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Northrop Grumman awarded $17.5 million contract for fifth gen upgrade of E-8C Joint STARS central computers

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $17.5 million contract for a fifth generation upgrade to the central computers on 16 aircraft in the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

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Boeing, United Airlines announce order for nine 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing photograph Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet again with a new order for nine 787-9 airplanes, the longest-range member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family. The deal is valued at $2.53 billion according to list prices. Boeing and United Airlines announced Oct. 1 the carrier is expanding…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $171 million for advanced anti-radiation guided missile contract

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile impacting a target The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $171 million contract for Lot 7 full rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The contract will deliver advanced capability to U.S. warfighters as well as the Italian Air Force and Royal…

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Air Force, Navy officials describe need for C-130 aircraft

Posted October 1, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel today.

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U.S. Army awards Northrop Grumman $289 million for IAMD battle command system

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The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $289 million contract to continue system design and development toward fielding of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System.

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Boeing teams with Robotic Skies to provide enhanced commercial UAS services

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Boeing and its subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies, a leading commercial unmanned aircraft system support services provider, to develop and deliver industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the commercial and civil UAS markets. “Teaming with Boeing will allow both companies to elevate the…

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U.S. Army awards Boeing $160 million to continue Chinook rotor blade support

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Boeing will continue its support for the U.S. Army’s inventory of H-47 Chinook rotor blades with a new $160 million contract award. The five-year performance-based logistics agreement extends work that began in 2012 and calls for the continued management of stock availability and the overhauling of all Chinook blades for the U.S. Army. Boeing is responsible…

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Lockheed Martin selects Harris to deliver F-35s next gen computer processor

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has selected Harris Corporation to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor for the F-35 fighter jet. The Lockheed Martin-led competition within the F-35 supply chain will significantly reduce cost and enhance capability. The F-35’s ICP acts as the brains of the F-35, processing data for the aircraft’s communications, sensors, electronic…

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Raytheon awarded production contract for Poland’s Patriot

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The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a more than $1.5 billion contract for production of Poland’s Patriot™ Integrated Air and Missile Defense System including spare parts, support and training. Announced by the Department of Defense on Sept. 25, the contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver four Patriot fire units for Poland. “Patriot will…

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Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATP secures Bahrain, Taiwan delivery orders

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Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod recently received two Foreign Military Sale delivery orders for Bahrain and Taiwan. The Royal Bahraini Air Force continues to order Sniper ATPs with this most recent 19 pod delivery order for the F-16 Block 70 platform. The second FMS order was placed by Taiwan in the United States for…

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