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  • Mike Blair: Exelis Adds Aerostructure Technologies to Composites Portfolio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mike Blair: Exelis Adds Aerostructure Technologies to Composites Portfolio

    Exelis has licensed patented manufacturing technology from Belgium-based Bodair S.A. to produce a new product line and expand upon the company’s aerostructures offerings in the aerospace industry, Exelis said Tuesday. The new Exelis STaR product line is a selection of technologies that are intended to help with development and reconfigurations of product design that can achieve […] More

  • Deloitte: Commercial Aircraft Manufacturers' Profits Rose 16% in 2013 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte: Commercial Aircraft Manufacturers’ Profits Rose 16% in 2013

    A Deloitte analysis of 100 global aerospace firms has showed that commercial aircraft sector profitability jumped 16.3 percent in 2013, while revenues soared 8.9 percent. Global aircraft production last year was 31 percent higher than 2010 output levels and had more than double the production rate of a decade ago, Deloitte said Monday. Industrial output […] More

  • Cubic to Build Lockheed F-35 Combat Training System; Dave Schmitz Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic to Build Lockheed F-35 Combat Training System; Dave Schmitz Comments

    A Cubic Corp. subsidiary has won an $18.3 million contract to design and manufacture combat training systems for Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jet. Lockheed picked Cubic Defense Systems to supply debriefing software, airborne instrumentation and ground station planning technologies in the program’s system development phase, Cubic said Tuesday. “The F-35 training subsystem will be embedded […] More

  • Lockheed Celebrates the Production of its 100th F-35; Orlando Carvalho Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Celebrates the Production of its 100th F-35; Orlando Carvalho Comments

    Lockheed Martin has built its 100th F-35 fighter aircraft and celebrated this milestone with an event Friday at the company’s Fort Worth, Texas facility, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Lorraine Martin, Lockheed executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, told employees and visitors at the ceremony that 2013 marks a transformational […] More

  • Northrop to Expand Florida Aircraft Integration Facilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Expand Florida Aircraft Integration Facilities

    Northrop Grumman will kick off a four-year, $102 million project in mid-November to expand its facility space adjacent to Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, Fla., the St. Augustine Record reported Sunday. Peter Guinta writes the company has not set an official groundbreaking ceremony for the aircraft integration center, one of five that Northrop seeks to […] More

  • Ashutosh Vaidya Succeeds Suresh Vaswani as Dell Services Applications, BPO Head - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ashutosh Vaidya Succeeds Suresh Vaswani as Dell Services Applications, BPO Head

    Ashutosh Vaidya, a senior executive at Dell Services, has been selected to succeed Suresh Vaswani as vice president and global head of Dell’s applications and business process outsourcing business, CIOL.COM reported Monday. The article says Vaidya will be in charge of international business offerings and will report to Vaswani, who now serves as Dell Services […] More

  • Steve O“™Bryan: Lockheed Aims for 200 F-35 Jets Per Year - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve O“™Bryan: Lockheed Aims for 200 F-35 Jets Per Year

    Steve O“™Bryan, a Lockheed Martin F-35 program vice president, anticipates new job opportunities in Fort Worth, Texas after the Defense Department recently ordered 71 additional fighter jets, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday. Yamil Berard writes the deal could put annual production of the jets at more than 150 per year within six years and […] More

  • Inmarsat, RigNet Form Alliance for Int“™l Oil, Gas Market Expansion; Rupert Pearce, Mark Slaughter Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat, RigNet Form Alliance for Int“™l Oil, Gas Market Expansion; Rupert Pearce, Mark Slaughter Comment

    Inmarsat has agreed to hand over operations of its retail energy unit to RigNet in a potential $25 million transaction that supports a strategic alliance intended to support global market expansion. The purchase includes microwave and WiMAX facilities in Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. as well as an international telecommunications business, and […] More

  • Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles

    Lockheed Martin will develop and test projectile weapons under a $34.2 million foreign military sales contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force, Avionics Intelligence reported Thursday. Courtney Howard writes the company will also make software and assess the performance of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles for Finland’s fleet of F-18 fighter jets. Work will take place […] More

  • Senators Tim Kaine, Dick Durbin Visit Huntington Ingalls Shipyard; Mike Petters Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senators Tim Kaine, Dick Durbin Visit Huntington Ingalls Shipyard; Mike Petters Comments

    Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) visited a Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Newport News Friday to observe the company’s production activities and communicate with workers. President and CEO Mike Petters led the tour of the Newsport News Shipbuilding division’s facilities, where the company assembles aircraft carriers, vessels and submarines, Huntington Ingalls said […] More

  • Boeing, Sikorsky Launch Aircraft Services JV; David Adler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Sikorsky Launch Aircraft Services JV; David Adler Comments

    Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft have formed a joint venture that will aim to help Saudi Arabia develop its aerospace industry with the goal of growing the country’s economy. Boeing Sikorsky International Services will offer services such as logistics support, maintenance and alteration of aircraft and machine components in Saudi Arabia, the companies said Thursday. The joint venture […] More

  • Siemens Adding New Geared Motor Production Plant; Doug Keith Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Siemens Adding New Geared Motor Production Plant; Doug Keith Comments

    Siemens Industry is planning to build an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company“™s drives technologies division and mechanical drives business unit. InTech reports the new 45,600 square-foot facility will open later this year and be located in the city of Mauldin, S.C., located in Greenville County. Doug Keith, president of Siemens“™ U.S.-based […] More

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