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  • General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments

    General Atomics has completed the first large-scale demonstration of the Guardian remotely piloted aircraft in an effort to demonstrate the platform’s civil and scientific applications. The tests took place in Iki Island, Japan, and showcased the potential of Guardian to support humanitarian, disaster response, environmental monitoring and maritime patrol operations, the company said Thursday. The RPA viewed […] More

  • Harris Provides Sensor for Japanese Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Provides Sensor for Japanese Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite

    Harris has developed an environmental-monitoring sensor to be installed in a Japanese government satellite that will work to study greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite-2 that Mitsubishi Electric is building for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency will be launched in the country“™s 2018 fiscal year, Harris said Wednesday. The Harris-built sensor, called the Thermal […] More

  • Northrop Grumman Gets $153M Navy-FMS Modification for Japan E-2D Advanced Hawkeye - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman Gets $153M Navy-FMS Modification for Japan E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

    Northrop Grumman Systems‘ military aircraft business has received a $153.2 million U.S. Navy-issued foreign military sales contract modification for one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to be delivered to Japan. The service branch obligates the entire modification amount upon awarding, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company will perform work at locations in Florida, New York, Indiana, California, Illinois, other U.S. areas […] More

  • Raytheon to Produce Radar Warning Receivers Under $90M Air Force FMS Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Produce Radar Warning Receivers Under $90M Air Force FMS Contract

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a potential five-year, $90 million contract to manufacture radar warning receiver systems to fullfill production requirements under a foreign military sales transaction. Raytheon’s self protect systems business will fabricate, integrate, test and deliver AN/ALR“69A receivers through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday. DoD noted the company will receive $51.5 million from Japanese FMS funds upon […] More

  • Boeing Names 8 Potential International Block III Super Hornet Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Names 8 Potential International Block III Super Hornet Customers

    Boeing has named Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Poland and Switzerland as potential clients for the latest configuration of its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft, National Defense reported Wednesday. Dan Gillian, vice president of F/A-18 programs at Boeing, said Wednesday at a media day in Virginia potential orders from those international customers could be a […] More

  • Northrop Grumman, US Army Upgrade Joint Tactical Ground Station Installation in Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman, US Army Upgrade Joint Tactical Ground Station Installation in Japan

    Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army recently upgraded the Joint Tactical Ground Station installation in Japan. JTAGS is a component of the U.S. early missile warning system. During the upgrade, the facility’s software, hardware, communications, cyber defenses and human interfaces were modernized. The facility was also given access to data feeds from additional satellite-based scanners, […] More

  • General Atomics Demos Remotely Piloted 'Guardian' Aircraft in Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Demos Remotely Piloted ‘Guardian’ Aircraft in Japan

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. commenced on Thursday in Nagasaki, Japan, public demonstrations of its remotely piloted aircraft that will collect data for research and for the development of guidelines for RPA flights. The three-week demonstration for the Guardian RPA includes 10 five-hour test flights in partnership with the Iki Airport and related organizations such […] More

  • General Atomics to Demo Guardian RPA in Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Demo Guardian RPA in Japan

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will demonstrate a remotely piloted aircraft in Japan over the next three weeks in an effort to promote the vehicle’s civil and scientific applications. Demonstration flights of the Guardian RPA will take place on Iki Island and aim to gather data for multiple government agencies as part of scientific research efforts, General Atomics […] More

  • Lockheed Completes Delivery of C-130Js to USAF Base in Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes Delivery of C-130Js to USAF Base in Japan

    Lockheed Martin has completed the last two C-130J-30 Super Hercules deliveries to a U.S. Air Force base in Japan. The company said Tuesday 36th Airlift Squadron crews stationed at Yokota Air Base use the airlifters to conduct cargo delivery, troop transport, airdrop and aeromedical operations in the Western Pacific region. Yokota received a total of nine C-130J-30s from […] More

  • Report: Lockheed Eyes Hybrid Aircraft Design as Bid for Japan“™s Stealth Fighter Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Lockheed Eyes Hybrid Aircraft Design as Bid for Japan“™s Stealth Fighter Program

    Lockheed Martin plans to propose a hybrid of the company“™s F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor jets to compete for Japan“™s potential $40 billion stealth fighter aircraft program, Reuters reported Friday. Sources told Reuters that Lockheed will formally offer its fighter jet design once it gets U.S. government approval to propose the aircraft for the East […] More

  • Northrop to Help Install Interrogator, Transponder Unit on Japan E-2C Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Help Install Interrogator, Transponder Unit on Japan E-2C Aircraft

    Northrop Grumman has received a $51.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to provide supplies and services needed to deliver, install and test an interrogator and transponder unit compatible with Japan’s E-2C aircraft. The order includes non-recurring engineering support for AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S  developmental laboratory work, integration tests, technical data and software modifications, the Defense Department said Thursday. […] More

  • Navy Taps Northrop Grumman to Support E-2D Trainer Development for Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Taps Northrop Grumman to Support E-2D Trainer Development for Japan

    Northrop Grumman has received a $13.8 million contract to deliver programmatic and engineering services for the Japanese government’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye weapon system trainer. Services will be done to support the development, integration and verification of the early warning aircraft trainer under a foreign military sales effort with Japan, the Defense Department said Friday. The company will conduct 60 […] More

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