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Blue Sky Network Appoints Former NASA Astronaut Steven L. Smith to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2018 -- Blue Sky Network, an industry-leading global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions, today announced the appointment of former NASA astronaut Steven L. Smith to the Board of Directors.

A veteran of four spaceflights covering 16 million miles, Smith's total spacewalk hours place him in the top 10 of both U.S. astronauts and space explorers from other nations. Undertaking seven spacewalks totaling 49 hours and 25 minutes, he has serviced the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station (ISS). He later served as the NASA ISS Program Liaison to the European Space Agency and then as the Associate Director for ISS, Science Directorate, at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

A Stanford University graduate, with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering plus an MBA, Smith now lends his considerable technical and business expertise to progressive technology companies including Blue Sky Network.

"I'm honored to join Blue Sky Network as a Director," said Smith. "From both business and safety standpoints, today's fleet owners must be able to fully manage their assets in real-time. Blue Sky Network's innovative technology, tracking and analytics engine, two-way messaging, and voice solutions allow safer, more efficient fleet operations."

"I am thrilled to welcome Steve to our Board," said Gregoire Demory, Blue Sky Network President. "His industry expertise and the relationships he's built over years will greatly benefit our growth initiatives."

"Steve joins a highly accomplished group of professionals serving on our Board of Directors," said Kambiz Aghili, Blue Sky Network CEO. "His forward-looking vision will prove invaluable to the company's continued success."

About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network (www.blueskynetwork.com) is an industry-leading provider of mission-critical fleet management, tracking, and operational analytics solutions serving private, commercial, and government customers worldwide. BSN deploys innovative satellite-based communication solutions that help aviation, marine, and land/mobile customers track and manage assets in real-time anywhere in the world, resulting in improved safety, security, operational efficiency, and profitability. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, with customers and distributors in more than 50 countries.

SteelCloud Introduces Next Generation STIG Compliance Automation

ASHBURN, Va., May 8, 2018 -- SteelCloud LLC announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated ConfigOS Command Center, the newest, ground-breaking version of its patented STIG remediation and automated RMF readiness software.  ConfigOS Command Center will be unveiled and demonstrated at next week's AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium at the Baltimore Convention Center, May 15-17, booth, #564.

 

"ConfigOS Command Center is an automation game-changer for anyone faced with RMF, NIST 800-171, or production STIG compliance requirements," said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO. "Together with great innovative improvements around every aspect of ConfigOS, we really focused on expanding our support for auditing, compliance reporting, enterprise wide remediation capabilities, and interfaces to other technologies. This year we're showing off new breakthrough technology – GPO Conflict Resolution, where ConfigOS arbitrates local and group policy so they coexist to properly protect our nation's critical networks. The AFCEA conference is the ideal venue to show SteelCloud's government and integrator IA customers that Command Center is the only truly viable automation solution for all things STIG."

About ConfigOS
ConfigOS is currently implemented in classified and unclassified environments, tactical and weapon system programs, disconnected labs, and the commercial cloud.  ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring no software agents.  ConfigOS scans endpoint systems and remediates hundreds of STIG controls in under 90 seconds.  Automated remediation rollback as well as comprehensive compliance reporting and STIG Viewer XCCDF output are provided.  ConfigOS was designed to harden every CAT 1/2/3 STIG control around an application baseline in about 60 minutes - typically eliminating weeks or months from the RMF accreditation timeline.  ConfigOS addresses Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems, SQL Server, IIS, IE, Chrome, and all of the Microsoft Office components.  The same instance of ConfigOS addresses Red Hat 5/6/7, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Oracle Linux.  ConfigOS content includes over 10,000 STIG and CIS controls.  New functionality in Command Center includes a JSON file results archive and a patent-pending Active Directory GPO Conflict Resolution capability.

About SteelCloud
SteelCloud develops STIG and CIS compliance software for government customers and those technology providers that support the government.  Our products automate policy and security remediation by reducing the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting government security mandates.  SteelCloud has delivered security policy-compliant solutions to military components around the world which simplify implementation and ongoing security and mission support.  SteelCloud products are easy to license through our GSA Schedule 70 contract.   SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500.  Additional information is available at www.steelcloud.com or by email at [email protected].

