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  • Slovakia Considers Fighting Falcon, Gripen for MiG-29 Fighter Aircraft Replacement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Slovakia Considers Fighting Falcon, Gripen for MiG-29 Fighter Aircraft Replacement

    Slovakia’s defense ministry has announced it is examining Lockheed Martin‘s F-16 Fighting Falcon and Saab‘s JAS-39 Gripen as two options to replace the current MiG-29 fighter aircraft platform of the Slovak military. The ministry said Friday it aims to complete an analysis of both U.S. and Swedish aircraft offerings for submission to the Slovak government by June 29. Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos […] More

  • Lockheed to Integrate Anti-Collision Software Into F-35 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Integrate Anti-Collision Software Into F-35

    Lockheed Martin will move to implement an anti-collision technology into the F-35 aircraft in an effort to help fighter pilots avoid controlled flight into terrain. The F-35 Joint Program Office, Lockheed and the Air Force Research Laboratory confirmed that the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System is ready to enter a rapid integration phase with the fighter aircraft […] More

  • Lockheed Hosts South Carolina Legislators at Facility for T-50A, F-16 Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Hosts South Carolina Legislators at Facility for T-50A, F-16 Programs

    Lockheed Martin offered some South Carolina legislators a tour of the company’s facility in Greenville and provided them an update on two aircraft programs during their visit Monday. The company said Wednesday state officials and congressional staff toured the T-50A Final Assembly and Checkout facility and Ground Based Training Systems center. T-50A is Lockheed and Korea Aerospace Industries‘ joint […] More

  • Harris Gets Air Force Contract to Update EW Systems for Int'l F-16 Fleets; Ed Zoiss Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Gets Air Force Contract to Update EW Systems for Int’l F-16 Fleets; Ed Zoiss Comments

    Harris has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to support software upgrades and engineer electronic warfare systems onboard the F-16 aircraft of eight U.S. allies. The company said Monday it will provide engineering support for versions 4, 8 and 9 of AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite systems. Ed Zoiss, president of Harris’ electronic systems […] More

  • Report: Bahrain to Acquire Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Bahrain to Acquire Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter Aircraft

    Bahrain has inked agreement to acquire Lockheed Martin-built F-16 units which will continue the fighter aircraft’s production line, Defense News reported Saturday. The report noted the agreement will maintain the production line of the Falcon aircraft and make Bahrain the first nation in the Gulf region to operate the F-16 Block 70 aircraft. F-16 Block 70 […] More

  • Terma to Equip Air Force F-16 Variants With 3D Audio Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Terma to Equip Air Force F-16 Variants With 3D Audio Tech

    The North American subsidiary of Terma has received a potential six-year, $44.3 million contract to build a three-dimensional audio system for integration into the U.S. Air Force‘s F-16 C and D aircraft models. Terma North America will engineer, integrate and produce the 3D audio technology as well as provide spares, support equipment and interim contractor support, the Defense Department […] More

  • State Dept OKs $62M Lockheed F-16 Software Upgrade Deal for Oman - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs $62M Lockheed F-16 Software Upgrade Deal for Oman

    The State Department has approved Oman’s request to procure items and services for an incremental F-16 software upgrade program under a potential $62 million foreign military sales agreement. Oman asked to buy equipment and services needed to update the Operational Flight Profile software for F-16 subsystems, as well as Mode 5 identification friend-or-foe and secure communications platforms for the […] More

  • Hady Mourad: Lockheed Eyes “˜Gray Wolf' Cruise Missile Against Hostile Air Defense Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hady Mourad: Lockheed Eyes “˜Gray Wolf' Cruise Missile Against Hostile Air Defense Systems

    Hady Mourad, advanced missiles program director at Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business, has said the company's concept for the U.S. Air Force's Gray Wolf program involves a cruise missile designed to counter hostile integrated air defense systems in “highly contested environments.“ “Using the capabilities envisioned for later spirals, our system is being designed to […] More

  • Boeing Conducts Initial Flight Test on Air Force KC-46A Tanker - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Conducts Initial Flight Test on Air Force KC-46A Tanker

    Boeing has subjected an aerial refueling aircraft under primary in-flight tests in preparation for its scheduled delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2018. The company said Tuesday its first operational KC-46A tanker completed its initial flight and airborne tests over 210 minutes at a maximum altitude of 39,000 feet. Tests included engine, flight control and environmental systems operational checks […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Integrate Airborne Radio Tech on Air Force F-16 Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Integrate Airborne Radio Tech on Air Force F-16 Fleet

    Rockwell Collins will integrate its networked communications airborne radio, which features mobile user objective system and soldier radio waveform capacities, onboard U.S. Air Force F-16 aircraft. The company said Wednesday the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) offering provides data, imagery and voice connectivity for manned and unmanned systems. The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio system belongs under the company’s TruNet family […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Supply Display Tech for Intl F-16 Training Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Supply Display Tech for Intl F-16 Training Programs

    Lockheed Martin has selected Rockwell Collins to provide display systems for F-16  flight training programs of two international customers. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will supply custom configurations of the Griffin rear-projection dome equipped with an ingress and egress system, a projector and updated night vision goggle capacities for nighttime training missions. The company will also […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Exhibit Simulation, Training Platforms at I/ITSEC 2017 Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Exhibit Simulation, Training Platforms at I/ITSEC 2017 Event

    Rockwell Collins will display its portfolio of simulation and training products at the  Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference 2017 that will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The company said Tuesday it will showcase technology platforms designed to facilitate live, virtual and blended training environments, as well as demonstrate a […] More

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