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Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.  This contract will provide the critical design review, test and production readiness support for the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). "We are going to go fast and leverage the best [...]

Contracts For Aug. 13, 2018

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY   Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0001); Centra Technology Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts (HR0011-18-D-0002); E3 Federal Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0003); ECS Federal LLC, Fairfax, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0004); ManTech Advanced Systems International, Herndon, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0005); Schafer Government Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0006); and Strategic Analysis Inc., Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0007), were each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for [...]

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Aug. 12, 2018, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near him while he was conducting combat patrol operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.Transfiguracion was assigned [...]

Viasat’s Dankberg explains medium Earth orbit thinking, global expansion strategy

WASHINGTON — Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. Viasat is “putting a bunch of work” into optimizing a 24-satellite system disclosed in a 2016 application to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that would provide [...]

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met today at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said the leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the secretary thanked the [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes Aug. 13 at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between the United States and Brazil. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the secretary thanked the minister for his [...]

Navy Announces Rating Modernization Progress Update

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy released an update on the Sailor 2025 Rating Modernization’s four lines of effort (LOE): Career Fields, Marketplace Force Management, Advancement, and Credentialing in NAVADMIN 196/18, Aug. 13. The updates listed below provide a summary on the current status and way ahead of the four LOEs, but all personnel are strongly encouraged to read the NAVADMIN for [...]

AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.   A total of 2,556 college and university students will receive the education grants and merit-based scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, during the 2018-2019 academic year. [...]

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, task force officials reported today. Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraq-Syria border [...]

Mattis Begins South America Trip with Stop in Brazil

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived in Brazil today for the first stop of a trip to assess the military-to-military relations between the United States and its South American partners. The secretary told reporters traveling with him that the U.S. is looking to expand its partnerships with the nations of the region where it makes sense to do [...]

Face of Defense: Vietnam Native Finds Success in U.S. Army

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Full of fear and anxiety, a 10-year-old Vietnamese boy sailed across the South China Sea for 10 days, in 1986, with the expectation that a better life awaited him across the ocean. In his mind, the only way he could live a full and prosperous life was by coming to the United States. “If it was [...]

Coalition Partner Force Captures ISIS Terrorists in Southern Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Coalition partner force Maghawir al-Thowra detained 12 suspicious persons transiting inside the coalition-held 55-kilometer deconfliction zone around Tanf in southern Syria, Aug. 9, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. Upon detention and investigation, five Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists were identified. The additional seven individuals are suspected of assisting ISIS by [...]

NNSA physicist at the forefront of plasma research

The Director of the newly-formed Office of Experimental Science, Dr. Njema Frazier, recently attended the 45th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) in Denver, and spoke about the scientific landscape in high energy density (HED) physics and the advanced work being done in NNSA’s Defense Programs. HED physics research performed by NNSA has emerged as one of the frontiers of [...]

Two Los Alamos scientists named American Geophysical Union fellows

Honor recognizes scientific excellence in Earth and space sciences LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 13, 2018—The American Geophysical Union (AGU) named two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists fellows in recognition of their leadership and excellence in Earth and space sciences. Geoffrey D. Reeves and S. Peter Gary are among 62 new fellows who will be honored at AGU’s annual conference in [...]