Boeing Awarded $65M Army Loading System, Ballistic Protection Kit

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $65.4 million contract to provide ballistic protection equipment for the U.S. Army. The firm-fixed-price contract, which involved an online bidding process, is for over 400 pieces of cargo on/off loading system A and B kits and another 22 COOLS ballistic protection system kits, the DoD said Tuesday. The Army Contracting Command, the contracting activity, has earmarked $65,358,994...

Boeing Builds Plan to Sell Spare Parts to Iran Air

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The United States moved closer to renewing trade ties with Iran following Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) announcement that it plan to sell aircraft components to the Islamic republic’s flag carrier, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Benoit Faucon writes the contractor has agreed to produce spare parts and related safety equipment for Iran Air’s airplane fleet. Discussions on a possible sale are...

The U.K. Interested in Procurement of Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

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The U.K. defense ministry is considering procurement of maritime patrol aircraft when the department conducts a strategic defense review in 2015, Reuters reported Thursday. Sarah Young and Andrea Shalal write the U.K. military’s need for maritime surveillance aircraft could open up a multi-billion dollar competition among MSA manufacturers. Robin Southwell, Airbus Group‘s U.K. CEO, has...

Northrop, Boeing-Lockheed Bid on Potential $55B USAF Long-Range Bomber Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team are bidding on a potential billion U.S. Air Force contract to build next-generation long-range strike bomber aircraft, The Motley Fool reported Sunday. Katie Spence writes that these companies are the main contenders to build 80 to 100 LRS-B aircraft at $550 million procurement cost per unit, as the Air Force...

DARPA Picks Boeing, Masten, Northrop for Hypersonic Spaceplane Program

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Boeing (NYSE: BA), Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have been awarded prime contracts to develop a reusable unmanned launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA intends to use the vehicle to send small satellites into low-Earth orbit by using expendable upper stages, the agency said Tuesday. The companies will work to build a demonstration vehicle,...

Peggy Morse: Boeing Lands Air Force Missile Warhead Manufacturing Extension

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a two-year, $7.3 million contract to continue producing warhead arming technology for the Air Force’s air-launched cruise missile systems. The company produces and tests ALCM warhead devices for the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center Missile Sustainment Division at a manufacturing center in Heath, Ohio, Boeing said Monday. ALCMs are self-guided and designed...

Boeing-Sikorsky Team to Develop ‘Digital Backbone’ for Army Tech Demo Program; Samir Mehta Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a subsidiary of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) have signed a technology investment agreement with the U.S. Army‘s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to provide support for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program. The Boeing-Sikorsky Aircraft team will help to develop the Joint Common Architecture standard for the Army’s JMR TD program as...

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...

State Dept OKs Potential $250M USAF-Boeing Aircraft Sustainment Deal for UK

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) is set to provide equipment and parts, training, technical and logistics support for the U.K.’s C-17A Globemaster III fleet after the State Department approved a potential $250 million foreign military sales agreement. According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release posted Thursday, the U.K. government seeks to acquire continued involvement in Boeing’s...

US, India Reach $200M Boeing Harpoon Missiles Sale Deal

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State Dept. photo India’s government will purchase Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) missile systems and related equipment under a $200 million foreign military sale transaction approved by the U.S. State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the deal covers procurement of 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, 10 UTM-84L missile trainers, two certification training vehicles,...