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Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Posted at 3:02 PM
    NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before. The test series wrapped up Thursday with a seventh hot fire test of a developmental RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The test ran for a full-duration 535 seconds. "The completion of this test series is an important step in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:12 PM
    EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - August 27, 2015) - Microtech Instruments, Inc. announces the availability of T-Vision -- a new THz imaging system designed for research and industrial applications, such as non-destructive screening of products for hidden defects.Operation of the T-Vision is based on upconverting the THz image to the near-IR. By mixing the narrowband THz pulse with a near IR pulse at 1064 nm, the THz image is spectrally shifted to around 1070 nm, where ... read more
  • Posted at 1:58 PM
    Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced the first deliveries of its newest midsize jet, the Cessna Citation Latitude, and a national tour to demonstrate its stand-up, flat floor cabin. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/15 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been invited to present at the 2015 Liolios Gateway Conference being held September 9-10, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, CA. ImageWare Systems management is scheduled to present on Thursday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the conference. The presentation will be webcast live and available ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support warfighter training systems at global U.S. Air Force operating locations. Twelve companies have been awarded positions on TSA III, which has a ceiling value of approximately $20.9 billion over 10 years, if all options are exercised. The sustainment and modernization of all U.S. Air Force pilot and aircrew training systems will be executed through ... read more
  • Posted at 9:20 AM
    Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for 15 of its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's latest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing Blended Winglet structure, but adds new aerodynamic ... read more
  • Posted at 9:09 AM
    NASA's space technology program is seeking proposals to develop solar array systems for space power in high radiation and low solar energy environments. In the near future, NASA will need solar cells and arrays for multiple applications in robotic and human space exploration missions. Because these systems were traditionally developed for operation near Earth, there is a need to develop new solar array concepts as NASA considers missions that require exposure to more intense radiation environments and travel ever ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    MADISON, WI -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/15 -- Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance visible and infrared laser systems for defense and security applications, announced it has won the 2015 Wisconsin Innovation Awards honor for manufacturing, citing the company's novel Non-Lethal Ocular Disruptor with Enhanced Safety (NLOD-ES). Winners in ten categories were selected from 170 entrants and 33 finalists, judged by a panel of 18 industry experts. The NLOD-ES laser, manufactured in the company's Madison facility, serves a wide ... read more
  • Posted at 8:57 AM
    Semprius, Inc., an innovator in high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules, was awarded a competitive $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to develop technologies that lower the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:23 AM
    A mere one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully according to Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper How Manufacturers Can Cut Waste and Improve Value In Product Development Processes provides insight into: -- The cost of inaccessible data and how it affects the product development process resulting in: ... read more
  • Vology, Inc. Acquires VITAL Network Services --- TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27, 2015
    Posted at 6:45 AM
    Vology, Inc. a leading national IT solutions company, has acquired VITAL Network Services of Tampa, an international provider of network support services representing some of the largest and most widely known corporate brands in the nation. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and VITAL Network Services will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vology, Inc. "This investment immediately and substantially advances Vology's market position as an outsourced provider of IT infrastructure management services, and we intend to continue along ... read more
  • Posted at 6:10 AM
    Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the Company has been awarded an U.S. Navy indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) to support the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Ordnance Information System (OIS). Serco was selected as one of two companies to compete for tasks under this contract with a $45.9 million ceiling value over a five year period of performance. Serco has supported services under this contract since 2010. Under the contract, Serco ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Penton's SpeedNews, the source for aviation news and information, will bring its European Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference to Toulouse, France for a third year of uniting global commercial and military aerospace professionals to discuss supply chain strategies. Held in conjunction with the SpeedNews 16th Annual Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, the event will take place September 14, 2015 at the Hotel Palladia. To register for the event, visit Logo - The European Aerospace ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL) today announced that a high performance satellite designed and built for Australia's new nbn(TM) broadband network has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace. The high capacity broadband satellite, which will provide service to more than 200,000 Australians, demonstrates SSL's leadership in providing satellites for high speed internet access. ... read more
  • Posted at 5:35 AM
    Secure Cloud Systems, an award-winning global provider of highly secure data security solutions, today announced it is teaming with PD-Systems and MicroTech for multiple armed forces contracts to provide cybersecurity solutions as well as research and development services utilizing its proprietary CertainSafe technology. Logo - Photo - Secure Cloud Systems, LLC was named as a sub-contractor on the TACOM Strategic Service Solutions (TS3) Family of Contracts, VA is a prime contractor for the TS3 Contract with the US Army, ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    CNO-TSX VENTURE CERRITOS, CA, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - California Nanotechnologies Corp. ("Cal Nano") is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Goulet to the Board of Directors. "Sébastien Goulet has been involved with Cal Nano over the last six months and is currently a director of Omni-Lite Industries, one of CNO's founding shareholders. As a result, Sébastien has an excellent understanding of the needs and requirements of the Company," stated David F. Grant, Chairman of the ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by easyJet to supply the wheels, carbon brakes and MRO support for the 68 new Airbus A320ceo aircraft being added to their fleet. UTC Aerospace Systems has been the wheel and brake supplier to easyJet since their A320 aircraft entered service. UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. MRO services will be performed at the company's Hatfield, U.K., location in close proximity to ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Division Newport to enhance the features of the company's AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar. Together, the team is analyzing the system's synthetic aperture sonar to fully optimize its ability to capture and process high- and low-resolution images of mine threats undersea. "Extending our long history of collaboration with our NUWC neighbors, this project brings together our respective sonar experts to maximize the performance of a critical undersea warfare ... read more

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot. South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in July to Ferra Engineering for mechanical sub-assemblies. "We are pleased to be able to further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing and fostering capabilities in local ... read more
  • Posted at 12:44 PM
    The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch to the orbital outpost Wednesday, Sept. 2. NASA Television launch coverage will begin at 11:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday (10:34 a.m. Baikonur time). Mogensen and Aimbetov are short duration ... read more