Kudelski Security Extends Managed Security Services With Claroty

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, May 7, 2018 -- Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division within the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and trusted cybersecurity innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations, today launched a managed security service focused on the protection of Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). To facilitate this new offering, Kudelski Security has entered into a strategic partnership with Claroty, whose technology will be integrated with Kudelski Security's Cyber Fusion Centers (CFC) in Switzerland and the United States

"Operational technology represents a growing risk for clients around the world," said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer, Kudelski Security. "While a few prominent breaches in critical infrastructures have highlighted the need for better security, many organizations still struggle to monitor their industrial environments effectively. We are addressing this gap with defined services and proven technology that help reduce risk for clients."

Kudelski Security's managed security service offerings have continuously driven new innovation across Europe and the U.S., being the first to offer managed attacker deception services, early in 2017, following the launch of a suite of managed security services focused on managed detection & response (MDR). The addition of services specifically architected to monitor operational technology gives clients greater visibility and increased protection of their critical infrastructure to reduce risk exposure and the threat of a breach.

"We are pleased to extend our managed security capabilities with Claroty, a leading technology for OT and ICS network protection," said Alton Kizziah, vice president, global managed services, Kudelski Security. "We are constantly looking for technologies and capabilities that answer the most complex challenges and provide client value. By addressing the specific concerns facing OT and ICS, we offer providers of critical infrastructure and companies in the manufacturing and telecommunications sectors an essential service and the ability to reduce the risk of a breach."

Malicious activity on OT networks is on the rise, as evidenced by the increase in threat activity from ICS attack groups and the emergence of ICS-specific malware, including Trisis and CrashOverride. This trend is set to continue into the future and Gartner estimates that OT security-specific spending will reach between $8 and $14 billion by 2022. Kudelski Security's partnership with Claroty is designed to address real-time security monitoring and response for OT networks from a broad range of industries including energy and utilities.

By integrating Claroty into Kudelski Security's CFC strategy, the company will now be able to provide operators and security analysts unrivaled visibility into their OT networks and the systems that support them, while also being completely passive. By design, normal operations are not affected so these critical systems can continue to function without interruption.

The addition of Claroty to enable OT monitoring capabilities is a step toward realizing a broader, three-tiered strategy to secure the digital transformation process in both OT and IoT environments. The group's IoT Security Center of Excellence, launched in 2017, conducts device security assessments and provides security design services, while its IoT Security Platform protects the security lifecycle of devices and the critical data they produce. When paired with Managed Services from Kudelski Security, this also enables the group to monitor IoT device security and provide incident response. The result is a comprehensive approach to helping companies design, run and sustain secure IoT businesses.

For additional information on the threats facing OT used heavily by critical infrastructure sectors, download Kudelski Security's latest whitepaper, Operational Technology: The Next Battleground. Developed by the company's research team, the paper provides an introduction to the threat landscape, severity of the issues and provides a perspective on future trends. To access the report, click here.

About Kudelski Security
Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today's most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit www.kudelskisecurity.com.

About Claroty
Launched as the second startup from Israel's famed Team8 foundry, Claroty combines elite management and research teams and deep technical expertise from both IT and OT disciplines, with backing from premier investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners and Innovation Endeavors. With an unmatched understanding of ICS, SCADA and other essential OT/IIoT systems, the Claroty team is building an unparalleled suite of integrated products addressing the full spectrum of cybersecurity protection, detection and response requirements. For more information, visit www.claroty.com.

KBR to Help Provide Combat-Ready Equipment to Marines Worldwide

HOUSTON, May 7, 2018 -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global government services business has been awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to provide prepositioning and logistics support services for the USMC Blount Island Command.

This modification is the ninth year of the contract, which was originally awarded in 2009. The USMC awarded this contract modification in two parts, the first in September 2017 as an undefinitized contract action and the second in April 2018.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will continue to provide logistics services that include supply support, inventory management, IT support, preservation and packaging, organic support, shipping and receiving, and maintenance in and outside of the U.S. The work is expected to be performed over the next year.   

KBR will primarily perform this work in Jacksonville, Florida, but will also support the USMC at various other locations, including Norway and Kuwait, as well as aboard 12 maritime prepositioned ships located in the Asia-Pacific and Diego Garcia regions.

"KBR is dedicated to serving U.S. Marines at home and abroad," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. "We will continue to support the U.S. Marine Corps' prepositioning programs by diligently maintaining combat-ready equipment and material through this contract modification."

KBR is the leading readiness provider of prepositioned stock to the USMC and U.S. Army. The company provides program planning, maintenance, care of supplies in storage, and logistics services to strategically prepositioned stocks afloat and ashore worldwide.

