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  • NAVAIR taps Systel for servers to support Fire Scout management system software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NAVAIR taps Systel for servers to support Fire Scout management system software

    The Naval Air Systems Command of the U.S. Navy has selected Systel to support an unmanned autonomous helicopter program. The company said Monday it will provide rugged, high-density computing servers designed with optimized size, weight and power for NAVAIR’s MQ-8C Fire Scout. Systel’s 2U and 4U servers are geared to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […] More

  • Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14

    Boeing has delivered a 14th P-A Poseidon airplane to U.S. Navy as the branch seeks to bolster its sea patrolling capabilities, the company said Wednesday. The first Poseidon squadron deployed in Kadena, Japan last winter to carry out operational missions and a second squadron is scheduled to deploy later this summer, Boeing says. Navy Commander Tony Rossi, […] More

  • Boeing Hands India First Poseidon Variant; Chris Chadwick Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Hands India First Poseidon Variant; Chris Chadwick Comments

    Boeing delivered the first of eight maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to India under a contract signed in 2009. The P-8I arrived at India Naval Air Station Rajali Wednesday, Boeing said. India’s P-8I is based on the 737 commercial aircraft and a variant of the P-8A Poseidon the company is building for the U.S. […] More

  • Mark McGraw, Boeing Target Int'l Military Trainer Markets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark McGraw, Boeing Target Int’l Military Trainer Markets

    Boeing has won $56 million from the U.S. Navy to maintain aircrew training systems as the company aims to expand into the international military trainer maintenance market. The company said the five-year contract began Dec. 1. “This addition to our portfolio is strategically important as we bolster our maritime patrol trainer maintenance business, especially internationally,” […] More

  • Boeing Adds Australian Firms to Poseidon Supply Chain; Ian Thomas Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Adds Australian Firms to Poseidon Supply Chain; Ian Thomas Comments

    Boeing has contracted two Australian companies to manufacture parts and assemblies for a Boeing maritime surveillance plane, Boeing announced Tuesday. The company’s office of Australian industry capability identified Melbourne-based Lovitt Technologies Australia and Brisbane-based Ferra Engineering for entrance into the P-8A Poseidon supply chain. “Over the past four years, we have awarded more than $230 […] More

  • Boeing Delivers Second Navy Poseidon ISR Plane; Chuck Dabundo Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Delivers Second Navy Poseidon ISR Plane; Chuck Dabundo Comments

    Boeing delivered a second Poseidon maritime surveillance plane to the U.S. Navy Tuesday, one of 13 the company is contracted to produce. The company said it won two contracts in 2011 to make the planes, including a $1.7 billion award in November 2011 for seven low rate initial production planes. Contract work will also include […] More

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    Boeing To Update Navy Poseidon Flight, Weapons Training Software

    Boeing will upgrade training software for U.S. Navy maritime surveillance planes, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. The company will provide the branch with block 9.2 software upgrades for a operational flight trainer, weapons tactics trainer and task trainer. These upgrades will occur under lot one of low rate initial production for the P-8 Poseidon, a […] More

  • Boeing Developing Maritime Security Aircraft; Egan Greenstein Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Developing Maritime Security Aircraft; Egan Greenstein Comments

    Boeing announced last Tuesday that they are planning to develop a medium-sized Maritime Security Aircraft, reports Michael Hoffman at DOD Buzz.   Upon completion, the aircraft could be used in missions to battle piracy, assist in coastal and border surveillance, enforce economic exclusion zones, and guard against illegal immigrants. Egan Greenstein, a senior Boeing manager, said […] More

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