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  • BAE Unveils Oman's 1st Typhoon Fighter, Hawk Trainer Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Unveils Oman’s 1st Typhoon Fighter, Hawk Trainer Aircraft

    BAE Systems has formally presented a Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft and a Hawk jet trainer built for Oman’s air force during a ceremony held at the company’s facility in Warton, England. The company said Monday it showcased both aircraft platforms to more than 100 delegates that included Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, defense minister of Oman, and Mattar Ali bin […] More

  • Lockheed to Supply Targeting Pods to Kuwait via US Air Force Delivery Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Supply Targeting Pods to Kuwait via US Air Force Delivery Order

    Lockheed Martin has secured a delivery order to supply Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods to Kuwait under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. The U.S. Air Force placed the order under a potential $485 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in March 2015, Lockheed said Monday. The order covers 14 Snipers ATPs, support tools, spares and integration support. […] More

  • BAE Supports Eurofighter Typhoon Missile Dual Firing Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Supports Eurofighter Typhoon Missile Dual Firing Test

    BAE Systems has teamed up with Airbus, MBDA, Eurofighter and the U.K. defense ministry to complete a dual firing test of air-to-air missiles aboard a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. BAE said Tuesday a Eurofighter Typhoon plane simultaneously fired two MBDA-built Meteor Beyond Visual Range missiles through the use of the Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 from Airbus“™ defense […] More

  • EXPAL Systems to Help BAE Integrate Air Launched Weapons Onto Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EXPAL Systems to Help BAE Integrate Air Launched Weapons Onto Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft

    Maxam‘s EXPAL Systems subsidiary has received a contract from BAE Systems to help develop and integrate an air launched weapon system for the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole aircraft. EXPAL will provide engineering support services for the integration of air-launched weapons munitions and standard weapons with MK 80 series warheads for Typhoon jets. “With this contribution, EXPAL enlarges its trajectory of supporting weapon […] More

  • Report: Boeing Ends Belgium F-16 Replacement Contract Pursuit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boeing Ends Belgium F-16 Replacement Contract Pursuit

    Boeing has decided not to submit a proposal for Belgium“™s recapitalization program that seeks to replace the country“™s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 jets, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. “We regret that after reviewing the request we do not see an opportunity to compete on a truly level playing field with the… F/A-18 Super Hornet,“ the company said […] More

  • Esterline to Supply Visual Systems for UK Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon Simulators - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Esterline to Supply Visual Systems for UK Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon Simulators

    Esterline has received a contract from BAE Systems to deliver visual systems for the U.K. air force’s Eurofighter Typhoon simulators. BAE said Tuesday Esterline is scheduled to deliver two TREALITY SEER display systems for Eurofighter Typhoon simulator facilities at Royal Air Force Lossiemouth in Scotland by the end of the year. The visual systems will support the training […] More

  • Leonardo-Hensoldt Team Eyes International Market for Mode 5 “˜Friend or Foe“™ ID Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo-Hensoldt Team Eyes International Market for Mode 5 “˜Friend or Foe“™ ID Platform

    Leonardo and Hensoldt, formerly Airbus“™ electronics and border security business, have agreed to partner to market the former“™s Mode 5 identification friend-or-foe system to potential customers worldwide. The U.K. defense ministry has selected the Leonardo-Hensoldt team, also known as Team Skytale, to update IFF systems on at least 400 aerial, maritime and ground vehicles, Leonardo said […] More

  • Report: Belgium Issues F-16 Fighter Aircraft Replacement RFPs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Belgium Issues F-16 Fighter Aircraft Replacement RFPs

    Belgium has kicked off a search for new multirole fighter aircraft that will replace the Belgian air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 planes, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Monday. Gareth Jennings writes Belgium requested proposals from multiple international defense organizations for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed’s F-35A, Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Aviation‘s Rafale and Saab‘s Gripen E. Belgium aims to select a platform in […] More

  • F-35 Jet Fires MBDA-Built Missile in Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    F-35 Jet Fires MBDA-Built Missile in Flight Test

    A Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft launched an MBDA-made guided air-to-air missile during flight and firing trials that were held at two military bases in Maryland and California. Integrated teams from Lockheed, MBDA, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman took part in the development tests for the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile  system, MBDA said Wednesday. The tests marked the first […] More

  • Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft Undergoes Flight Trials at BAE's UK Facility; Steve Formoso Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft Undergoes Flight Trials at BAE’s UK Facility; Steve Formoso Comments

    BAE Systems has hosted a series of flight trials on a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft equipped with an MBDA air-to-surface weapon as part of a program to transition the multirole fighter platform to the U.K.’s air force by the end of next year. The Typhoon flight tests were conducted at BAE’s facility in Lancashire, England, under phase 3 enhancement effort of Project Centurion, […] More

  • Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors

    Marc Allen, president of Boeing“™s international business, has said Canada is evaluating data from five potential contractors that could help replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Leah Schnurr writes Canada requested information such as aircraft features and economic factors from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault Aviation and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Airbus Group. […] More

  • BAE Systems Completes Second Phase of Testing on Striker II Fighter Pilot Helmet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Completes Second Phase of Testing on Striker II Fighter Pilot Helmet

    BAE Systems has completed the second phase of integration testing on its Striker II Helmet Mounted Display fighter pilot helmet held at the company’s site in the United Kingdom. The company said Monday that the Striker II HMD had passed the trial, which was conducted to test the integration of the helmet’s HMD system to the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet with analogue-based and digital electronics systems. Peter […] More

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