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Northrop Grumman awarded position on Air Force training systems acquisition III contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support war fighter training systems at global U.S. Air Force operating locations. Twelve companies have been awarded positions on TSA III, which has a ceiling value of approximately $20.9 billion over 10 years, if…

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Raytheon and U.S. Navy collaborate to optimize minehunting sonar

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Raytheon is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center -- Division Newport to enhance the features of the company's AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar.

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Boston Engineering receives Air Force contract to advance UAV motor control capabilities

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Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston Engineering will demonstrate an embedded motor control platform to accelerate U.S. Air Force UAV research and development initiatives. Embedded motor controllers underpin critical UAV operations including drone propulsion and sensors…

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Boeing receives $1.49 billion contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon ircraft

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Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, a long-time partner to the…

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Boeing completes 777X firm configuration

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Boeing announced Aug. 27 the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the…

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Raytheon to provide training services to U.S. Air Force

Posted August 26, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years. Under this Air Force Life Cycle Management Center…

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Raytheon air-to-air missile scores direct hit from U.S. Army ground launcher

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The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully test fired an AIM-9X Block II missile from the Army’s ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher. AIM-9X is traditionally fired from aircraft toward aerial targets and this test demonstrated that the latest AIM-9X can be used in both air-to-air combat and now,…

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Northrop Grumman delivers 150th KC-10 extender from depot to U.S. Air Force

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Northrop Grumman photograph A KC-10 Extender leaves Northrop Grumman’s depot in Lake Charles, La. Northrop Grumman recently delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft from a maintenance depot to the United States Air Force. The program’s depots are located in Lake Charles, La., and Greensboro, N.C. “The delivery of the 150th KC-10 depot aircraft contributes to…

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Indian university students take part in In C-130J Super Hercules roll-on/roll-off competition

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Teams from five leading Indian universities recently presented design concepts supporting the disaster relief operations in New Delhi, Inida, as part of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge. Lockheed Martin launched the Indian University design challenge in November 2014. The company provided research grants for each university team to work with…

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Contract Briefs August 26, 2015

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Bell Helicopter Textron Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contractfor the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan.The aircraft…

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