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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for Phase 2 of the LRPF program

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $73.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for Phase 2 of the Long Range Precision Fires program. LRPF is the U.S. Army’s program envisioned to provide combatant commanders with next-generation, long-range precision fires with ranges up to 499 kilometers. The missile will be capable of striking time-sensitive and area targets…

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Contract Briefs

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Missile Defense Agency   Jacobs Technology Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated maximum value of $4,600,000,000. A fixed-price incentive task order in the amount of $4,317,327 is being issued concurrent with the contract award. The predominant contract types will be cost-plus-incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive. Under this follow-on contract, the…

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod wins F-15C IRST competition

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod® has been selected as the Infrared Search and Track system for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15C fleet. Lockheed Martin will produce more than 130 systems, which will be delivered for aircraft integration. Equipped with the company’s IRST21® infrared sensor and advanced data processing capabilities, Legion Pod provides long-range detection and tracking…

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Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

Posted October 18, 2017 by Angela Charlton

Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Oct. 17, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern…

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Raytheon to provide advanced telemetry system for Navy’s new Range Support Aircraft

Posted November 15, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $79 million contract to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the U.S. Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy’s aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s. Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon’s modern solution…

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Lockheed Martin meets 2017 F-35 delivery target

Posted December 18, 2017 by

On Dec. 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. To date, more than 265 F-35 aircraft have been delivered to U.S. and international customers. More than 530 pilots and nearly 5,000 maintainers have been trained, and the F-35 fleet has…

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U.S. trade court rules against Boeing in dispute with Canada

Posted January 29, 2018 by Paul Wiseman

Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Jan. 26 that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada’s Bombardier. The 4-0 decision by the independent International Trade Commission effectively blocks the Trump administration from slapping 292 percent tariffs on Bombardier. The Commerce Department ruled last year that the…

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Contract Briefs

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Army   Capco LLC, Grand Junction, Colo., (W15QKN-18-D-00035); and Design West Technologies Inc., Tustin, Calif., (W15QKN-18-D-00036), will share a $38,966,028 hybrid firm-fixed-price contract to procure M205 tripods. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 19, 2023….

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High-power microwaves and lasers defeat multiple drones during US Army exercise

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon’s advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla. The event, known…

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General Atomics to provide MQ-9B Protector to United Kingdom

Posted April 9, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a $81 million Foreign Military Sales contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the United Kingdom MQ-9B Protector unmanned aircraft system program. This contract provides for integration and component level testing for UK specific enhancements to support the MQ-9B Protector program. GA-ASI performed…

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