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Posted May 8, 2017 by

Defense Logistics Agency   Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $377,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for water well drillers. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with 15 responses received. Locations of performance are Georgia and Colorado, with a May 5, 2022, performance completion…

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Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines announce purchase of 10 787 Dreamliners

Posted March 7, 2018 by

Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced March 6 that the carrier has selected the market-leading 787 Dreamliner as its flagship airplane for medium to long-haul flights. As part of the selection, Hawaiian intends to purchase 10 787-9 jets valued at $2.82 billion at list prices. Hawaiian also has purchase rights for 10 additional 787s. The Honolulu-based…

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Raytheon awarded $143 million contract for Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Posted January 13, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $66.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal year 2016 for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements.

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Australia’s future sub program reaches major international milestone

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia July 9 welcomed the official opening of Australia’s Future Submarine Office by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Cherbourg France. In collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence, in what will be Australia’s largest defence capital investment program in history, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia will deliver…

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Posted June 8, 2016 by

Army   Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $667,522,500 undefinitized fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales contract (Qatar) for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters, 1 Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment, and Thales radios.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. …

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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

Posted November 30, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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Design Evolution: Lockheed Martin using 3-D printed parts for U.S. military satellites

Posted April 5, 2017 by

When the U.S. Air Force’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launches into space, a 3-D printed part will be along for the ride. A Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits, will be the first 3-D printed part certified for use on a Lockheed Martin military satellite. By…

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine integration collaboration agreement

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaborative agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research program focused on developing technology to reduce emissions. Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan®…

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Textron Systems reaches development milestones with 7.62mm, 5.56mm cased-telescoped machine guns

Posted May 15, 2017 by

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of Textron Inc., announced May 15 the achievement of two significant milestones in the continued maturation of its family of lightweight Cased-Telescoped Machine Guns. Textron Systems’ 15-pound 7.62mm CT Medium Machine Gun recently completed Technology Readiness Level 5 demonstrations, consisting of validating the performance of the integrated weapon’s operating…

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Bahrain to buy Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program. Under the $22.45 million contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ATPs, spares and support equipment for integration. To meet the BDF’s urgent…

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