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  • Navy Tests Raytheon-Built Guided Missiles; Taylor Lawrence Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Tests Raytheon-Built Guided Missiles; Taylor Lawrence Comments

    The U.S. Navy has fired two Raytheon-built guided missiles to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea during a recent test event. Standard Missile-6 Dual I launched from the USS John Paul Jones during the demonstration and destroyed the target in its final seconds of flight, Raytheon said Monday. “This test showcased the flexibility […] More

  • Airbus Gets H215 Rotorcraft Order From German Police; Wolfgang Schoder Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Gets H215 Rotorcraft Order From German Police; Wolfgang Schoder Comments

    Airbus‘ helicopters business has received a purchase order for three H215 multi-role rotorcraft from the German federal police through Germany’s federal ministry of interior. The company will deliver the helicopters in early 2019 and the German federal police will use the aircraft to perform maritime emergency and police missions, Airbus said Wednesday. The twin-engine rotorcraft is part […] More

  • DynCorp to Maintain Air Force's A-10 Fleet; Mark Mirelez Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DynCorp to Maintain Air Force’s A-10 Fleet; Mark Mirelez Comments

    DynCorp International has landed a $23 million task order with the U.S. Air Force to maintain the 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft. The company said Wednesday it will perform contract work at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona through March 2018 under the Davis-Monthan Contract Field Team task order. Mark Mirelez, DI's aviation engineering, logistics […] More

  • Lockheed Taps Textron for F-35 Electronic Warfare Simulation Tests; Steve Mensh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Taps Textron for F-35 Electronic Warfare Simulation Tests; Steve Mensh Comments

    Lockheed Martin has selected Textron's electronic systems business unit to provide threat simulation systems for electronic warfare tests on the F-35 fighter jet. Lockheed will use Textron's Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator system to develop and confirm aircraft software requirements for the F-35, Textron said Wednesday Textron will manufacture the simulation system at the F-35 […] More

  • Gulfstream Receives G550 Aircraft Purchase Order from Poland - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gulfstream Receives G550 Aircraft Purchase Order from Poland

    Gulfstream Aerospace has received a purchase order for the company's G550 aircraft from Poland's national defense ministry for use in the transport of government officials. The General Dynamics subsidiary will configure two G550 for VIP transport and deliver the aircraft in 2017, Gulfstream said Wednesday. G550 is designed to fly at altitudes higher than commercial traffic and […] More

  • Army Seeks Industry Ideas for Future Small UAS Power Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Seeks Industry Ideas for Future Small UAS Power Systems

    The U.S. Army has issued a request for information to industry on behalf of the aviation development directorate to solicit ideas on advanced small power systems for future tactical unmanned aerial systems. That RFI released Thursday says the Army wants the information on potential power systems, related metrics and associated technology maturity to guide the development of systems for future […] More

  • Turkey Moves to Buy Second Lockheed F-35 Batch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Turkey Moves to Buy Second Lockheed F-35 Batch

    Turkey's defense procurement authority has agreed to purchase a second batch of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets, Defense News reported Monday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes the country's procurement and military officials expect to complete a dual-fighter jet fleet comprised of the F-35 and an indigenous aircraft called TFX by 2023. Turkey has committed to buy a […] More

  • L-3 Kicks Off Logistics Support for Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 Kicks Off Logistics Support for Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet; Michael Strianese Comments

    A division of L-3 Communications has begun to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft under a potential nine-year, $1.9 billion contract awarded in June. L-3 said Tuesday its Vertex Aerospace division commenced work after the Government Accountability Office rejected a competitor’s protest to the contract award. Madison, Mississippi-based Vertex Aerospace will maintain and operate base supply, provide field service representative […] More

  • Boeing Hands First P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Hands First P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Australia

    Boeing has turned over the first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force during a ceremony held at the company’s delivery center in Tukwila, Washington. Shelley Lavender, Boeing military aircraft president, handed the ceremonial keys for P-8A to Australian Chief of Air Force Leo Davies during the event, the company said Friday. Boeing based […] More

  • State-Owned Defense Firm in Poland to Participate in Lockheed Martin Defense Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State-Owned Defense Firm in Poland to Participate in Lockheed Martin Defense Programs

    Lockheed Martin has agreed to involve Poland’s state-owned defense organization Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa in various defense and security programs as part of Lockheed“™s commitment to Polish industry. The two parties inked a letter of intent to allow PGZ member companies to participate in Lockheed programs on satellite systems, aircraft, helicopters, weapons, combat systems, training devices and simulators, the […] More

  • Northrop to Develop Beam Control System for Air Force Fighter Jet Laser Weapon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Develop Beam Control System for Air Force Fighter Jet Laser Weapon

    Northrop Grumman has won a potential five-year, $39.3 million contract to develop a beam control technology for integration into the laser weapons system for a tactical pod on a U.S. Air Force fighter jet. The Defense Department said Tuesday the effort is part of the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator Turret Research in Aero-Effects program that will work to collect […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Continue Iraq Caravan Aircraft Logistics Support Under Potential $118M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Continue Iraq Caravan Aircraft Logistics Support Under Potential $118M Contract

    Orbital ATK has been awarded a potential $118 million contract to continue its logistics support for missionized Cessna 208 aircraft flown by the Iraqi air force to perform security missions. The company said Tuesday it will also provide maintenance and support training, produce spare parts, repair components, update publications for Iraq’s Armed Caravan program. The contract has an initial $11 million value […] More

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