25 mai 2021 | International, Aérospatial, C4ISR, Sécurité

Concerned with AI-based Aircraft Systems Going Wrong, DARPA starts Program to Enable Human Control of Autonomous Partners

Concerned with AI-based Aircraft Systems Going Wrong, DARPA starts Program to Enable Human Control of Autonomous Partners


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  • Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Weapons Systems Trainers, Operational Flight Trainer

    2 décembre 2020 | International, Aérospatial

    Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Weapons Systems Trainers, Operational Flight Trainer

    St. Louis, December 1, 2020 — The U.S. Air Force is one step closer to receiving its next-generation trainer as Boeing [NYSE: BA] started producing the T-7A Red Hawk's “real-as-it-gets” ground-based training system (GBTS). Boeing teams are currently assembling the first two weapons systems trainers and an operational flight trainer at the company's St. Louis site. These simulators, which are the foundation for pilot training and key to the Air Force's readiness, can digitally connect to actual T-7A aircraft and enable live virtual constructive and embedded training scenarios. “The Red Hawk's training system is arguably the most advanced in the world. It's a game changer,” said Chuck Dabundo, vice president of Boeing T-7 Programs. “This system is 100% integrated with the pilot's real-world experience, offering ‘real-as-it-gets' simulation. We're working closely with the U.S. Air Force and look forward to testing and fielding the devices.” The training simulators are equipped with high-fidelity crew stations that include dynamic motion seats and the Boeing Constant Resolution Visual System's 8K native projectors, offering 16 times the clarity of traditional high-definition video (1080p). “This is the most accurate, immersive experience that any pilot can have outside the aircraft,” said Sherri Koehnemann, T-7A Training & Sustainment director at Boeing Global Services. “We've integrated the training across the board, including ‘one push' software updates. What a pilot sees in the classroom, on his or her desktop training devices, and in the operational and weapon systems trainers will be what they see in the jet. Future pilots can expect more holistic, immersive training.” The T-7A's GBTS was built on an open systems architecture of hardware and digital software that will allow it to grow with the Air Force's evolving needs. Boeing expects to deliver the first T-7A Red Hawk simulators to the Air Force in 2023. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth. # # # Contact: Zeyad Maasarani T-7A Training & Sustainment Boeing Global Services +1-562-400-5533 zeyad.maasarani@boeing.com Randy Jackson T-7A Program Boeing Defense, Space & Security +1 314-435-7588 randy.jackson@boeing.com View source version on Boeing: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130776

  • Contract Awards by US Department of Defense – October 21, 2020

    22 octobre 2020 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité, Autre défense

    Contract Awards by US Department of Defense – October 21, 2020

    WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES Deloitte & Touche LLP, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $52,928,501 firm-fixed-price, labor-hours and time and material contract. The contract provides audit remediation, risk management, financial management and reporting, data analytics and related services for the Deputy Chief Financial Officer Program within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). When funds become available, fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,216,636 will be obligated for this requirement. The expected completion date is Oct. 25, 2025. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ0034-21-F-0002). NAVY Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00189-21-D-Z001); Systems Planning & Analysis Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (N00189-21-D-Z002); and Metron Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00189-21-D-Z003), are awarded an estimated $35,478,966 multiple award for cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to provide analytical, engineering, scientific and programming services in support of the program objective memorandum of the Chief of Naval Operations in the areas of manpower, fleet readiness and logistics capabilities. The contracts will run concurrently and will include a 60-month ordering period and are expected to be completed by October 2025. Work will be performed at various contractor supplier locations (94%); and Washington, D.C. (6%). The percentage of work at each contractor facility cannot be determined at this time. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $150,000 ($50,000 on each of the three contracts) will be obligated to fund the contracts' minimum amounts and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Individual task orders will be subsequently funded with appropriate fiscal year appropriations at the time of their issuance. This contract resulted from a full and open competitive solicitation through the Navy Electronic Business Opportunities and Federal Business Opportunities websites pursuant to the authority set forth in Federal Acquisition Regulation 16.504, with six offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Golden Manufacturing,* Golden, Mississippi, has been awarded a maximum $10,629,109 modification (P00010) exercising the first one-year option period of an 18-month base contract (SPE1C1-19-D-1160) with three one-year option periods for various types of trousers and slacks. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Mississippi, with an Oct. 23, 2021, ordering period end date. Using military services are Navy and Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. *Small business https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2389920/source/GovDelivery/

  • Elbit emerges as preferred bidder for UK’s Morpheus

    11 septembre 2018 | International, C4ISR

    Elbit emerges as preferred bidder for UK’s Morpheus

    Giles Ebbutt, Plymouth - Jane's International Defence Review Elbit Systems UK has been selected as the preferred bidder for the UK's Project Morpheus Battle Management Application (BMA) contract, Jane's has learned. The UK's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) confirmed the decision, but was unable to comment further because the contract is still at the “standstill” stage, which allows an unsuccessful bidder 10 days (until 18 September) to challenge the contract award. Morpheus is a major part of the Land Equipment Tactical Communication and Information Systems (LE TacCIS) programme and overall is worth GBP3.2 billion (USD4.1 billion). It will replace the current Bowman system and its ComBAT battle management system. https://www.janes.com/article/82879/elbit-emerges-as-preferred-bidder-for-uk-s-morpheus

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