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Historic: USAF Allows Defense Company to Choose Next Plane

In a move that Defense One described as “unprecedented,” the U.S. Air Force plans to allow a defense company to choose the USAF’s new electronic-attack jet. According to industry sources and Pentagon officials, this is the first time in the 70-year history of the Air Force that a defense contractor has …

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CBP Chief Ron Vitiello: Border Arrests at ’45 Year Low’ Since November 8

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plays a starring role in President Donald Trump’s new executive orders, and CBP chief Ronald Vitiello spoke Wednesday morning at the Potomac Officers Club about the new opportunities and challenges ahead. Since Trump’s election, CBP has seen a “dramatic change in the flow of …

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DynCorp Wins $106M Navy Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics Contract

DynCorp International has won a $106.2 million contract to maintain and provide logistics services for aircraft and support equipment for the Naval Test Wing Atlantic. The Defense Department said Thursday that DynCorp will provide organizational-level maintenance for all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air and unmanned aircraft on-site. Work will support project testing, transient …

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AT Kearney’s Jeff Sorenson: Trump’s Military Expansion Plans Could Drive Defense Sector Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 29, 2016 — Jeff Sorenson, head of A.T. Kearney‘s public sector and defense services segment, has said President-elect Donald Trump’s military expansion plans could spur growth in the defense sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Sorenson stated that potential policies under the next administration could help drive shipbuilding and …

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Boeing Receives $143M DLA Award for Aircraft Consumable Items for US, Foreign Clients

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $143.4 million contract modification from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply consumable items for various aircraft in support of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and foreign military sales customers. The Defense Department said Thursday the performance-based award is a modification to a previously awarded contract with …

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Northrop Conducts 1st Flight Test of Hawkeye Aircraft With Aerial Refueling System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 20, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has completed the first flight test for an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early-warning aircraft equipped with an aerial refueling system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the aerial refueling function will work to boost the on-station time and range of …

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Lockheed Lands $287M Air Force C-130J Manufacturing Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $287.2 million contract modification to produce an additional five C-130J type aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday Lockheed will perform work in Marietta, Georgia, through Apr. 30, 2020. DoD noted the full obligated amount is from the Air Force’s fiscal years …

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USAF Awards Boeing Potential $254M F-15 Aircraft Fatigue Testing IDIQ

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $254.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity contract to test, repair and analyze the aircraft test articles for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15C and F-15E jets. The Defense Department said Thursday Boeing will perform the testing part of the contract on tasks meant to help the military branch evaluate …

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Boeing Receives $1B P-8I Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Order from India

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $1 billion order for four additional P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft from India, USNI News reported Wednesday. Vivek Raghuvanshi writes India will use the aircraft to replace eight legacy Russian-built Tu-142 maritime aircraft, according to the report. The company built the P-8I as a derivative of …

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Lockheed, Boeing Among Firms Tapped for Japan’s Potential $40B Fighter Jet Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) are among the companies Japan has contacted to potentially participate in the country’s planned $40 billion fighter jet program, E&T Magazine reported Thursday. Jack Loughran writes Japan plans to release a tender for 100 fighter planes after a Tuesday deadline on a solicitation for expressions of …

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