by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman and United Technologies Corp. -- Pratt and Whitney have each been awarded a $409 million contract for research and develeopment on thermal, power and control technology, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.
The contracts will cover development of components for thermal and power systems to be used as proof-of-concept demonstrations.
The work will take place in Redondo Beach, Calif., and East Hartford, Conn., and is expected to be completed by July 2024.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting authority. The AFRL is the primary resarch organization for the U.S. Air Force with over 10,000 military and civilian employees. It oversees research and development of air, ground and space-based sensors and weapons technology.
Notable achievements of the AFRL include the first aircraft-mounted megawatt laser and advanced ground-based optics for tracking space objects.
Washington (AFP) July 10, 2017
The US State Department said Monday it is ready to sell thousands of tactical vehicles to Britain in a contract worth more than $1 billion. The sale comes after the British government requested a possible sale of up to 2,747 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) in a contract worth $1.035 billion. "This proposed sale supports the foreign policy and national security policies of the Unit ... read more
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