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  • 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

  • Leonardo Showcases Naval Gun Mount at Doha Maritime Exhibition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Showcases Naval Gun Mount at Doha Maritime Exhibition

    Leonardo has unveiled a naval gun mount system designed to integrate with small and fast vessels built for patrol operations. The company said Monday it showcased the OTO Marlin 40 system for the first time at the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference in Qatar. Marlin 40 is equipped with a 4,630-pound remotely controlled gun […] More

  • Report: Navy Tests Manned-Unmanned Teaming Through Northrop-Built Fire Scout UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Navy Tests Manned-Unmanned Teaming Through Northrop-Built Fire Scout UAS

    The U.S. Navy is currently testing the joint operations of an unmanned aerial system with a manned aircraft using the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS and the Sikorsky-made MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, National Defense reported Tuesday. MQ-8C is intended to replace the Navy’s fleet of MQ-8B aircraft and work with manned helicopters on missions such as reconnaissance, situational […] More

  • Leonardo-Built Tactical UAS Reaches 15,000 Flying Hours Milestone - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo-Built Tactical UAS Reaches 15,000 Flying Hours Milestone

    A Leonardo-built family of unmanned aircraft systems has achieved more than 15,000 hours of operational flight with five international customers. Leonardo said Monday the Falco line of remotely-piloted air vehicles first flew in 2003 and has since expanded to include more than 50 RPAs that conduct surveillance and intelligence-gathering worldwide. Customers can choose to fly their […] More

  • Report: Orbital ATK Showcases Airborne Gun System at Singapore Airshow 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Orbital ATK Showcases Airborne Gun System at Singapore Airshow 2018

    Orbital ATK has showcased its side-mounted airborne gun platform to Asia-Pacific customers at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, AIN Online reported Sunday. Byron Foster, a director at Orbital ATK, said the company sees opportunities to sell the 30mm Palletized Weapon System to customers in the region. “There are threats such as those in north Asia that make it […] More

  • Leonardo DRS' William Lynn, Italian Ambassador Visit Proposed T-100 Manufacturing Site in Alabama - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo DRS’ William Lynn, Italian Ambassador Visit Proposed T-100 Manufacturing Site in Alabama

    Armando Varricchio, Italy’s ambassador to the U.S., visited Alabama with Leonardo DRS CEO William Lynn III in support of the company’s proposal to manufacture the U.S. Air Force“™s new trainer aircraft in Tuskegee. Virginia-based Leonardo DRS, a subsidiary of Italian company Leonardo, said Feb. 6 the T-100 development will possibly generate 750 jobs in Tuskegee if the Air Force […] More

  • BAE Reports UK Air Force's Missile Firing Tests With Typhoon Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Reports UK Air Force’s Missile Firing Tests With Typhoon Aircraft

    BAE Systems has reported that a U.K. air force squadron fired air-to-surface and air-to-air missiles from a Eurofighter Typhoon during recent trials aimed to showcase the aircraft’s weapon upgrades. The Royal Air Force’s Test and Evaluation Squadron was the first unit to fire-test the  Storm Shadow and Meteor weapons in trials as part of Project Centurion, BAE said Tuesday. RAF aims to […] More

  • Lockheed-Leonardo Team Delivers F-35B to Italian Defense Ministry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Leonardo Team Delivers F-35B to Italian Defense Ministry

    A team composed of Lockheed Martin and Leonardo has delivered a short take-off/vertical landing variant of the F-35 fighter aircraft to Italy’s defense ministry. The ministry received the first F-35B produced outside the U.S. and assigned the STOVL jet to the Italian navy at a final assembly and check out facility in Cameri,  Lockheed said Thursday. Italy-based Leonardo and Lockheed jointly operate the […] More

  • Leonardo Delivers Upgraded Naval Vessel to Bahrain Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Delivers Upgraded Naval Vessel to Bahrain Military

    Leonardo has completed the first unit delivery of an upgraded naval vessel to Bahrain’s navy, following an agreement signed in 2015. The delivery occurred in Mina Salman and covered the first of six Al Manama naval vessels with modernized weapon control systems, the company said Tuesday. The agreement also entails the provision of complementary training and logistics services. The effort […] More

  • Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement

    Qatar’s defense minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah has said the country’s government looks to purchase nine BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft units, Dow Jones Newswires reported Wednesday. The report noted Qatar had planned to buy only six Hawk jet trainers. BAE closed on a potential $6.7 billion contract last month to supply 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar“™s air force beginning […] More

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