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...

Julian Cracknell: English Highways Agency Picks BAE Systems as Service Integration Provider

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BAE Systems’ applied intelligence business has been awarded a three-year, $12.6 million contract to provide information and communications technology services for the English highways agency’s national business infrastructure. The service integration and application management work will cover thousands of end users across main offices, regional control centers and other locations throughout...

BAE Systems, DRS Technologies Win Army Contracts for Night-Vision Technology

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BAE Systems and DRS Technologies have been selected by the U.S. Army to develop new night-vision weapon sight technology and head-worn goggles, Military & Aerosapce reported Thursday. The Family of Weapon Sights-Individual and Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III contracts were awarded by the Army Contracting Command as a follow-on to previous ENVG contracts, John Keller writes. The FWS-I...

Paul Falkler Joins Vistronix as National Intell Programs Corporate VP; John Hassoun Comments

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Paul Falkler, formerly director of strategic development at Varen Technologies, has joined Vistronix as corporate vice president for national intelligence programs. Falkler will be responsible for Vistronix’s integration programs, capture initiatives and activities in mergers and acquisitions, the company said Wednesday. John Hassoun, corporate president of Vistronix, said Falkler will work to...

KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

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KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. Companies...

Jim Anderson Named BAE Applied Intell Division Americas Region President; Martin Sutherland Comments

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Jim Anderson Jim Anderson, formerly director of unified computing global sales at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), has joined BAE Systems’ applied intelligence division as president for the Americas region. Anderson will lead the division’s sales, services and operations in the U.S. as BAE intends to better help customers address financial crime and cyberattacks, the company said Wednesday. Martin Sutherland,...

Boeing, Navy Ink New $2B Poseidon Deal

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Navy have signed a $2.4 billion contract for the company to build 16 additional P-8A Poseidon planes, bringing the branch’s total fleet to 53 and moving the P-8A program from preliminary low-rate production to full production. The maritime patrol plane is based on the 737-800 commercial aircraft and is built to carry out submarine warfare, surface security and...