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Northrop Grumman to support GPS modernization

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded an order to support embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System Pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment program is developing M-Code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for third phase of Tern program

Posted January 6, 2016 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research have awarded Northrop Grumman the third phase of the Tern unmanned systems program. Phase three plans to include final design, fabrication and a full-scale, at-sea demonstration of the system.

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Northrop Grumman to produce first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted January 6, 2016 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract modification for non-recurring engineering and recurring support to configure the first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D is an all-weather, airborne early warning, command and control aircraft that will meet the Japanese Defense Ministry’s requirements for a future airborne early warning platform, according to a…

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Raytheon awarded $255 million for DDG 1002

Posted January 4, 2016 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $255,281,689 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded contract to procure mission system equipment for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this award to $349,243,022.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (40…

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U.S. government, Lockheed Martin announce Super Hercules contract

Posted January 4, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin will deliver 78 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J Multiyear II contract, which was announced by the U.S. government Dec. 30, 2015. The Department of Defense announced the award of more than $1 billion in funding for the first 32 aircraft of the Multiyear contract. The overall contract, worth…

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Northrop Grumman to improve survivability of U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The U.S. Special Operations Command has selected Northrop Grumman to provide advanced countermeasure systems for AC-130J and MC-130J aircraft. Under the terms of the $32.8 million award, Northrop Grumman’s Land and Avionics C4ISR division will provide radio frequency countermeasure systems to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threats to these aircraft. “Our solution…

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Lockheed Martin receives $528 million THAAD missile-defense contract

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a $528 million contract in December 2015 for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The new interceptors will support a growing number of U.S. Army THAAD units. THAAD is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, and is…

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Multi-million pound Hercules contract supports RAF fleet

Posted December 30, 2015 by

A £369 million contract to support the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has been awarded to three companies by the Ministry of Defence. The deal will see Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce, who jointly deliver the Hercules Integrated Operational Support, provide continued support for the C-130J…

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FAA fines Boeing $12 million for fuel tank, other violations

Posted December 28, 2015 by Joan Lowy

Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on hundreds of planes, among other violations, the Federal Aviation Administration said Dec. 22. Boeing must also take a series of actions to improve the safety…

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Austal awarded shipbuilding modification worth up to $198 million

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a contract for $51,684,797 to its 10-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship contract for the U.S. Navy. This contract modification is expected to increase to $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised. This work includes design services for upgrades to the LCS and preliminary design for…

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