Estimated revenue associated with contract modification will be booked into the backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's Government Services business segment.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and gasification
  • Hydrocarbons Services, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

Visit www.kbr.com

Forward Looking Statement
The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding future financial performance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the outcome of and the publicity surrounding audits and investigations by domestic and foreign government agencies and legislative bodies; potential adverse proceedings by such agencies and potential adverse results and consequences from such proceedings; the scope and enforceability of the company's indemnities from its former parent; changes in capital spending by the company's customers; the company's ability to obtain contracts from existing and new customers and perform under those contracts; structural changes in the industries in which the company operates; escalating costs associated with and the performance of fixed-fee projects and the company's ability to control its cost under its contracts; claims negotiations and contract disputes with the company's customers; changes in the demand for or price of oil and/or natural gas; protection of intellectual property rights; compliance with environmental laws; changes in government regulations and regulatory requirements; compliance with laws related to income taxes; unsettled political conditions, war and the effects of terrorism; foreign operations and foreign exchange rates and controls; the development and installation of financial systems; increased competition for employees; the ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions; and operations of joint ventures, including joint ventures that are not controlled by the company.

KBR's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks, and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that KBR has identified that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, KBR undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

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Endeavor Robotics to Provide its FirstLook® 'Throwable' Robots to U.S. Marine Corps under New $10 Million Contract

BOSTON, May 7, 2018 -- Endeavor Robotics, the world's leading supplier of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a $10 million contract for the company's lightweight, battle-proven FirstLook® robots.

This latest award for a large number of FirstLooks follows two contracts worth more than $24 million Endeavor recently captured to supply the Marines with the company's 'back-packable' SUGV robot

"FirstLook is a small robot with a big technology punch," said Endeavor Robotics President Tom Frost. "It gives the Marine Corps an advanced, multi-mission robot that's rugged, easy to carry, and offers greater communications range through superior networked radios."

More than 1,000 FirstLook robots have been fielded worldwide to military, law enforcement and industrial customers. The five-pound, 'throwable' FirstLook can be dropped roughly 20 feet onto concrete without sustaining damage. It's often used to clear buildings, detect IEDs, and a top choice for confined spaces like caves, tunnels and crawl spaces. Day/night cameras and two-way audio allow the FirstLook to act as 'eyes and ears,' giving operators greater stand-off distance from potential threats. FirstLook also can climb over seven-inch obstacles and automatically rights itself when flipped over.

"We're proud the Marines have chosen Endeavor's FirstLook to complement the midsize SUGVs already on order. Whatever their mission or choice of robot, these two technology solutions help the Corps keep Marines out of harm's way while accomplishing their combat duties," Frost added.

FirstLooks delivered to the Marines will come equipped with Endeavor Robotics' uPoint® Multi-Robot Control System. uPoint's interoperable technology, featuring a common tablet-based controller the Marines also use for the SUGV, sharply lowers operator training time.

About Endeavor Robotics

Based in Chelmsford, Mass., Endeavor Robotics is the world's largest supplier of tactical unmanned ground vehicles, delivering more than 6,500 robots to customers in over 40 countries. We design and build the most trusted, rugged, easiest-to-operate robots used to safeguard life and property around the world, whatever the mission. Every day, our products operate in areas of conflict, assist law enforcement agencies, and respond to natural disasters to help save lives. Endeavor Robotics is 100% U.S.-based. Visit us at EndeavorRobotics.com, or view jobs and more on LinkedIn.

Statement from DHS Press Secretary on April Border Numbers

On May 4, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Southwest Border Migration numbers for April:

"The recently released April 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers underscore the continuing security crisis along our southwest border.  The number of illegal border crossers increased in April from the previous month, and more than tripled in April 2018 in comparison to April 2017. For the second month in a row, we have seen more than 50,000 individuals try to illegally enter the United States. 

"If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.  DHS has zero tolerance for those who break the law and will no longer exempt classes or groups of individuals from prosecution.  Whether you are a single adult or an adult member of a family unit, if you are apprehended you will be prosecuted and put in removal proceedings.

"DHS has significantly increased our referral rates to the Department of Justice for illegal border crossers when compared to the same time period in FY 2017.  DHS and DOJ have taken recent steps to surge the necessary resources – such as asylum officers, immigration judges, prosecutors, and ICE attorneys – to promptly adjudicate cases through our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution. 

