BAE, Northrop Land Army Contract Modifications for IR Countermeasure R&D

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BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have received contract modifications from the U.S. Army to continue helping the branch develop countermeasure technology for protecting aircraft from infrared-guided missiles. The Army awarded a $8,005,521 modification to BAE and $10,006,600 to Northrop under the service’s Common Infrared Countermeasure Technology Development program, the Defense Department...

BAE Systems to Build Offshore Patrol Ships for U.K. Royal Navy

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BAE Systems has won a 軥 million contract to develop three offshore patrol vessels for Britain’s Royal Navy, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sarah Young writes the U.K. government intends for the ships to support counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling missions. BAE Systems’ 800 shipbuilders will build the vessels at its shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, according to the report. The...

Erwin Bieber: BAE Eyes Portfolio Focus With Land Systems South Africa Divestiture

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BAE Systems and DGD Technologies 2001 are planning to sell their holdings in the Land Systems South Africa defense company to Denel SOC, a state-owned aerospace and defense company in South Africa, for an estimated $80 million. BAE said Monday that Denel would own LSSA in its entirety as DGD proposed to sell its 25-percent stake in the business alongside BAE’s 75 percent holding. “This...

BAE to Purchase Analytics Tech Developer Signal Innovations Group; DeEtte Gray Comments

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BAE Systems has agreed to acquire imaging and analytics technology provider Signal Innovations Group in a move to offer integrated products in the defense and intelligence markets. DeEtte Gray, president of BAE’s intelligence and security business, said Thursday the companies aim to help organizations analyze critical data for strategic and tactical use. “Together, we also have the potential...

DeEtte Gray: BAE Awarded $335M to Support NGA GEOINT Data Infrastructure

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BAE Systems has won a $335 million contract to help the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency manage a system for collecting, maintaining and utilizing GEOINT data sources and products. The company said Thursday it will support the agency’s Map of the World, a digital platform designed to give U.S. military personnel access to intelligence pictures. “Our GEOINT experts will be exploring new...

Sanjay Samuel to Lead BAE’s APAC/ME Financial Services Sector; Richard Watson Comments

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Sanjay Samuel, a former Teradata executive, has joined BAE Systems as financial services sector lead for Asia Pacific and the Middle East under the company’s applied intelligence business. BAE said Friday Samuel will be in charge of sales activities for the financial services sector as well as the financial crime business in the above regions. He will report to Asia Pacific and Middle East Managing...

BAE Wins $40M Contract For Common Missile Warning System Hardware; Bill Staib Comments

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BAE Systems has won several contracts totaling $40 million to supply the U.S. Army with the Common Missile Warning System‘s third-generation configuration as part of a larger $496 million order for 1,300 Gen3 systems. “As a result of these contracts, we’ll continue to deliver Gen3 systems in support of U.S. Army and foreign military sale requirements over the next two years,”...

Chris Bogdan: F-35 Industry Partners to Make ‘Upfront Investment’ Under Cost Reduction Deal

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its two primary industry partners in the F-35 program have signed an agreement with the Defense Department to develop strategies aimed at reducing F-35′s production costs. The Blueprint for Affordability deal aims to bring the “fifth-generation” fighter aircraft program at a “fourth-generation” price point by the end of the decade, Lockheed...

Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air Force’s 350-plane program. “The...

Northrop Awarded $3.6B to Build 25 Navy Hawkeye Aircraft

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Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $3.6 billion multiyear contract to build a new batch of Hawkeye aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Northrop will work to build 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes and incorporate a rotating rotodome and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration into the aircraft for surveillance operations, Northrop said Monday. Navy Capt. John Lemmon, program manager of...