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Leonardo DRS Lands $90M Navy Contract Modification for Submarine Tech Insertion Hardware Devt

Leonardo DRS has been awarded a five-year, $90.2 million contract modification to develop, integrate and produce submarine technology insertion hardware for the U.S. Navy as well as the governments of Australia and the U.K. The Defense Department said Thursday TIH will consist of display, processor and network equipment designed to support for combat control and sonar …

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Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Part of Networked Joint Force Operations Trial in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 18, 2017 — Inmarsat has provided its Global Xpress satellite communications service to support encrypted file transfer and live video streaming capabilities as part of tests on the Australian air force’s C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Friday the six-month trial through December will utilize GX and …

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General Atomics Expands Industry Team to Address Australian RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has added five more industry partners to support work on an Australian government project that aims to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the new members of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-led Team Reaper …

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State Dept OKs Australia’s Request for $360M in MH-60R Helicopter Upgrade Services

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase follow-on technical services and related equipment to support updates to 24 MH-60R helicopters under a potential $360 million foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky business will serve as the principal contractor in the proposed FMS transaction that also …

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BAE Systems Unveils Plans for Centralized Defense Facility in Victoria, Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 2, 2017 — BAE Systems aims to open a new facility in Australia that will serve as a hub for the company’s aerospace, land and maritime business operations in Victoria, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the future defense hub will house production of the Land 400 armed …

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Lockheed to Produce 50 Lot 11 F-35s for FMS Clients Under $3.7B Navy Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $3.69 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of 50 lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for foreign military sales clients. The modification covers the production of 22 F-35A jets for FMS customers, eight F-35As for the Netherlands, six F-35As for Norway, four …

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Cubic Supplies Combat Training Systems for Australia’s Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter Jet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit has marked the delivery of more than 60 P5 Combat Training Systems with Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pods for the Australian air force’s fleet of Hawk 127 lead-in fighter aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday its Cubic Global Defense business …

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Engility Secures Navy Contract Modification to Provide Engineering, Technical Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will provide engineering and technical services in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Spain under a $30.7 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday the award calls for support …

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Speedcast Eyes Potential $100M UltiSat Acquisition to Launch Gov’t-Focused Division

Speedcast International has signed a definitive agreement for a potential $100 million acquisition of UltiSat in efforts to establish a new government division and build on existing remote communications offerings to the public sector. Speedcast said Sunday the pending transaction with the U.S. government contractor is anticipated to complement the Speedcast portfolio for …

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Lockheed- & Northrop-Led Teams in Shortlist for Australia’s Simulation Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2017 — The Australian government has shortlisted industry teams led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for the JP 9711 Core Simulation Capability program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Shephard Media reported Monday that the teams will seek to secure work to update Australia’s networked simulation …

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