Tag Archives: F/A-18E/F

Air Force OKs Raytheon Technologies-Made Weapon for F-15 Mission Deployment

F-15E carrying StormBreaker weapon

The U.S. Air Force has authorized a Raytheon Technologies-built “smart” weapon for fielding on Air Combat Command's F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft following a recent test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The StormBreaker munition uses a multimode seeker technology with infrared, semi-active laser and millimeter wave radar guidance technologies that can work alongside GPS and inertial navigation systems to reach targets over 40 miles away from the aircraft, the company said Tuesday.

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Northrop Completes Design Test of Extended-Range Tactical Missile Components

Northrop Grumman has concluded a critical design review of an anti-radiation warhead and a rocket motor for an extended-range tactical missile system the U.S. Navy intends to use with EA-18G and F/A-18E/F aircraft platforms. The company said Thursday it tested the lethality of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-ER warhead and the performance of the weapon's rocket motor at extreme temperatures.

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Raytheon Gets $81M Navy Contract Modification for F/A-18E/F, EA-18G Configuration Components

Raytheon has received a three-year, $81.2M contract modification to provide components needed to implement configuration updates to the EA-18G and F/A-18E/F planes of the U.S. Navy and Australia. The company will provide 228 items in order to complete engineering change proposals related to the two aircraft platforms’ configuration D retrofit component, the Department of …

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Raytheon Awarded $93M IDIQ to Support Air Force Small Diameter Bomb II Integration

Raytheon has secured a potential five-year, $93 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force integrate Small Diameter Bomb II weapons onto the service branch’s F/A-18E/F aircraft fleet. The company’s missiles systems business will also test, analyze, sustain and support SDB IIs as part of developmental and operational testing efforts, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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Navy Taps Boeing to Integrate Tactical Operational Flight Trainer Software Updates

Boeing has received an $18.8 million delivery order to integrate Tactical Operational Flight Trainer sensor software updates to U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The company will also identify requirements, install updated software, provide complementary spare parts and perform other related services under the delivery order, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work will take place …

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Navy Plans F/A-18E/F Service Life Support IDIQ Modification Award to Boeing

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to negotiate and award a contract modification to Boeing for service life support for the service branch’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Boeing would support up to 15 F/A-18E/Fs for fiscal 2019 and up to 30 aircraft units for fiscal 2020 through the proposed modification under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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David Helsel: Lockheed’s LRASM Completes Sixth Flight Mission

Lockheed Martin launched a production-configuration of its precision-guided, anti-ship standoff missile from a U.S. Air Force bomber aircraft during a recent test flight. The company said Monday its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile hit a maritime target and met test objectives following deployment from the 337th Test Squadron’s B-1B Bomber over the Sea Range at Point …

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Boeing Lands $73M IDIQ to Help Extend Navy Super Hornet Service Life

Boeing has secured a $73.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to perform modifications on four F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in an effort to extend the aircraft’s service life. The company will aim to extend the operational service life of the service branch’s F/A-18E/F fleet from 6,000 to 9,000 flight hours, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Seventy-five …

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Raytheon to Develop Additional Navy Aircraft Sensors

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon an $8.8 million contract modification to develop additional software and hardware for the service branch’s F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft sensor systems. The award modifies a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and work will occur through December 2021 in El Segundo, California, the Defense Department said Tuesday. F/A-18E/F is a fighter aircraft primarily used for …

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Report: US Expresses Optimism on Germany’s Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement Program

A U.S. military official said the country is confident that there are U.S.-manufactured fighter jets that can compete to replace Germany’s fleet of 85 Tornado fighter aircraft, Reuters reported Thursday. The official’s statement came days after the German defense ministry said it considers the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as its primary option to replace its …

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