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  • State Department OKs $206M Oceanographic Observation Equipment FMS to UAE - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department OKs $206M Oceanographic Observation Equipment FMS to UAE

    The State Department has granted the UAE government approval to buy oceanographic observation equipment and associated system under a potential $206 million foreign military sale contract. Lockheed Martin’s rotary and mission system division has been named the principal for the proposed deal, which includes fiber optic communications suites, remote data collection facilities, multi-site sensors, data […] More

  • Lockheed PAC-3 MSE System Hits New Distance Record in Intercept Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed PAC-3 MSE System Hits New Distance Record in Intercept Test

    The U.S. Army has tested the capacity of Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor to counter an air-breathing threat during a test that was held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Lockheed said Thursday the missile defense flight test showcased the missile defense system’s hit-to-kill mechanism and recorded the furthest distance that a PAC-3 MSE has intercepted […] More

  • White House Prompts Congress to Evaluate Proposed Precision-Guided Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Prompts Congress to Evaluate Proposed Precision-Guided Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    U.S. Congress has complied with the Trump administration’s request to move forward with a review of the proposed sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported Wednesday. The report said the administration has pushed for increased arms exports as part of efforts toward U.S. job growth, […] More

  • Saab Flies New GlobalEye Aircraft From Linkoping Airfield - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Flies New GlobalEye Aircraft From Linkoping Airfield

    Saab has flown a new surveillance jet platform from the company’s airfield in Linkoping, Sweden to gather verification data on performance and modelling. The GlobalEye, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft, underwent a test that lasted one hour and 46 minutes, following a wave of ground trials, Saab said Wednesday. The aircraft’s modifications include a combination of surveillance equipment […] More

  • Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

    Saab has unveiled a new airborne surveillance platform the company built for United Arab Emirates as part of an aircraft development and production contract awarded in 2015. The company said Friday its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft is derived from Bombardier‘s Global 6000 model and equipped with an extended-range Erieye radar technology. GlobalEye is designed to support […] More

  • Lockheed Taps BAE to Update UAE F-16 Head-Up Displays - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Taps BAE to Update UAE F-16 Head-Up Displays

    BAE Systems has secured a contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize head-up displays of the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. The British defense contractor said Thursday it will replace the fleet’s analog HUDs with digital displays using its Digital Light Engine technology. Lockheed received a potential $1.6 billion order from UAE in November 2017 to upgrade the […] More

  • Saab Opens UAE-Based Defense, Security Tech Production Hub - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Opens UAE-Based Defense, Security Tech Production Hub

    Saab has inaugurated a development and production center for defense and security technology platforms in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as part of expansion efforts. The company said Thursday it seeks to market product offerings from the new facility to UAE and international customers. Saab added the facility will initially manufacture sensor systems and may […] More

  • Raytheon Launches Abu Dhabi, UAE-Based Subsidiary - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Launches Abu Dhabi, UAE-Based Subsidiary

    Raytheon has created an aerospace and defense subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates to mark its 30th year of partnership with the country’s government. John Brauneis, formerly vice president for supply chain management at Raytheon, will serve as chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based Raytheon Emirates business, the company said Wednesday. Brauneis said the subsidiary aims […] More

  • UAE Plans Combat Aircraft Upgrade Contract Award to Thales-Dassault Aviation Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UAE Plans Combat Aircraft Upgrade Contract Award to Thales-Dassault Aviation Team

    United Arab Emirates’ military has announced plans to award a Thales–Dassault Aviation team a contract to modernize its Mirage 2000-9 multirole combat aircraft. Thales said Wednesday it aims to support Mirage 2000-9 upgrade efforts through the supply of new mission computer, fire control radar, electronic warfare suite, optronics, communications navigation, identification, cockpit display, helmet mounted display and electrical systems. UAE […] More

  • BAE Enters Hawk Fleet Support Partnership With UAE-Based Aircraft MRO Firm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Enters Hawk Fleet Support Partnership With UAE-Based Aircraft MRO Firm

    BAE Systems has partnered with an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company based in the United Arab Emirates to provide support services for the country’s fleet of Hawk trainer planes. The British defense company said Wednesday its partnership with the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center will cover the provision of spares, repairs and engineering services for Hawk […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Install Avionics Tech in Calidus-Built Multirole Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Install Avionics Tech in Calidus-Built Multirole Aircraft

    A United Arab Emirates-based aircraft manufacturer has selected Rockwell Collins to produce and integrate an integrated avionics system into a new aircraft platform designed for combat and asymmetric warfare missions. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will provide its Pro Line Fusion system for installation on Calidus‘ B-250 light attack aircraft that debuted at the Dubai Airshow. Talel Kamel, managing director of Rockwell Collins’ business […] More

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