15 mai 2024 | International, Terrestre

Sigma Defense Secures 1-Year $4.7M Task Order from the U.S Army for AI Powered Virtual Training Environment

The company partnered with Brightline Interactive to develop, demonstrate, and deploy a next-generation training ecosystem that utilizes spatial computing and AI workflows to create a virtual training environment.

https://www.epicos.com/article/799378/sigma-defense-secures-1-year-47m-task-order-us-army-ai-powered-virtual-training

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    28 mai 2020 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

    ‘Prepare to be abandoned’: China seizes on Mike Pompeo’s ‘disconnection’ comment

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  • USAF issues RFI for directed energy C-UAS technologies

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  • Contract Awards by US Department of Defense - December 7, 2018

    10 décembre 2018 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

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FN America LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded a $13,273,603 modification (P00015) to contract W15QKN-15-D-0003 for work on the M240 series machine gun. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2019. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity. The 106 Group Ltd.,* St. Paul, Minnesota (W912PP-19-D-0003); Brockington and Associates Inc.,* Peachtree Corners, Georgia (W912PP-19-D-0004); Desert Archaeology Inc.,* Tucson, Arizona (W912PP-19-D-0005); R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Inc.,* Las Cruces, New Mexico (W912PP-19-D-0006); Harris Environmental Group Inc.,* Tucson, Arizona (W912PP-19-D-0007); Keres SEAS JV,* Albuquerque, New Mexico (W912PP-19-D-0008); Northland Research Inc.,* Tempe, Arizona (W912PP-19-D-0009); North Wind Resource Consulting LLC,* Phoenix, Arizona (W912PP-19-D-0010); Statistical Research Inc.,* Redlands, California (W912PP-19-D-0011); and Stell Environmental Enterprises Inc.,* Exton, Pennsylvania (W912PP-19-D-0012), will share in a $9,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract for tribal consultation, cultural resources, and environmental services. Bids were solicited with 12 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 6, 2023. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the contracting activity. 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