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  • Leonardo Test-Flies Training Helicopter Offering for US Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Test-Flies Training Helicopter Offering for US Navy

    Leonardo has completed an initial flight test of a single-engine training helicopter the company is offering as a potential replacement for the U.S. Navy‘s TH-57 Sea Rangers platform. The Italy-based conglomerate said Friday it aims to obtain certification from the Federal Aviation Administration early next year to operate the TH-119 trainer under FAA’s Instrument Flight Rules. Patrick McKernan, a Leonardo […] More

  • FLIR to Produce Electro-Optical Sensors for USAF's Future MH-139 Helicopter Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FLIR to Produce Electro-Optical Sensors for USAF’s Future MH-139 Helicopter Fleet

    Boeing has awarded FLIR Systems a $40M initial contract to provide an electro-optical/infrared surveillance sensor technology to the U.S. Air Force‘s UH-1N helicopter replacement program. FLIR said Wednesday it will supply the Star SAFIRE 380-HDc EO/IR system for integration onto the first four MH-139 helicopters that a Boeing-Leonardo team will build for the military service. MH-139 is based on Leonardo’s AW139 platform and designed to support training, […] More

  • Lockheed Completes Installation of Telephonics Radar on 74K Aerostat System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes Installation of Telephonics Radar on 74K Aerostat System

    Lockheed Martin has retrofitted its 74K Aerostat System with a Telephonics-made radar to further support warfighting missions on land and at sea. Lockheed said Tuesday the installation of the RDR-1700B radar succeeds the integration of other radar sensors from Leonardo and Northrop Grumman and electro-optic/infrared cameras from L3 Technologies“˜ Wescam subsidiary on the airship. Jerry […] More

  • Leonardo, Aireon Partner to Apply Space-Based Data for Air Traffic Management - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo, Aireon Partner to Apply Space-Based Data for Air Traffic Management

    A new partnership with Aireon will allow Italian aerospace company Leonardo to integrate space-based automatic dependent broadcast data into an air traffic management automation system. Integration of this Aireon-provided data into Leonardo’s LeadInSky ATM automation system would help air navigation service providers manage airspace and flight routes through the use of a global, real-time dataset, […] More

  • Report: Air Force Huey Replacement Contract Award Due by Q4 FY 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Air Force Huey Replacement Contract Award Due by Q4 FY 2018

    The U.S. Air Force could name a manufacturer in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 to build helicopters that will replace the military service’s UH-1N Huey fleet, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Proposed replacement platforms are Sikorsky‘s HH-60U, Boeing‘s MH-139 and Sierra Nevada Corp.‘s UH-60L. Boeing said last year its offering was derived from Leonardo's AW139 multimission helicopter that have […] More

  • Boeing's Leanne Caret Talks UK Fighter Jet Devt Program at Farnborough Airshow - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing's Leanne Caret Talks UK Fighter Jet Devt Program at Farnborough Airshow

    Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security business, has said the company would be “honored and thrilled“ if given the opportunity to take part in the U.K.'s new fighter jet program, Reuters reported Friday. Caret, a two-time Wash100 recipient, told Reuters at the Farnborough Airshow that it is too early to issue conclusive statements, […] More

  • Frank St. John: Lockheed-MBDA Team Awaits German Missile Defense System RFP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Frank St. John: Lockheed-MBDA Team Awaits German Missile Defense System RFP

    Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business, told Defense News in an interview published Wednesday that Germany has reviewed a missile defense system the Bethesda, Md.-based company is offering through a partnership with MBDA. Lockheed originally teamed up with MBDA Deutschland and Leonardo in late 2016 to bid for Germany’s Medium Extended Air Defense […] More

  • South Korea to Rebid Potential $155M Training Helicopter Procurement Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    South Korea to Rebid Potential $155M Training Helicopter Procurement Contract

    South Korea’s defense acquisition program administration plans to recompete a potential $155 million project to supply the South Korean army and navy with a total of 41 training helicopters, Defense News reported Friday. It was stated that the reason for the recompete was ‘price issues’. Both Bell’s (formerly Bell Helicopter) 505 Jet Ranger and the Leonardo SW-4 aircraft are competing to […] More

  • Report: Finland Plans Multirole Fighter Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Finland Plans Multirole Fighter Aircraft Procurement

    Finland is seeking a contractor to provide a replacement for the country’s F/A-18 Hornet aircraft slated for retirement beginning in 2025, Reuters reported Friday. The report said possible candidates to replace the current Finnish fighter aircraft include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo. The Finnish government looks to buy 64 multirole […] More

  • Report: Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Pursue Germany's Tornado Jet Replacement Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Pursue Germany's Tornado Jet Replacement Program

    Germany's defense ministry secured proposals Tuesday from the U.S. government that represents Boeing and Lockheed Martin as well as from Airbus for a program to replace the European country's fleet of 90 Tornado fighter aircraft by 2025, Reuters reported Tuesday. Airbus has teamed up with BAE Systems and Leonardo to offer the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft […] More

  • CAE to Build Qatar NH90 Helicopter Training System Under $115M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE to Build Qatar NH90 Helicopter Training System Under $115M Contract

    Leonardo has awarded CAE a potential $115 million subcontract to build a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training system for Qatar’s air force. CAE said Thursday it will build a facility with simulators and devices to train future Qatari pilots, aircrew and maintenance technicians of NH90 tactical transport and NH90 NATO frigate helicopters. The training center will feature CAE 3000 Series full-mission simulator […] More

  • Leonardo Tests Naval Gun System Security - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Tests Naval Gun System Security

    Leonardo has tested the resilience of its naval gun weapon system to cyber attacks as part of an extensive vulnerability assessment effort. The company said Tuesday it evaluated the OTO 76/62 Super Rapid gun to identify potential system weaknesses and implement measures to address identified cybersecurity risks. During the evaluation, Leonardo explored attack scenarios that involved voluntary […] More

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