Tag Archives: Dynetics

DARPA, Dynetics-Led Industry Team to Conduct Next UAV Swarm Demo in Q4

Gremlins Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could further test air launch and recovery of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles with an industry team led by Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary in October or November. Dynetics bested three other participants to win a contract in 2018 to help DARPA build and fly drones for the third phase of the program.

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DARPA Demos Drone Interceptor System Under Mobile Force Protection Program; Gregory Avicola Quoted

DARPA Mobile

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) demonstrated a multilayer architecture designed to detect and counter small unmanned aerial systems in recent tests at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida as part of DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection program. The drone interceptor system zeroed in on UAS threats using an X-band radar during the demonstration.

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DOD Opens Aerospace Research Facility; Jagadeesh Pamulapati Quoted

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD) has inaugurated a new facility at Tuskegee University in Alabama that will support the study of various topics under aerospace and materials sciences. The Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) was sponsored by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and built as part of a $2 million funding effort from Congress. 

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Jim Bridenstine Addresses Importance of Artemis Program

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed the importance of the Artemis program and moon missions moving into the future. “We need our Artemis program, we need our moon-to-Mars program, to span generations…We need to make sure that we’re leading the world in a return to the moon and on to Mars,” Bridenstine said. 

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Leidos Reports Third Quarter FY2020 Results; Roger Krone Quoted

Roger Krone

Leidos Holdings has published financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, reporting revenues of $3.24 billion, compared to $2.84 billion in the prior year quarter. The company’s revenues for the quarter included $302 million and $74 million related to the acquisitions of Dynetics, Inc. and L3Harris Technologies' security detection and automation (SD&A) businesses, respectively.

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Lisa Watson-Morgan: NASA Eyes Ways to Stretch Out Funding for HLS Program

Lisa Watson-Morgan

Lisa Watson-Morgan, Human Landing System (HLS) program manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, said the HLS program is considering “some interesting methods” that could help stretch out its budget for an additional month or so in the event that Congress faces further delays in passing a final appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021. 

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Leidos Chairman, CEO Roger Krone Receives Seventh Consecutive Wash100 Award

Roger Krone Receives

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, received his seventh consecutive Wash100 Award for driving company growth through the acquisitions of Dynetics as well as L3Harris security detection and automation businesses. Roger Krone’s continued commitment to excellence in the GovCon industry has made him the winningest Wash100 recipient in the award’s history.

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Lockheed Martin Names Subcontractors for OpFires Program; Steven Botwinik Quoted

Steven Botwinik

Lockheed Martin, prime contractor on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program, has announced the company’s subcontractors on the program to advance hypersonic technologies. "OpFires is well-suited to address the Army’s Medium Range Strategic Fires needs,” said Steven Botwinik, director of Tactical and Strike Missiles Advanced Programs. 

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