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NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

Gateway Life Support

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. 

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USAF Downselects Northrop Grumman as Sole Contractor for F-16 Electronic Warfare Suite

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The U.S. Air Force has downselected Northrop Grumman to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare suite for the service branch’s F-16 fighter aircraft fleet, the company reported on Monday. Northrop Grumman’s offering will work to protect pilots from radio frequency-guided weapons by detecting, identifying and defeating advanced threat systems.

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Report: DoD Contract Obligations Up 10% in Fiscal 2020

DoD Contract Spending

The Department of Defense (DoD) obligated $445.5 billion on contract awards during fiscal year 2020, a nearly 10 percent increase from the year-ago period's contracting obligations of $404.5 billion, driven primarily by events related to the global security landscape and coronavirus pandemic. It was also noted that Lockheed secured the highest amount of contracting dollars at $72.3 billion.

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NASA Concludes Final Design Review of Observation Satellite for Space Force

Landsat-9

NASA has completed the final design review of an Earth observation satellite designed to fly for the U.S. Space Force, Space Ref reported Monday. The space agency assessed multiple safety aspects of the Landsat-9 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter or ESPA Flight System and concluded the final design review on Dec. 15.

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NRO Completes Final Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9; Troy Meink Quoted

SpaceX Falcon 9

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has successfully completed its final launch of 2020, NROL-108. During the launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NRO used a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to transport NROL-108. “We are excited to partner with SpaceX again,” NRO principal deputy director Troy Meink said. 

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Northrop Grumman Completes First Flight for GSMP

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Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight for the Global Hawk Ground Station Modernization Program (GSMP). “New, modern ground stations for Global Hawk will significantly improve the system and allow operators to more efficiently deliver timely ISR data to warfighters and connect the joint force through its global communications node mission,” said Leslie Smith, vice president Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman.

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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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Northrop Grumman Wins US Army Contract to Deliver XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to deliver 95 XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns as part of the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System 30mm Lethality Upgrade program. “We are committed to ensuring our U.S. warfighter remains ahead of emerging threats, and the XM813 will deliver overmatch and greater standoff range for Stryker crews,” said Jennifer Zonneveld, director for Bushmaster Chain Guns, Northrop Grumman.

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GSA Promotes John Radziszewski to IT Vendor Mgmt Office Director

John Radziszewski

John Radziszewski, former director of information technology products at the General Services Administration, has been appointed to lead an office that functions as the single point of contact for federal IT providers, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Friday. As director of the GSA IT Vendor Management Office, Radziszewski lead efforts to assist customer agencies with market research. 

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Northrop Grumman Completes Initial Development MQ-4C Triton NITE

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed initial development of the MQ-4C Triton Network Integration Test Environment (NITE). The Triton NITE is located at Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh in South Australia. Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) will begin development of the Triton network design for Australia and test basic Triton network configuration settings.

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