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Textron Systems Support Solutions awarded $206 million for Shadow® TUAS sustainment

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Textron Systems Support Solutions, a Textron Inc. business, announced Jan. 9 that it has been awarded a $206 million contract from the U.S. Army for Shadow® Tactical Aircraft System Contractor Logistics Support. CLS efforts include Systems Sustainment Management, Engineering Support, Contractor Logistics Support Management, Field Service Operations, Depot Material Repair and Management and Post Productions…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 200th F-35 center wing assembly from Marietta facility

Posted February 13, 2017 by

The 200th F-35 Center Wing Assembly built in the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., was delivered to the Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 production line in January, marking a major milestone.

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Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables…

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Contract Briefs

Posted April 17, 2017 by

Defense Logistics Agency URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Md., has been awarded a maximum $74,999,999 hybrid fixed-price incentive firm target, cost reimbursement no fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for warehousing and distribution support services. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive contract with three responses received. Locations of performance are…

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Think faster: Advantages of quantum processing shown in head-to-head race

Posted May 13, 2017 by

A prototype quantum processor repeatedly beat a traditional, classical processor in a race to solve a puzzle, figuring out a secret combination up to 100 times faster by using exotic physics to sort through data that was deliberately packed with errors.

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Northrop Grumman subsidiary awarded Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope contract from JPL

Posted June 5, 2017 by

Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman , has been awarded a sole-source contract to provide mission-critical optical technology for the WFIRST coronagraph instrument. The AOX team successfully completed the preliminary design studies in early 2016 with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology. WFIRST…

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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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