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LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES INCREASE FOR SQQ-89A(V)15 FUTURE BUILDS
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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System consoles of SQQ-89(V)15 onboard USS Momsen (DDG-92)

Source: U.S. Navy


System consoles of SQQ-89(V)15 onboard USS Momsen (DDG-92)

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MANASSAS, Va. -- Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, of Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a $77,758,481 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive, cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5225, from the United States Navy, for production of the SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS).

The SQQ-89A(V)15 is the Surface Ship Undersea Warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.

The contract is for development, integration and production of future advanced capability build and technical insertion baselines of the SQQ-89A(V)15 USW systems. Work will be performed in Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania (54 percent); Clearwater, Florida (22 percent); Syracuse, New York (7 percent); Manassas, Virginia (6 percent); Hauppauge, New York (5 percent); Owego, New York (5 percent); Tewksbury, Massachusetts (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2021.

Fiscal 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation; and Foreign Military Sales funding in the amount $77,187,872 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1734769//
Source Date: January 17, 2019
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 01/18/2019

 
 
U.S. DOE TO PROVIDE $45 MILLION FOR CHEMICAL AND MATERIALS RESEARCH IN QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Aimed at advancing the emerging field of QIS

Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)


Aimed at advancing the emerging field of QIS

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide $45 million for new research in chemical and materials sciences aimed at advancing the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). A wide-ranging multidisciplinary area of research, QIS is expected to lay the foundation for the next generation of computing and information processing, as well as an array of other innovative technologies in sensing and related applications.

"QIS will play a major role in shaping the future of computing and a range of other vitally important technologies," said DOE Under Secretary of Science Paul Dabbar. "This initiative ensures that America will remain on the cutting edge of the chemical and materials science breakthroughs that will form the basis for future QIS systems."

The initiative seeks proposals in two areas: (1) chemical and materials sciences research aimed at the design and discovery of novel systems and materials relevant to the development of quantum information science, and (2) use of quantum computing to solve problems in chemical and materials science research.

National laboratories, universities, and nonprofits will be eligible to lead applications for the three-year awards, which will be selected on the basis of peer review. The Basic Energy Sciences program in the Department’s Office of Science, which is funding the effort, envisions awards both for single investigators/small groups and for large multidisciplinary teams.

Pre-applications will be due on February 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, while the deadline for final applications will be May 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The Funding Opportunity Announcement for universities and nonprofits can be found in the link below.

Planned funding for Fiscal Year 2019 will be $15 million, with outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations.

Source:  Department of Energy
Associated URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=de-foa-0002054
Source Date: January 16, 2019
Posted: 01/18/2019

 
 
COLLINS AEROSPACE GOES SUPERSONIC WITH WIN ON NEW X-59 QUESST DEMONSTRATOR AIRCRAFT
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft

Source: Lockheed Martin


X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- In line with its vision to redefine aerospace, Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is being developed by Lockheed Martin for NASA to collect data that could make supersonic commercial travel over land possible through low sonic boom technology. Collins Aerospace is a business unit of United Technologies Corp.

Collins will provide developmental engineering support to tailor its Pro Line Fusion avionics to the specific requirements of the X-59. By jointly developing software applications side-by-side, Lockheed Martin will receive an optimized solution which will also include Collins' award-winning touchscreen primary flight displays with tailored multi-function windows, head-up display (HUD) symbology, synthetic vision, ARC-210 communication radios, and a suite of navigation and surveillance equipment. Lockheed Martin will house a System Integration Lab for the Pro Line Fusion avionics at its facility in Palmdale, California.

In addition, Collins will provide a dual multi-spectral enhanced vision system (EVS-3600). In order to achieve supersonic speeds with a low sonic boom signature, the X-59 must have a long and slender shape. This shape also makes a forward-looking window impractical. The EVS-3600 will enable pilots to land in nearly all conditions using advanced visual sensors leveraging long wave, infrared technology.

"Our industry-leading avionics, combined with one of the most advanced EVS cameras in the market, will add to the safety and efficiency of this forward-leaning aircraft," said Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager for Military Avionics and Helicopters at Collins Aerospace. "We look forward to working with Lockheed Martin and NASA to play an integral role in making quiet supersonic travel over land possible for passengers."

The X-59, which is expected to take its first flight in 2021, is designed to create a sound about as loud as a car door closing, instead of a sonic boom. It will be used to collect data on the acceptability of the quiet sonic boom generated by the aircraft, helping NASA establish an acceptable commercial supersonic noise standard to overturn current regulations banning supersonic travel over land.

Source:  Collins Aerospace
Associated URL: CollinsAerospace.com
Source Date: January 17, 2019
Posted: 01/18/2019

 

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