Archive | March, 2012

Aviation Week l US Army To Launch JMR Mission-System Studies

Bids are due April 1 for trade studies to define the mission-system capabilities and technologies for the U.S. Army’s planned Joint Multi Role (JMR) rotorcraft. The Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) is planning a two-phase JMR technology demonstration, beginning in fiscal 2013 with air-vehicle development and flight testing. Mission-system development and testing are planned to […]

WRWR l New fighter production could be casualty of defense drawdowns

The nation’s ability to develop a “generation six” fighter jet could be the first casualty of defense budget cuts. Fred Downey, Aerospace Industries Association vice president for national security, told an Air Force Association audience earlier this month that the most threatened specialty in the defense industrial base is manned fighter aircraft design. “Maintaining such […]

Market Watch l Aerospace & Defense Industry Poised for a Mergers & Acquisitions Boom: Deloitte

Strategic pre-deal planning, execution are key to a successful transaction Following years of uncertainty, the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is on the brink of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) boom, according to a new Deloitte report. Specifically, the study shows many companies are well-positioned to take strategic advantage of consolidation opportunities, particularly at the […]

Aviation Week l Geospatial Intelligence Goes From Land to Sea

Maps are clearly a vital tool for any military commander, but the days when a two-dimensional, printed representation of an area will suffice have long since passed. Dynamic mapping of the battlespace is not new, but 21st century technologies are revolutionizing the collection, dissemination and analysis of tactical intelligence. At Defense Geospatial Intelligence here in […]

Market Watch l SAIC Awarded Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award

Company Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring Small Business Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it received the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the auspices of […]