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General Dynamics awarded $31 million for Abrams tank upgrades

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The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $31 million to begin upgrading 24 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and 22 M1A2 System Enhance Package Version One (V1) tanks to the M1A2 SEP V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital…

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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 successfully intercepts cruise missile target

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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target April 25 at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor and the PATRIOT system. The test demonstrated the PAC-3 Missile Segment’s unique ability to detect, track, engage and…

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Army awards Lockheed Martin $391 million for counterfire radar production

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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin $391 million in production orders for a new radar system that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from rocket, mortar and artillery fire. The orders represent the execution of two contract options for a total of 33 AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radars – formerly designated EQ-36 during their…

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Boeing rolls out first 787 Dreamliner built in South Carolina

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The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be assembled in South Carolina rolled out of final assembly April 27 to great fanfare from the crowd of nearly 7,000 Boeing employees and invited guests. The festival-like atmosphere, featuring aerial displays, music and entertainment, was a fitting celebration to commemorate assembly completion of the first 787 built at…

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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

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Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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Lockheed Martin delivers last AMP C-5 to Air Force

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Lockheed Martin completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27. “We are very proud of our AMP team,” said Greg Ulmer, vice president of the C-5 program, “This delivery continues the ever-growing legacy of the…

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QinetiQ North America names senior VP, program manager of Engineering Services Contract

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QinetiQ North America has named Mark J. Nappi as senior vice president and program manager of the Engineering Services Contract at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. In this role, Nappi will oversee the day-to-day activities of the contract and ensure all tasks are executed efficiently and effectively. Before joining QNA, Nappi spent 17 years with United…

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ATK receives $266 million in small caliber ammunition orders

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ATK has received orders totaling more than $266 million for small caliber ammunition under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island. This order includes a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber military ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. ATK has operated…

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General Dynamics to convert of M2 crew-served machine guns

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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel machine guns to the M2A1 configuration. The M2A1 offers the proven performance of the existing M2HB heavy barrel machine…

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Marine Corps places order for AeroVironment Raven small UAS

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AeroVironment, Inc. received a firm fixed-price order valued at $3,653,519 March 15, 2012, from the U.S. Marine Corps through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order includes RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages. The systems and spares were scheduled for delivery before April 17, 2012. The RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system…

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