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USAF to reevaluate parts of the radar competition

US Air Force to Reevaluate 3DELRR Award to Raytheon

The US Air Force will reevaluate its decision to award Raytheon a major radar contract, following protests by Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, the service confirmed Wednesday.  In a statement attributed to Lt. Col. Kevin Sellers, 3DELRR program manager, the Air Force confirmed a Reuters report that it was reevaluating the contract to award to Raytheon.  "Based on feedback received from the Government Accountability Office regarding the protests, we agreed to re-enter source selection to conduct another round of discussions regarding the technical evaluation and pricing analysis," Seller said in the statement.

Goblin Shark micro-UAV provides 360-degree vision

Amphibious Combat Vehicle Competition to Heat Up

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Growing Teeth: Upgunning The Surface Navy

More A400M Transport Delivery Delays Expected In 2015

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Aurora Claims 80-Hour Endurance Record For Orion UAS

Northrop Grumman Developing 6th Generation Fighter Plans

Afghan air force to add armed MD 530F to helicopter fleet


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Confirmation hearings set for SECDEF nominee Ash Carter 
Defense News reports that Ashton Carter will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his nomination for US defense secretary Feb. 4, then return a month later to testify about the next defense spending plan.  SASC Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., revealed the date to reporters Thursday morning. He also confirmed Carter will appear on Capitol Hill to defend the White House's coming 2016 defense budget request — not outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  

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Digital Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cloud-Based Geo-Analytics & Geo-Data Exploitation for Defence & Homeland Security
Phenomenal advances in technologies like cloud and 3D modelling, together with increased availability of high-quality, high-accuracy geospatial data especially from space-based remote sensing satellites, are propelling the market for governmental GEOINT solutions forward into a very exciting future.

  Grounded in a comprehensive analysis of the aspects described above, this new report's examination of the global governmental spending on GEOINT Solutions for defence and homeland security reveals a market worth $9.7 billion in 2014. The coming decade will see governments around the world scrambling to acquire GEOINT capabilities on increasingly higher scales, to ensure they stay on top in the ‘information superiority’ race. At the moment, outside the US this is a relatively young market, at the very beginning of a period of large international expansion over the next ten years.  For more details, click here...

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Speaking before an audience at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC on 7 January 2014, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley elucidated the principal reason why the CVN-78 has experienced cost growth (its large number of high risk components developed in parallel) and explained how the Sea Service is closely monitoring program costs with a view to holding the line on the CVN-78's 2011 cost cap and on reducing the cost of the emerging CVN-79 and CVN-80.  His comments in this regard are here and his overall presenatation can be accessed here....