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Posted April 8, 2016 by

Boeing, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $922,628,257 modification (PZ0011) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $922,628,257 were obligated at the time of the award. …

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Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training secures orders from Allegiant, Hawaiian Airlines

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Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training added contracts from Allegiant and Hawaiian Airlines to its list of orders for full flight simulators. At the end of 2015, the company signed a purchase agreement for an A320 full flight simulator for Hawaiian Airlines, which currently owns an A330 full flight simulator provided by LMCFT. This contract signified…

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Lockheed Martin mini-missile takes flight in new demonstration

Posted April 6, 2016 by

A Lockheed Martin-built Miniature Hit-to-Kill interceptor was successfully launched from a Multi-Mission Launcher in an engineering demonstration April 4 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The launch demonstrated the agility and aerodynamic capability of the MHTK missile, which is designed to defeat rocket, artillery and mortar targets at ranges greatly exceeding those of current and…

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Cubic’s advanced data link solutions integrated into Northrop’s Fire Scout

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Cubic Global Defense has announced that a Cubic designed and produced Wide Band Line of Sight data link system integrated into Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout recently completed a successful operational assessment.

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Mercury Systems receives order for electronic warfare application

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Mercury Systems, Inc. has received a $15.4 million follow-on order from a key government agency to deliver a sophisticated radio frequency digital and processing subsystem solution for an advanced electronic warfare application. The order was received in the Company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters. “This…

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MTS to acquire Sensor Producer PCB Group for $580 million

Posted April 6, 2016 by

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, announced April 6 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement where MTS Systems Corporation will acquire 100 percent of PCB Group Inc. for $580 million through a merger of a newly formed subsidiary of MTS into PCB, with PCB…

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Posted April 6, 2016 by

Boeing Directed Energy and Strategic Systems, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a $275,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, engineering, and program management to advance scientific and technical knowledge of ground-based space-superiority capabilities and technology, and then apply and transition that knowledge to achieve Air Force and national goals. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force…

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AAR to distribute defense parts for UTC Aerospace Systems

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AAR has entered into an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems, one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products, to manage distribution requirements and to stock inventory of defense parts in support of Japanese military aircraft In Japan. AAR is among the world’s leading providers of aftermarket aircraft parts and inventory…

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U.S. Army awards Raytheon, DRS $56 million to develop next-gen infrared night vision

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The U.S. Army awarded $56 million to the team of Raytheon, and DRS Technologies to engineer, manufacture and develop the 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared B-Kit, an upgrade to night vision equipment that will allow ground troops to discriminate between friend or foe at twice the distance of current systems. The next generation B-Kit is…

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MB Aerospace Group acquires of Centrax Turbine Components

Posted April 4, 2016 by

International aerospace engineering group MB Aerospace has completed its latest acquisition, of Centrax Turbine Components based in Devon, England. It is the first acquisition for MB Aerospace following recent investment support from new private equity partner Blackstone and will see the 430-staff turbine components firm, part of the wider Centrax Group, rebranded MB Aerospace Newton…

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