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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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State Dept OKs $151M in Tactical Radio Systems, Tank Ammo Requests From Australia

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy tactical radio systems to support upgrades to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as 120mm tank ammunition and related services under two foreign military agreements worth approximately $151.4 million combined. Australia requested to procure Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 …

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Northrop-Led Team to Build Satellite Ground Station, Network Mgmt System for Australia Under $170M Contract

A team composed of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Optus has received a potential $170 million contract to build a satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications network management system for Australia’s defense force. The team will install a satellite ground station at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales under the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 …

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BAE, CAE, Cubic Help Update Hawk Trainer Jet for Australian Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2017 — BAE Systems has rolled out the first updated Hawk trainer aircraft for Australia’s air force featuring replacements and installations completed in partnership with CAE (NYSE: CAE) and Cubic‘s (NYSE: CUB) defense applications unit, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The updates include three CAE-built full-mission simulators as well …

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Australia Picks Boeing for $443M E-7A Early Warning Aircraft Modernization Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been selected to support a $442.9 million effort to upgrade the Australian air force’s fleet of E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft. The service branch said Wednesday Boeing will equip E-7As with new combat identification sensors, tactical data links and communication and encryption systems under the modernization project. Australian …

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Air Force Awards Northrop $179M LAIRCM Support Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $179 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for large aircraft infrared countermeasures systems, or LAIRCM. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will perform work under the modification in Rolling Meadows, Illinois through April 30, 2019. LAIRCM is designed …

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State Dept Clears Australia’s $1.3B Modified Gulfstream Aircraft Purchase Request

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy up to five units of modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft from the U.S. under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Australia seeks to procure Gulfstream G550 planes that have been modified to integrate airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission systems as well …

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Lockheed Gets Potential $1.2B Navy Contract for Sonar System Engineering Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential $1.17 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to engineer sonar technology under the Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion program. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract with an initial value of $130.8 million covers engineering development support for A-RCI modernization requirements and …

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USAF Shoots Iranian-Made Drone Out of the Sky

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone belonging to pro-Syrian regime forces near At Tanf, Syria Monday, two US officials confirmed to CNN. The drone “displayed hostile intent,”was “assessed to be a threat,” and shot down, according to an official. This comes just …

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