Boeing Awarded $296M for Lot 2 Poseidon Plane Parts

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $295,643,284 contract to start acquiring parts to produce 12 P-8A Poseidon planes for the U.S. Navy and Australia. The advance acquisition contract includes $152,043,495 in purchases for the U.S. Navy and $143,599,789 in foreign military sales funds for sales to Australia, the Defense Department said Thursday. This contract covers long-lead items for the second...

State Dept OKs $534M Raytheon-Built Sidewinder Missile Sale to Australia

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State Dept. photo The State Department has approved a potential million foreign military sale of Raytheon-built (NYSE: ATK) Sidewinder missiles and related equipment to Australia. Australia plans to install the missiles on its fleets of F/A-18 and F-35 fighter jets and also intends to bolster its ability to partner with coalition forces in air defense operations and joint exercises, the Defense Security...

Mike Gibbons: Boeing Reaches Agreement on Multi-Billion Dolllar Growler, Super Hornet Contract

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Mike Gibbons Mike Gibbons, program manager for Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) lines of F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes, said his firm is “very close” to finalizing a multi-billion dollar contract with the U.S. Navy for 47 total aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal quotes Gibbons as saying the contract will include planes funded in fiscal years 2013 and...

Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

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Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly .64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons and one training squadron through the new order. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at a news...

Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

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Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. Andrew McLaughlin writes...

Raytheon to Build Naval Aircraft Circuit Card Assemblies for US, Australia and Canada

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will build aircraft circuit card assemblies for the U.S. Navy and two other countries under a potential $8,970,000 contract. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded the firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit on a sole source basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Australia and Canada are also acquiring the assemblies through the five-year...

Ian Irving: Northrop Targets Australian Market Growth with Qantas Defence Buy

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Ian Irving Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Australian subsidiary has acquired Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Qantas has been renamed Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services Pty Ltd. within Northrop Grumman Australia and will coordinate with Northrop’s logistics and modernization division, Northrop said Thursday. Ian Irving, Northrop chief executive for Australia,...

Unisys Extends Australian Defense IT Services Contract; Scott Whyman Comments

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Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will continue to provide information technology support processes to the Australian defense department under a two-year, million contract extension, ARN reported Thursday. Brian Karlovsky writes the contract covers network security, infrastructure, server and desktop support services to more than 400 locations throughout the country. Scott Whyman, vice president and general manager...

Lockheed Receives Northrop F-35 Center Fuselage for Australia; Brian Chappel Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received the first center fuselage for Australia’s fleet of F-35 fighter jets from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), who will manufacture 100 of the fuselages for Australia. Thirty-five total F-35 center fuselages are in flow at Northrop’s integrated assembly line in Palmdale, Calif., including another center fuselage for Australia, Northrop said Thursday. Australia...

ATK to Convert 120 Anti-Radiation Missiles for $102M

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ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $102,426,881 contract to convert 120 anti-radiation missiles into all-up-rounds and captive air training missiles for the U.S. Navy and both Italy and Australia under foreign military sales agreements. The U.S. is acquiring 97 converted missiles, Italy is purchasing 15 and Australia will receive eight weapons under the firm-fixed-price contract for lot two of the...