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Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting With Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Charles E. Summers Jr. provided the following readout:  Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Belgium.  The leaders discussed a [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting With Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders2019-02-22T13:09:19+00:00

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY  Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0002); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0003); Leidos Inc. Reston, Virginia  (HDTRA1-19-D-0004); Next Tier Concepts Inc. Vienna Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0005); and Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0006), are each awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contracts.  These contracts provide Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)-wide information technology support services [...]

2019-02-22T13:09:11+00:00

Echostar’s take on high-throughput satellites: best bought one at a time

WASHINGTON — EchoStar wishes it ordered its latest satellite, Jupiter-3, sooner than it did, but won’t seek to play catch up by buying another copy of the satellite in order to meet surging demand for broadband connectivity, executives said Feb. 21. Jupiter-2, EchoStar’s newest broadband satellite on orbit, is already filling up with customers just [...]

Echostar’s take on high-throughput satellites: best bought one at a time2019-02-22T13:09:34+00:00

Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy on Feb. 21 released a NAVADMIN 039/19 directing the display of the union jack instead of the first Navy jack aboard Navy ships and craft.  U.S. Navy ships and craft will return to flying the union jack effective June 4, 2019. The date for reintroduction of the union jack commemorates the greatest [...]

Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack2019-02-22T13:11:17+00:00

A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions

At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in the same capacity under Gen. John (“Jay”) Raymond at the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). SpaceNews.com

A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions2019-02-22T13:09:32+00:00

STRATCOM looking for fresh ideas on nuclear command and control

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The United States is spending billions developing new strategic missiles, submarines and bombers as part of the nuclear triad. The command authorities also have [...]

STRATCOM looking for fresh ideas on nuclear command and control2019-02-21T13:08:14+00:00

EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc. announces first SARGE Reuse Mission 1 Test Launch date at Spaceport America

Texas firm sets March 2nd, 2019 for the first reuse flight (Mission 1) of their Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE (SARGE) Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle (SRLV) Spaceport America, NM and Greenville, TX – February 21, 2019 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport and EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc., a leading developer [...]

EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc. announces first SARGE Reuse Mission 1 Test Launch date at Spaceport America2019-02-21T13:09:23+00:00

NATO Admiral Discusses Complex Security Environment, Results of Trident Juncture

WASHINGTON -- Europeans view Russia as the greatest threat they face, but China has made inroads, and threats from violent extremism and ungoverned spaces in the Middle East and Africa complicate an already complex security environment, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples said last week. Navy Adm. James G. Foggo III, who [...]

NATO Admiral Discusses Complex Security Environment, Results of Trident Juncture2019-02-21T13:07:45+00:00

AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The 10 companies the Air Force and Techstars selected to participate in an in-residence technology accelerator program during the AFWERX 2019 Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator in Boston last month began the program Feb. 18.The tech accelerator enabled the Air Force to partner with small businesses to solve the service’s most challenging [...]

AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator2019-02-21T13:09:19+00:00

Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo

NEW YORK — As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. In an on-stage interview with SpaceNews during a Wings Club luncheon here Feb. 20, Jeff Bezos reiterated statements [...]

Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo2019-02-21T13:08:16+00:00