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Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and …

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Huntington Ingalls-KBR JV to Help Establish Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College; Andy Green Comments

A joint venture of Huntington Ingalls‘ technical solutions business and KBR‘s government services arm has received a contract to help the Australian government establish and manage a Naval Shipbuilding College. The Naval Shipbuilding Institute will support the project as part of Australia’s efforts to build up the country’s shipbuilding industry over the next …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Completes Builder’s Trials on USS Thomas Hudner Destroyer

General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary has completed builder’s trials on an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer for the U.S. Navy. The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 61) completed in-port and at-sea tests required to evaluate the vessel’s systems and delivery readiness, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday. Arleigh Burke-class warships are designed …

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Galois Lands DHS Contract for Data Sharing Toolkit Development

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Galois a two-year, $800,000 contract to  produce a suite of tools for organizations to exchange information that can aid cybersecurity technology development, test and evaluation efforts. Galois said Monday it aims to help DHS address privacy and confidentiality concerns from cyber data sources through the Framework for Information Disclosure …

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Poland Signs LOA to Procure Northrop-Made Battle Command System

The Polish government has signed a letter of offer and acceptance agreement to procure an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System developed by Northrop Grumman. Northrop said Wednesday the U.S. government can now start the contracting process with the company to produce and deliver IBCS to Poland’s military. IBCS is designed to integrate sensors …

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General Atomics to Support UK MQ-9B RPA Program Under $81M USAF FMS Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has received an $80.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to design, build, integrate and test components in support of the U.K.’s MQ-9B Protector program. The service branch will obligate $33.5 million in FMS funds at the time of award,  the  Defense Department said Friday. The U.K. said it will initially …

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Navy Tests Updated Lockheed Trident II Missile; Eric Scherff Comments

The U.S. Navy launched two updated Lockheed Martin-built missiles from an Ohio-class submarine during a test held Monday off the coast of southern California. Lockheed said Wednesday the test aimed to demonstrate the readiness of USS Nebraska‘s crew and the Trident II D5 Life Extension missile configuration through the  Demonstration and Shakedown Operation-28 test. “Instead …

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Insitu Gets Navy Order for Afghan UAS, Equipment & Support Services

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $47 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to provide eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, spares and support equipment to Afghanistan as part of a Building Partnership Capacity mission. Insitu will also deploy one logistician field service representative, 16 technical support operators and two site surveys and site activation …

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Boeing to Support Navy’s Aircraft Physiological Episode Investigation, Mitigation Efforts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a two-year, $19.3 million contract to help investigate and address physiological episodes on the service branch’s F/A-18A-F and EA-18G platforms. Work under the sole-source contract will include research, development, inspection and modification activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Navy will obligate $91,319 in fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds at …

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Raytheon Works on ‘3rd-Gen’ Forward Looking IR Targeting System

Raytheon has moved to update its forward looking infrared targeting system that works to help U.S. Army detect targets through rain, smoke, fog and snow. The company said Monday its third-generation FLIR technology, called the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System, is designed to offer military personnel wide, medium, narrow and ultra-narrow fields of …

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Lockheed to Help Army Mature Combat Vehicle Protection System

Lockheed Martin has received a 16-month, follow-on contract to help the U.S. Army  advance the development of software and hardware for an armored ground vehicle protection technology. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to mature the Modular Active Protection System controller kit. Lockheed will …

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Northrop Deploys Automated Logistics System for Army; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Grumman has fielded a web-based logistics support system meant to replace legacy management information systems of the U.S. Army and its National Guard and Reserve units. Increment 1 of the Global Combat Support System-Army is designed to help the service branch monitor unit supply, property book, finance, materiel, maintenance and dispatching functions, Northrop said …

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