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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Mathias Winter: Navy Evaluating Carrier Drone Requirements Ahead of RFP Release

A final request for proposals for the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle development program is scheduled for release this summer, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark reports that top Defense Department officials will meet to discuss the U.S. military aviation portfolio, including the UCLASS program. …

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Report: Coast Guard Interested in iPad Navigation Apps

The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a request for proposal for a course-plotting iPad application without special security requirements, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the nature of the purchase calls for cybersecurity safeguards to prevent malicious code or hackers from getting sensitive flight information or hijacking the …

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Air Force Issues RFI for Staring Overhead Infrared Sensor

The U.S. Air Force has begun the presolicitation process for a staring overhead infrared sensor to be mounted on a commercial satellite, Military Aerospace reported Wednesday. John Keller writes the Space and Missile Systems Center posted earlier in the week a request for information to interested vendors for the Wide …

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