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Lightbridge to Develop, Test Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Process for DOE; President, CEO Seth Grae Quoted

Seth Grae

Lightbridge will work with Battelle Memorial Institute's Pacific Northwest Division and the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a manufacturing process for the company's nuclear fuel technology under a $663,000 research and development agreement. The company said Monday it will demonstrate the use of depleted uranium-zirconium material in manufacturing the Lightbridge Fuel, which is made for use in small modular and light-water reactors.

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Jacobs Secures DSRL Contract to Lead Nuclear Waste Cleanup; Clive White Quoted


Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) has awarded Jacobs a six and a half year, $10.4 million contract to lead the integrated design management team for one of the world’s deepest nuclear clean-up operations, the company reported on Thursday. Jacobs has also been tasked with leading design integration to enable construction activities at Dounreay to begin.

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FLIR Systems Wins US Army OTA to Advance Multi-Sensor Detection System; Roger Wells Quoted

FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems has been awarded a $26 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement modification to support the U.S. Army’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program. FLIR will serve as the lead integrator under the OTA. The company will work to modernize the Army’s NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

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DARPA Awards Gryphon Task Order to Support the DRACO program; Tabitha Dodson, Pamela Braden Quoted

Gryphon Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Gryphon Technologies a $14 million task order to support the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, the company reported on Tuesday. "Gryphon is committed to providing high-end technical solutions to our nation's most critical national security challenges," said P.J. Braden, CEO of Gryphon.

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BWXT Wins Contract to Expand TRISO Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing; Rex Geveden, Joel Duling, Quoted

Rex Geveden

BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) announced on Wednesday that its Nuclear Operations Group  subsidiary has been awarded a 20-month, $26 million contract  contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to expand and upgrade its TRIstructural-ISOtropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel manufacturing line.

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KBR Joins Multi-Million Dollar NTSP Framework to Support UK Nuclear, Defense Infrastructure; Andrew Barrie, Charles Hoskins Quoted

KBR has announced that the company has reinforced its growing presence in the UK Nuclear and Defence Infrastructure sectors after being selected to join a seven-year, multi-million dollar delivery framework, the company reported on Friday. The framework is valued between $295 million and $470 million to support DIO and includes the option of a three year extension.

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DoD Begins Low-Yield Nuclear Cruise Missile Dev’t

The Department of Defense has begun the development of low-yield submarine-launched nuclear cruise missiles, USNI News reported Wednesday. John Rood, undersecretary of policy at the Department of Defense, said the U.S. military also requested funding through fiscal year 2020 to perform low-yield alteration to existing ballistic missiles and warheads deployed on submarines.

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James Mattis: National Defense Strategy Seeks to Address Threats From Three Angles

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon developed the National Defense Strategy by assessing threats from the angles of power, will and urgency, Defense.gov reported Wednesday. “In terms of raw power right now, I look at Russia and the nuclear arsenal they have,” Mattis said Tuesday during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington.

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NASA Tests Nuclear Power System to be Used for Mars Missions

NASA has performed tests at the Department of Energy‘s Nevada National Security Site for a compact nuclear power system built to support long missions conducted on Mars, Reuters reported Friday. The testing began November 2017 as part of NASA’s Kilopower effort in aims to provide energy capacities that will support human and robotic missions …

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Idaho Natl Lab Reactivates Transient Reactor Test Facility

The Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory has resumed operation at the Transient Reactor Test facility that was built to test nuclear reactor fuels and substances in extreme conditions. DOE said Wednesday it closed and placed the TREAT facility on standby status in 1994. The TREAT reactor is designed to generate energy five times …

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