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2010-09-08 15:46:00

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd., a leading small business provider of technical and management support services for government clients announced today that it has been awarded a "Contract for Space and Missile Capabilities (CSMC)" ID/IQ Contract by the US Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Peterson AFB, CO. Under this contract, which has a ceiling value of $450 million, Odyssey will provide a broad range of Advisory and Assistance Services...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) hyperspectral imaging sensor known as ARTEMIS is being prepared for a first-of-its-kind tactical military role by the Air Force Space Command. The company's Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer has successfully completed its one-year experimental mission aboard the Air Force Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite-3. Based on the success of that mission, Raytheon has been...

2010-05-17 07:51:00

NASHUA, N.H., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks and eBusiness, has received two renewal orders from the Air Force, totaling approximately $1M in license royalties for the Ezenia flagship product line, InfoWorkSpace, for continued support of Air Force Warfighters. These licenses are employed within the Combatant Commands Air, Space and Coalition Air...

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2010-04-13 09:55:00

Cyberwarfare will now be on the list of advanced schooling techniques that the US Air Force will be using to train all new recruits to help fight the threat of cyber attacks on US computer networks, a military commander told the Associated Press (AP) on Monday. The details of the training are still being worked out, according to Gen. Robert Kehler, but once implemented, the training would be a short program -- one or two hours long -- and would only cover the fundamentals. Officers and...

2009-09-28 06:50:00

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to provide technical analysis and risk assessments in support of SMC's Independent Readiness Review Team (IRRT). The delivery order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $49 million if all...

2009-07-29 08:32:00

COLUMBIA, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS), announced today that it has submitted a proposal to deliver an integrated, advanced command and control solution for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Advanced Control Segment (OCX) program. Integral Systems is a member of the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) team competing for the open-architecture, next-generation control segment contract. GPS OCX will provide command and...

2009-06-02 11:25:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.5-billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit (HEO-3) payload, the third geosynchronous orbit (GEO-3) satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation. A contract to include a fourth HEO payload and possible fourth GEO satellite is expected to be awarded later this year. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early...

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2009-05-06 15:20:00

The US Air Force intends to revamp the national space industry with the introduction of a new strategic plan. The plan, being introduced under the authority of the head of Air Force Space Command Gen. Robert Kehler, seeks to revitalize a declining US defense base with an emphasis on space institutions. "There are lots of reasons for (the declining program) and the question is how to do we invest wisely to try to preserve the base," Kehler told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Space...

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2009-04-03 10:55:00

During the Space Foundation's National Space Symposium, the US Air Force announced it would be working alongside US Strategic Command to develop a better system of tracking objects in space.The Air Force said it hopes to improve satellite tracking to cover all 800 maneuverable spacecraft by October 8.The push for better tracking comes in light of the recent collision between a defunct Russian and US satellite on February 10. US military and private tracking groups were unable to forecast the...

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2009-04-01 10:10:00

An annual report released by the Space Foundation shows that global space revenues saw an increase of 2.5 percent to $257 billion in 2008. The report found that the industry is still experiencing steady growth even in the midst of a recession. Commercial satellite services and commercial infrastructure made up 67 percent of revenue, compared to 32 percent from government space spending. "Space activity has integrated itself so thoroughly into broader business activity, with an array of...