Navy Orders Northrop Mission Computers for Marine Corps’ Viper, Venom Choppers

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps for two types of attack helicopters under a $10.6 million low-rate initial production contract. The Marines use the company’s second-generation Flight Pro computers on the UH‑1Y Venom and AHAllowance Holder‑1Zk Viper helicopters and plans to install the third-generation computer on future rotorcraft, Northrop...

Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly $11.64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons and one training squadron through the new order. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at...

Acentia, USPTO to Enter Patent Classification Database Project’s 2nd Phase

Acentia will help the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office design and develop software for the second phase of a database the agency operates in a partnership with the European Patent Office. The Cooperative Patent Classification database is intended to function as a common classification structure and help patent examiners access CPC symbols and allocations, Acentia said Monday. Under a one-year contract...

Air Force Taps 5 Firms for $75M Property Renovation IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded five positions on a potential one-year, $75 million contract for maintenance and repair work on military and federal property. The Air Force received 29 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award construction contract and will award task orders to perform work, the Defense Department said Monday. Work will take place at Holloman Air Force Base,...

Navy Increases Harris’ SATCOM Terminal Contract Ceiling to $250M; Ed Zoiss Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will deliver 120 shipboard satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy under an eight-year, $133 million contract. This award increases the total potential value of the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Unit Level Variant contract to more than $250 million through 2022, Harris said Monday. Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager of defense programs for Harris...

Navy Awards 7 Spots on $83M Program, Financial Mgmt Services IDIQ

Seven companies have won positions on a potential three-year, $83,333,333 contract to provide program and financial management services to the U.S. Navy. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic received 12 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract via SSC Atlantic’s e-commerce website and FedBizOpps, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The...

Air Force Picks 6 Firms for $950M Military Construction IDIQ

Six companies have won positions on a potential seven-year, $950 million U.S. Air Force contract for architect-engineering services to support military construction, family housing projects and programs for sustainment, restoration and modernization. The Air Force received 82 offers for the contract, which the Navy awarded through a selection process under the Brooks Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation...

Raytheon, Air Force Researchers to Build Space Imaging Sensor

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a sensor space instrument in order to understand hypertemportal imaging under a five-year, $33.7 million contract, Avionics Intelligence reported Sunday. John Keller writes the Air Force Hypertemporal Imaging Space Experiment program’s goal is to collect data from target signatures in different...

Northrop Wins $100M to Help Maintain Air Force Info Environment

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential five-year, $98 million contract to help operate and maintain a software system the U.S. Air Force uses to collaborate and share information. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. According...

Army Picks 7 Firms for $249M Medical Facility Construction Contract

Seven companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $249 million contract to design and build medical facilities for the U.S. Army. The Army Corps of Engineers received 29 bids via the Internet for the firm-fixed-price, multi-year, multiple-award task order contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order. Awardees include: BM...

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