"To those seeking to abuse our generous laws – we are watching.  We will not sit back and watch our laws exploited.  If you make a false immigration claim, you will be referred for prosecution.  If you assist or coach individuals in making false immigration claims, you will be referred for prosecution." 

 

 

 

CBP’s Southwest Border Migration Numbers for April can be found here.

 

Southwest Border Migration FY2018

During the month of April, CBP saw a slight increase overall when compared to March, but a 223 percent increase compared to April 2017.

The number of Family Units increased by 8 percent and the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) increased by 2 percent compared to last month.

FY18YTD Migration

U.S. Border Patrol Apprehensions FY2018 YTD (October 1 - April 30)

USBPDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRTotal
Southwest BorderUAC3,1533,9774,0663,2113,1274,1534,31426,001
Family Units4,8377,0168,1205,6545,4758,8739,64749,622
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions25,48229,08428,99825,97826,66237,38338,234211,821

Tables are accurate as of 5/1/18, totals change as data is adjudicated.

In April a total of 38,234 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared with 37,383 in March and 26,662 in February. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, USBP apprehended 303,916 individuals along our Southwest Border, compared to 408,870 in FY16, 331,333 in FY15, and 479,371 in FY14.

For breakdown by Sector, visit USBP Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector

 

Office of Field Operations Inadmissibles FY2018 YTD (October 1 - April 30)

Field OperationsDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRTotal
Southwest BorderUAC6296729056865871,0571,0154,605
Family Units3,2303,6804,9063,5623,9415,1625,44524,446
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles9,3609,91211,5119,83910,02012,91312,69063,556

Tables are accurate as of 5/2/18, totals change as data is adjudicated.

In April, 12,690 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 12,913 in March, and 10,020 in February. In FY 2017 111,275 individuals were deemed inadmissible compared to 150,825 in FY16, 114,486 in FY15 and 90,601 in FY14.

OFO inadmissibility metrics include: individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws; and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe.

For breakdown by Field Office, visit Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Awarded MDA TEAMS Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management (CCRM) Contract

ARLINGTON, Va., May 7, 2018 -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) with a $59.4M competitive contract to provide Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management (CCRM) under the Technical, Engineering, Advisory, and Management Support (TEAMS) acquisitions for a total period of performance of 5 years including options. The work under this contract will be performed in Colorado Springs, CO and Huntsville, AL.

DAC will support MDA's Office of the CIO, Assessment and Risk Management Division, in providing innovative solutions to the implementation of the Risk Management Framework, and activities supporting MDA Cybersecurity initiatives. Under this effort, DAC will specifically be supporting MDA's Cybersecurity Controls Validation Testing (CCVT) program, Cybersecurity Software Code Assessment program, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment (CRA) program, providing Cyber Range Operational Test and Evaluation operations and support, and supporting MDA's Cyber Training, Education, and Leader Development program. Team DAC will enable senior MDA leaders to make fully informed decisions about cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks to protect BMDS mission systems; Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) systems and networks; and the MDA enterprise networks.

"DAC has provided value-added support to MDA's cyber and technical innovation activities for the past 10 years. We have assembled a top-notch team that is ready and able to tackle MDA's most complex cyber needs," said Greg Owens, Program Manager for DECISIVE ANALYTICS. "We are excited and honored to continue our work with MDA in finding solutions to today's cybersecurity issues as well as tomorrow's cybersecurity problems."

About DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is an employee-owned systems engineering company headquartered in Arlington, VA.  DECISIVE ANALYTICS also has offices in Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; and Dayton, OH.  Founded two decades ago, DECISIVE ANALYTICS' core ideology is to bring together highly motivated individuals to form an organization that provides superior, innovative technical contributions to all endeavors in which it participates.  We deliver industry-leading products and services to commercial businesses, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and a wide range of other government agencies.  An award-winning growing company, DECISIVE ANALYTICS is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work within communities where we serve. For more information, please visit www.dac.us.

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards Leidos $250 Million Task Orders

RESTON, Va., May 7, 2018 -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, was awarded 7 task orders by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under the Multi-Intelligence Analytical & Collection Support Services (MACSS) program. The task orders will be executed over the next five and a half years at a total contract value of approximately $250 million. Work will be primarily performed in Springfield, Va., and St. Louis.        

