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DoD OKs Production of Lockheed Air-to-Ground Missile System With Milestone C Decision

Lockheed Martin is set to commence low-rate initial production of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile after the Defense Department granted a “milestone C” decision on the system. DoD’s defense acquisition board announced through a memorandum the LRIP approval for the JAGM program after months of flight tests that evaluated the missile technology against performance envelope and …

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Boeing Delivers 8 Apache Helicopters to Indonesia

Boeing has delivered eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the Indonesia’s army as part of a foreign military sales transaction, Defenseworld.net reported Thursday. Ryamizard Ryacudu, Indonesian defense minister, said the Apache units will aid national efforts to protect sovereignty against potential threats. A turn-over ceremony occurred Wednesday at a military base located at …

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary to Produce Helmets for Army Apache Pilots

A subsidiary of Elbit Systems‘ U.S. business has received a four-year, $12.6 million contract to supply Apache aviator integrated helmets and related spare parts to the U.S. Army. EFW is scheduled to complete work under the firm-fixed-price contract by Jan. 31, 2022, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the …

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Boeing JV to Provide Aircraft MRO Services for Saudi Arabian Rotorcraft Fleet

A Saudi Arabia-based joint venture between Boeing, Alsalam Aircraft and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries will offer maintenance, repair and overhaul support for the country’s fleet of rotorcraft aircraft, Defense News reported Tuesday. Neil Bevan, CEO of the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company, said work under the contract will cover support for …

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Report: Army Interested in Airborne Laser Weapons

The U.S. Army looks to adopt high-energy laser technology for the service branch’s fixed-wing and rotocraft aircraft platforms, Flightglobal reported Wednesday. “It’s a capability we’re interested in,” Col. Joe Hoecherl, Army Apache program manager, was quoted as saying. Ben Allison, HEL product lead at Raytheon, told Flightglobal the company aims to help address the …

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IBM’s Robert Kleppinger on Cognitive Computing Platform’s Use in Army Maintenance, Logistics Operations

Robert Kleppinger, a senior client partner at IBM responsible for federal government contracts, told Data Center Dynamics in an interview published Tuesday how the company plans to apply its Watson cognitive computing system to the U.S. Army’s maintenance and logistics activities under a $135 million recompete contract. “Ideally, the plan is to bring …

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L3 to Provide Manned-Unmanned Teaming Hardware for Army Apache Helicopters

L3 Technologies will develop manned-unmanned teaming hardware to aid the U.S. Army‘s AH-64 Apache multirole helicopters as part of a one-year, $69.3 million contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract also covers technical and engineering support services. The Army Contracting Command will solicited and received one bid for the procurement effort. …

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Singapore Installs Elbit Systems-Made Defensive Suite on Apache, Chinook Helicopters

Singapore’s air force has installed Elbit Systems-made defense electronics suite on its fleet of Boeing-built AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters as part of an effort to boost aircraft survivability and mission capacity, Defense News reported. A spokesperson from the Singaporean defense ministry said the upgrade effort covers electronic warfare and satellite …

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