これは93億ドルに相当し、総額の4分の1以上(27%)です。
      「さらに、航空機の設計と技術、製造がますます複雑化しており、機体全体に関わる被害の大きい地上事故を起こしている。2013年のボーイング787 Dreamlinerの事故の場合、リチウムイオンのバッテリーから電気系統に問題が生じた。最近、再設計されたボーイング737 MAXが、2018年から2019年の5か月以内に、死者を出す2度の墜落事故を起こした」、と報告されました。
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 06:27:12 +000
  • AirAsia X to launch Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita service
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      Abstract: AirAsia X to launch Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita servicelinda.blachly@…Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:16 Malaysian LCC AirAsia X will introduce new direct service from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita starting Nov. 20.AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail announced the route via social media, writing the new route will allow passengers the ability to access Tokyo “either through Narita Airport or Haneda Airport, giving them more flexibility on flight times and connectivity ... these new services are in response to overwhelming consumer demand and ahead of what will be a big year for Tokyo tourism in 2020.”The 4X-weekly Tokyo Narita flight will complement AirAsia X’s existing daily flight to Tokyo Haneda and will add 156,000 seats to the route annually. The Haneda flights depart the Malaysian capital in the afternoon while the Narita flight departs at midnight.“Operating from two airports in Tokyo with different flight times will also entice more fly-thru guests connecting from other cities within our global network, whilst at the same time, providing Malaysians more flight options to travel to Japan’s capital and largest city,” Benyamin added.The airline did not specify if the route will use the new Airbus A330-900. Its Thai affiliate AirAsia X Thailand operates 3X-daily flights to Narita, with one of the daily flights using an A330-900, of which AirAsia has 66 on order.“AirAsia recently took delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A330neo aircraft, which flew its maiden flight from Bangkok’s Don Mueang [International Airport] to Narita on Aug. 15,” AirAsia X told ATW. “Future deliveries of additional A330neo aircraft to be based in Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur will be announced in due course.”Chen Chuanren, Content summary Article type Article Primary Category Airports & Routes Content source Air Transport World Exclude from lists' No Article sub-type Article Gating ATW Plus ATW Featured Image thai-air-asia-x-a330-900-source-airbus.jpg Publication date Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:16
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:16:00 +000
  • Selected U.S. Military Contracts for the Week of March 6 - March 10, 2017
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      Abstract: Selected U.S. Military Contracts for the Week of March 6 - March 10, 2017user+1@localho…Wed, 03/15/2017 - 01:41 Selected U.S. military contracts for March 6, 2017U.S. ARMYBlue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as Pemdas Technologies and Innovation, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract for the Atmospheric Sensing and Prediction System. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-17-D-0001).Selected U.S. military contracts for March 7, 2017U.S. AIR FORCEKelly Aviation Center LP, San Antonio, has been awarded a $1,001,978,024 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for KC-10 engine contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide engine teardown and overhaul, on-wing support/contract field teams, and engine parts and logistics. In addition, the contractor will provide all support required to fulfill this requirement, including but not limited to labor, materials, tools, equipment, parts, and transportation. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8105-17-D-0002).U.S. NAVYAvian LLC, Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded an $11,402,443 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Integrated System Evaluation Experimentation and Test Department (AIR-5.1). Services provided will include flight test engineering, programmatic, administrative, design, execution, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of tests and experiments of aircraft, unmanned air systems, weapons and weapons systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-17-C-0049).Selected U.S. military contracts for March 8, 2017U.S. NAVYSierra Nevada Corp., Rancho, California, is being awarded a $30,995,905 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-09-D-0003) to extend the ordering period and exercise Option Year 6 for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5, to support explosive ordnance disposal personnel.  The AN/PLT-5 is a man-portable system in support of the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare program. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.Vector Planning and Services Inc., San Diego, is being awarded a potential $17,910,070 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering, and technology integration. Support includes innovative technology assessment and development; rapid software development and prototyping; enabling capability training; security engineering; and cybersecurity risk management.  This is one of four multiple-award contracts. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-17-D-0117).Selected U.S. military contracts for March 9, 2017U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCYLockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, was awarded a $53,052,807 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a 36-month period with no options for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Technology Risk Reduction (TRR) effort. This contract represents part of the Missile Defense Agency’s technology risk reduction strategy to improve performance and reduce risk for a gimbaled seeker assembly, integrated avionics assembly, component integration and testing, and an advanced seeker. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-17-C-0002).U.S. NAVYViON Corp., Herndon, California, is being awarded a $34,790,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Capacity as a Service support to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Spawar) Headquarters, Spawar System Center Pacific and Spawar System Center Atlantic. The Capacity as a Service acquisition model allows Spawar to more accurately scale, up and down, its information technology (IT) infrastructure to meet evolving mission requirements. Savings are realized through no up-front costs and a “pay as you go” acquisition model, reducing waste usually associated with overbuying of IT equipment to eventually meet an expectation of mission requirement. Under this contract, ViON is responsible for providing on-demand, on-premise computing, networking and storage solutions for a variety of systems and applications for the command’s research, development, testing and evaluation core infrastructures, laboratory and data center environments. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the maximum contract value to $49,990,000. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-17-D-0003). Content summary Issue Aerospace Daily ...
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:41:00 +000
  • Product Realization Pop Quiz
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      Abstract: Product Realization Pop Quizwill.herth@pen…Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:42 How well do you understand Product Realization'
      Aerospace and Defense companies such as yours are looking for ways to gain insight into program decisions that impact cost, timing and quality. To effectively compete and achieve program execution excellence, you need to make manufacturing a core part of the development process.Put your Product Realization knowledge to test with this pop quiz. Complete the short quiz and be entered to win one of two $50 Amazon gifts cards!To help you with the answers, please download the white paper Product realization facilitates a collaborative approach. Content loading... Please enable javascript! Test Your Product Realization Knowledge What is product realization for Aerospace and Defense companies'
      It is the final phase of the project
      It is a process-driven approach to the entire manufacturing lifecycle starting with “Concept to build” through “Build to delivery”
      It is the decision that a design meets all requirements of OEMs and suppliers How does a product realization solution support program execution excellence'
      Through simulation of production alternatives to virtually verify the manufacturing processes and tooling throughout the entire manufacturing lifecycle – full digital twin
      Through concurrent maturing of manufacturing processes and tooling with the design thus impacting the design prior to release
      Through integration of advanced manufacturing technologies and automation with the ability to virtually commission robotics and CNC equipment
      Through the ability to trace a requirement to a design feature to an inspection within the electronic work instructions – complete digital thread
      Through the ability to easily and electronically compare the as-designed to as-built for delivery – complete digital thread
      All of the above Name the product realization strategy that helps understand the manufacturing implications of multiple design alternatives. (See page 6 of the white paper.)
      Shift left
      Shift right
      Shift up
      Shift down Which of the following is not a benefit of implementing the shift left strategy'
      The program team can make manufacturing decisions concurrently with the product design
      Reduces the number of program changes and ensures smooth transition from product development to production
      Links requirements to individual test request, test procedure and instrumentation
      Provides the early digital twin to enable virtual verification as the digital twin matures along with product design Which are the benefits of an ERP-PLM-MES integration'
      Seamless delivery of 3D work instructions from PLM to MES
      Shop floor access to released computer numerical control (CNC) programs
      Ability to digitally compare the as-built to as-designed in a single system
      Ability to virtually commission robotics and automation
      All of the above
      None of the above Test Your Product Realization Knowledge Thank you for participating! Winners will be notified via email. //>//>//>>//-->//-->
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:42:07 +000
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