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Contract Briefs

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Navy   Portillo Concrete, Inc., Lemon Grove, Calif., (N62473-16-D-1853); Pave-Tech Inc., Vista, Calif., (N62473-16-D-1854); Command Performance Constructors, Inc., Signal Hill, Calif., (N62473-16-D-1855); Romero General Construction Corp., Escondido, Calif., (N62473-16-D-1856); and Cutting Edge Concrete Services, Inc., Oro Grande, Calif., (N62473-16-D-1857); were each being awarded an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity small business set-aside multiple award construction contract for new…

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Elbit Systems subsidiary to modify Naval Test Pilot School C-26 aircraft

Posted May 9, 2016 by

Elbit Systems announced May 9 that Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LLC, was awarded a $7.5 million Firm, Fixed Price contract by the U.S. Navy to perform modifications on U.S. Naval Test Pilot School’s C-26 aircraft. Upgrades will be completed by September 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Elbit Systems of America, the Type…

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Northrop Grumman conducts CDR for Navy’s SEWIP development

Posted May 9, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully conducted a critical design review for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 3 AN/SLQ-32(V)7 electronic warfare system. The CDR, a key milestone for the program, focused on the detailed design of the electronic attack subsystem that will make up a deployable AN/SLQ-32(V)7 system. The review of the detailed design for the…

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Boeing innovations: Sometimes lucrative, sometimes a bust

Posted May 9, 2016 by Dan Catchpole

Austin Ballard steadied himself on a wooden ladder and threaded a cable capped with a tiny camera lens into a cylinder on one of the Boeing 247’s engines. With his eyes on the display screen at his side, he guided the camera around the hollow space. He pushed a propeller blade, shifting the cylinder’s piston,…

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FAA certifies Pratt & Whitney engine to power Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft

Posted May 9, 2016 by

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to power Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft. With this milestone, Pratt & Whitney now has three certified PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine variants. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. “This milestone is another huge step forward for the PurePower engine program, which brings…

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Boeing-equipped training center opens, enhances worldwide P-8A maintenance

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Boeing has equipped the U.S. Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems, another key step in the services’ efforts to fully integrate the aircraft into the fleet. Based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., the center allows the Navy to provide immersive training for those maintaining P-8A Poseidon…

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Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran

Posted May 6, 2016 by Richard Ladner

Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing business with Iran and not sell aircraft to upgrade its fleet. The lawmakers told Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg in a letter sent May 2 that commercial aviation sales to Iran would subsidize a country that continues to be…

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Contract Briefs

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Navy Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is being awarded a $427,078,399 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide test and evaluation/training threat/target systems for warfighter training and debriefing systems. This effort includes the systems engineering services to determine and deliver components used in creating complex simulated combat environments in support of combat training systems.  Work…

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Certifiable Predator B completes fuselage integrity testing

Posted May 6, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 4 that it has successfully completed fuselage structural integrity testing of its Certifiable Predator® B RPA. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be…

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Insitu ScanEagle to fly ViDAR payload to enhance maritime ISR

Posted May 4, 2016 by

Keeping the world's international waters safe demands that decision makers have access to the best tactical information in the most challenging environments.

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