 

NGA collects, analyzes and distributes geospatial intelligence in support of national security. Under the task orders, Leidos will provide a variety of analytic support including geospatial and imagery analysis, data science, multimedia services, and full motion video analysis to NGA and its mission partners. Leidos has prime contracts for MACSS Geospatial Intelligence (MACSS GEOINT) and MACSS Full Motion Video (MACSS FMV) and a subcontract for MACSS SOURCE.

Leidos has supported the MACSS program and its predecessor contracts for over a decade and will continue to bring a mix of mission knowledge and a deep bench of skilled analysts with the technical expertise to enhance NGA's critical missions.

"MACSS is one of many large analytic programs we have that supports the national security efforts of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense," said Tim Reardon, Leidos Defense & Intelligence President. "This award demonstrates our proven success and steadfast commitment to provide the right people to solve our customer's most challenging problems."

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 29, 2017, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

Raytheon named key partner to develop America's first, most advanced drone-testing airspace corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance selected Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as a key partner in the development of America's first and most advanced unmanned aircraft system-testing airspace corridor in New York state.  Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business will help plan, design, build and support the state's next-generation air traffic management system to safely test and manage drones.

 

"UASs are playing an increasingly important role in our society, which means we must have low-altitude air traffic management solutions," said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon's Navigation, Weather and Services mission area. "The New York airspace corridor is the first-of-its kind, but it won't be the last."

The new corridor will extend 50 miles (80 kilometers) west from Griffiss International Airport, which is one of only seven Federal Aviation Administration-approved unmanned aircraft systems test sites in America.  It will allow companies to test both drones and air traffic management technologies in real-world settings, generating valuable data that will inform industry and regulators and ultimately advance the commercial use of drones.

"We have identified the most qualified organizations to complete the New York UTM corridor and expand our UAS testing capabilities," said Maj. Gen. Marke F. "Hoot" Gibson (ret), NUAIR Alliance's chief executive officer. "With all our state economic and technical support, I think we are well positioned to accelerate the UAS industry and further establish this region as a national leader."

Raytheon's leadership in air traffic management includes the low-power radar, a small, one-meter square Active Electronically Scanned Array, or AESA, software-defined radar unit. When numerous LPRs are networked together, the radar units can cover and control the low-altitude flights of smaller craft—a feat not possible with current large radar systems.

A distributed, low-level LPR network could be created with relative ease, mounting the system atop current cell phone towers or tall buildings.

A LPR network could support:

  • Safe plane and drone landings
  • Aviation surveillance
  • Precision weather observations (including 3-D wind information and urban hydrology)
  • Small drone detection and tracking
  • Border security and surveillance
  • Wildfire detection
  • Elevation and geographic gap fills

To learn more about LPR and other Raytheon air traffic management solutions, visit us here.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches West Coast’s First Interplanetary Mission for NASA

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 5, 2018 – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s InSight Mars lander lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on May 5 at 4:05 a.m. PDT. InSight is the first mission launched to another planet from the West Coast, which requires more energy than an East Coast launch that takes advantage of the Earth’s rotation. The West Coast Mars launch was made possible by the performance of the Atlas V and an optimized trajectory design to achieve the very exact hyperbolic injection required to deliver the spacecraft to Mars.

ULA and its heritage rockets have launched every U.S. spacecraft to the Red Planet since the 1960s, including Mars Science Lab, as well as the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. This was the 10th Mars launch on an Atlas rocket, and the fourth by the Atlas V following the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2005, the Curiosity rover in 2011 and the MAVEN orbiter in 2013.

In addition to InSight, the mission included two CubeSats which launched from dispensers mounted on the aft bulkhead carrier on the Atlas V Centaur second stage.
The Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, are the first to travel interplanetary.
 
“ULA is proud to have been a key part of this mission to explore our universe and unlock possibilities in space that will benefit all of humankind,” said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. “I want to express my sincerest thanks to the entire ULA team, NASA and all our partners and suppliers for their exceptional teamwork and dedication to another successful mission.”

This mission was launched aboard an Atlas V 401 configuration vehicle, which includes a 4-meter Payload Fairing (PLF). The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the RL10C-1 engine for the Centaur upper stage.

This is the 78th launch of the Atlas V rocket, ULA’s fifth launch in 2018 and the 128th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

ULA's next launch is the Parker Solar Probe mission for NASA on a Delta IV Heavy rocket. The launch is scheduled for no earlier than July 31 at Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the Nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 125 satellites to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field and enable personal device-based GPS navigation.

For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321). Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch.

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