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    Raytheon Delivers Prototype AESA Radar to Marine Corps for F-18 Flight Testing

    The U.S. Marines Corps has received a Raytheon Technologies-made prototype radar that the service branch plans to use for early flight testing with its F-18 Hornet aircraft. The company said Thursday it delivered a prototype of the APG-79(V)4 radar, a scaled variant of the APG-79 active electronically scanned array designed for detecting and tracking enemy aircraft more accurately than the older APG-73 technology.

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  • Report: Boeing Eyes F/A-18 Hornet Aircraft Sale to India - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boeing Eyes F/A-18 Hornet Aircraft Sale to India

    Boeing is in discussions to sell its F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft to the Indian navy, Bloomberg reported Monday. Gene Cunningham, vice president of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, told reporters at the Singapore Airshow that Boeing and India have yet to conduct technical evaluations to advance the potential sale. Cunningham added that the defense contractor also eyes opportunities for […] More

  • Report: Canadian Air Force Commander Seeks to Accelerate Fighter Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Canadian Air Force Commander Seeks to Accelerate Fighter Aircraft Procurement

    Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, commander of the Canadian air force, has said he wants to speed up the purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace Canada’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet jets, Defense News reported Saturday. Hood told the publication that Canada currently plans to release a request for proposals by 2019 for 88 fighter jets that will replace […] More

  • BAE to Supply 'Friend or Foe' ID Systems for Navy F/A-18 Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE to Supply ‘Friend or Foe’ ID Systems for Navy F/A-18 Aircraft

    BAE Systems‘ information and electronic systems integration unit has received $23.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to supply AN/APX-111 identification friend-or-foe systems for installation on  the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday the contract covers up to 142 AN/APX-111 Mode 5 interrogator/transponder devices, 195 Mode 5 upgrade kits, 52 integrations of Mode 5 upgrade […] More

  • DynCorp Lands $54M Navy Aircraft Maintenance, Crew Support Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DynCorp Lands $54M Navy Aircraft Maintenance, Crew Support Contract

    DynCorp International has won a potential $53.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help the Naval Test Wing Pacific maintain different types of aircraft and support aircrew. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide organizational-level maintenance and logistics support services for the Navy’s P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, AV-8B Harrier […] More

  • Battelle to Update Forecast Analytic Tool for Navy Aircraft Capacity Synchronization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle to Update Forecast Analytic Tool for Navy Aircraft Capacity Synchronization

    Battelle has landed a five-year, $38.6 million contract to help the U.S. Navy update a forecast analytic system designed to synchronize aircraft capacity sets.  The nonprofit research and development company said Thursday it will collaborate with subcontractor Veracity Forecasting and Analysis to update the Naval Synchronization Toolset for use on the service branch’s multiple weapon platforms such as the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. […] More

  • Lockheed Unveils 'Paragon' Direct Attack Munition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Unveils ‘Paragon’ Direct Attack Munition

    Lockheed Martin has introduced the Paragon brand name for the company’s dual-mode, laser-guided bombs. The Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor said Thursday Paragon is guided by an inertial navigation system and designed to engage fixed, relocatable and moving targets. Joe Serra, director of precision guided systems at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, said the direct attack munition […] More

  • Bell-Boeing JV Taps Cobham to Develop Aerial Refueling System for Osprey Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bell-Boeing JV Taps Cobham to Develop Aerial Refueling System for Osprey Aircraft

    A joint venture of Boeing and Bell Helicopter has awarded a contract to Cobham to build an aerial refueling system for the U.S. Marine Corps“™ MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. Cobham said Tuesday the V-22 Aerial Refueling System will be based on the company’s FR300 Hose Drum Unit and will support Osprey’s capacity to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 […] More

  • Navy Orders $88M in Harris Airborne EW Jammers; Ed Zoiss Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Orders $88M in Harris Airborne EW Jammers; Ed Zoiss Comments

    Harris Corp. will produce and deliver electronic warfare jamming systems for installation on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18 fighter jets under an $88 million modification to a contract the military service awarded in July last year. The Navy asked the company to provide 48 EW jammers as part of the service branch’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures initiative, Harris said […] More

  • Ian Irving: Australia Extends Northrop's Hornet Targeting Pod Support Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ian Irving: Australia Extends Northrop’s Hornet Targeting Pod Support Contract

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a four-year contract extension to continue to support targeting pods and data links for the Australian air force’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet combat jets. The company said Sunday it will provide logistics support services for Hornet Target Designation Systems at air bases in Williamtown, New South Wales, and Tindal, Northern […] More

  • Wyle Celebrates 100 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wyle Celebrates 100

    Wyle celebrated its 100th anniversary with a buzz only an aerospace company can make. In honor of the company“™s involvement in every aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy since 1950, Wyle commissioned a fully functional reproduction of Eugene B. Ely“™s 1911 Curtiss Pusher, the first plane to land onboard a ship. “As a former naval […] More

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