On November 9th 2016, John Keller wrote an article for Military Aerospace talking about how the Navy has determined three different electronic distributors that will be providing the airborne weapons work for them. This was done specifically by the Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division which is located at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in Ridgecrest California. In the contract there will be at least $9 million parts that will be distributed amongst three electronic distributors.


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For more than 16 years, the Lockheed Martin F-35 has been in production even though it is considered one of the newest combat aircrafts in the world. Keep in mind that the average life spans for these commercial parts are typically three years or less.


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Driven by a desire to tap into the revenue stream that location-based services would provide, a group of German automakers ponied up roughly $2.7 billion for Nokia’s digital mapping service. The group consisting of German vehicle makers Audi (a unit of Volkswagen AG), Daimler AG (parent company of Mercedes-Benz), and BMW AG outbid proposals from Silicon Valley for the Nokia Here technology that could eventually enable the production of self-driving vehicles.


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The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded Comtech Telecommunications’ subsidiary Comtech EF Data with a contract extension. The contract is valued at $4 million and calls for Comtech to deliver additional advanced time division multiple access (TDMA) interface processor (ATIP) production terminals. The original agreement was signed in April 2013 and required the delivery of an ATIP Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device to replace the Navy’s legacy TDMA interface processor. Comtech completed delivery of the initial contract earlier this year. SPAWAR has already funded $24.9 million of the $40.2 million total potential contract value for this program.


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Information Technology Company CACI has won a $32 million contract to supply electro-optic sensor support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC) Crane Division.


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