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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

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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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Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates USS John F. Kennedy keel-laying

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Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Aug. 22 celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship’s sponsor. She declared the…

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Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib compatible with M198 howitzer

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The U.S. Army’s Excalibur Program Office has determined that Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib precision guided artillery round is fully compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System. The compatibility allows allied military forces to use the world’s only 155 mm precision munition when firing the M198 howitzer. Excalibur extends the M198’s…

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Air Force, government space officials visit Northrop Grumman facility

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force, Lisa S. Disbrow, and top Department of Defense space officials met with Northrop Grumman leadership at the company’s Space Park facility Aug. 20. Their tour follows discussions held at Space Park last week during a visit by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and…

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