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Last call for Northrop Grumman Foundation’s school labs makeover contest

Posted June 13, 2016 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation reminds all public middle schools that June 17 is the last day to enter for its Fab School Labs online contest. Now in its second year, the school lab makeover contest is designed to encourage today’s children to become tomorrow’s innovators and provide public middle schools with an opportunity to create…

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Boeing awards $200 million in space contracts to small businesses

Posted June 10, 2016 by

Boeing has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station. Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the ISS. The contracts were awarded under the Boeing Engineering and Technical Support Service program. The selected companies provide expertise in a number of areas including engineering, information technology, software development and…

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U.S. Air Force deploys APKWS laser-guided rockets on F-16s

Posted June 8, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has acquired BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Air Force fielded the initial units to fulfill an urgent operational need for F-16 and A-10 aircraft, and it has already successfully used the weapon in combat operations.  The deployment…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete bomb disposal robot design review

Posted June 8, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the Critical Design Review for increment one of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System program.

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 8, 2016 by

Army   Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $667,522,500 undefinitized fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales contract (Qatar) for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters, 1 Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment, and Thales radios.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. …

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines celebrate delivery of airlines’ First 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted June 8, 2016 by

Boeing and Hainan Airlines June 8 celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family. Hainan Airlines, the largest privately owned airline in China, leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation. The delivery is also the…

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U.S. Marine Corps awards Raytheon up to $249 million to refurbish vehicles

Posted June 6, 2016 by

The U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command has awarded Raytheon up to $249 million with options over five years for work on the Secondary Reparable, or SECREP program, rebuilding vehicle parts such as engines, transmissions and electronics. The Marine Corps takes delivery of the items at approximately half the price of buying new. The savings can…

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Raytheon awarded $365 million U.S. Navy contract

Posted June 3, 2016 by

Raytheon been awarded a $365,848,801 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $423,056,873. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy…

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Lockheed Martin flies first T-50A upgraded aircraft for T-X competition

Posted June 3, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the initial flight test of its T-50A configured aircraft. The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition.

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General Dynamics awarded contract for Navy’s fifth expeditionary mobile base

Posted June 3, 2016 by

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $106 million contract by the U.S. Navy to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the Expeditionary Mobile Base 5 (ESB-5), formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program. In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract…

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