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BAE’s Charles Woodburn: Defense Sector Can Play Key Role to Restore Economy

Charles Woodburn CEO BAE Systems

Charles Woodburn, CEO of BAE Systems, has said defense companies support the global economy through export activities and technology investments that help create high skilled jobs. “I strongly believe we can have a key role to play in restoring the economies of the countries in which we operate,” Woodburn wrote in a guest piece for Defense News published Monday.

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BAE to Help Vertex Aerospace Support Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier Fleet

AV-8B Harrier

BAE Systems has signed a nine-year agreement with Vertex Aerospace to increase the availability of the U.S. Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II fleet. "This new contract with Vertex Aerospace ensures we can continue to apply our expertise to support the U.S. Marine Corps in their crucial operations,” said Tom Fillingham, senior vice president of US Programs at BAE Systems Air.

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Lockheed Taps Northrop, BAE to Equip F-35 With Comms, Navigation, EW Systems

F-35 Aircraft

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to enable new functionality that supports the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. BAE Systems is also part of the collaborative agreement. Northrop, Lockheed and BAE will equip the fighter jet with Northrop’s AN/ASQ-242 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (ICNI) and BAE’s AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to deliver optimal operational utility.

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Lockheed-Led Team Receives $1.3B Global F-35 Sustainment Contract

F-35

An industry team led by Lockheed Martin has secured a $1.28 billion undefinitized contract action (UCA) from the F-35 Joint Program Office to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30. "This contract ensures F-35s remain ready to fly and accomplish the warfighter's mission," said Bill Brotherton, Lockheed Martin F-35 program acting vice president and general manager.

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Research and Markets: Military Communication Tech Investments to Spur Software-Defined Radio Demand Through 2025

Military handheld radio

A new five-year Research and Markets forecast says increased global military spending in battle communication or network-centric warfare systems will help steer the software-defined radio market's direction. The research company said Wednesday it estimates that the worldwide market for SDR products will grow more than 6 percent over the next five years and expects the defense segment to experience the highest growth rate.

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BAE Selects CAE Subsidiary to Support Marine Corps Training Platform Dev’t; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck VP

A CAE subsidiary has received a subcontract from BAE Systems for services in support of the latter's work to develop a new cloud-powered training environment for the U.S. Marine Corps. CAE said Wednesday its USA Mission Solutions subsidiary will help BAE prototype cloud models and simulations for USMC Base Quantico's planned Wargaming Center under a $19M contract the military branch awarded to BAE in August.

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BAE Systems Gets DoD’s OK for F-22 Friend or Foe Transponder

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The Department of Defense has certified a BAE Systems-made transponder designed to help F-22 Raptor aircraft pilots distinguish teammates from enemies. The company said Tuesday it is integrating its F-22 Identification Friend-or-Foe transponder as part of an effort to update the U.S. Air Force's Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminal.

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