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  • Sikorsky's Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Lockheed said Tuesday. A Melgar-based center […] More

  • Cascade Aerospace to Help Modernize Mexico's C-130 Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cascade Aerospace to Help Modernize Mexico’s C-130 Aircraft

    Cascade Aerospace has received a contract to modernize the avionics properties of Mexico’s C-130 Hercules aircraft that has been renamed to the L-100. The company said Thursday it will install Rockwell Collins‘ Flight2 TM avionics suite onto the aircraft, and provide related training services for personnel within Mexico’s air force. Training services will be delivered at Cascade’s […] More

  • State Dept Clears Mexico's $98M Missile, Torpedo Purchase Request - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Clears Mexico’s $98M Missile, Torpedo Purchase Request

    The State Department has approved a potential $98.4 million foreign military sale of missiles, torpedoes, ammunition, spares and repair parts to Mexico. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the proposed agreement will cover the delivery of six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, 23 Block II Rolling Airframe Missile tactical missiles and six MK 54 Mod 0 […] More

  • Mexico's Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has obtained an offshore and utility type certificate from Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics to operate S-92 medium-lift helicopters in the country. DGAC authorized operation of all S-92 configurations for offshore oil and gas transportation, search-and-rescue, airline passenger service and VIP transportation, Lockheed said Tuesday. “This moves us another step forward in our overall Latin America […] More

  • Trump Softens NAFTA Stance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Trump Softens NAFTA Stance

    In a phone call with leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Trump indicated Wednesday he would not immediately abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump said he would instead quickly begin the process of renegotiating the deal. This news comes directly after other administration officials said Trump would likely sign an order to take the […] More

  • CityLab: DHS Presolicitation for Border Wall Construction Draws Interest from 180 Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CityLab: DHS Presolicitation for Border Wall Construction Draws Interest from 180 Contractors

    Approximately 180 companies have responded to a Department of Homeland Security presolicitation notice for the design and construction of wall structures between the U.S. and Mexico, CityLab reported Tuesday. Kriston Capps writes DHS' Customs and Border Protection said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday that it plans to release a formal request for proposals for […] More

  • DHS Preps RFP for Border Wall Construction Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Preps RFP for Border Wall Construction Project

    The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue an electronic request for proposals on the design and construction of wall structures between the U.S. and Mexico by March 6. DHS said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice its Customs and Border Protection agency will  launch a two-phase procurement effort that will initially seek concept papers of prototypes for the southern border wall. CBP will ask interested […] More

  • Deloitte Study: 73% of CFOs Expect Less Congressional Gridlock in Next Administration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte Study: 73% of CFOs Expect Less Congressional Gridlock in Next Administration

    A new Deloitte report says 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers at multiple North America-based public and private companies anticipate less congressional gridlock under the incoming U.S. administration. Deloitte said Thursday it polled 137 CFOs from Nov. 9 to 23 for the professional services firm’s “CFO Signals” report for the fourth quarter of 2016. The survey found 86 percent of respondents expect […] More

  • Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket's Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket’s Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System

    SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has revealed plans to build a 400-feet tall integrated rocket and spaceship system he hopes can send 100 people to Mars and start a civilization on the planet, Florida Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that SpaceX’ Interplanetary Transport System could cost $10 […] More

  • Boeing Hands MexSat Satellite Communications System to Mexico - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Hands MexSat Satellite Communications System to Mexico

    Boeing has completed the final tests on its MexSat satellite communications platform that works to provide voice and data services across Mexico and has delivered the system to the country’s communications and transportation ministry. MexSat features 3G+ voice and data connectivity for land, air and sea mobile terminals in support of Mexico’s national security, civil and humanitarian programs, […] More

  • Sikorsky's Colombia Facility to Support Black Hawk Operators in Mexico - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky’s Colombia Facility to Support Black Hawk Operators in Mexico

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will provide maintenance, repair and pilot simulator training support to Mexico’s UH-60 Black Hawk operators through Sikorsky’s facility in Colombia. Lockheed said Thursday Black Hawk operators in Mexico can go to the helicopter flight simulator center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar to utilize its five-axis flight simulator as well as the depot repair facility at Tolemaida […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Deliver Black Hawk Simulator to Mexico's Navy; Alan Prowse Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Deliver Black Hawk Simulator to Mexico’s Navy; Alan Prowse Comments

    Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide a UH-60M Black Hawk simulator to the Mexican navy as part of an effort to help train the nation's aviators in the operations of the helicopter built by Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary. The Mexican navy will use the Transportable Blackhawk Operations Simulator to help equip Black Hawk pilots with the skills […] More

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