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Bell Boeing awarded $144 million for V-22 support

Posted January 21, 2019 by

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and…

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine awarded contract to build LCS 31

Posted January 21, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to build an additional Littoral Combat Ship. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette, Wisc., at FMM, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 16th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the Navy to date. The team will leverage capital investment and…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for Minuteman, Peacekeeper rocket motor aging surveillance program

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Courtesy photograph Ground tests of Peacekeeper rocket motors ensure they are reliable to fly when used in a booster to launch payloads into orbit. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a follow-on contract valued up to $86 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch Systems Enterprise, Small Launch and Targets Division…

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Boeing, United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX, 777

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Boeing and United Airlines have announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Raytheon wins multiple contracts

Posted January 18, 2019 by

AIM-9X tactical missiles Raytheon was awarded the following contract as announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 28, 2018. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is awarded a not-to-exceed $434,389,104 for an undefinitized modification P00001 to a previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1068). This modification provides for the procurement of AIM-9X Lot 18 production requirements to…

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Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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U.S. Navy, Air Force award Lockheed Martin second production lot for LRASM

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin received a $172 million contract from the U.S. Navy and Air Force for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production.  The contract continues the production for the air-launched variant of LRASM, including a full production run of missiles and engineering support. This is the second of several expected annual production lots that will deliver…

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Raytheon signs mentoring agreement with Phoenix Products, Inc.

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Raytheon Company Kentucky-based Phoenix Products, Inc., have signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement to produce Naval Strike Missile, or NSM, transport containers under a $1.6 million U.S. Navy contract. PPI is a woman-owned, small business that is in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone. Raytheon and Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., will train and…

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U.S. Navy commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

Posted January 14, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) — the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship — at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Jan. 12 before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team into active service. Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to complete…

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Embraer, Boeing welcome Brazilian government approval of strategic partnership

Posted January 14, 2019 by

Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The government’s approval comes after the two companies last month approved terms for the joint venture that will be made up of the commercial aircraft and services operations…

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