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Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the CH-53K is a new-build helicopter that will expand the fleet’s ability to move more material, more rapidly throughout the area of responsibility using proven and mature technologies. Designed to lift nearly 14 tons at a mission radius of 110 nautical miles in Navy…

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Aurora successfully flies subscale X-plane aircraft

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Aurora Flight Sciences announced April 18 that a subscale vehicle demonstrator of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility.

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Contract Briefs

Posted April 20, 2016 by

AECOM Technical Services, Los Angeles, Calif., (W911SR-16-D-0022); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (W911SR-16-D-0023); National Defense Energy & Environmental Alliance LLC, Aberdeen, Maryland (W911SR-16-D-0024); and Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Va., (W911SR-16-D-0025), were awarded a $122,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract with options to support the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence primarily to demonstrate,…

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Boeing selects supplier for 777X full-flight simulator suites

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Boeing announced April 19 it has selected TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses.

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Elbit Systems of Australia awarded contract for supply of thermal weapon sights

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced April 19 that its Australian subsidiary, Elbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd., was awarded a contract in an amount of approximately $30 million (approximately $40 million Australian) by the Department of Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the supply of XACTth65 sights, a member of the Elbit Systems thermal weapon…

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U.S. Army uses Northrop-built system to destroy multiple targets in air, missile defense test

Posted April 18, 2016 by

U.S. Army soldiers have executed a successful dual engagement flight test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System to identify, track, engage and defeat ballistic and cruise missile targets. Building upon previous successful flight tests, the April 8 event validated the ability of IBCS to manage multiple threats. The test…

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U.S. Navy awards next generation jammer engineering, manufacturing development contract

Posted April 15, 2016 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $1 billion sole source contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development for Increment 1 of the Next Generation Jammer, the advanced electronic attack technology that combines high-powered, agile, beam-jamming techniques with cutting-edge, solid-state electronics. Raytheon will deliver 15 Engineering Development Model pods for mission systems testing and…

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Ready for Blast-Off

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin launches educational program to prepare America’s students for deep space exploration Lockheed Martin has launched Generation Beyond, a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to inspire the next…

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Boeing, U.S. Army to remanufacture 117 Apache helicopters

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Boeing continues its role as the United States’ leading provider of attack helicopters with a contract to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, carries a total contract value of about $1.5 billion.

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Navy awards Lockheed contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

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Lockheed Martin has received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018. The award represents the last of four options under…

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