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  • PwC Report Shows $12B Increase in US Aerospace, Defense R&D Spending - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PwC Report Shows $12B Increase in US Aerospace, Defense R&D Spending

    A study by PwC's consulting arm shows that U.S. aerospace and defense companies' spending on research and development efforts has climbed by nearly $12 billion so far this year, Defense News reported Wednesday. The Global Innovation 1000 study conducted by Strategy& has found that top U.S.-based A&D firms recorded $11.79 billion in R&D spending, a figure that is […] More

  • Navy Orders Additional Aegis Ship Comms Systems From Leonardo DRS Subsidiary - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Orders Additional Aegis Ship Comms Systems From Leonardo DRS Subsidiary

    A subsidiary of Leonardo DRS has secured a contract from the U.S. Navy to supply four Integrated Voice Communications Systems for the military branch’s Aegis cruisers and destroyers. DRS Technologies Canada received the award through a larger IVCS contract with the Navy and will perform delivery in September 2018, Leonardo DRS said Wednesday. The IVCS, also called the Shipboard […] More

  • Northrop to Help Sustain Australian C-27J Airlifter Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Help Sustain Australian C-27J Airlifter Fleet

    Northrop Grumman has secured a contract to provide sustainment, engineering and logistics services for the Australian air force’s fleet of C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters. The C-27J through-life support contract has a five-year base period and a “rolling wave” clause to extend the contract period for up to 22 years based on contractor performance, Northrop said Wednesday. John Parker, vice […] More

  • Leonardo Delivers Surveillance RPA Platform to Middle East-Based Client - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Delivers Surveillance RPA Platform to Middle East-Based Client

    Leonardo has shipped a remotely piloted air system that will work to aid surveillance missions of an unnamed an unnamed launch client in the Middle East. The company said Monday the Falco EVO platform completed acceptance tests at Leonardo’s Italy-based design and construction facility in August. Falco EVO is part of the company’s Falco RPAS family of aircraft […] More

  • UK MoD Taps Leonardo for Radar Threat Simulation Equipment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK MoD Taps Leonardo for Radar Threat Simulation Equipment

    Leonardo has inked a contract with the U.K. ministry of defense to deliver equipment that can help simulate radar threats to the U.K. air force’s A400M transport aircraft prior to launch. The company said Sunday the simulations will help commanders implement defensive aids suites that can help the A400M aircraft function properly during its flight […] More

  • Leonardo, Thai Defense Tech Institute Enter Helicopter MRO Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo, Thai Defense Tech Institute Enter Helicopter MRO Partnership

    Leonardo and Thailand’s Defense Technology Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer in-country helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services. The MoU also covers technology transfer and creation of MRO service offerings if the Thai government orders Leonardo-built multipurpose helicopters for military and law enforcement use, the company said Friday. Brian McEachen, head of […] More

  • Eurofighter Consortium Pledges to Support Creation of Natl Innovation Centers in Belgium - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Eurofighter Consortium Pledges to Support Creation of Natl Innovation Centers in Belgium

    Members of the Eurofighter consortium have committed to aid the establishment of two national innovation centers in Belgium as part of efforts to help boost the country’s aeronautical and defense capacities. The consortium said Saturday Airbus‘ defense and space business, BAE Systems and Leonardo signed formal endorsements to support the centers alongside France-based missile systems provider MBDA. […] More

  • Leonardo Gets Search & Rescue Helicopter Order From Australia's Queensland Gov't - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Gets Search & Rescue Helicopter Order From Australia’s Queensland Gov’t

    Leonardo has received an order from the government of Queensland, Australia, for two intermediate twin-engine helicopters to support the state’s rescue operations. The order covers two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for land and sea emergency medical services and search-and-rescue missions, the company said Tuesday. Leonardo added the aircraft will replace two legacy helicopter models under a fleet modernization effort […] More

  • Report: Boeing, Lockheed, Sierra Nevada Compete for USAF Huey Helicopter Replacement Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boeing, Lockheed, Sierra Nevada Compete for USAF Huey Helicopter Replacement Program

    Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada Corp. have submitted proposals to the U.S. Air Force to compete for a program to replace the service's UH-1N Huey helicopters that work to secure intercontinental ballistic missile sites, National Defense reported Monday. The Boeing-Leonardo team and Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary submitted their bids in September for the Huey replacement program […] More

  • Leonardo Completes Cyber Service Delivery to NATO Facilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Completes Cyber Service Delivery to NATO Facilities

    Leonardo has wrapped up the delivery of a cyber monitoring and response service to multiple NATO locations under an expanded contract. The company said Wednesday it worked with the NATO Communications and Information Agency to deploy the NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability – Full Operational Capability service to approximately 70,000 NATO users. In August 2015, Leonardo received an expansion contract to […] More

  • Leonardo Subsidiary Wins Navy Contract for Instrument Landing Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Subsidiary Wins Navy Contract for Instrument Landing Systems

    Leonardo‘s Selex ES subsidiary has won a potential $20.9 million contract to supply instrument landing systems to the U.S. Navy. The contract was awarded through a competitive procurement process and covers 31 Model 2100 instrument landing systems along with collocated distance measuring equipment, Leonardo said Monday. The company noted its Model 2100 technology will work to help naval aviators perform safe […] More

  • Leonardo to Supply Info Mgmt Software for Australian Navy Submarines - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo to Supply Info Mgmt Software for Australian Navy Submarines

    Leonardo has received a contract of an undisclosed value to provide data management software for integration into six Collins-class submarines of the Australian navy. The company said Thursday it will provide the SmartIDMS platform under the Submarine Communication Information Exchange Management program that seeks to help the service branch transfer data from and to underwater vessels. Australia’s defense department […] More

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